For some of us using a Mac is natural. Its like having another arm or leg. For others it’s a bit more complicated. We all know someone who thinks Mac is synonymous with utter chaos masked in sleek perfection. No matter what category you fall into, however, you will surely find this list of 25 Mac Hacks and Tips helpful, or perhaps even amusing. And if you know someone that could also benefit from these mac hacks, be sure to show them this list.
If you need something more than TextEdit thenTextmate
may do the trick. Designed especially for developers this is a powerful platform that extends Apple’s approach to operating systems into text editors.
15. Activity monitor in dock
By using this tool you gain similar functionality to the task manager in Windows. It is a good idea to add this item to your dock because it will take on some extra functionality. Its icon will actually display a pie chart of memory use and if you want to force quit applications it will provide you with a lot of extra information about processes you have running.
10. Built in dictionary
This is one of the coolest features on Mac and arguably another reason to use native programs like Safari. This is because as long as you are in Cocoa applications (things like Safari and TextEdit that are native to Mac) you can pressCtrl-Cmd-Dwhile hovering your mouse over a word and you will receive the dictionary definition.
5. Log in items
If your Mac is taking a long time to boot one way of speeding it up is to decrease the number of applications that open immediately after you log in. You can do this by going to System Preferences Accounts and selecting Login Items.
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