Tip 1: Tweak your Dock
Many people don’t realise that you can put any application, file or folder straight in to your Dock for easy access. It’s really simple!
So (as many people already know) for applications you can either:
a.) Open your Applications folder and drag the app into your Dock (it must be on the left-hand side of the dotted dividing line)
b.) When the app is open and running, right click on the icon that appears in the dock and select
Options > Keep in Dock
And for files and folders:
Simply drag and drop them in to the Dock (they must be on the right-hand side of the dotted dividing line).
Tip 2: Keep your Applications Folder handy