OS X Mountain Lion: Tips

On September 19, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Social Media

Apple’s recently released operating system, Mountain Lion, has gotten a lot of positive press. A typical statement about it is that it’s very easy to use and powerful*. But as outlined by an article written by Mark Crump of for GigaOM, you may not be utilizing it to its full potential. The tips below are a few helpful ones that Crump highlighted. Ideally they will help you increase your productivity if you are working in Mountain Lion.


Managing Mail


One of the more valuable features that Mountain Lion provides is for people who are overwhelmed by the amount of email they receive. And let’s be truthful, this is most of us. You've probably realized that very little mail is actually important and much of it is promotions and coupons. To help deal with this, Apple created the Mountain Lion Notification Center. This allows you to get alerts that pop up on your screen when emails from specific people come in so you don’t have to keep navigating back to your inbox.


The Power of Reminders


Sometimes when we get too involved with our work we forget the little things, like buying milk on our way home from work, or calling a client at 4pm. Mountain Lion has a very simple app that will help. The reminder app lets you set reminders for these things, and you may check off the task when they're completed.


Relying on Notes for Important Codes


How many phone meetings today require that you enter a long meeting code after dialing in? It can be easy to misplace those codes, whether you write them on paper or type them on your computer screen. Mountain Lion's Notes feature, though, gives you immediate access to all your important dial-in codes and passwords. Simply enter your dial-in meeting codes on the Notes feature. Now you'll always know how to get at them when those phone conferences are ready to start.


*Although we love Microsoft, we're also fans of great technology, regardless of the label.

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Apple’s recently released operating system, Mountain Lion, has gotten a lot of positive press. A typical statement about it is that it’s very easy to use and powerful*. But as outlined by an article written by Mark Crump of for GigaOM, you may not be utilizing it to its full potential. The tips below are a few helpful ones that Crump highlighted. Ideally they will help you increase your productivity if you are working in Mountain Lion.


Managing Mail


One of the more valuable features that Mountain Lion provides is for people who are overwhelmed by the amount of email they receive. And let’s be truthful, this is most of us. You've probably realized that very little mail is actually important and much of it is promotions and coupons. To help deal with this, Apple created the Mountain Lion Notification Center. This allows you to get alerts that pop up on your screen when emails from specific people come in so you don’t have to keep navigating back to your inbox.


The Power of Reminders


Sometimes when we get too involved with our work we forget the little things, like buying milk on our way home from work, or calling a client at 4pm. Mountain Lion has a very simple app that will help. The reminder app lets you set reminders for these things, and you may check off the task when they're completed.


Relying on Notes for Important Codes


How many phone meetings today require that you enter a long meeting code after dialing in? It can be easy to misplace those codes, whether you write them on paper or type them on your computer screen. Mountain Lion's Notes feature, though, gives you immediate access to all your important dial-in codes and passwords. Simply enter your dial-in meeting codes on the Notes feature. Now you'll always know how to get at them when those phone conferences are ready to start.


*Although we love Microsoft, we're also fans of great technology, regardless of the label.

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