Five small functions of the Mac to improve our productivity
The productivity that can be achieved on Mac computers is really high. Apple has spent a lot of time designing simple and efficient workflows for tasks. that we commonly do. Some may be somewhat unfamiliar, but luckily at SamaGame we have five resources for you to streamline everyday tasks on our Mac.
Clipping text, even faster than notes or reminders
When we work with text, or in particular parts of it, on our Mac normally what we want to do is copy and paste it between different apps. This way we can modify, save or process it to fulfill our mission.
Our Mac’s clipboard is the best place to temporarily store information, but maybe not the perfect place to save texts and items for a little longer. For example, if we want to write a phone number, a quote from a webpage or address, the best way to do this is to cut some text.
Creating a text clipping is infinitely easy, just select the text you want to keep and drag it to the desktop. The it will be saved in a file that we can later open, copy or even drag to another application to paste your content.
Command (⌘) + comma (,) to access preferences
Of course, we can continue to touch the menu with the name of the application, for example Safari, then tap preferences, but there is a faster way to do it.
Press Command (⌘) + Comma (,) we will directly access the application preferences that we have active at the time of pressing them. A very convenient way to access settings, especially useful for Safari passwords.
Accentuate any letter or character
When we write on our Mac we are used to the characters and accents of our language, but what about when we write special characters? The easiest way to do this is holding a letter. For example, if we keep the « n », we can write a « ñ » or a « ń ». Or we can type a « õ » or a « œ » while holding down the « o ».
Command (⌘) + Tab to change application quickly
The combination of the Command (⌘) + Tab keys allows us to switch between the different applications that we have open. It’s true that there are plenty of other ways to quickly switch between apps, but going back to the last app we just used is probably the easiest way. Also, if we want to switch to other apps, we hold down the Command (⌘) key while pressing the tab. By the way, once we have selected the app and before releasing the command (⌘), we can press Q to close the app.
Command (⌘) + colon (:) for spell check
For quick access to spell check in Pages, Notes or any other Mac application, we can use this keyboard shortcut. Since the colon is created with the Shift key, the full key combination is Command (⌘) + Shift (⇧) + Period (.).
Gemini Photos, the best way to clean up duplicate photos on our iPhone or iPad
And so far the five resources for today. There are many, many more that we can use to do things differently, to do them more easily. Sometimes it can take a while to get used to, but once we integrate some of these resources into our workflow, we can be more productive and act more comfortably.