In OS X you can swap between applications in a similar way to Windows (Alt+Tab on Windows, ⌘+Tab on OS X) however there’s one important difference - Windows swaps between all open windows, but OS X only swaps between apps. The problem is that in OS X you can switch to the right application but the window you want can be minimized.
To restore the window from the dock you need to:
- Hold ⌘
- Press Tab until the correct app is highlighted
- Hold ⌥
- Release ⌘
- Release ⌥
It’s a bit tricky but you soon get the hang of it and it’s easier than picking up the mouse