I like to customize many aspects of my Mac, from the wallpaper, which currently features a Halloween theme, to the Dock, which I use as my primary app launcher. There are many ways to customize the Dock, including its overall size, its location, and of course, how you organize the app and document icons. One of my favorite ways to customize the Dock is to add a recent applications, documents, servers, volumes, and items stack.
Screen shot courtesy of Coyote Moon, Inc.
This stack provides mouse-click access to any application you've recently used, as well as any document you've recently worked on. You can also use this stack for quick access to volumes and items you routinely use.
All it takes to create this custom stack for the Dock is a simple Terminal command.
If you're ready to customize the Dock and simplify your daily workflow, take a look at Customize the Dock: Add a Recent Applications Stack to the Dock.