Mac OS X Mountain Lion Applications

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How to Open Application Menus in the Mountain Lion Dock

Single-clicking an application icon in the Mountain Lion Dock launches that application or, if the application is already open, switches you to that application and brings forward all open windows in that [more…]

How to Make Notes in OS X Mountain Lion

The Notes app in OS X Mountain Lion is an electronic notepad for your Mac. A note is a convenient place to jot quick notes, recipes, phone numbers, or whatever. Some Notes are shown in the following figure [more…]

Reminders App in OS X Mountain Lion

Reminders is a brand-new Mac app available in OS X Mountain Lion that will be familiar to anyone with an iDevice because it bears more than a passing resemblance to the iOS Reminders app. [more…]

How to Set Reminders in OS X Mountain Lion

Creating Reminders in OS X Mountain Lion couldn’t be easier: Just choose File→New Reminder; press Command+N; click the Plus button in the top-right corner of the Reminders window; or click the first blank [more…]

The Reminders App Notification Center in Mountain Lion

The Mac Notification Center is new in Mountain Lion. It’s been part of the iOS for years (well, at least a year or more). The item on the right in the following figure should look familiar to those of [more…]

How to Navigate Calendar Views in Mountain Lion

The Calendar app in OS X Mountain Lion lets you display the main Calendar window just the way you like it. If you want to master Calendar, it would behoove you to spend some time experimenting with these [more…]

Part of the Series: Mac OS X Mountain Lion Calendar App: 5 Ways to Keep Track

How to Create Calendars in Mountain Lion

If you're trying to keep track of your schedule, you can't go wrong with the Calendars app in OS X Mountain Lion. To create a new calendar in Calendar, follow these steps: [more…]

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How to Group Calendars in Mountain Lion

In the Calendars app in OS X Mountain Lion, you can organize calendars in groups that contain more than one calendar. To create a new calendar group in Calendar, follow these steps: [more…]

Part of the Series: Mac OS X Mountain Lion Calendar App: 5 Ways to Keep Track

Create and Manage Events in Calendars in Mountain Lion

At the heart of the awesome Calendar app in Mac OS X Mountain Lion is the event. You can create events and invite others to join you. To create a new one, follow these steps: [more…]

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Invite Others to Calendar Events in Mountain Lion

Besides keeping track of your own life, you can use the Calendar app in OS X Mountain Lion to plan events, such as business meetings, luncheons, or even get-togethers with friends. To invite other people [more…]

Part of the Series: Mac OS X Mountain Lion Calendar App: 5 Ways to Keep Track

Download Photos with Image Capture in Mountain Lion

Chances are good that you’ll want to import pictures from your digital camera to your Mac running OS X Mountain Lion. Getting pictures from your digital camera onto your hard drive is a pretty simple task [more…]

Make Video Calls with FaceTime from Mountain Lion

In the beginning, FaceTime brought video calling to the iPhone 4. It was iPhone 4-to-iPhone 4 only and required Wi-Fi (not 3G). Still, it was pretty cool and worked quite well. Not surprisingly, it soon [more…]

How to Create New Entries in Contacts in Mountain Lion

Contacts in OS X Mountain Lion stores and manages information about your family, friends, and anyone else you want to keep in touch with. It works seamlessly with the Mail and Messages applications, enabling [more…]

How to Organize Contacts into Groups in Mountain Lion

Why would you want to organize your contacts in Mountain Lion into groups? The main reason is practical: you can send e-mail to everyone in a group that you’ve defined with a single click. [more…]

Set up a Smart Group in Mountain Lion Contacts

A Smart Group in Mountain Lion Contacts gathers contacts in your Contacts based on criteria you specify. So, for example, you could create a group that automatically selects Apple staff members. [more…]

Send E-Mails in Mountain Lion Contacts

You don’t even have to open Contacts in OS X Mountain Lion to send an e-mail to a contact or group contained in your Contacts. Mail finds contacts or groups for you without launching Contacts. But if you [more…]

How to Set Up Mountain Lion Mail

Mail is a program in OS X Mountain Lion for sending, receiving, and organizing your e-mail. Mail is fast and easy to use, too. Click the Mail icon in the Dock or Launchpad or double-click the Mail icon [more…]

How to Compose Messages in Mountain Lion Mail

For Macs, the easiest and best mail reader around (meaning the best one on your hard drive by default) is almost certainly Mail, which comes with OS X Mountain Lion. Of course, you can’t beat the price [more…]

How to Use Stationery with Mountain Lion Mail

Although stationery for e-mail isn't for everyone, you might want to experiment with it in the Mail application in OS X Mountain Lion. First, to use stationery, click the Show Stationery button in a New [more…]

How to Check and Open Mail in Mountain Lion

How do you check and open your mail in the Mountain Lion Mail application? Easy. Just click the Get Mail button at the top of the main Mail window or press Command+Shift+N. [more…]

How to Deal with Spam in Mountain Lion Mail

Although e-mail is a wonderful thing, some people out there try to spoil it. They’re called spammers, and they’re lowlifes who share their lists among themselves — and before you know it, your e-mail box [more…]

How to Set Rules for Mail in Mountain Lion

If you really want to tap the power of Mail in OS X Mountain Lion, you need to set rules. With some cool rules, you can automatically tag messages with a color; file them in a specific mailbox; reply to/forward/redirect [more…]

Plain Mailboxes in Mountain Lion Mail

Plain mailboxes in OS X Mountain Lion are just like folders in the Finder; you create them and name them, and they’re empty until you put something in them. They even look like folders in Mail’s mailbox [more…]

Smart Mailboxes in Mountain Lion Mail

A smart mailbox is Mail’s version of the Finder’s Smart Folder. In a nutshell, smart mailboxes OS X Mountain Lion's Mail application are mailboxes that display the results of a search. The messages you [more…]

How to Create a Signature in Mountain Lion Mail

You’d probably rather not type your whole signature every time you send an e-mail message, and you don’t have to with Mail in OS X Mountain Lion. If you create canned signatures, you can use them in outgoing [more…]

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