“In Tiger, my dock had 30+ hard to see tiny tiny app icons. But in Leopard, using the following method, I am finding the 10.5 dock to be the best launcher ever,” junkie explains for macosxhints. “I’ve created little stacks of apps for each app area and the big suites:
Productivity: MS Office and iWork
Creative: Adobe CS3
Utilities: Just the ones I use most
iLife: iLife applications
Media: Players, download tools, etc.
Junkie explains, “To do this, I created new folders for each stack. Each of these is a real folder with aliases to the respective apps. It took maybe two minutes. The benefit over Tiger is that stacks are all visually identifiable, because the stack of app icons show thru, no thinking up some custom icon for an office suite or mousing over identical folder icons trying to figure out what’s what.”
Full article – and many other great Leopard hints – via macosxhints here.