There is no Mac SIG meeting in July. There’s been a dearth of good tips this month, so just a couple are included below.
When I purchased my new iMac, I did a clean install on it, meaning that I didn’t restore everything from Time Machine. The process was time consuming for me simply because of the amount of customization on my Mac, but I was trying to reduce the massive amount of material that showed up in the Other category in my Mac’s storage (at one point it was almost 100Gb). Macworld magazine recommends a software called DaisyDisk (available in the App Store for $9.99), which not only helps you clean up your Mac, but will delve into the Other files to clean that mess up also.
To find out what you have in your Mac’s storage, click the Apple menu and select About This Mac, then select Storage.
Here are the four techniques that you need to master to use your Mac effectively. You need to learn the ins-and-outs of the Menu Bar, Drag and Drop, the Context Menu, and Copy and Paste. Each one is a basic skill, but also goes deeper. Learn to use these four tehcniques well and you can do much more with your Mac.
10 Useful Numbers Cell Formatting Examples
Often the solution to a problem in Numbers isn’t to use a formula, but to use custom cell formatting. See some practical examples such as adding units, abbreviating large numbers, replacing 0 values with blanks, showing hexadecimal numbers and much more.
— Karen Brown