10 Underused Features Of 10 Different Mac Apps

With so many features in so many apps, it is easy to overlook some very useful functions in apps you use every day. Learn about rarely-used features of Pages, Reminders, Calendar, the Finder and more.

Comments: 12 Responses to “10 Underused Features Of 10 Different Mac Apps”

    nick
    5 months ago

    Hey Gary, do you think Tags in Finder will eventually disappear? I still have files tagged based on categories I created a while back, but given the other features in Finder, I rarely use the Tags.

    5 months ago

    nick: No. Why would they? They are an important part of how the Finder works and many people use them. Things like tags are being used more and more. Apple just added them to Notes and Reminders, for instance.

    JD3
    5 months ago

    Superb content. Agree about shared calendars. So useful. And rock-solid reliable. In the same way, I wish there was a way to share a "master" Contacts data set that would stay synched across different Apple IDs. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Tom Gonser
    5 months ago

    Gary -- this is a very creative and well-conceived presentation that focuses on how to get more out of what we already have. Concise and to the point. For those that have not yet done so, also an example of why one can feel good about supporting the Patreon program.

    John R
    5 months ago

    JD3: Personally, I only want one calendar for all my devices. So I merged all calendars w my iCloud Calendar. Then designated iCloud Calendar is the only calendar in all device settings. Or maybe I don’t understand your reply.

    Fred
    5 months ago

    I like the tags you can set up in reminders…probably under used. My example is reminders for my dog — vet appointments, monthly heartworm meds, buy food, etc. By setting up a tag with his name, I can find all in one screen.

    Bill
    5 months ago

    I use tabs in finder quite a bit. It's great if you are downloading a lot of files and want to sort them. I always have a downloads tab open and it's really easy to drag and drop to different windows.

    JD3
    5 months ago

    John R: Thanks for your reply/comment. My question was regarding the Contacts app. I want to be able to synch a single set of contacts across two apple IDs (for example, if you and partner have separate Apple IDs but want to share one synched set of contacts).

    5 months ago

    JD3: The Contacts app doesn't do that, unfortunately.

    Bill
    5 months ago

    Basically I like the dictation which can be used in lots of different apps. It’s quick and easy and can be used on the move when the keyboard is not accessible.

    Jerry Raphael
    4 months ago

    So how do you put that thumbs up emogi in messages on an iPhone?

    4 months ago

    Jerry: Do you mean you want to type a "thumbs up" emoji character? Or are you asking about the "Tapback" feature I talk about in the video? If you want to Tapback the thumbs up, tap and hold the message sent to you. The list of tapback icons will appear. Select the one you want to attach to that message.

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