OS Version: Introduced in macOS Monterey

Ask Siri to Run a Shortcut on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone

You can run any Shortcut with Siri. Just start Siri and speak the Shortcut’s name. But how do you change what you want to say to run a Shortcut with Siri? It’s easy! Just change the name of the Shortcut. In this video I show you how you can change the name of a Shortcut for Siri on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

Edit the Name, Color, and Icon or Glyph for a Shortcut

With Shortcuts, you can not only change the name of a shortcut, but you can also change the color and the icon or glyph associated with that shortcut. See how to not only change the name, and make sure that the Shortcut apps saves your changed name, but also how to change the color and icon associated with any Shortcut. I show you how to do this on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

Organize your Notes with Tags on the Mac

New in macOS Monterey and the Notes app is the option to add tags to your notes. Why would you want to do this? To better organize your notes! You can apply multiple tags to a note to have it appear in multiple folders. See how easy it is to add tags to your notes, and why you may want to add tags, in this video for Notes on the Mac.

Add Shortcuts to the Mac’s Dock, Menu bar, or as a Quick Action

Did you know you could access your Shortcuts from the Mac’s Menu Bar or Dock? You can also add them as a service or Quick Action! This makes it easy to run a shortcut without ever opening the Shortcuts app. It’s almost like making an app out of your shortcuts! See how easy it is to add a shortcut to your Mac’s menu bar, dock or even as a Quick Actions in this video for Shortcuts on the Mac.

Add Tags to Reminders on the Mac

Add Tags to Reminders

Introduced in macOS Monterey, you can now organize your reminders by tags in addition to lists. Why would you want to organize them this way? By using tags, you can assign a reminder to lists! As an example, you could add apples to your grocery list and farmers market list by creating tags. See how to use tags to help you organize your reminders in this video for Reminders on the Mac.

Import and Export Usernames and Passwords on the Mac

Import and Export Usernames and Passwords

Did you know you could export all your saved usernames and passwords on the Mac? You can also export selected usernames and passwords. In addition to that, you can also import them. This is all done through the Passwords Preference Pane in the Mac’s System Preferences. See how to export and import usernames and passwords on the Mac in this video for security.

Add Notes to saved Usernames and Passwords on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone

Add Notes to saved Usernames and Passwords

Did you know you could add notes to your saved usernames and passwords on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone? This feature was added in macOS Monterey, iPadOS 15, and iOS 15. These notes are included in the search to make it easy to find a specific username or password. See how to add notes to your usernames and passwords in this video for security on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

Use Live Text to copy or translate text 
in a Photo on the Mac.

Copy or Translate Text in a Photo

Did you know you could copy text that is in a photo with the Photos app on the Mac? You can also select that text and translate it to a different language! This was introduced with macOS Monterey. Learn how to select txt and translate text with Live Photos in this video for Photos on the Mac.

Universal Control: Use a single keyboard and mouse between Mac and iPad

Share your Mac’s Cursor & Keyboard with Universal Control

When using Universal Control, you can share your cursor and keyboard with multiple devices. As an example, you could user your trackpad and keyboard from your Mac with your iPad! Each device shows its own screen and apps, but you can use a single keyboard, mouse, or trackpad to move the cursor, type, and even copy content between them. See how to use Universal Control with a Mac and iPad in this video for Universal Control.

AirPlay from your iPad or iPhone to your Mac

AirPlay on the Mac

With macOS Monterey, Apple introduced AirPlay to the Mac! With AirPlay, you can play whatever is on your iPad or iPhone directly on your Mac. In this video, I show you where you can turn this feature on and off (it can cause conflicts with specific apps that mimic AirPlay), and how you can find your Mac on an iPad and iPhone to AirPlay on.

Change the Address Bar View in Safari on the Mac

Change the Address Bar View

In macOS Monterey, Apple introduced a new view for Safari’s Address Bar. In addition to being able to view your open tabs in the default Separate View, where they are all separate and located below the Address Bar, you can view them in a Compact View. This view moves the tabs next to the address bar for a more compact view. Learn about the new Compact View for Safari tabs in this video for Safari on the Mac.

Tile Windows to View Apps in a Split View on the Mac

Tile Windows to View Apps in a Split View

Did you know you can view two windows side by side or in a split view on the Mac? The windows show side by side or next to each other while in full screen mode. You can easily do this from any window on your Mac. See how easy it is to open two windows in a split view by tiling them in this video for the Mac.

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