Our goal with DropCopy was always to get the UI out of your way. One of those ways for some people was to run DropCopy ‘headless’ – meaning it did not show up at all in the dock or the task manager as an active app. We even provided a pref to toggle that state on and off.
With OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and later, this is no longer possible because toggling this pref breaks the code signature of the app, effectively making it suspicious to the system from that moment onward.
To accomodate this, we now offer separate ‘headless’ versions of DropCopy: