In many text editors, when I want to open or save a file, a GUI dialog pops up that lets me navigate to the desired folder, and pick the file to open or save to.
As I try to learn Emacs 24 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, the only way I know of opening or saving files is by entering the appropriate shortcut (i.e. "C-x-C" to save, "C-x-C-f" to open), followed by the complete path to the target directory. When I create a new file in a new folder this way, I also have to enter the command "M-x make-directory RET RET" to creat the folder.
Is there a quicker way to do all of the above, especially the part where I have to enter the full path to a file?