Do You Put Dates in Filenames? Use This Format for Best Sorting

There are plenty of situations where it makes sense to put a date in a filename, but if you don’t use the right date format, the files may sort in unhelpful ways. For instance, using the names of months is a bad idea, since they’ll sort alphabetically, putting April before January. And although the [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:10:47-04:00October 22nd, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Do You Put Dates in Filenames? Use This Format for Best Sorting

Did You Know You Can Customize the Columns in a Finder Window’s List View?

When a Mac folder contains a lot of files, the Finder’s List view often works best, since it lets you focus on a single folder and easily sort the contents by clicking the different columns: Name, Date Modified, Size, and Kind. But did you know that you can resize columns, rearrange them, and even [...]

By |2018-07-07T11:35:51-04:00July 17th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know You Can Customize the Columns in a Finder Window’s List View?

Use Copy as Pathname to Help Someone Find a File on the Mac

Have you ever needed to write directions for where to find a file on the Mac? That’s easy if it’s in a well-traveled location, like the Music or Pictures folder, but more difficult if it’s in an obscure hidey-hole. Rather than write out instructions like “Look in the Chrome folder inside Google’s Application Support [...]

By |2018-06-07T14:08:39-04:00July 3rd, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Use Copy as Pathname to Help Someone Find a File on the Mac

Here’s How to Hide All Windows on Your Mac So You Can Work on the Desktop

If your Mac is anything like ours, you end up with lots of apps open, each with one or more windows that obscure the Desktop. For those people who like to save in-progress documents to the Desktop and keep current project folders there, all those windows get in the way. macOS has a solution. [...]

By |2018-05-02T18:30:29-04:00May 22nd, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How to Hide All Windows on Your Mac So You Can Work on the Desktop

Count Selected Items in a Folder with the Finder’s Status Bar

  When you work in a Finder window on the Mac, take note of the helpful Status bar. It can tell you how many items are in a folder, as well as how many items you have selected. This latter bit of information is useful if, say, you need to move five items to [...]

By |2017-07-03T15:40:05-04:00August 1st, 2017|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Count Selected Items in a Folder with the Finder’s Status Bar

The Single-click Trick to Declutter Your Mac’s Screen

Is your Mac’s screen cluttered with windows from different apps? Sometimes it’s handy to be able to see a couple simultaneously, but having too many apps visible is often distracting. There are a variety of ways to focus on a single app at a time, but here’s one of the easiest. Whenever you click [...]

By |2017-04-03T16:36:58-04:00April 11th, 2017|Mac Tips|Comments Off on The Single-click Trick to Declutter Your Mac’s Screen