Five ways to make macOS more efficient on the go (free PDF)

Provided by: TechRepublic
Topic: Apple
Format: PDF
Mobile workers need to maximize efficiency—and if you use macOS, there are plenty of tiny ways to streamline your workflow. This ebook rounds up some simple, go-to tips.

From the ebook:

The MacBook Pro is often considered a work of art with regard to ease of use. And it really is. Apple has done an outstanding job of simplifying most every job you do. But even with that well-designed desktop, there are ways you can make your life easier, while you’re on the go. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can improve that workflow on macOS.

Dragging text One handy and lesser known feature found in macOS is the ability to drag text from one app to another. Let’s say you’re reading data in a browser and need to copy it to a Pages document or any office suite text tool. Instead of copying that text and then going through the motions of cutting and pasting, you can simply highlight the text, and then click and drag the text to the other application. This action will paste all of the selected text into the file—all without having to copy and paste.

Easy split screen Did you know that macOS has a great split screen feature? In OS X El Capitan or later, you can make perfect usage of your screen, sharing it between apps. But how do you activate this feature? Strangely enough, Apple hid it in plain sight. Open up the apps you want to have split between your screen. Click and hold the cursor on the green button (upper-left corner of app window) on one of the open apps. This action will move the app in focus to take up the left half of your screen.

Click to select the next app that will encompass the right side of the screen. This will set the two apps up, side-by-side, so you can use them more efficiently. To exit the split screen mode, move your mouse to the top of the screen to reveal the app window controls, and click the green window button of either app.

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