You probably use common keyboard shortcuts all the time, such as command+C and command+V to copy and paste, for example. These shortcuts are the standard ones that Mac OS X and various apps come with, and they appear next to the corresponding menu command. But it can be irritating to reach for your mouse or trackpad if the command you want doesn’t have its own shortcut.
The Settings app is probably one that you use all the time without even thinking about it. A lot of the tools that help you to make iOS more in tune with your personal preferences are managed through Settings. But even with the best-designed interface in the world, the complexity of iOS means that some things get a bit buried.
iOS 5 definitely introduced a slew of new features that long-time iOS users had been waiting on since Apple finally introduced copy and paste. And Apple has definitely heard the Call of the Users, as iOS 5 also comes chock full of shortcuts. Why bother swiping between home screens and sifting through apps when you can perform a few simple shortcuts to get what you want? Read on to find out how.
If you frequently find yourself pasting the same text over and over again on the Mac, you’ve no doubt discovered Smile Software’s TextExpander, a handy utility that promises to save keystrokes -- and now, the accompanying iOS version just got even handier with a host of new features.
So you think you’re a Twitter Jedi master? While you may have mastered the dark art of the retweet and even decrypted the meaning of hashtags, there are still a few tricks and tips that even pro Twitter users may not be aware of.
The iOS keyboard packs in a few hidden shortcuts that make using it much easier, even if you're already a flash at typing with your fingertips. We've collected the tricks into an easy-to-reference cheat sheet.
Insanely great as Macs are, using them means losing some of your day to launching apps, hunting down files, and performing other routine iChores. Keyboard Maestro helps reclaim some of that time by letting you create custom macros--keyboard commands that automate lengthy or repetitive tasks and add new productivity tricks to your favorite applications. It’s a powerful package that can simplify any Mac user’s life, but if you’re not already comfortable with Macs, you may need to work a bit harder to get the most from the application.