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How to add spaces and organize apps in the Dock on Mac

The Dock is perhaps the most unique and used feature of macOS. It allows you to keep all your frequently used apps close at hand. Also includes minimized windows of all your apps along with the recycle bin. To make the most of your Mac you need to learn how to customize and configure the dock according to your preferences. We have already explained how to set the preferences of the Dock and its customization in detail in a previous article. Today we will focus on organizing apps in the Dock.

As we all know, keeping many apps in the Dock can make it cumbersome fast enough. Since there is no native way to group and organize your apps in the Dock, you go from an exceptional tool to a complete disaster in no time. However, this does not have to happen. In this article, we will share a trick that will help you organize apps by adding spaces in the Dock on your Mac:

Adding spaces in the Dock

1. Start the app Terminal searching for it in Spotlight. Now, paste the following command into the terminal window and press Enter / Enter.

 i valori di default scrivono com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add '{tile-data = {}; tile-type = "spacer-tile";}' 

2. To view the changes, run the following command to update the Dock. This will add a single space in your dock.

 Killall Dock 

Here's how a space appears inside the dock.

3. To add more spaces, paste the first command several times and press Enter / Enter. The number of spaces will be equal to the number of times you have pasted the command. Run Killall Dock to update the dock.

See the image below to understand how to organize your apps using spaces. Here, I grouped the apps according to their functionality and separated them using spaces.

Removing spaces from the Dock

Removing the spaces is easier than adding them. Just click and drag the space out of the Dock how would you do to remove an app.

Bonus: creation of an app folder in the Dock

What if, in addition to adding spaces to organize your apps in the Dock, you also want to create an app folder. Creating a folder should organize things, as it will declutter your Mac and allow you to keep more apps in the Dock. macOS does not allow you to create an app folder directly. However, there is a trick you can use to create one. Download and install many apps while reviewing them. I like to keep them in the Dock, so I can easily access them. Here's how I create folders to keep them in my Doc without cluttering up:

1. Create a new folder anywhere on your Mac. For this article, I created a new folder on my desktop and called it "Review Apps".

2. Now open the window Finder and click on the tab " Applications ".

3. Click with the right mouse button (control + click) on the app you want to keep in the folder and click " Create aliases ".

4. Drag and drop the alias into the folder and repeat the procedure for all the app requests. Now drag the folder on the right side of the Dock immediately next to the Recycle Bin. You'll see that a folder with all your apps was created in the Dock. Click on the folder icon to reveal the apps.

Organize apps in the Dock on your Mac

The aforementioned two hacks will help you organize your apps in your Mac's Dock. The first trick will help you group apps for easy access and the second will let you add more apps to the Dock without cluttering up. Keeping your Dock organized will increase your productivity, as you will be able to access anything you need in an instant. If you like these hacks and want to learn other hacks like these, please let us know in the comments section below.