If anyone remembered 2020, two things would be on the top of the list.
- Work from home
While some were used to the concept, millions of others lived their first-ever experience working from home. Plus, the layoffs left professionals with no other option than switching to freelancing until things go back to normal. Or should I say “new normal?”
Since you have to work from home, it’s natural that you need to transform a part of your house into an office space. To do that, you must have the right tools, one of them being your computer, laptop, or iPad. Whatever suits your profile needs and wants.
While you can compromise on other things, if your system is not synced correctly, it might impact your productivity in the long run. Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you be at the top of your game at all times.
So, let’s get started!
It’s Time to Give More Screen Space to Your Mac
You might feel frustrated, suddenly switching from a large screen to a smaller one when working from home. But, that’s not a problem anymore. If you are using macOS Catalina, you can convert your iPad into a second display to give yourself the benefit of more screen space. To do that, here’s what you need to do.
- Turn On your iPad.
- Go to the System Preferences on your Mac and click on the Display section.
- Select iPad in the AirPlay Display sub-menu
And voila!! Your iPad turns into a full-fledged second monitor, which you can position the way suits you. If that doesn’t solve your problem, you can also add HDMI-equipped TV as an extra display.
Use This App to Focus on Your Work Better
If you’ve recently downloaded files from any unverified sources, it’s time to give your Mac a health checkup. Otherwise, it will start interfering with your productivity. How? Because the moment malware will attack your system, it will start affecting your work by hindering various processes.
For instance, it might slow down your webpage or not load at all. To avoid that from happening, you can install an app that detects such malware and allows you to avoid any issues that might interfere with your work.
No more distraction indeed!!
Stop Losing Focus With Those Notifications
With everyone working from home, communication is one of the most important tools to avoid any miscommunication. But these communication tools, such as Slack, can contribute to distractions while working. To avoid feeling frustrated, you can control what notifications should be on the priority and what can be ticked off to avoid feeling bothered.
Experiment with these features on your Mac and mute the less urgent channels. Try not to mute the ones your boss is actively monitoring. Beware!!
To Sum it Up
We hope this tips on What Mac Users Must do to Improve Efficiency, will help you.
Besides updating your system, taking enough breaks is the best way to work efficiently when working from home. Additionally, make sure you have a dedicated workspace to avoid any unnecessary distractions during your working hours. Move your body regularly or use an app called BreakTime that reminds you to charge yourself.
Your system will work efficiently when you are refreshed. Otherwise, even the fastest system will feel slow, no matter what tricks you use.