Mac is considered to be one of the most effective and user-friendly machines available. Mac operating system is set to support all user irrespective of the fact they are new to the system or using advanced features. Macs come with a whole lot of useful apps and programs installed. It’s always a great experience using Mac for work. Though Mac contains many useful features and apps despite that there are certain features which can be added to improve the functionality of the system. Let’s discuss certain tips to improve your overall Mac experience.
Try Gestures: You can try three finger swipe to swap desktops in full-screen mode or double-tap with two fingers in Safari to zoom the area of your choice. With two fingers swipe left and right you can scroll backward and forwards in Safari. You can try gestures like pinch to zoom in other options. These gestures are available in Mac to make work on Mac more interactive and intuitive. Using these simple gestures can help you complete your task more quickly. The glass trackpad, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse are three tabs available to allow recognition of accurate gestures. Select System Preference option in Apple Menu to go into the trackpad area to understand and learn how Gestures work on Mac.
Try better battery habits: Do not leave your system plugged in all the time while working on it or let it get discharged completely too often. Use the system in an optimized way and try to generate better battery habits for better performance of the Mac.
App Store options: Look for more App Store visits. This habit can turn your liking into loving your Mac. There are a lot of useful apps available in your App Store try to explore those apps and use them. Check for useful apps through reviews and comments available for these apps.
Use Spotlight: Use this tool to save a lot of your time and efforts while working on Mac. This tool helps you to find anything on your Mac. You can find your files, apps, data, music, pictures, chat transcripts or anything using this option.
Download 3rd party browser: Safari includes a lot of cool and useful features though downloading additional browser will certainly help you to work instantly. In fact, many users have their own preference when it comes to browsers. You can choose Chrome, Firefox or any other browser according to your choice. This additional browser/s will provide you some extra useful features. Do a little research to find the best browser for you.
Install Browser plugins: Web browser plugins can add new features such as virus scanners, search engines, supports new file type such as a new video format and many others to your browsing. Some prominent browser plug-ins include Quick Time Player, Adobe Flash Player, Java plug-ins etc. Certain browser plugins can help you improve your surfing experience drastically or can make it more secure.
Download VLC Media Player: To improve your media files streaming experience download VLC media player. It supports almost all video formats and multimedia files.
Clear your dock: This should be the one major task to complete. Keep your dock clean. If there are certain apps or programs which you don’t use often remove those apps from your dock. Select those apps from the Dock and drag them off.
iCloud: Use iCloud services to synchronize common activities such as copying new contacts or sharing files between your mac, iPhone, and iPad. It can save a lot of your time and efforts.
Use Keyboard shortcuts: Keyboard shortcuts enable you to perform tasks instantly. You can open and close files, cut and paste text, quit apps, swap between browser tabs, open preferences and can do a lot other things using shortcuts. To assign custom shortcuts to go to System Preferences > Keyboard and choose Keyboard Shortcuts.
When we are discussing various apps and services to improve your Mac experience we can also discuss a common problem which many Macs face. One such problem which says “startup disk is almost full” relates to the problems with your disk space. You can manually remove unnecessary files and programs to make some breathing space for your Mac or you can also use various apps to instantly delete the unused data. One such app is offered by Systweak Software called “Disk Analyzer Pro”. This app displays a detailed analysis of files & folders on your disk. This way you can remove unnecessary files from the disk to make some precious disk space.