OSX Productivity Tip NO.1

16Jun13

I’ve thought that I was done writing this kind of stuff, but I’m about to tell you something amazingly simple and yet very cool.

Just go to:

System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Services – that’s it.

There’s a hell lot awesome stuff you can do here.

Services

Just remember to pick up a key modifier that would not interact with other apps. Command + Control is quite a good choice.

Here’s a bunch of cool stuff that I did:

1. Open an address in Google Maps [ ^ ⌘ G ]

Open address

This is minor but possibly time saving.

2. Import image [ ^ ⌘ O ] 

This is really useful – importing photos from iPhone straight to a document/note

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3. Capture selection from screen [ ^ ⌘ P ] 

Complementary to the previous tip – you can capture part of the screen directly.

4. Send to Kindle [ ^ ⌘ K ] 

I often choose to read things on Kindle instead of a lcd screen, this tip just reduces the number of clicks between Kindle and my laptop. Note: You need Send to Kindle app installed in order to use it.

5. Upload with CloudApp [ ^ ⌘ U ] 

Instead of dragging why not just use a keyboard shortcut? Note. You need Cloud App .

6. Look Up in Dictionary [ ^ ⌘ D ] 

This is actually cooler than I thought. You can translate stuff just by putting the cursor over them, even in system windows!

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7. Unarchive To Current Folder [ ^ ⌘ Z ]

Major relief from clicking.

8. Typeset LaTeX Maths Inline [ ^ ⌘ M ] 

I’ve left the coolest for the end – this let’s you change a LaTeX text into a nicely rendered picture in apps like Evernote – very useful for making science notes. Note. You need to download LaTeXian and change it’s default format from PDF to PNG.

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And that’s just what I’ve discovered, what will you come up with?

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