U LT I M AT E OSX TWEAKS
Get the Mac you’ve always wanted with our guide to improving every aspect of OS X
Whether you sit at a desk in front of an iMac, or on a sofa with a MacBook on your lap, using a Mac is an
intensely personal experience. We all use our Macs for different things and in different ways, so it’s natural that we like to set up a computer – or at least our user account – in a way that works best for us.
How far you go in personalising your Mac will depend on how often you use it, how organised you are, and the degree to which the standard setup suits, or doesn’t suit, your needs.
Some of the ways you can personalise OS X are purely aesthetic – frivolous, even. Others have a significant impact on the way you use your Mac, making you more productive in the process. Whether it’s creating text shortcuts, adding extensions to Safari, or using an app launcher, many of these tips will save you time every day, so you can spend more of it doing really important stuff or reduce the amount of it you spend in front of a screen.
The idea behind all these tips is simple: to reduce the friction between you and your Mac by adjusting or augmenting OS X so that it gets out the way and lets you get on with what you need to do.