User only application Folder - Dockulicious

I just noticed there is no application folder for just the user. Can I just set one up and place applications in it that only I have access to. Will this effect how the program performs? I was looking at the Dockulicious Docks apps which is really cool to change the dock. But I want to let each individual user set their own type dock.

Graig,
With a few exceptions, applications can go anywhere in the file system and run just fine. The most notable exceptions are Apple's own apps, and the need to have them in the main "Applications" folder is related to the ability to update them when needed. If I am not mistaken, some recent updates have addressed this issue, but it is still a good idea to keep them where they belong.
For your own third-party apps, you can create a folder anywhere in your own HOME folder, and place them there. If you want them in your Dock, just drag them there from wherever you place them.
Scott

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