How many ways can you find files, and launch applications? The old fashioned way is with the Finder and the Dock. Click until you have carpal tunnel syndrome to find files by opening windows. And click Dock apps or find and double-click app icons to launch apps.
Or, grab one of a few dozen file finder and app launchers to do the job in fewer clicks. One of the newest and most clever is Popup Window for the Mac. Grab a folder of apps to the edge of your Mac’s screen (works well with the Applications or Utilities folders), and a new pop up window appears.
The popup window organizes the apps alphabetically in a floating, detachable window.
The Popup Window window sticks to the edge of the screen and pops open when you tap the tab with the screen pointer.
Folders also collapse out of the way then you’re busy using an app. Icons can be resized, and the popup window can be kept behind the app window you’re working on or float in front.
This is a rather clever way to find and click non-Dock app icons (or if your Dock is too messy and cluttered), and it uses very little screen real estate and even less of your Mac’s CPU. Well done, inexpensive, but also different.