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How to be More Productive on a Mac

There is a thing or two about improving your productivity on a Mac.

Are you striving to be more productive on Mac? Luckily, Mac is one of the friendliest machines for both neophytes and advanced users. It has features and several techniques that you can use to increase your productivity. We have some essential tips that could help you get your thing done a little faster on your Mac.

Use shortcuts

Every time you get your hands off the keyboard to reach for your mouse, you become slower. Well, mixing it up with shortcuts will increase your productivity as you will get your things done efficiently and in a short time. Apple has several MacBook shortcuts that you can use to make things easier. Moreover, you can modify some of the keyboard shortcuts provided by Apple to create yours. Go to the Mac menu, click on the System Preferences then Keyboard. Under Keyboard, you will find a list of shortcuts that can be edited. Edit and save changes. If you want to restore the initial settings, click on the Restore Default icon.

Manage your disk space

Having inadequate space in your MacBook can render it slow and non-responsive, which can slow down your productivity. You will need to free up space to avoid macbook running slow and hurting your efficiency at work. For example, delete unnecessary files and computer junk, uninstall the unnecessary app, and get alternative storage like external or cloud storage. You can also use a Mac cleaner app to help clean junk automatically and keep your disk space healthy!

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Actuate the hot corners

Actuating the hot corners of your Mac will make it easier to navigate the MacOS hence increasing productivity. You will be able to perform actions like launching the notification center, shutting down, showing the desktop, and starting the screen saver by pointing the cursor to the corner of the display. Actuate the hot corners by clicking Finder in the Apple menu then System Preferences. Next, Select Desktop and Screensaver then click on the Screen Saver tab. Click on the Hot Corner button, choose the action you want to perform with each of the hot corners, and click OK. 

Dictate

Did you know you do not always need to type when you are using Mac? Well, Mac comes with a dictation function that allows the MacOS to listen and input spoken texts. Use it to save time that could have otherwise been used in typing. If you need to activate your dictation function, open the Mac Menu, then the System Preferences. Next, click the Keyboard, then Dictation, and turn on the feature. If you want to enter text in your MacBook via dictation, click Edit then the Start Dictation icon. Alternatively, you can press the Fn key twice. Ascertain that your Dictation Function is on by checking for a microphone on your screen. Moreover, incorporate punctuation marks and symbols in your texts by speaking their name. Click Done underneath the microphone or press the Fn key to stop dictating.

Use text replacement

You can type your work faster through the use of text replacement. It would help if you typed a shortcut, and macOS will expand it to a full-length word automatically. Set the shortcut by clicking the Finder Menu then System Preferences, click on the Keyboard then the Text icon. Click on the plus button then type in the shortcut and the replacement text. Each time you type the shortcut, it will expand to the full-length word.

Wrap up

Now you know a thing or two about improving your productivity on a Mac. These are just the tip of the iceberg. Your Mac has many other nice features and techniques to help you work faster. Explore, experiment, and scale up your efficacy! 

Author Bio- Toby Mcgaarth, the mind behind many of the successful branding stories from Outreach Monks, is a polished data analyst and content crafter. His expertise outshines his personality as a calm and introverted person.

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