What's on your dock?

This is kind of fun for the OS X folks out there:

We’re going to peek into the heads of a smug of Mac users (can anyone think of a better collective noun?)–writers, bloggers, designers, movers, and yes, even shakers–on a quest to find out something crucial about their personalities; their quirks and habits; to delve into their very souls .

Yes, you guess correctly. We are going to look at their Docks.

I’ve done it. I’ve sat next to Mac users and peeked at their docks. I’ve even tried to see what was on the dock of Macs on TV shows. 😉 So I looked down at my dock and realized that at this moment it’s quite typical of what it usually looks like (post G5, that is). I only keep running applications in my dock. When I want to run something else, I use LaunchBar. My dock bounces when needed, is centered at the bottom with magnification off.

my dock

From left: Finder, LaunchBar, StickyBrain2, PowerMail, SpamSieve, Safari, Kung-Log, iTunes, NetNewsWire, InDesign, iPulse, Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Studiometry, Address Book, iCal, Dreamweaver, iChat, Desktop folder, Trash

I own lots of other apps, but those get launched and quit as needed. I just realized that every bit of shareware on my dock is bought and paid for and that makes me feel pretty good. 🙂

By the way, Jeremy Keith and Jon Hicks have bared their docks too.


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  5. I’ll byte, mine is posted too. BTW- Jason Kottke’s collecting them too.

  6. Ryan says:

    OK, I’ll bite. Stickybrain…2? 😉

  7. Cheryl says:

    Would be very interested in your Studiometry feedback — I just paid for an upgrade to my TimeSlice, but this (Studiometry) looks to be pretty full-featured. Anything you *don’t* like about it? Glad to find your blog. You do nice work.

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