OS X Mountain Lion is the most recently introduced operating system from Macintosh and it has gotten excellent reviews. People are saying it’s very powerful and easy to use*. However, if you are using it, you may not be using it to its full potential. You can boost your efficiency by using a few of the tips that were highlighted in a recent article Mark Crump wrote for GigaOM.
Crump gives tricks for tackling your email inbox; this is smart, because many of us get overwhelmed by our chaotic inboxes. In general the majority of us have inboxes that are filled with unnecessary emails. The amount of email that actually matters is fairly small. To help with this common problem, Apple created the Mountain Lion Notification Center. The notification center allows you to create alerts that pop up when emails comes in to your inbox. You can create specific credentials so that it only notifications you when you receive emails from select parties.
This way you stay on top of your important emails and don’t get notified when emails from Groupon come in.
The Power of Reminders
If we get too wrapped up in one project, the little things can slip our mind, like calling a customer or running an errand after work. OS X Mountain Lion solves this by letting you set reminders for yourself. It is a very simple app to use and it even enables you to check tasks off once they are complete.
Relying on Notes for Important Codes
If you are continuously forgetting your passwords, you can use Mountain Lion’s Notes feature. This lets you have quick access to your passwords or dial in codes for your meetings. It also syncs with iOS Notes so you can have your passwords wherever you go.
*We love Microsoft but as IT people we are fans of well-designed technology, no matter the label.