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How to Enhance Productivity and Save Time When Working on a Mac

By | Imala Green

You may be a long-term Mac user, but you may not be familiar with every feature it has to offer you. However, it’s not your mistake. Now and then, Apple likes to surprise its customers with the latest updates to your machine. And these features and updates are meant to enhance your productivity while saving your time. 

In this short guide, you’ll find several methods that can help you work faster without spending a single dime. Let’s get started:

Learn Your Shortcuts

Once you learn a few keyboard shortcuts, you’d be surprised how much time it will save you. Apple has a thorough list of keyboard shortcuts that can make your life a lot easier. Moreover, learning these shortcuts is straightforward and gives you several reasons to boost your productivity. Some of the most widely used shortcuts that can benefit you significantly are Cmd+W, which closes a browser tab or finder window. The second one is Cmd+ Space which quickly opens up the Spotlight search bar for you.

With macOS, you can even make your shortcuts. To use this fix, go to your system preferences and then the keyboard; right under the shortcut options, you’ll find some shortcuts options that you can edit. So, if it is difficult for you to learn new shortcuts, try making your own.

Free up Some Storage Space

All the photos and videos you capture on your iOS device are in sync with your Mac. Over time, these photos and videos can occupy a large space on your computer’s hard drive, which will result in slow processing of your daily tasks. There are some options to help you effectively deal with the slow processing issue on your MAC. A slow working device can waste your time and takes a severe toll on your productivity.

To bring your computer back to its optimum performance level, you’ll have to free up some space on your hard drive. When you transfer your photos to iCloud Storage, you are making a backup of these photos. This allows you to delete the images that you’ve just moved to iCloud Storage. Further, it will take off a huge burden from your hard drive, allowing it to accomplish tasks in a matter of seconds once again.

Talk to Your Device

Gone are the days when you had to sit in front of a computer to type. Now every Mac, you get a standard feature that allows you to dictate and write. You can speak, and your computer will record everything you have said. It helps you save a considerable amount of your time.

To turn on this feature on your device, go to your system preferences, there you’ll find an option named keyboard and diction. Make sure you turn this feature on, and from now on, whenever you have to type something, press the Fn key twice on your keyboard and start diction. To let you know if this feature is working, it’ll show a microphone symbol on the screen – click Done once you are finished dictating.


When you are working every day on your Mac, you need to learn a few techniques to help you save your time. In this short guide, you’ll find such methods. Make sure you apply these simple methods.

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