Blogging 101 | Mac Productivity Tips you Absolutely Must Know About

March 24, 2020

Got a Mac device that you usually work on? Do you often find yourself looking for third party applications to boost your productivity and get things done faster? Well, guess what? Your device does indeed, come packed with tons of in-built features that you can use to make your work a lot easier. 

And here I’m highlighting some of best of ones you absolutely must know about. Read on to discover some of the best productivity tips and hacks you must know if you own a Mac! 

Find Stuff Using Command Space

Looking to do a quick currency conversion or launch an app that isn’t on your dock? Using command-space is a super quick and easy way to do that. By simply pressing command space together, you can launch Spotlight, where you can search for anything on your computer in seconds. In fact, Spotlight has turned genius over the years, and you can now do a local search and web search of the same search query in just one frame! 

Use Text Clippings

Do you need to regularly copy and paste some text? Save yourself some time and effort by using text clippings into literally any app on your Mac. Creating text clippings is super easy. Just select the text that you regularly use, and drag and drop it right onto your desktop. The next time you need it, just drag and drop that text into any app- easy peasy! 

Custom App Stacks

Is your dock getting all crowded with the too many apps you have? You could make handling all of them a teeny bit easier by creating a folder, dragging those extra apps that you don’t use on an everyday basis but still need to have them on your device, and then dropping them into the folder. Then drag the folder onto your doc, and you’re done! 

Control Startup Launch Apps

Having too many apps that launch automatically at startup can be frustrating and time-consuming. You can actually limit the number of apps by going to System Preferences on your Mac, then click Users and Groups and then finding the Login Items. You can uncheck the apps that you don’t really need to launch every time, and there- you’ve got a Mac that loads way faster! 

Preview Files Using the Spacebar

You’ll be surprised to find how genius this little feature can actually be! Regardless of which folder you’re in, or what type of file it is (almost), you can actually preview the file by just clicking the spacebar once you’ve highlighted the file. This little trick can really help if you’re moving files between folders, sharing multiple files or just want to make sure you’ve selected the right one without having to actually open up the file.

8 Comments

  • Samantha Donnelly March 24, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    A great post for Mac users, unfortunately I do not have one but my hubby does and the odd times I do use it I get so mixed up with commands etc

  • Sarah Bailey March 24, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    I have never used a MAC but it something I am wondering about moving to. It seems like they really offer something different and have some great little hacks going on within them as well.

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN March 25, 2020 at 11:23 am

    It’s great you can limit the number of apps, I wasn’t aware of that. It’s so much better and less frustrating when these load faster!

  • Kara Guppy March 25, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    These are great tips, I spend ages learning how to use my mac but I am still learning every day

  • michelle twin mum March 25, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    I have to use a mac for work sometimes and I admit, it baffles me, so this is really useful for me, thanks Sarah. Mich x

  • Lyanna Soria March 25, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    I’ve never heard of those until now and thanks for sharing this with us. Will share this to a friend of mine who uses Mac.

  • Helen March 26, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Oo this is so helpful – thank you! I didn’t know that you could preview files using the space bar 🙂

  • Kira March 28, 2020 at 10:31 am

    I haven’t got a Mac but I’m saving up for one . These will definitely come in handy when I eventually get one 🙂

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