How To Put A Google Doc In The Mac Dock

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Dock Shortcuts: Put A Google Doc In The Mac Dock

How to put a document from Google Drive (or any website for that matter) into your Mac OSX Dock for easier and quicker access with a dock shortcut. Having your Google Doc in the mac dock can greatly increase productivity for frequently used documents or links. You can add multiple of these shortcuts to your dock, or even organize them into folders or stacks.

1.  Open the document and drag from the ‘secure’ icon to the desktop

Google Doc In The Mac Dock

Google Doc In The Mac Dock

Google Doc In The Mac Dock

2. Use Google Images to find a better icon

Google Doc In The Mac Dock

3. Open the file in Preview, select all (CMD-a), and copy (CMD-c)

Google Doc In The Mac Dock

4. Go back to the desktop and reselect the file and right click to ‘Get Info’

In the Get Info panel, click on the icon in the top left and paste the icon from Preview.

Google Doc In The Mac Dock

Google Doc In The Mac Dock

Google Doc In The Mac Dock

5. Drag it to the dock

Move your new shortcut to the applications folder or wherever you’d like to store it. Then drag it to the right side of your dock for easier and quicker access.

Google Doc In The Mac Dock

Google Doc In The Mac Dock

 

There it is! Your Google Doc In The Mac Dock for quick access!