February 29, 2012 in Mac OS X
OSX Lion – 17 of the Best Overlooked and Underrated Features
This post is based on an article at PCWorld that explains some features in Mac OS X Lion that most of us don’t use and perhaps don’t even know about.
Apple billed this summer’s release of Mac OS X Lion as having more than 200 new features, but most coverage of Lion in the intervening months has focused on only a handful of them. While iOS-like navigation and app-launching interfaces, autosave/restore capabilities, AirDrop file sharing and an emergency restore partition are by all means important, there are a lot of helpful tweaks and enhancements that can easily be missed.
Here are all 17!
- File Grouping in Finder Windows
- Protection for Location Information
- Customizable lock screen
- Customization of System Preferences
- Text-to-speech additions (including text to an audio track in iTunes, which uses the services menu. Often overlooked.)
- Enhanced spotlight menu (including Quick Look display next to document when you mouse over each item.)
- Quick Look on the dock
- Whole disk encryption (be careful with this one.)
- New tricks for Finder and Trash
- International languages and other keyboard features
- Enhanced desktop and screensaver preferences
- Dictionary and autocorrect
- New gestures
- New Safari download menu
- New screen-sharing tricks
- Window resizing
- iOS like ability to add new chat and email services
The article is titled 17 useful features every OS X Lion user should know about. and is by Ryan Fass, Computerworld.
Visit the article at PCWorld