Customise Notification Center
Take charge of the app that alerts you to messages and events
Your Mac has a great way of letting you know about missed FaceTime calls, emails yet to be read, appointments and to-dos. You can view information about each of these things by going to the relevant app, but Notification Center makes it easier as a central hub listing it all.
Some of the items included in your account’s Notification Center are also highlighted in the Dock at the bottom of the screen. For example, a red circle on the Mail app’s icon indicating how many emails are unread. You may also get on-screen alerts about new emails as they arrive. Notification Center lets you control what, how and when you’re notified.
Although it’s called Notification Center, it doesn’t just provide you with an overview of messages and updates. Some items are interactive. You can click to respond to messages, and in the case of reminders, you can click next to an item to show you’ve completed it, instantly updating the Reminders app without having to open it.
OS X Yosemite gives you great control over Notification Center, letting you manage which apps notify you and when. It also allows third-party apps to add widgets to Notifcation Center’s Today view, where you can monitor information and events.
Let’s look at how to take charge of your notifications. Rosie Hattersley
os x Yosemite gives you more control, letting you manage which apps notify you and when
Notification Center helps you to keep on top of events and emails with little effort.