apple magic mouse doing a two-finger swipe How to Use Gestures in Mail in macOS Catalina
Starting with Mac OS X El Capitan, the Mail app added support for more gesture controls than before. Add your accounts to Mail and you’ll be able to access all your email from one place, then use swipe gestures...

Hey, Siri with "What can I help you with?" How to Enable ‘Hey, Siri’ in macOS Catalina
To use Siri, Apple’s “personal digital assistant,” on your Mac, you can click on the icon in the upper right corner of your screen to activate it. But wouldn’t it be nice if, like on an iPhone and Apple...

Mac PDF icon with magnifying glass on a transparent background How to Use 🔎 Quick Look in macOS (Leopard and Later)
macOS Quick Look is a wonderful feature. Introduced on June 11, 2007, along with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.Quick Look can preview files such as Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Microsoft Office, PDFs, HTML, QuickTime readable media, plain text, and RTF...

iCloud icon on a Mac Dock How to Add iCloud Drive to the macOS Dock
I don’t know about you, but I use Apple’s iCloud Drive a lot. Subscribing to a full 2TB of storage for my wife and me, we store everything out there — scanned documents, all of our photos, you name...

Mac night Shift Logo with text saying "Night Shift" How to Use Night Shift in macOS Catalina
macOS’s Night Shift is a feature brought over from iOS starting with macOS High Sierra. It helps you reduce the amount of blue light you’re exposed to during the evening by shifting the display of your Mac to a...

Collections of favicon images How to Enable and Disable Favicons in macOS Catalina
With macOS Mojave, Apple has added support for favicons (short for “favorite icons”) in Safari tabs. Favicons are those little icons that let you quickly identify which of your open tabs is which website. A favicon is a file...

Screenshot of Mac Desktop with the word "Stacks" How to Use Stacks in macOS Leopard Through Catalina
“Stacks” is a feature introduced in macOS Leopard (although the official name at the time was Mac OS X Leopard). It was available in the Dock, but nowhere else. The feature “Stacked” files into a small organized folder on...

macOS Utilities Window How to Use macOS Recovery in macOS Catalina
macOS Recovery is part of the built-in recovery system of your Mac. It can help you restore data from Time Machine, reinstall the operating system, get online help online, repair or erase a hard disk, and much more.You can...