The Applications in My Macbook Air’s Dock (OSX)

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A few people have asked about the applications that sit prominently on my dock on my desktop (I’m using Mac OSX on my Macbook Air).

They are listed here as well, left to right:

  1. Finder
  2. iA Writer
  3. Apple Mail
  4. iCal
  5. Firefox
  6. Safari
  7. Google Chrome
  8. Tweetie for Mac
  9. Gabble for Yammer
  10. Skype
  11. iChat
  12. Coda
  13. Evernote
  14. Photoshop CS4 (sorry, not 5!)
  15. Acorn
  16. Base App (for Basecamp)
  17. Screenflow
  18. Skitch
  19. ImageOptim
  20. CloudApp
  21. Dropbox
  22. TextEdit
  23. iTunes
  24. Quicktime
  25. Picasa
  26. Image Capture
  27. System Preferences

And, that’s about it! What’s on yours?

  • ThatGuyKC

    How do you create the gaps in your dock? I find myself repeatedly clicking on the wrong icon and some space between them would be great.

    I’m a baby Mac convert so keep it simple :)

  • ruthanne burch

    how’d you do the gap in between your icons?

  • Gabe

    Yeah, same issue. I found this terminal command that isn’t working for me:

    defaults write persistent-apps -array-add ‘{tile-data={}; tile-type=”spacer-tile”;}’

    then enter: killall Dock

  • Gabe

    Oops. It is an issue with quotes. Here’s the command:

    defaults write persistent-apps -array-add “{ ’tile-type’ = ‘spacer-tile’; }”

    Press enter, then type:

    killall Dock

    This creates one space you can arrange accordingly. Just duplicate for more.

    Thanks John for sharing these killer apps!

  • James

    I’ve got Finder, Mailplane, Chrome, Fraise (really simple text editor), Coda, iTunes, Times, Echofon and Skype. I use Alfred of quickly opening anything else!

    • John Saddington

      i’ve checked out alfred but couldn’t make the jump. what am i missing?

      • Dave ©

        How does Alfred compare to Quicksilver? I find QS to be brilliant and easy.

  • David Santistevan

    How do you separate apps within your dock like that?

    • David Santistevan

      Haha. Nevermind. Just read the responses :)

      • John Saddington


  • ThatGuyKC

    Saw that I was in the shot of your Tweetie feed.
    Is it bad that made me smile? :)

    Great little video. Thanks for the dock tips. Will try when I get home. Am forced to use a PC at work.

    • John Saddington

      cool! not a prob… :) it’s nice to be noticed.

  • Sully

    Suitcase Fusion, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Adium, iTunes, Tweetdeck, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Espresso, CSS Edit, Transmit, System Prefs

    • John Saddington


    • Joshua Chase

      I see you like “espresso” also :) I live in Espresso..

  • Jimmy King

    I <3 Coda

    • John Saddington

      and that i do too.

  • Joey Bergeron

    My dock is as follows ->
    Finder, iCal, Wunderlist, Sparrow, NetNewsWire, Twitter Client, Adium, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, iTunes, iPhoto, MAMP, SequelPro, TextMate, Coda, Pixelmator and the rest are folders that I often use.

    • John Saddington

      you’re a pimp! ;)