Supercharge Your Mac: 7 Proven Hacks to Boost Efficiency and Productivity

Sahil Pabby
4 min readNov 12, 2023

Maximizing your efficiency on a Mac goes beyond basic usage. By tapping into its powerful built-in features, you can transform your daily routine into a streamlined process.

“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” — Steve Jobs

Master Spotlight for More Than Searches

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  • Step 1: Press Command + Space to activate Spotlight.
  • Step 2: Use it for calculations, currency conversions, and word definitions, in addition to file searches. Just type in your query and let Spotlight do the rest.

Automate Routine Tasks with Automator

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  • Step 1: Open Automator from your Applications folder.
  • Step 2: Create a new workflow or choose from pre-made templates.
  • Step 3: Drag and drop actions to build your custom automation, like resizing images or organizing files.

Efficiently Navigate with Mission Control

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  • Step 1: Swipe up with three fingers on your trackpad, or press F3, to activate Mission Control.
  • Step 2: Use it to view all open windows and desktops, making it easier to switch between tasks.

Set Up Hot Corners for Instant Actions

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  • Step 1: Go to Settings > Desktop & Dock > Mission Control > Hot Corners.

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