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January 24, 2019

The Most Efficient Ways To Speed Up Your Work On Mac

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Source: Mia Baker

More and more people tend to invest their money in a computer of higher quality in order to increase the efficiency of their workflow. Some people choose Apple products, some look elsewhere, but we have to admit that there’s quite a lot of different spheres of professionals who choose to buy a Mac. Although there are many discussions on the internet on which Mac is the best one yet. 

Therefore it’s very disappointing to learn that your Mac is no longer or not as efficient as you expected it to be. To solve this problem, in this article we’ll give you some useful tips on how to increase or gain back that efficiency that your computer used to provide to you before.

Uninstall Unnecessary Apps On Your Mac

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The more unnecessary apps you’ll have on your computer, the slower and less effective it will work. Not even to mention the apps that are suspicious and might possibly damage your computer. The easiest way to remove apps that are no longer needed is by using a special tool or another app that specializes in app removal. 

Simply removing an app into the trash bin won’t do any good. All the apps tend to store their files in different locations on your Mac, and if you just drag the app to the trash bin, you won’t delete those additional files.

Setapp is just the perfect app for a cause like this one. All you’ll need to do after installing it is to open the app and run CleanMyMac. Then simply choose the apps that look unfamiliar or are no longer needed. And if you want to remove a specific app but cannot find it on the list, just use the search option to quickly delete it. 

Use Office For Mac

For those of you that have many years of experience of working with Microsoft’s Office 365 and if you’re a real professional of Word or a guru of Excel formulas, it is completely understandable that learning to use new apps and software might feel downgrading. It is also completely normal to feel the frustration between learning something new but also not losing your time, speed, and gained experience that you have from before. 

In order to keep your work at the fastest pace, you can still use Office for Mac – it’s been available for a few years now. Word and Excel aren’t the only apps that are included in the package – you’ll also get the well known PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote apps.

Find Out What Eats Up The Most Of Resources On Your Mac

There are some apps that might be not as useful and necessary for your daily work tasks but could be actually eating up a whole lot of resources and slowing down your Mac. Try using Activity Monitor to determine if you have apps like this on your computer. If you don’t know how to locate it, use the Spotlight to quickly find it.

After finding and launching the Activity Monitor, you’ll see five different types of resources: Network Usage, CPU, Memory, Energy, and Disk. The most important factor for you is CPU, especially if your Mac is running super slowly. Click on it to see who uses up the most of the resources. You can simply close any running app from here by pressing the “X”. 

Decide If You Really Need All The Visual Effects

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When you buy a new Mac, the visual effects are fun to have, but are they really necessary for your work, especially if it slows it down? Probably not. If you’ll turn the effects off, it will definitely speed up your computer. This works both for the iMac and MacBook. 

If you are up for it, here’s how you can switch the effects off: go to System Preferences and click Dock. Afterward, uncheck the option of Automatically hide and show the Dock and Animate opening applications. It’s also a good decision to switch from the Genie effect to the Scale effect – this will eat up less of your resources.


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