There are several things Mac can do natively for which 3rd party software is required in a Windows system. This means that you do not have to download unnecessary software onto your system to get some task done.
In the following sections let us go through some of the interesting features that actually exist in macOS High Sierra but you might not be aware of.
Interesting Things You Can Do with Your Mac
#1 – Spotlight and Unit Conversions
In addition to performing basic calculations, Spotlight is also capable of doing unit conversions. As for instance, you can ask Spotlight to tell you how much 13 stone would be in pounds.
Apart from that, it can also do the conversion if you just provide it with unit to convert into and the amount plus it will also suggest different alternatives.
#2 – Put Siri to Good Use
All you will have to do is press Command button together with Spacebar to activate Siri. Apart from using Siri for standard queries, you can also use it for other purposes.
As for instance, you can instruct Siri to toggle system functionalities such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. In addition to it, you may well ask Siri to open specific files as per your requirement.
Additionally, Siri can close as well as open apps as per your requirement and store query results within notification area so that you can use them later on.
#3 – Take a Screenshot
In Windows you have to press the PrtSc button to take screenshot of the entire screen and then use any image editing software to crop the image as per your requirement.
But on a Mac you do not have to go through this ordeal since there are specific keyboard shortcuts that will do this job for you.
As for example, by pressing Command+Shift+3 you will be able to take screenshot of your entire screen. On the other hand, Command+Shift+4 will help you take screenshot of a certain area of the screen.
In case, you want to take screenshot of a specific Window then you will have to press Command+Shift+4 and then press the spacebar, and finally select the window you want to capture.
#4 – Hide Menu Bar
If you do not want to see the menu bar then now there is an option which will help you accomplish this task.
All you will have to do is go to system preferences and then select the general option and finally tick mark the option that says, automatically show or hide the menu bar.
#5 – Sign PDFs
If someone sends you a PDF that you need to sign and send it back then it proves to be quite a hassle on Windows systems since you have to download the PDF, print it, sign it and then scan it back before you can send it through to the recipient.
But, in Mac it is rather easy thanks to functionality built into the system.