You might have been using a Mac for a lot of years, but it is possible that you are still not familiar with some of the tricks that can help you get more out of your computer.
Even though digital files are all in the same place, it is still worth putting effort to make sure that everything is neat.
If you want to make a difference for yourself or another person who has problems with keeping things in order, then the list below will definitely be of great use.
Image Rotation and Annotation
Mojave has recently introduced a new feature to rotate and markup images. It might not seem like a big deal, but there are plenty of instances where photos need editing.
Use Advanced Search
Dealing with a lot of files can get tiresome. Especially when you have to find something very specific without remembering the exact name.
Finder has a “Plus” option which is often overlooked. Pick from many different parameters to narrow down your search results, no matter what type of a file you are looking for.
There are more than enough tutorials on the internet about Mac shortcuts.
Experienced users should already be familiar with most of the commands, whereas Mac newbies will need some time to adjusts.
Using shortcuts is a great habit to have because it saves you time when managing even the frivolous of tasks.
Again, this one is useful for when you have too much on your hands. If there is any way to reduce the load, it is worth giving a try, right? Click on “View” and select “Use Groups”.
Permanent File Deletion
There comes a time when you need to get rid of something permanently. The reasons for that may vary from person to person, but the bottom line is that this feature exists for a reason.
Select the file you want to delete, click on the “Option” key and choose “File” menu. Then, there should be “Delete Immediately” option. However, before you complete it, make sure that the file is the one you want gone.
Accessing Hidden Files
It would probably be better to stay away from this one if you are not an advanced user. Nevertheless, there are certain instances when accessing hidden files is absolutely necessary.
Setapp.com has a detailed article on how to show hidden files on mac, and reading that one would make the most sense.
Expanding Organizing Options
Finder has even more to offer to those who want to take organizing to the next level. Just click on “View” and select “Show View Options”.
A window will pop up with plenty of features, such as versions, comments, tags, etc.
While trivial, it could still work to your advantage if you prefer visual aid over what is written.
To make a folder stand out from the rest by, try changing its icon. Find an image you want, open it in Preview, select it by using command + A and copy it using command + C. Open Finder, click the folder, press command + I.
The current icon will pop up. Press command + V to replace it.
Another small matter at first, but helps a ton when you have a big group of folders and files to work with.
Open Finder and select “Tags”. You can customize files and folders depending on what you need.
Record Your Computer Screen
There are different programs that can be used to record your computer screen but one that instantly stands out is Movavi Screen Recorder Studio for Mac.
Just as the name implies, this is a program that was created to help you record your computer screen when you use a Mac computer. However, it is so much more than that since this software also includes a video editor.
Rename More Than One File at The Same Time
If there is more than one file that you want to rename at the same time, it is quite easy.
Open Finder and pick the files you want to rename, select “Action” and “Rename”. A box will pop up, giving you an option to make the changes.
It does not matter that much whether you are a new Mac users or an experienced one. These tips will do wonders for those who continue to learn and try to make the most out of what their computer has to offer.