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The best way to take notes on a Mac
Taking notes on a Mac is as simple as opening Notes and starting to type. But the best way to take notes actually depends on your own personal habits. We've gathered best of the best note-taking apps in Setapp, so you have access to them all for your ideal workflow. Try for free!
Files too big to send by email? Share them with this guide
How many times has this happened to you? You're trying to send a big file you've been working on—say a video or a presentation, or maybe just a really high-res photo—by email. But your emails keep popping back unsent with an “attachment too large” error message.
How to Launch an Email Marketing Campaign
Getting started with your email marketing may seem a tough thing to do. Here are the most important steps to succeed.
How to benchmark a Mac: 3 great apps to measure your Mac's performance
Benchmarking has proven to be a useful way to assess how fast, efficient, and powerful one piece of technology is against another. You can easily test and benchmark your Mac’s GPU, CPU, hard-drive and SSD performance against another Mac.
Delivery vs. Innovation: How We’ve Used One-Day Design Sprints to Improve Setapp
Here's how Setapp team adapted and uses Design Sprints to keep the healthy ratio between innovation and delivery in the product organization.
How to fix Wi-Fi connection problems on a Mac
When Wi-Fi stops working on a Mac, it can be a nightmare. All of a sudden, you can’t make progress or even start on something without an internet connection.
Best keyboard shortcuts for the Mac
Using keyboard shortcuts instead of reaching for your mouse or trackpad and hunting through menus is a great way to save time and get work done efficiently.
Tips and tricks to get more things done during the work day
These simple tips and will help you be more productive during your day. Check out our favorite apps that helps you get more things done, and freeing up more time for you.
Find duplicate photos: the simplest way to clean up your photo library
When photography was print, it was an expensive hobby or career. A rare few made that leap from taking pictures for fun to making a living from it, which often required talent, a little money, or a lucky first client or two.
Best tips to extend your Mac battery life
​Apple Mac batteries don't last forever. Anyone with an iPhone will tell you that, but everyone with any long-term experience of Mac computers will eventually find out that batteries have a finite lifecycle.
How to clean up "Other Storage" on Mac
There're our favorite Mac cleanup tips to help you free up extra hard drive space.
10 apps to help you keep your New Year's resolutions
January is the time of year when we all resolve to do better. To be better people. To work harder, be fitter, and achieve more. Sadly, by February, most of us have already given up and gone back to our old ways. But it doesn’t have to be like that. You can keep those resolutions. The key is to acquire and use tools that will motivate you to get there. With that in mind, here are 10 apps to help you fulfill your New Year’s resolutions.
How to reduce memory usage on your Mac
If your Mac regularly runs into problems or you frequently experience the dreaded spinning color wheel, one of the potential causes could be your Mac’s RAM running at close to its maximum capacity.
How to fix a Kernel Panic on Mac
A kernel panic occurs when your Mac runs into a problem that is so serious it is unable to continue running. Here’s how to vastly reduce your chances of needing to fix a kernel panic in the future.
How to check disk space on your Mac
Even when you’ve got a fairly large hard drive, the more apps you have and use, the quicker you run out of space. This is something to avoid whenever possible, since it can cause your Mac to slow down, overheat and, eventually, run out of space.
How to clean up and optimize your Mac
Macs usually don't need much in the way of maintenance, but they can definitely use some cleanup from time to time, especially after heavy use. We've prepared the best Mac cleanup tips for you - just follow these steps to optimize your Mac, and make it faster and more responsive.
Timing: the best automatic time tracking tool to increase your productivity
If you need to track your time, there is an app for you. Instead of making you track your time manually with start/stop timers, the Timing app works behind the scenes and logs apps, websites, and documents automatically.
6 Metrics to Track for SaaS Company Growth
To grow a software as a service (SaaS) business, every decision must be backed by data. Being able to work on gut instinct is a great quality to have, but as the old saying goes, “the numbers don’t lie”. Even things that “just feel right” need to be justified with metrics — the cold, hard facts.
How to use Localization for Global Reach
Global appeal, local feel. That’s how all the biggest brands build their empires. Apple, Google, Toyota, Amazon, McDonald's, Coca-Cola — mention any of these brands to people across the world and they’ll instantly know what you’re talking about.
How to clone your Mac so you can use it as a backup
Cloning your Mac’s main drive is a great way to protect yourself against potential problems when, for example, you might be installing a new version of macOS — especially if it’s still in beta.
How to Achieve $1M ARR in 6 Months: 9 Lessons We Learned
On 25 January 2017, we went ahead with the public launch of Setapp. In six months, we had already achieved $1 million ARR (Annual Recurring Revenue), reaching over $1.4 million ARR now, in November 2017.
How to Create a Killer Content Marketing Campaign
Have you ever heard the saying: “Content is king”? Bill Gates said that over two decades ago, in 1996 — back when the Apple PowerBook 1400 with its customizable skin was the coolest laptop around. It’s since become the slogan of choice for content marketers everywhere.
Managing A Growing Business: The MacPaw List of 160 Tools We Use
Managing a growing business is not easy. But at the same time, can you imagine running any kind of business without the amazing range of web apps and software tools and products we can now access?
How to Run and Not Run a User Interview
During 2017, when we were growing our revenue from zero to over $1.4 million ARR, we have conducted hundreds of interviews with customers.
How to Make Your Product Launch Exclusive
In 2014, an unheard of Chinese smartphone manufacturer announced the release of its new smartphone, the OnePlus One.
Why You Need To Build A Community Before Launching
A guide on why product professionals have to think of the user community before revenue comes in.
How to manage iCloud storage on a Mac?
Apple iCloud comes with 5GB of storage as standard, for everyone with an iOS device, Mac and even those who want iCloud backup and storage on a PC. When it comes to managing iCloud storage you’ve got a few options. Here are x ways you can avoid running out of space.
How To Recover Data From A Failed Hard Drive Yourself
Hard disks fail. It’s an unavoidable fact of life. No matter how much you might believe it won’t happen to you, the chances are it will, sometime. We'll show you the best ways to protect yourself from the consequences of a failed hard disk.
What is a Purgeable Data on macOS and how to reduce it
Learn how to safely clear purgeable space, remove unnecessary files from your Mac and save some extra hard drive space.
How To Add Videos To iTunes
There are several different ways to add videos to iTunes on your Mac. Check them out.
How to Take the GRE Exam?
Learn the most important information about the Graduate Record Examination in this article.
How to write a graduate school personal statement
Determine your purpose in writing the statement - follow these tips to prepare and refine your story.
How to make an animated GIF
Animated images - known as GIFs - have been around for over 25 years. GIFs started to become mainstream in 2011 and since 2015 have become an increasingly popular way to share stories on social media, in private messages and even workplace emails.
How to access an external drive that's not recognized on a Mac
​Most of the time, when you connect an external hard drive to your Mac’s USB port, you soon see the external drive appear on the desktop. Apple likes to ensure these are easy to find, so they also appear in the left-hand column under devices, since Mac’s treat them the same way as another computer.
How To View And Kill Processes on your Mac
When your Mac slows down or starts behaving erratically, chances are its because an application that’s running, perhaps in the background, is misbehaving. Solving the problem is usually as simple as killing the process, but in order to do that, you need to identify it. Here’s how to view and kill processes on your Mac.
How To Check Your Mac Hard Drive Health
Keeping you Mac’s hard drive or SSD healthy is hugely important. By monitoring and checking your Mac hard drive’s health, you can anticipate potential problems and prevent potentially catastrophic crashes.
7 essential productivity apps for Mac
Feeling overloaded? Сheck out the powerful apps on Setapp that improve concentration and let you escape the routine. Gain control over your productivity!
How to access clipboard (copy-paste) history on a Mac
​Copy and paste has been revolutionary for productivity. That may sound silly, especially considering how commonplace it is. Everyone uses that function, all the time. But without it, we’d have to start from scratch on whatever we are working on.
How to backup your Mac
Here are some tips and tricks on how to back up your Mac. Check them out.
How to stop the spinning color wheel on a Mac
Few things give Mac users that sinking feeling more than the sight of a spinning color wheel, or spinning beachball as it’s also commonly known.
How to recover deleted photos and music on Mac
Deleting photos of previous memories or music you love can be a gut-wrenching experience. Thankfully, there are ways to recover deleted photos and music and to avoid losing them altogether.
Your Mac Too Hot? How To Fix An Overheating Mac
The most common problem Mac users experience is overheating. An overheating Mac isn’t something you want to try and ignore for too long.
Why apps crash on macOS High Sierra
Even if some apps crash after you’ve upgraded your Mac to the latest OS High Sierra, there is still a chance it’s a temporary problem. We can’t advise you to wait it out though, because there’s also a chance something went pretty wrong.
How to clear your search history on a Mac
The browser history on your Mac keeps track of your everyday web surfing. And sometimes you want to keep it private. Learn how to quickly and safely remove browser history from your Mac.
How to make flashcards on a Mac
There was a time, not that long ago, when studying, making notes and flashcards all took place on paper using pens. Now students need apps to record notes, create flashcards and write term papers and essays.
How to Uninstall Apps on macOS
Learn how to thoroughly uninstall applications and app leftovers on your Mac. Follow these easy to use steps (manually or automated) and remove tons of useless software.
How to Downgrade from macOS 10.13 High Sierra
If you decide macOS High Sierra just isn't working for you, you can revert to a previous macOS version - this tutorial will show you how to downgrade from High Sierra back to macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite and earlier versions.
How to Tile Open Windows on Mac
It can be overwhelming when you're working with a lot of apps and files, but Mosaic can help. We'll show you how to tile open windows on your Mac with Mosaic windows manager. Follow these 9 easy easy steps to organize your Mac desktop.
High Sierra Problems: How to Fix the Most Common macOS Issues
We share the best fixes for some of the most common macOS 10.13 problems. Find out what the problem is, and how to fix it on your Mac.
How to Organise All the Photos on your Mac
11 steps to master photo organisation. How do you organise those and make it easy to find just the one you want when you want it? What about image formats not supported by Photos, like Pixelmator or Acorn? That’s where Pixa comes in.
How to Fix Frozen Mac
A frozen or unresponsive Mac is rare, but Macs aren't immune from some of the same weaknesses as other computers. At one time or another, we’ve all had documents disappear, programs crash and faced that spinning beachball of dread during a busy working day.
How to Clean Install macOS 10.13 High Sierra
Want to get new macOS on your Mac? Follow these steps to download High Sierra and perform a clean install, which offers several benefits over the automatic upgrade process.
How to Upgrade to macOS High Sierra
How to download the new system, prepare your Mac for it, and safely upgrade. A full guide on macOS High Sierra upgrade process.
The 17 Best Features in macOS 10.13 High Sierra
It’s not a huge release in terms of new features, but there are a few things that can make your life easier. Learn more about the new macOS High Sierra features that matter most.
How to create a bootable macOS installer
​The macOS Recovery partition means there’s less need to keep a bootable installer on a USB stick or external hard drive. But there are still lots of occasions when one comes in handy.
12 Tips for Speeding up a Slow Mac
All Macs slow down with age — no matter how much you spend on them or which model you choose. A slow Mac can cause anxiety-bringing productivity issues, especially if you’ve got a deadline to meet. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do.
Best ways to remotely access and control your Mac from any device and location
Remotely accessing a Mac is designed to be easy. You can use several third-party tools and apps, and Apple has spent time to ensure anyone can access their Mac - desktop and laptop devices - from any other Mac device, anywhere.
A Guide to Writing an Academic Paper
Everybody writes. We all write texts, messages, social media content, emails; but academic writing is different, as anyone knows who has started college or been a student for a while.
App release planning: how to successfully launch an app people love
Why apps fail? How can you avoid costly app failure? What to consider before developing an app? Want to know how to get to market successfully - learn our best practices to launch an app.
1 minutes shortcut: Capture an Entire Webpage
Apple Mac and iOS devices make it easy to take a screenshot. Screenshots are a useful way to record important information or create content that you can share with colleagues or publish online.
How to Speed Up Slow Internet Downloads on a Mac
​There are few things more frustrating than WiFi that’s very slow. Thankfully, there’s a great deal you can do to solve the problem and speed up your connection. Let's download files in the fastest speed possible.
How to Prepare Your Mac for macOS High Sierra
Check out is your Mac compatible with High Sierra, and walk through some simple steps to get your Mac prepared for the update so it will go as smooth as possible.
How to edit photos on a Mac
How do you edit photos on a Mac? With Setapp you can use powerful, easy-to-use photo editing tools along with photo organization and sharing features. Find out how to use the best Mac software to edit your photos like a pro.
How to Sync an iPhone with a Mac without iTunes
Learn how to easy syncing between your Apple devices, backup or archive your iPhone to you Mac, save snapshots of your iPhone, or copy files between your devices whenever you need to.
How to Start Painting on a Mac
Setapp offers a range of apps that turn your Mac into your own private studio, no brushes required.
How to Setup a VPN on a Mac
Check out how to connect to a VPN on your Mac step-by-step - we’re show you best way to create and outgoing VPN connection with Shimo app.​
How to post Instagram from Mac
Can you post to Instagram from your Mac? Sure. Discover how to upload video, post photos, and dm to Instagram from your computer with Setapp.
The Simple Way to ZIP and UNZIP Fles on a Mac
How do you open a zip file on a Mac? Choose the best solution to open and manage any file with the .zip extension on macOS, compress a file or folder on Mac easily - just follow the step-by-step instructions below to easily ZIP and UNZIP your data.
How to free up disk space on a Mac
Learn on how to clean up disk space and speed up your Mac with these quick tips
The Basic Guide for PC to Mac Switchers
Once you’ve decided to switch from Windows to macOS there is no turning back, because you made the right decision. Here’s how to enjoy the change at its best!
How to Recover Deleted Files After Emptying the Trash on Mac
Can you recover items deleted from the Trash? Sure. We'll give some practical advices on how to get back your data after emptied Trash on your Mac.
How to Create a Mind Map in XMind
Follow these steps to creating a mind map easily - we'll show you how to make mind map with examples.
How to Recover Lost SD Card Data on Mac
Find out how to fix or repair damaged memory card error with DiskDrill and restore your lost, deleted and inaccessible files from the SD card.
How to Take a Screenshot and Record Your Screen on Mac
Grab a screenshot on your Mac, record screen activity in a video, capture screen in animated GIFs - we’ll show you how to make all of those in seconds.
How to Convert Video and Audio on Mac
The full guide on how to convert video, music, and video to music - and as a bonus, how to download an MP3 track from a YouTube video.
How to Make Images and GIFs for Social Media on Mac
Visuals are an important part of the social media experience. We’ll show you the tips and tricks to create images and animations that will ‘wow’ your followers.