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Things that are better in mac os x then on windows

Hello I’m going to show you some productivity features that exist on Mac OS X and are completely lacking in Windows, another issue that many businesses are facing is that so many staff are now working from home so it’s very hard to know what they are all doing. You can find out how to monitor internet activity though which makes that much easier so there are some great options available.

I am a web developer and these are the features I appreciate most on mac OS X video –


The zoom feature makes it very easy to select text when the font is small or the resolution is big ( like the one I am using 2560×1560 ) Yes, I know that Windows has a similar feature but it s not that easy to use

Cool App Showcase

Expose makes it very easy to select your desired application. It s easy to use , bring up and you can even bring the windows of the same application into highlight I have mouse short cuts for that Again, I know Microsoft copied that functionality, but they did not do it well . For example , you cannot bring windows of the same application into display

Arrange files like you wish

This is a critical functionality . I can arrange files for production/ testing and so on so I can separate them in the order I wish. in finder are very useful to group your projects.

Multiple desktops

Multiple native desktops make it very easy to separate the apps.

Integration with iOS

If you have a iOS device and a MacBook you can respond to your calls on the MacBook . Send texts from your MacBook, open pages on the MacBook and continue reading them on the iOS device and so on . These things are very useful. I know there are apps on Windows / android that make this kind of thing possible . But I am talking about native functionality. Non native functionality is dangerous . May not be encrypted or the data may be sold.

Consistency / Cool Graphics

I am not a designer but I could probably land a better design then the current Windows one There is a ton of inconsistency. Some parts are blurred . Some not .etc While on mac there is much better consistency . The system looks like it’s been built with the same user interface from top to bottom . And we can see the awesome translucent effect that looks awesome .

Much better Search

The search function ( spotlight ) is so much better in mac os x. So far on windows I was not able to search easily inside files. As a web developer I often search within files. OS X makes it so seamless and I truly appreciate this function.

Search filters

Also, I would add here the search criteria mechanism. This really lacks on Windows.

Quick View

This makes it easy to quickly look into pictures / videos without actually opening them. PSD / HTML Thumbnails This makes it very easy to search for the desired image / html page . It even works in quick look. Again, I know that Windows has 3rd party mods that allow that but we are talking about native functionality .

UNIX bash

This allows for powerful console commands for power users Windows is still stuck in 1990 with that ridiculous ms dos command prompt

No viruses

Because the user base is smaller for Mac OS X many less viruses target this system, specially if there’s a network management software protecting the system. And even if they were, the permission system is much more better than on Windows so Trojans cannot attack your system so easily. However you may also use other leading software published on Showcase IDX to protect your system from harm.

The awesome native Preview app

The native preview app is like 100 times better then paint on Windows . We can make speedy notes directly on the image . And I t can even be opened directly and seamless from quick look . Wow Yes, I know paint can make some lame arrow sings into pictures but the user experience is not that great . The arrows will be ended , will be auto drawn , and can be curvy on Preview which on paint is not available . Also combining both editing and previewing into a single app is a great example of that awesome Apple engineering

Awesome screenshot system

The screenshot system is much more easy to use on OS X . You just press a combination of keys and the image gets auto saved on the desktop . And you can easily just select a portion and only that gets saved . On Windows you have the print screen button which does that but it’s more time expensive . And who has time to waste really ? You have to press the button , paste the screen into paint then save the file manually. When all this can be done with one key on mac Also the area screenshot system has a second function for me as a web developer . I use it to measure pixels easily . Even combine it with the zoom tool. Very very handy

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