Quickly Access Recent Documents

Many apps on OS X keep track of recently opened documents. These can be accessed through the File menu:

That’s a simple tip that most people know. I’m amazed at how many people don’t know about this one, though: this list can also be accessed from the app’s Dock icon. This is a shortcut I use every day to save time. It even works if the app isn’t open. Just right-click on the app’s Dock icon and quickly select the document you want to open: