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  • 15 Tips For Using Column View In the Mac Finder (MacMost #2239)

    Aug 10 2020

    View in HD at . If you use Column View in the Finder to organize your files, here are some useful tips. There are many ways to resize or "right size" columns. You can navigate and even move files with the keyboard. There are also some preferences you can set.

  • Building Your Own Cheap External SSD Drive For Your Mac (MacMost #2238)

    Aug 07 2020

    View in HD at . If you want something faster than an external hard drive, and better than a USB Flash drive, you can build an external SSD drive with an SSD and an enclosure. I built a 256GB USB 3.1 external SSD for less than $70 that works great on my Mac. Learn how to build your own.

  • 10 Fun and Useful Things You Can Do With GarageBand For Mac (MacMost #2237)

    Aug 06 2020

    View in HD at . If you haven't taken the time to play with Apple's GarageBand app on your Mac, here are 10 quick things you can do with it. Some are useful, like merging and trimming many audio files. Others are fun like turning your Mac's keyboard into a piano or drum kit. You can even import MIDI files and edit the audio of a video with GarageBand.

  • 10 Different Ways To Move Files On a Mac (MacMost #2236)

    Aug 05 2020

    View in HD at . There are more ways to move files on your Mac than just simply dragging them from one Finder window to another. You can also use a variety of shortcuts to get to the destination folder while dragging, use copy, and even create an Automator Quick Action.

  • 17 Keynote Tips for Mac (MacMost #2235)

    Aug 04 2020

    View in HD at . Here are some handy tips for using Keynote on your Mac. You can fill shapes or text with images, add links, record audio per slide, and insert math equations. You can also create animations that swap letters or draw lines. You can even use Keynote to create simple web site. That and much more!

  • Rename And Move Files While Working On Them On Your Mac (MacMost #2234)

    Aug 03 2020

    View in HD at . You don't need to close a file to rename it or move it. Most modern apps allow you to rename or move the file from within the app. You can also move them in the Finder while the document is still open. But some third-party apps don't support this.

  • How To Add 3 Very Useful Keyboard Shortcuts To Your Mac (MacMost #2233)

    Jul 31 2020

    View in HD at . Watch if you want to add keyboard shortcuts for Launchpad, Do No Disturb or Notification Center on your Mac. You can also bring these up using gestures or Hot Corners.

  • How To Create a Single PDF From Multiple Documents On a Mac (MacMost #2232)

    Jul 30 2020

    View in HD at . You don't have to create a document all at once in a single app. You can take different documents from different apps like Pages, Numbers, Keynote, web reports, images and more, and combine them into a single PDF using Preview. This allows you to create pages of your document in the app best suited for that content.

  • Following a Moving Subject With an Arrow or Circle in iMovie (MacMost #2231)

    Jul 29 2020

    View in HD at . If you want to have an arrow, circle or other graphic follow a subject or object in a video in iMovie, you'll need to first create the graphic, and then use picture-in-picture and the keyframe animation tools in iMovie to guide the graphic throughout the video action.

  • Mac Terminal Commands and Apps To Work With Text Files (MacMost #2230)

    Jul 28 2020

    View in HD at . You can work with text files using the Terminal and variety of commands and command line apps. You can merge files, search them, sort them, extract information and even edit them directly with Terminal text editors like vi and nano.

  • 10 macOS Safari Tips That Will Make You More Productive (MacMost #2229)

    Jul 27 2020

    View in HD at . Here are 10 quick tips to help you use Safari on your Mac in a more efficient way. Learn how to quickly search your bookmarks and history, find open tabs, read articles, search specific sites and more.

  • The New macOS Big Sur System Alert Sounds and How To Keep the Old Sounds (MacMost #2228)

    Jul 24 2020

    View in HD at . There is a complete new set of alert sounds to choose from in System Preferences once you update to macOS Big Sur. These new sounds were created using the old ones. Also, learn how to save the old sounds now, so you can use them again in Big Sur.

  • 10 Useful Mac Features You May Not Know About (MacMost #2227)

    Jul 23 2020

    View in HD at . There are many very useful Mac features and functions that users don't know about because they atre hard to find. You can batch rename files, dictate text, see a paper tape in Calculator, summarize text and easily remove ads from web articles.

  • Adding Titles and Captions To Things In Mac Pages (MacMost #2226)

    Jul 22 2020

    View in HD at . A new feature in Pages 10.1 allows you to add a title and a caption to objects such as images, shapes, tables, charts, videos and even text boxes. You can even add them to groups. This same functionality is also available in the most recent versions of Keynote and Numbers.

  • A Better Shortcut To Resize Photos On Your iPhone (MacMost #2220)

    Jul 21 2020

    View in HD at . You can use the Shortcuts app on your iPhone or iPad to create a quick method to shrink an image before sharing it. With this more advanced Shortcut, you can choose a size in pixels or percent, and select the image format and quality.

  • 10 Inexpensive and Free Photoshop Alternatives For macOS (MacMost #2222)

    Jul 20 2020

    View in HD at . If you need to open PDF files or just want a decent image editing app that doesn't cost too much or require a subscription, there are plenty of options in the Mac App Store and elsewhere. All of these and 64-bit apps that work with macOS Catalina and beyond. See https://macmost.com/mac-photoshop-alternatives.html for links.

  • Mac Window Positioning Tips And Tricks (MacMost #2221)

    Jul 17 2020

    View in HD at . Learn how to position and resize windows on your Mac by dragging the top, sides and corners of a window, and what various modifier keys do while dragging. You can also double-click, use snapping, and use hidden menu items to quickly move and resize windows.

  • Learning To Use Regular Expressions In Numbers (MacMost #2224)

    Jul 16 2020

    View in HD at . The latest version of Numbers allows you to use regular expressions, also called regex, in formulas. Regex is very powerful if you can master it. You can use them to match patterns in text to perform otherwise difficult or impossible things in your spreadsheets.

  • YouTube Not Working? It Is Probably Your Ad Blocker (MacMost #2225)

    Jul 15 2020

    View in HD at . Many people are experiencing problems with YouTube showing an error message instead of the video. Usually this is caused by an ad blocker browser extension.

  • 3 Different Ways To Maximize a Window On a Mac (MacMost #2219)

    Jul 14 2020

    View in HD at . If you want to maximize the size of a window on your Mac, using the obvious controls may not get you what you want. Full Screen mode removes the window from the current desktop and takes it away from other windows. Zooming doesn't always expand the window to fill the screen. Learn how to really expand a window to its maximum size.

  • Playing Video Or Audio Across Keynote Slides (MacMost #2223)

    Jul 13 2020

    View in HD at . A new feature in Keynote is the ability to place a video or audio clip across several slides. The media will continue to play as you advance through the presentation. You can use this to make better introduction slides or present a video over a series of slides with different information at specific times.

  • Mac Dictionary App Tips And Tricks (MacMost #2218)

    Jul 10 2020

    View in HD at . 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.

  • iMovie For Mac Audio Tips And Tricks (MacMost #2217)

    Jul 09 2020

    View in HD at . There are many ways to control audio from your video clips or effects and music you bring into your projects. Learn how to control volume throughout the track, apply effects and more.

  • 10 Fun Ways To Customize Your Mac Without Adding More Apps (MacMost #2216)

    Jul 08 2020

    View in HD at . You can highly customize what your Mac looks like without having to buy or download any new software. You can change the Destkop background, move the Dock, make folder names and icons more interesting, add notes and pictures with Stickies, change the system alter sound and so much more.

  • Using Locked Tables In Mac Numbers (MacMost #2214)

    Jul 07 2020

    View in HD at . You can't lock individual cells in Numbers, but you can lock entire tables. By designing your spreadsheet well, or making alterations to an existing spreadsheet, you can only have exactly the cells you want as editable.

  • 39 Tips and Tricks To Get the Most Out Of macOS Stickies (MacMost #2213)

    Jul 06 2020

    View in HD at . Learn useful and powerful tips and tricks for using Mac Stickies. Find out how to highlight text, change list styles, add images and other media, arrage the notes, archive and transfer Stickies, plus much more.

  • 7 Ways To Adjust the Colors On Your Mac's Screen (MacMost #2212)

    Jul 03 2020

    View in HD at . Youc an adjust the way your Mac's screen looks many different ways. By using Color Profiles or Accessbility preferences, you can change how colors are displayed. You can also use features like Dark Mode and adjust highlight colors. The Desktop background picture you choose is also important.

  • Creating Convenient Saved Searches For Your Mac Finder Sidebar (MacMost #2208)

    Jul 02 2020

    View in HD at . You can use Saved Searches on your Mac, also called Smart Folders, to give you easy access to files in your Finder sidebar. This can be a handy way to see recent documents, all documents of a specific kind, or even your most commonly-used apps. Learn how to create, edit, delete and store Saved Searches.

  • A Preview Of the New Control Center In macOS Big Sur (MacMost #2215)

    Jul 01 2020

    View in HD at . A new feature of macOS Big Sur is Control Center. This is an iOS-like feature that brings together various system controls like volume, Wi-Fi, Do Not Disturb and other settings into a single panel you can access with one click in the menu bar.

  • Including a Plus Symbol Before Values In Mac Numbers (MacMost #2207)

    Jun 30 2020

    View in HD at . If you need to include something like a + symbol before positive numbers in cells, you can do it using formulas or using custom cell formatting. Using a custom cell format is more versatile and can be easily reused no matter how complex the calculation.

  • How To Use Video Overlays In iMovie For iOS (MacMost #2206)

    Jun 29 2020

    View in HD at . You can use images as video overlays for iMovie on your iPhone or iPad in the same way you do it for Mac. The Keynote app for iOS is a great way to create these images, which must have transparent backgrounds. Switching between Keynote and iMovie you can add text, shapes, lines or almost any sort of overlay image easily.

  • How To Stay Safe When Downloading Software For Your Mac (MacMost #2205)

    Jun 26 2020

    View in HD at . To stay safe while downloading third-party software from websites to your Mac you have to weigh risk versus reward. Here are six factors you need to take into account before downloading anything.

  • The Fresh New Design Of macOS Big Sur (MacMost #2211)

    Jun 25 2020

    View in HD at . The new macOS Big Sur coming out this fall will have a fresh new design and look quite different than macOS Catalina and before. While it is still early in the beta cycle, take a look at the design elements in Big Sur.

  • How To Use Styles In Pages (MacMost #2204)

    Jun 24 2020

    View in HD at . Paragraph styles in Pages make it easier to easily and consitently apply font styling and formatting in your documents. When you use styles from the start, you can apply them to all parts of your document and easily make changes throughout.

  • The Details Of Apple's Transition From Intel To ARM Macs (MacMost #2210)

    Jun 23 2020

    View in HD at . Have questions about how Macs are moving from using Intel CPUs to Apple's own ARM chips? When will the first new Macs appear? Is it still worth it to buy an Intel Mac? How long will Apple support Intel Macs? Will your apps run on the new Macs? How about Windows emulation?

  • Apple Announces macOS Big Sur, iOS 14 and the Switch To ARM Processors At WWDC 2020 (MacMost #2209)

    Jun 22 2020

    View in HD at . Apple announced a ton of new features for the iPhone, iPad, Macs and other devices coming this fall at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The new macOS will be called Big Sur and it will give Mac software a new look. Apple will be moving away from Intel processors to their own ARM processors starting at the end of the year, giving Macs the ability to run iOS apps as well as current and old Mac apps.

  • 10 Mac Menu Bar Tips (MacMost #2203)

    Jun 19 2020

    View in HD at . The menu bar is something you use every day in almost every mac app. Here are some shortcuts and productivity tips for using the mac menu bar.

  • How To Use Multiple Desktops On Your Mac (MacMost #2202)

    Jun 18 2020

    View in HD at . You can use Mission Control on your Mac to give yourself multiple virtual desktops. Each desktop can display different app windows to make it seem like you have more than one screen. Other desktops can contain full screen or split view windows.

  • 10 Ways You Can Preview Files On Your Mac (MacMost #2201)

    Jun 17 2020

    View in HD at . There are many different ways you can preview files on your mac before opening them. The Finder can show you a preview as you browse files, Quick Look can bring up a larger preview, some apps and the Dock allow you to preview files as well.

  • How To Take Notes For School Or Work On a Mac (MacMost #2200)

    Jun 16 2020

    View in HD at . There are many ways to take notes with your mac whether it is in a school lecture or at a work meeting. You can use built-in apps like Notes, TextEdit or Pages. You can get third-party apps like OneNote, Noted, Bear or GoodNotes. There are many also ways to record audio while taking notes.