Hidden features of macOS
The things you didn’t know your Mac could do
One of the many delights of being a Mac owner is that there is always another layer of intrigue hidden behind all the headline features, no matter how thoroughly you explore your system.
In this article, we will be looking at some of the secret treasures of the Mac, from hidden games (including your own digital psychiatrist) to more useful features, such as the ability to navigate your system more quickly and sign documents.
We will also explore how to activate and download offline text dictation and dictionaries in various languages, as well as Sierra’s famed Picture in Picture mode, which is the bane of employers everywhere, as it allows you to watch streaming videos in a discrete corner of your desktop while you work.
None of these features are particularly harmful, nor do they require huge amounts of space. We nevertheless always encourage you to do a full backup of your system before making any major changes.
Many of these features also assume that you’re running the latest version of macOS Sierra on your Mac. If you’re uncertain, go to Apple > App Store, and click on Updates to confirm that everything’s in order.
If you plan to use the Universal Clipboard feature, you will also need an iOS device, such as an iPhone, running iOS 10 or later.