When comparing Hyperdock vs Slate, the Slant community recommends Slate for most people. In the question“What are the best power user tools for macOS?” Slate is ranked 24th while Hyperdock is ranked 27th. The most important reason people chose Slate is:
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Lots of small improvements to the dock
Hyperdock adds a lot of small improvements to the default mac dock, like better iTunes controls and calendar event previews.
Pro Select individual application
Select individual application windows just by moving the mouse on a dock item, use mouse clicks to quickly open new windows and many more.
Pro Snaps to corners
Pro Lets you easily find a window you have open
Pro Scroll up/down on menu bar to change size
Scroll up for full size.
Pro Extremely configurable
Pro Based on hotkeys
Hotkeys can be set to re-size and focus windows, as well as activate layout presets.
Pro Lets you set default layouts
By using a feature called "snapshots", users can set up different default window layouts in Slate that they can switch to and from on the fly.
Pro It's free
Slate is completely free to download and use, which is a great option in a field of Mac WMs that often costs money to use.
Pro Window hints
Slate offers window hints which are an intuitive way to change window focus.
Pro Allows for tiling
Slate allows for customizing the config file in order to emulate tiling windows.
Con Not under active development
Hyperdock doesn't seem to be under active development and hasn't been updated since october 2014.
Con Project maintainance is on pause
The developer is currently taking a pause to focus on other things as of December 2015.
Con Hard to configure
There's no graphical user interface for configuring Slate, meaning it has to be done from the command line interface or by editing a config file. This makes it somewhat difficult and time-consuming.