Quick Tip: Clean up your Dock with Stacks

If you’re a power user, I’m sure your Dock gets cluttered sometimes. I’m constantly testing out different browsers, so my Dock will overflow with little round icons. Well, no more. Thanks to Stacks, we can now easily have access to our favorite applications without having them take up room in the dock when they’re not being used.

First of all, right-click on your desired apps in the finder, and select “Make Alias.” Now, create a new folder for these aliases to live. Drag all of the aliases into the new folder, and then drag the folder into the right-hand side of your dock. It’s as easy as that.

You can now right-click on the stack to choose how you want it to be displayed. You can choose between Grid, Fan, and List. It’s completely up to you, but I’m a big fan of the Grid layout.

Now you’re only a click away from your favorite apps, but without all the annoying visual clutter. Pretty great, huh? This is a feature I just can’t remember living without in the 10.4 days.

Do you have any interesting Dock tips? Let us know by sounding off in the comment section of this post. Alternately, you can hit me up on Twitter if you’d like.

Grant is a writer from Delaware. In his spare time, Grant maintains a personal blog, hosts The Weekly Roar, hosts Quadcast, and writes for video games.