5 macOS Catalina Tips and Tricks Worth Checking Out

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Mac software Tips & Tricks

macOS Catalina is the latest software version designed for your MacBook that comes power-packed with a bunch of useful features.

We’re sure you must’ve already upgraded your MacBook to macOS Catalina. So, have you explored all the hidden features that come along with the latest update? If not, here are a few MacOS Catalina hidden tips and tricks that will allow you to make the most of your MacBook and boost productivity.

Let’s get started and make the most of macOS Catalina.

No More Typing Passwords

No More Typing Passwords
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Agree or not, but didn’t we always hated typing lengthy passwords each time we had to log in to any account? So much of unnecessary hassle! Well, thanks to macOS Catalina for extending support for biometric authentication which proves out to be a great relief. You can now use your Apple watch as a biometric authentication tool, and by double-tapping, on the Apple watch screen, you can make any changes in the Settings without having to type the entire password.

To do so, head on to Settings> Security and Privacy, and enable the “Use my Apple Watch to unlock apps on my Mac” option. So, just by tapping on your watch screen, you can verify your authentication with the help of your Apple watch. And you know what’s the good news? Apple has announced that they will soon extend support for third-party app’s authentication as well so that we never have to type lengthy passwords again.

Finder Syncing

Finder Syncing
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Unfortunately, macOS Catalina doesn’t feature iTunes anymore! Wondering how you will copy your files and data to other iOS devices? Well, you can always use AirDrop to transfer large-sized files, but there’s always an option to set up a wired connection between your MacBook and iPhone. Simply connect your iOS device with a lightning cable to your Mac and open finder. In just about a moment, you will find your iOS device’s name on the left column of the Finder window. Tap on it and from here, you can easily copy your data to an iOS device just how you did on iTunes.

Picture in Picture

With macOS Catalina, you now get picture-in-picture support for playing videos. Enabling picture-in-picture mode is pretty simple. All you have to do is, right-click on the video and tap on “Enter Picture in Picture” to float the video playback on any window you’re working on. So, in just one click you can make any video turn into PIP (Picture in Picture) mode easily. Earlier this feature was available on Safari, but with macOS Catalina, the QuickTime player also includes this added functionality.

Save Files on iCloud

Save Files on iCloud
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Another great addition that comes along with macOS Catalina is about how you save files on iCloud. So, in case you haven’t noticed, you can now right-click on any file and tap on the “Remove Download” option. Doing so will remove the file from your Mac without deleting it from iCloud. You will still be able to view a preview of the deleted file, but it won’t take up any extra space on your Mac.

Automatic Dark Mode

Automatic Dark Mode
Image Source: Apple Support

The Dark Mode has become one of the most buzzing trends of 2019. macOS Mojave was the previous generation of macOS, which already introduced the concept of Dark mode to users. Although with macOS Catalina, you now get a bunch of new options to customize its settings. On macOS Catalina, you can enable/disable the dark mode at a specified time, schedule time durations and apply your preferred Dark mode settings on your MacBook.

So fellas here were some of the most useful MacOS Catalina hidden tips and tricks that will allow you to make the most of this latest version of macOS. If you happen to know any other useful tip or tweak, feel free to share it with our readers.

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