Or­gan­ise your fam­ily’s ac­tiv­i­ties

Share ap­point­ments, to-do lists, and even files from Fin­der

Mac Format - - FEATURE -

Fam­ily Shar­ing isn’t just for shar­ing sub­scrip­tions, me­dia and lo­ca­tions with loved ones. Many of the pro­duc­tiv­ity apps pro­vided by Ap­ple make it easy to share too.

You can share your cal­en­dars, which is as use­ful for work as it is for home, and you can share re­minders such as to-do lists. You can also share files that you’ve stored in iCloud Drive – great if your home doesn’t have any net­work stor­age drives, and it also makes files ac­ces­si­ble even when you’re away from home. You cre­ate a link that ev­ery­one uses to ac­cess the same copy of the file. This helps with any task where you want fam­ily mem­bers to con­tribute – per­haps to track hol­i­day ideas, say.

Share cal­en­dars

In Cal­en­dar on your Mac, first choose View > Show Cal­en­dar List, then ≈- click on a cal­en­dar’s name and choose Share Cal­en­dar. En­ter the con­tact names or email ad­dresses of the peo­ple you want to be able to view or edit the cal­en­dar.

Share a file in iCloud Drive

You can share files us­ing fa­mil­iar routes like email, of course, but these days you might store them on iCloud Drive. So, in Fin­der, lo­cate a file you’ve placed there, ≈- click it and open the Share sub­menu. Choose the Add Peo­ple com­mand.

Share re­minders

The steps for shar­ing a list of re­minders is slightly dif­fer­ent. In Re­minders, choose View > Show Side­bar, put the pointer over a list’s name, click the icon that ap­pears to the right, then add con­tact names or email ad­dresses to the Share With field.

Send a link to the file

That en­ables you to share a link to the file by var­i­ous meth­ods. Since the file is al­ready on­line, it needn’t be up­loaded to each re­cip­i­ent – all get the same copy. In Share Op­tions, choose how broadly the file can be ac­cessed and if it’s ed­itable.

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