Show Me Your Dock! Series – Part 4

Veerle Pieters Dock Series

Veerle is a graphic/web designer based in Belgium. She is a renowned designer and speaker and is considered one of the fifty most influential female bloggers. She founded Duoh! and is the author of one of the webs most beautiful (and popular) blogs, where she gives an insight into her experience within the design industry as well as a range of design and web development tips.

I have been an admirer of Veerle’s work for a long time and it’s a huge honor to be able to feature her in the Dock Series.

The Dock…

Veerle Pieters Dock


  • Finder and Dashboard
  • Mail – My favorite mail application. This app is only closed when I need to concentrate and work a few hours in a row at full speed.
  • Daylite – My mission control center where I enter my todos/tasks, appointments, estimates, project planning etc. Saves me tons of time and things are organized.
  • Billings – Works in conjunction with Daylite for sending out and managing estimates and invoices. With this app I time my work (per project and per task). Can’t live without it.
  • Safari – For surfing the web, for previewing website designs I’m working on, for finding inspiration and for Googling anything that pops to my mind and where I want to find info about.
  • iChat – For having a chat with my best friends when time permits.
  • Tweetie – For keeping up-to-date with my friends and for tweeting my thoughts or what I’m doing at that moment, or what I like, anything I want to share with the world in a140 characters.
  • Addressbook – For quick access for telephone numbers.
  • Preview – For opening PDFs from clients.
  • iPhoto – For when I’ve taken pictures that I want to save on my Mac in an organized way.
  • iTunes – For my daily share of music while working. Really indispensable :)
  • System Preferences – For quick access whenever I need it for some setting or whatever.
  • Photoshop – For creating website or other GUI design (e.g. applications)
  • Illustrator – For creating icons, illustrations, logos etc. Usually, I copy and paste these (as SmartObjects) into my designs (for the web) in Photoshop.
  • Bridge – For accessing my files fast and easy.
  • TextEdit – For typing text e.g. to enter content on online forms (in textareas). I tend to type my text in TextEdit first in case it’s long. Then copy and paste my text in the form. This way I have a copy in case something goes wrong after hitting submit. Been burned a few times by that before :)
  • CSSEdit – My absolute favorite tool for CSS coding.
  • Espresso – For all my (X)HTML coding.
  • ColorMunki – For keeping my display well calibrated :)

A huge thanks to Veerle for taking time out to take part in the Dock Series.

As usual if you would like to share your dock, just leave a comment with a brief description of your dock apps and a link to a screenshot of it. Or take to your blog and write up a description of your dock as several others have done.

Other Creatives in the Series:

With more amazing creatives lined up, make sure to check back every Tuesday for the latest Dock Series installment.


  1. Kyle Gallant says:

    I’m really digging this ‘show me your dock’ series, I’ve been finding awesome programs because of it.


  2. Really nice dock!
    With your posts Grace, my wish list has grown a lot! Thanks 😉

  3. I just notice now that I forgot to mention one other important app that is (normally) constantly in my Dock because it’s open all the time: LittleSnapper

  4. Sacha says:

    Hi Veerle,

    I see you use textedit for your text editing. If I may I’d recommend you using either Coda or TextMate (Coda is my favi for all things web related, TM everything text related). They’re even not expensive. :)

  5. Alexis says:

    Ooh! I like this idea, can I be featured on here for part 5? :P.

    • Grace says:

      @Kyle Thanks Kyle for the support, i’m super happy people find it interesting, hope to see you around the blog more often :-)

      @Eugenio Me too, i’ve already discovered a few apps i want!

      @Alexis I have a list of people yet to be featured, hopefully within the next few months i will open it up more, so stick around.

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