Redundant but useful to know…

macOs Utility Software

Useful MacOs Features that used to be Standalone Apps​


Have you ever come across a super useful, but simple macOS application that performs such an intuitive task within your workflow, that you are left wondering; Why hasn’t its function been incorporated ‘natively’ within macOs?

Well, hold your horses, because here are 4 such macOs functions that readily fit into, or aid, whatever your workflow. 

Now, whilst I say the above, remember, macOs throughout its history has been an Os with many less known commands and hidden functions. Most of the following are easily accessible by applying the standard ‘right click’ mouse option. So here goes; 

1. Re-naming Multiple Files at Once.


One of my most welcomed macOs utility software function is the ability to rename multiple files at a time from a simple click. This was a function I handled previously by using a standalone app called Name Mangler. 

NB: Name Mangler is now obsolete due to current macOs upgrades.

2. Save Selected Files to A New Folder.

Whilst I didn’t use a standalone app to perform this function, but rather, did so using the usual manual method of simply selecting and dragging files into a newly created Folder. This handy function is now easily accessible by applying the standard ‘right click’ mouse option.

3. Compressing Files and Folders.


If you work with large files, then it is very likely that you have had to compress your work in order to make them more portable for sharing with others.

Now you no longer need to find and then launch a compression app (well, technically speaking). Yep, again, you can do this by applying the standard ‘right click’ mouse option and selecting the Compress tab from the drop down menu 

4. Customise Quick Actions

quick actions create pdf

Now you no longer need to find and then launch a compression app. Yep, again, you can do this by applying the standard ‘right click’ mouse option. 

Using both Apple and third-party extensions, easily customise you Mac to allow accessibilty to a number of actions to help perform tasks more efficiently. For example; you can conveniently create PDFs from your selected files.


Customise your own quick options…

quick actions

Besides these simple tips, there are a few other mac applications I reckon you already have on your mac that you’ll find handy to know a little more about. Such as apps like; Keynote, Preview and Photos for macOS.

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