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Sunday, August 15, 2004

organisation: the dock

my dock

currently contains (l-r): finder, safari, firefox, mail, xpad, bbedit, photoshop, illustrator, flash, system prefs, transmit, omnigraffle pro, address book, ichat, ical, colloquy, itunes, applescript editor, terminal, suitcase, quicken, halo, and the trash. whew.

my dock is the thing i possess that goes under the most reorganisation on a frequent basis. the translucent snake sitting at the bottom of my screen currently contains 23 items (one of which is the trash and one of which is the finder). the apps contained therein are the 23 items i open most frequently. some things come and go (like colloquy [the purple globe]) and others never change (bbedit, transmit, photoshop).

i usually try to group items together in the dock with internet-related apps to the left and "other" apps to the right. the order of items changes frequently, however, and sometimes i organise everything alphabetically, or by most-used apps going from left to right. other times, an app that i am keen on at the moment (flash mx 2004 pro is the best example of this) will sit in my dock waiting for me to use it and i don't, so i retire it the way of the puffysmoke.

right now, things are organised loosely in a "most-used apps from left to right" thing. i am not sure how long that will last. please share a) your dock and/or b) your reasoning for how you keep it organised with me and others. thanks in advance!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dock is home to 8 items, two are unremovable. Safari, Mail, iChat, XCode, Acquisition, iTunes all have found a permanent home there.

August 16, 2004 at 2:33 AM  
Blogger The King of Kerwood said...

My dock currently holds The Finder, System Preferences, Sherlock, Safari, Firefox, iTunes, DVD player (which might be coming off shortly), photoshop, imageready, appleworks, textedit, BBedit, notes, transmit, iCal, Address Book, moodstats, MSN Messenger, iChat, and iSync. However, when you have that many apps on your dock, you make your dock small.

August 16, 2004 at 4:33 PM  

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