Being able to customise your MacBook Pro’s touchbar, is probably one of the most sought after things to do for all you MacBook Pro Touchbar owners.
If you’ve been scouring the app store to no avail, look no further as I’ve got a great app called POCK, that will allow you to customise your Macbook Pro touchbar they way YOU want it to look !
Let’s take a look…
Pock is free and open source app developed by @pigigaldi that allows you to move your dock from the base of your display, into the touchbar area (notifications included for each app). Not only that, but you can also customise the widgets of it to your liking. Theres also a PockKit in the works too, so you’ll be able to create your own custom widgets for it in the near future.
To install Pock, simply visit: https://pock.dev/ and hit the download button.
- Once downloaded, open and run the app – n.b you’ll be prompted to open system preferences to allow pock, so go ahead and do this – click the padlock icon when system preferences opens, put in your password, then scroll down the right panel and click the checkbox next to the POCK app .
Pock includes a preferences tab allowing you to set certain things like; autolaunch at login, hide certain icons, notification refresh times and much more.
Spotify, WiFi and battery life status are some of the included widgets which are super useful. The PockKit dev tool is also coming soon, so everyone will be able to create their own widgets. I’m really looking forward to this, I’ve got some ideas of my own and it’ll be equally good to see what widgets others come up with too.
Customising the Macbook touch bar through pock is super easy:
- Click the pock app icon in the top right hand corner of your screen choose ”customize”
- Then drag whatever widget you want down into your touchbar area
- You can also change the location of each widget to your preference also by dragging the widget to the left or right side of the touchbar.
So far I’m super happy with POCK, I’m able to pull all my important programs down into the touch bar so they are only a tap of a finger away, freeing up more of the MacBook display. It’ll be nice to see what additional features are added to it by the developer and what widgets others come up with once the dev tool kit is released.