macOS Sonoma: Organize Web Applications in the Dock
macOS Sonoma is the latest operating system update for Apple Mac computers.
One of the exciting new features of macOS Sonoma is the ability to add web applications to the Dock. This allows users to easily access their favorite websites directly from the Dock, just like any other application.
How to Add a Web Application to the Dock
Adding a web application to the Dock is a simple process:
- Open the website you want to add as a web application in Safari.
- Go to the “Window” tab in Safari’s menu bar and click on “Create Web Page Shortcut”.
- A new window will open, displaying a preview of the web application. You can rename the shortcut if you like.
- Click on “Add” to add the web application to the Dock.
Once added, the web application will appear in the Dock with its own icon. You can click on the icon to launch the web application directly, without the need to open Safari first.
Benefits of Adding Web Applications to the Dock
Adding web applications to the Dock offers several benefits:
- Quick Access: With web applications in the Dock, users can quickly launch their favorite websites without navigating through their browser bookmarks or typing in URLs.
- Separate Workspace: Web applications in the Dock function as separate applications, allowing users to switch between websites as they would between different applications. This can help improve productivity and organization.
- Notifications: Some web applications can send notifications to the macOS notification center, allowing users to stay updated on new messages, updates, or events directly from the Dock.
- Offline Access: Web applications in the Dock can be accessed even without an active internet connection if the website supports offline functionality.
Customizing Web Application Icons
macOS Sonoma also allows users to customize the icons of web applications in the Dock. To do this:
- Right-click on the web application icon in the Dock.
- Select “Options” from the context menu.
- Choose “Show in Finder”.
- In the Finder, right-click on the web application file and select “Get Info”.
- A new window will open with the web application’s information. Click on the current icon to select it.
- Press “Cmd+C” to copy the icon.
- Close the Get Info window.
- Right-click on the web application icon in the Dock again and select “Options”.
- Choose “Show in Finder” once more.
- In the Finder, right-click on the web application file and select “Get Info” again.
- Click on the icon in the Get Info window and press “Cmd+V” to paste the new icon.
- Close the Get Info window.
The web application icon in the Dock will now be customized with the new icon.
macOS Sonoma’s ability to add web applications to the Dock is a useful feature that allows users to organize their favorite websites and access them quickly and easily. With the additional benefits of separate workspaces, notifications, and offline access, web applications in the Dock make browsing the web on Mac computers even more convenient. Customizing the icons adds a personal touch to the experience. So why not give it a try and make your Dock truly yours?