OSX's default behaviour is to install every new application under 'Applications', and it leaves all other documents to the user's preference (or to individual application preferences, which could also be varied). I find me double-guessing myself each time I have to (a) install an application / tool etc (b) download any document from the internet (c) create my own document. This is not something any software might help, just has to do having a structure to adhere to. So I am wondering, what approach has helped you? Do you go with the default, or do you have a nice method? I created folders under Applications called 'Browsers', 'Graphic Apps', 'Tools', etc and install all apps appropriately. For documents I created a folder on the desktop with my name and try to organize everything under that. But all this is not very intuitive when it comes to searching for stuff. eg, if I create a JPEG file, should it be in my document folder, or in the graphic app's folder? And how do you get to all that fast?