Startly Technologies has released Docktopus 1.0, an application that enables users to overlay badges on their Dock icons in Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger." Just like Mail employs a badge to show the number of unread messages, Docktopus lets users display such information as hard drive space available in the Finder, upcoming iCal events, iTunes track information and more.
Pricing is US$19.95, with a free trial version available. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger" and a 500MHz processor (1GHz if Dock magnification is enabled). Startly has also made available a development kit that lets Mac OS X developers create their own badges.