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Convert WEBP to JPG on Mac from Finder with a Quick Action

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Did you know you can quickly convert a webp image file to JPG, right from the Mac Finder? Thanks to Quick Actions, this is by far the simplest and fastest way to convert webp files to JPEG format on the Mac.

Modern versions of MacOS system software support the excellent Quick Actions feature, that offer handy image editing and management features like rotating pictures or converting image file types to JPG or others, and that includes converting webp images. Not only does the Quick Action allow you to convert a single webp image, but you can also batch convert…

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How to Always Show Window Title Proxy Icons on Mac

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The Mac Finder and apps like Preview offer window title icons when you hover over the window title text, and once defaulted to show icons in the window title bar too. Sometimes these window icons were referred to as “proxy icons”, because they’re interactive and allow for things like dragging and dropping, and right-clicking to access dropdown menus.

In modern MacOS versions like Monterey, Big Sur, and newer, these window title icons still appear if you hover over the title bar texts, but you can enable a setting in System Preferences to always show the…

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How to Markup, Draw, & Write on Images on Mac from Finder with Quick Look

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Looking for a way to quickly annotate images and screenshots on your Mac, right from the Finder? Sure you could use Preview, or a third party app, but thanks to Markup it’s also a feature that is available natively in macOS Finder. Markup is also pretty easy to access and has all the basic tools that are required for annotation.

Markup may be a familiar feature if you’re an iPhone or iPad user, serving as a quick way to add text or draw sketches on your screenshots immediately after taking them. Fortunately, Apple has made this feature available on Mac as…

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How to Create File Templates on Mac with Stationery Pad

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Do you want to make changes to a file or document without affecting the original file? In that case, you might be interested taking advantage of Stationery Pad to easily create file templates on your Mac.

This is a tool that has been available in macOS for years now, but most people aren’t exactly aware of this. Let’s say you’re supposed to work on a file. Instead of manually duplicating a file or making a copy of the file in question and editing that, you can enable Stationery Pad and use Finder to automatically open a template of that file for you which…

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How to Add & Remove Quick Actions on Mac

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Do you use Quick Actions to perform certain tasks on your Mac with just a simple click? If so, do you want to add more Quick Actions? Or, perhaps you want to delete a custom quick action that you created? Adding and removing Quick Actions is pretty easy to do on a Mac.

For people who aren’t aware, or are new to the macOS ecosystem, Quick Actions is a feature that helps users carry out various automated tasks like image rotation, markup, creating PDF, etc. In addition to the default set of Quick Actions that are already available on the Mac, users are free to

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3 Ways to Move Files & Folders on Mac

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Ever wondered how you can move files and folders around on a Mac? If you’re using your first Mac and are new to macOS, one of the first things you may be interested in learning is file organization, especially if you’re switching from Windows.

The first step to properly managing files is knowing how to relocate files and store them in various folders. On Windows, you may be used to cutting and pasting files in a different location. However, on macOS, you cutting and pasting a file or folder works differently. Regardless, there are multiple ways to move…

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How to Find Files on Mac

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Finding a specific file on your Mac can be a tedious process sometimes, even if you keep all your files and folders organized. Thanks to Finder and Spotlight search, you can quickly find the exact file you’re looking for, regardless of where it’s stored on the Mac. We’ll cover how to find files on a Mac using both methods.

Finder is the macOS file manager, and it’s the first thing you see after you boot up your Mac. Finder is also the first app located in the Dock and its menu bar is displayed at the top of your desktop. Clicking on the Finder app will…

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How to Copy Ringtone to iPhone from MacOS Big Sur & Catalina with Finder

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For Mac users trying to copy ringtones to their iPhone using a modern macOS release like Big Sur or Catalina, you’ll find it’s quite simple to do so, and a return to old habits.

Basically, all you need to do is drag and drop the ringtone file from the Mac file system to the iPhone, just like how iTunes used to work too. Of course that changed with later iTunes versions, and for Mojave and High Sierra users with iTunes they
often find they can’t drag a ringtone to iPhone within iTunes, instead that process requires a copy and paste method.

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How to Sync Photos Between iPhone and Mac with Finder in macOS Catalina & Big Sur

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For many users, the easiest and best way to sync your photos across multiple devices is undoubtedly using iCloud Photos on the Mac, but that requires a reliable high speed internet connection, and depending on the amount of photos you have, perhaps a lot of iCloud space too.

Fortunately, another option exists, and you can still sync things directly between iPhone and Mac with a cable the old fashioned way, should you want to use that option for whatever reason. Naturally, this article is going to show you how you can sync photos directly between an iPhone,…

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How To Merge Two Folders with the Same Name on Mac Using Finder

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It’s all too easy to wind up with two folders that should contain a single set of files but have managed to be strewn across your computer’s storage in two different folders. Wouldn’t it be nice to merge those two folders of the same name into one on the Mac?

Whether newbie or computer wizard, it can be easy in MacOS to end up with two folders when you really wanted one. The obscurity of some elements of the macOS filesystem may even contribute to this happening for some user workflows. But if you do find yourself in need of a way to combine two folders…

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