Speed up Your Mac Life With This Dock Safari Tip

Do you have some websites that you must visit every day? For example, if you are an Apple industry watcher, you might want to check Macsurfer, MacDailyNews, 9to5mac, and my Computerworld and Apple Must blogs.

How you do this today: You open Safari and either type the URL for each site manually, select it from Bookmarks, or (perhaps) have created a Bookmark folder that contains these frequently opened sites.

There is also another way: a folder in the Dock. Here is how to do this:

  • Create a folder on your Desktop and give it a name, such as Frequents.
  • Drag the new folder to the right side of your Dock
  • You will soon have a folder full of these sites that you can access from the Dock, which basically means you can go direct to the relevant Web page from within any application just by selecting the address from the folder in your Dock.

The benefits of this approach may not be immediately obvious, but you will feel them over time..among other things, just being able to go direct to the page you need from within any app helps you avoid being distracted by other sites when you open the browser, which can help you stay focused.



Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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2 Responses

  1. Chris Barker says:

    Call me dim but how do you get the bookmark in the new folder that you have located on the right hand of the dock? I think this is an excellent idea by the way!

  2. Jason says:

    Hi, I just read this article twice and I think something is missing. The part about dragging a URL’s proxy icon INTO the folder in order to save .webloc files. Just creating a folder doesn’t do anything.

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