Smart Folders are virtual folders that, unlike regular folders on your Mac, can be organized based on criteria set specifically to the folder. The process of creating a Smart Folder is similar to creating rules in Mail or iTunes Smart Playlists. The possibilities for Smart Folders are unlimited, allowing you to organize files by type, size, and Mac App Store category.
Just like Rules and Smart Mailboxes in Mac OS X Mail, you can sort your iTunes media using rule-based criteria. There's a couple of ways to sort your iTunes music so that it's always playing at least five interesting playlists, so follow along as we whil your iTunes library into shape in just a few clicks.
Sorting through email can be a pain, but if you have the right rules set up in Mail, you can spend less time trying to control your inbox and more time doing things that are important. Read on to find out how.
Despite advancements in social networks and instant messaging services, many still rely on good ‘ole fashioned email. On the Mac, people typically use Apple’s Mail app because of it’s simplicity and configurability. We’ll show you how to make your messages more manageable by creating Mail rules to flag and highlight important messages automatically.
Hazel is great for sorting through your files for you automatically, but it doesn’t provide much in the way of notifications to let you know it has done its job and that everything is working properly. However, with newer versions of Hazel, you can choose to “Send Growl Notification” as one of the options after an action is run.
For all of its faults, iTunes is a versatile media player, allowing you to organize music in interesting ways -- assuming you know how to do so in the first place. Among the built-in tools offered are Ratings and Smart Playlists, which can be used in tandem to display media in most any way you can imagine.
One day, not so very long ago, third-party email apps dominated the Mac platform -- until Apple upped the ante with its own Mail application (frequently dubbed “Mail.app” for clarity) included free with every copy of Mac OS X. They’ve tucked away quite a few awesome features over the years, but here are a few of our favorites.