Learn how Control Center on your Mac works and how to customize it. You can have many controls either in the Menu Bar or in Control Center to save space. Control Center items sometimes act as switches but can often also be used to get to other settings.
Don't use your phone's camera to record your Mac's screen. Instead, use the built-in screen capture tool to make a nice clean recording.
There are a lot of hidden functions in the Mac App Switcher. You can quit and hide apps using it, switch to a specific window, and use it to drag and drop.
Instead of looking at the same wallpaper on your iPhone every day, you can use Shortcuts or Focus modes to have them change automatically. You can look at specific wallpapers at specific times of the day, or have a random wallpaper or photo show each day.
Don't use your phone's camera to take a picture of your Mac's screen. Instead, use the built-in screen capture tool to take a clean detailed screenshot.
Here are some useful ways to customize your Finder toolbar with new buttons. You can add Finder commands, folders, files, and even Shortcuts that do various things.
You can use a simple spreadsheet in Numbers to track your home or personal expenses. No formulas or calculations are required. Just record your expenses and then use a simple Pivot Table to see a summary of your expenses by category over months or years. Follow this step-by-step tutorial.
When it is time to focus on getting work done you have to fight many distractions that will show up on your Mac. Learn how to focus on one app, minimize notifications, use Reminders and Notes to help you focus and much more.
You can do more than just basic calculations with Spotlight on a Mac. You can use parenthesis, exponents, trig functions, include units and much more.
A new feature in macOS 14.2 is the ability to set more than one timer in the Clock app. You can name the timers and also reuse recent ones without needing to recreate them from scratch.
If you want to change your default browser from Safari and your default email app from Mail, you need to go to unlikely places to find the right settings.
Both new and current Mac users often ask me how they should organize their files on their Mac. Here is my advice for how to do it.
LaunchPad is a useful tool on your Mac for launching and switching to apps. It can be the fastest way to launch any app, and also allows you to organize them as you like. Learn some tips and tricks for using LaunchPad.
When replying to an email message you can quote all or a part of the previous message in your reply. Learn how to only quote portions instead, and many other tips to make your replies better.
Freeform is a useful app that allows you to create visual documents that aren't notes or word processing files. Learn how to add text, shapes, connection lines and more to build anything you like.
Sometimes more than one keyboard shortcut can be use in rapid succession to perform an action. Here are some examples of combining keyboard shortcuts to perform various tasks and increase your productivity.
While most Mac users will use tabs in their web browser, many forget that tabs work well in the Finder and other apps too.
If you don't have an iPhone 15 Pro with the action button, you can still easily trigger a variety of actions using on-screen buttons, tapping the back of the iPhone, pressing the side button or even the volume buttons.
In macOS Sonoma you can use browser profiles to keep home and work separate while viewing web sites. You can log into different accounts in different profiles and have multiple profiles each open in its own window.
iMovie is mostly for horizontal video. But often we end up with vertical video from our iPhones. You can deal with vertical video in many creative ways in iMovie.