Font Book is the app that comes with your Mac that lets you install new fonts and manage the ones you have. Most Mac users never need to use Font Book, but if you are a designer or content creator you may need to know how it works.
When using Apple apps and some third-party apps you can access a history of previously saved versions of the document. This is handy for reverting to an older version or bringing back delete content.
When you download an app from outside the App Store, you are taking a risk. But if you research the app and developer, ask your peers, check out their website and do the work, you can reduce the chance of any problems.
Do you need to purchase and use Microsoft Office? Free Apple apps like Pages and Numbers are good alternatives to Word and Excel. But some people may still be better off buying Microsoft Office and having both sets of apps available.
macOS Ventura includes a new Weather app, as does iPadOS 16. You can get current conditions and forecasts for your locations and anywhere around the world. The information and maps are quite detailed.
Most apps you use to create documents on your Mac have the same core commands in the File menu. Learn how to use New, Open, Close, Save, Duplicate, Save As, Rename and Move To. Plus, lots and lots of useful tips and tricks!
Apps use a lot of space on your drive. If there are some apps you rarely use you can always uninstall them, knowing that it is fairly easy to reinstall them when you need them.
When you first use the News app, it will show you a variety of news topics from a variety of sources. But you can customize the News app either by teaaching it what you like to read, or specifically choosing publications and sources you want to see.
While many apps come with your Mac, and Apple provides others for free, you can also find great third-party apps that don't cost anything. Take a look at five: a video player and converter, an audio editor, an image editor, a text editor and a full office suite.
The Mac Calculator app seems simple at first, but it includes some pretty advanced features. It has a scientific and programmer mode, paper tape, a library of conversions and much more.
Your Mac comes with many small apps in addition to the main ones you use every day. Take a look at 10 fun and useful apps to see if any of them can help you get the most from your Mac.
I'm often asked which Mac apps I use. I create tutorials, build apps, develop websites and use my Macs for all the same things most Mac users do. Here are the more than 40 apps I use every week to get my work done.
Remember when Macs came with a basic Paint app? There hasn't been a default app like that for a long while, but you can use Preview and Photos for most things. If you want to be able to draw with pixels, however, you'll need a graphics app. Here are some suggestions, including one that is free and easy to use.
The Dictionary app on your Mac allows you to look up word definitions and so much more. There is also a thesaurus, special dictionary of Apple-related terms, and many more you can add. Plus, you can use it as a Wikipedia browser. There are also several ways to access dictionary definitions outside the app.
There are three main places you can find, buy and download games for your Mac. The Mac App store is the obvious place, but there are also two well-established sites that sell a variety of top titles. In addition, we may soon have a fourth option when Apple launches the Apple Arcade.
When you buy or download a free app in the Mac App Store, you can load it on any Mac using the same Apple ID. You can also easily remove the app if you don't think you need it in the near future, and then download it again any time you wish. You load apps with the Mac App Store and remove them with LaunchPad. This makes the Mac App Store similar to cloud services from Adobe and Microsoft.
Your Mac comes with 46 apps pre-installed. Gary attempts to describe each one in just over 3 minutes. Watch to discover things you may not have known were already on your Mac. You can find all of these with Spotlight searches, Launchpad or looking in Applications or Applications/Utilities.
There are many ways to quickly get to your most recently-opened files on your Mac. You can use the Apple Menu, the open dialog from within the app, the Dock, and also the Go menu in the Finder.
You can save, rename and move files using the title bar while the file is open and you are working on it. There is no need to use the File menu for the most common file functions. You don't need to close a file to rename or move it.
While Launchpad isn't the first choice for launching apps for many Mac users, it is useful for those that want to organize and arrange their apps into groups of app folders. A well-arranged set of Launchpad screens can make working with apps easier.