A matter of time
Having bought an iPhone 4s in October 2012, I was persuaded to switch from Windows on the desktop which I have used at home since 1993. I bought a Mac Mini (Late 2012 model) which promptly had display driver problems and a 13-inch MacBook Air (the real reason for the switch).
I got on fine with Mountain Lion although, having decided not to buy Outlook, I found a few missing features frustrating. However the seamless synchronisation of Mail, Calendar and other apps rather made up for it. Eventually the display driver issue was fixed. I use trains quite a lot and the ability to enter appointments (train times) to the nearest minute is possible in OS X but missing in iOS very frustrating. It did appear in iOS briefly but Apple must have realised that giving increased functionality was a mistake and withdrew it again!
The switch from Mountain Lion to Mavericks was traumatic, and I and many other users had great difficulties with Mail. I wasted a lot of time on that. The other real annoyance was that a drag and drop facility was removed. Up until then I could drag and drop an email on to Reminders to set up a diary note. That facility was removed - why? I really miss it. Now that I have switched from Mavericks to Yosemite, ‘Recent items’ doesn’t update – it’s my principal method of calling up documents. I should add that I use Office 2011 but it has always worked in the past. Any ideas? Bob Horner Christian Hall says: We agree that the inability to set precise event times in Calendar on iOS is awkward – it’s unhelpful to have to set approximate times when you’re embarking on a multi-leg journey, for example. Try Fantastical 2 for iPhone (£2.99 from the App Store), which allows event times to be set to specific minutes. It works on the same calendar data as Apple’s app, rather than a separate database, so any details you enter into it will still be synced to iCloud and other online calendar services you’ve set up.
Regarding the inability to create reminders from emails in Mavericks, that’s possible again in Yosemite. As for documents not appearing under > Recent Items, we’ve found discussions online about other people having this problem, including https://discussions.apple. com/thread/6623413, in which one person has posted a response they got from Apple about how the Recent Items feature works.
As an alternative, we suggest creating a Smart Folder that finds files that you’ve modified in, say, the last seven days, and then dragging that into the right-hand part of the Dock to turn it into a Stack. Right-click the Stack and set it to sort its contents by the date they were modified. An advantage of this is that your criteria for the Smart Folder can omit files you don’t care about. Also, it takes one fewer clicks to get at your recent documents.