How do I add apps to the Launcher?
There are a few ways to add applications. The easiest is to run the application, then right click on it and select Keep In Launcher:
The second way is to search for an application and then drag the result into the launcher:
or you could just browse the applications lens and drag any of those onto the launcher:
... and lastly, the Ubuntu Software Center has a feature that lets you put the icon on the launcher right as you install it:
Or you can also make launchers manually by making .desktop files.