Mac tips

Use Keynote for Presentations and Making Outlines

Many would think that the Keynote app on Mac is only for making presentations, but it can also be used for making outlines. This is pretty nice functionality for students because writing assignments and essays are among the most common tasks.

Screen Recording Option

Besides voice recording, Mac comes with an option to record your screen as well. This functionality is very helpful especially when you work on group projects or teach your colleagues.

Use Voice Memos

Mac has a voice memos app you can use to record your meetings with colleagues or classes you take part in. recording the class helps you come back to the information later and make sure you do not miss any important detail.

Track Your Classes on Your Calendar

Your schedule can be very crowded sometimes, especially because there might be class changes. You need all this information in one place, so why not use your Calendar? You can get reminders and notifications on your Mac so that you won’t miss any class. You can easily customize and populate your calendar with your class schedule.

Taking Screenshots

Taking screenshots was once difficult, but nowadays it is as easy as you would do it on your phone. The greatest thing about Mac is that it’s user-friendly, so taking screenshots is facile. There is a keyboard combination you can use (command + shift + 4 – for snipping a part of your desktop or command + shift + 3 for a desktop screenshot). The screenshot is automatically saved and you can start editing it instantly.

Use Finder

Finder has some quick actions you can take to find your files faster. At the same time, a very nice thing about Mac is that it allows you to tag your documents, photos, files, and so on with colored tags! Like this, it will be easier to find, organize and sort them based on urgency, importance, or other criteria.

Night Shift

University years are full of essays to write and new things to study for exams. And sometimes, you may end up doing this in the middle of the night. Because the blue light from your screen can put a strain on your eyes, activate the night shift. Your Mac will automatically adjust the luminosity of your screen depending on the local hour. No matter if you are writing your essays or writing papers for money. Check StudyClerk for more tips and tricks on the report, and paper writing. They can support you in this process and teach you a few nice writing techniques.

Learn the Trackpad Gestures

The new macOS comes with many shortcuts that are exactly what you are looking for. Any student works on multiple projects at the same time. You need to juggle between documents and web pages, and sometimes it may feel that you lose a lot of time. Well, with the new gestures, you can swipe between pages or full-screen apps, scroll and zoom, and many more.

Sync Your iCloud Account

What you can do to protect your files in case your laptop breaks or crashes is to connect to your iCloud account. If you already have another Apple product, you surely have an account. If your Mac is the first Apple product you have, then sign up for an iCloud account. It will sync all your documents online so that you will not lose anything. The best thing about this is that you can access your Mac files stored on iCloud from your phone too.