Posts Tagged 'mac os x'

OS X Mail Tip – Add Reply All after drafting

Useful quick tip for those occasions when someone sends a message to you and a number of other addressees. You start drafting the reply before you remember that you should have hit the ‘Reply All’ button instead. WIthout the keyboard shortcut described below you either needed to start again or copy and paste the other email addresses.

So if you receive a message where you are just one of many addressees.

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You then hit the ...

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PopClip – A really useful mac utility (Review)

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PopClip by PilotMoon is a really handy utility that brings iOS like Copy and Paste functionality to OS X.

PopClip appears when you select text with your mouse, in any app. Instantly copy & paste, and access context-specific actions like search, spelling, dictionary and more. In the app preferences, you can adjust the size of the bar according to your choice. The power of PopClip has been enhanced with extensions, which I will cover ...

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac OS X Open & Save Dialog

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Rather than use the mouse to browse to a location to open or save a particular file, try to learn these handy keyboard shortcuts instead to save time and make you more productive when opening or saving a file.

Spacebar – View the selected item in Quick Look

+D – changes focus to your Desktop

+Shift+A – Changes focus to your Applications directory

+Shift+H – changes focus to your Home directory

+Shift+N – Creates a ...

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Merging PDF’s to create a single file using Preview

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Mac OS X allows you to create PDF files easily from any Mac Application that allows you to print. However you might not be aware that you can also merge PDF documents into one file using the Preview utility.

The PDF file format is an open standard for document exchange (PDF stands for Portable Document Format). The file format was created by Adobe Systems in 1993. It’s often used for ...

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iA Writer – Minimalist, distraction free writing [Review]

 

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For me, one aspect of being more productive, is to avoid distractions. Word Processing packages are great, if you need all those advanced features, but I have found a simple text editor is a great way to focus on what you are writing, without having to worry about the layout. I wanted something that allowed me to concentrate on writing, rather than get distracted by fiddling with font ...

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Use Mac OS X Speech to proofread your documents

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How many times have you written a document or drafted an email, read it through, thought it was ok, pressed the send button and then notice that you typed a word twice or made some other error that you missed? I have done this more than I like to be honest. Did you know that your Mac can proofread the text and read ...

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TextExpander – A must have Mac App

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One way to become more productive is to take as many shortcuts as you can, lets face it typing the same thing over and over again can get boring fast. TextExpander from Smile Software ($34.99) manages repeated typing for you. TextExpander lets you create extended text entries (which it calls snippets) that are automatically entered for you ...

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How to increase your email productivity

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Be honest is your inbox out of control? Is it full of read and unread emails? Are you constantly scrolling up and down your inbox deciding what to do next? Then you may want to think about a system to get it under control. A proper process to manage your email will increase your productivity, make you more focused on service delivery and reduce your stress levels. These days, ...

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