10 easy tips for your Mac to save time

Today we have put together some tips for you to make daily work on your Mac easier.
It’s always helpful to learn new shortcuts and dive a little deeper into how the Mac works.

We hope you’ll find some new tricks here.

1. Use stacks

Stacks have been introduced with the MacOS 10.14 Mojave operating system. Stacks can organize the desktop by automatically stacking files into neat groups based on file type.

How to: Finder > View > Stacks

If you’re interested in creating a little order on your Mac, read our article “Declutter your Mac”

2. Emoji Picker

Quickly insert an emoji?

How to: press Control + Command + Space buttons at the same time and the Emoji Picker overview appears.

3. Mac keyboard shortcuts

By pressing certain key combinations, you can do things that normally need a mouse, trackpad, or other input device.

The most common commands:
⌘ A = select all items
⌘ C = copy
⌘ V = paste
⌘ X = cut
⌘ Z = undo

Here is Apple’s full overview: Mac keyboard shortcuts

4. Split View mode

On large displays, it may make sense to run two apps side by side with Split View.

How to: hold the left mouse button on the green (traffic light) icon in the left window corner until the app shrinks a bit and a blue border appears. Let go of the mouse again and select the second app for the other side. To leave Split View again, just press the green (traffic light) icon in the left window corner again.

5. Disable autocorrect

How to: open the system settings via the apple icon at the top left.
Then click on “Keyboard .” In the keyboard settings, go to the tab “Text ” and remove the tick at “Automatic Correction .”

6. Rename one or more files

Select one file
How to: press ENTER button (return, input button), enter names and press ENTER again.

Select multiple files
How to: press command + A, click with the right mouse button on … Rename objects … Click.
The renaming menu appears and you can choose whether to replace text, add text, or add format.
– Replace text: This feature allows you to find certain words and then replace them with your chosen text.
– Add text: In front of or behind the file name, you can add text
– Format: The format feature can be useful in renaming your photos because it automatically numbered.

7. Add files to the toolbar in the finder

If you often need a specific file, you can drag it directly into the Finder Toolbar.

How to: choose a file or folder, press and hold command (⌘) and drag your file to the top of the Finder toolbar until the green + character appears.

8. Screenshot

Press Shift + command (⌘) + 5
You can now choose whether to capture
– entire screen
– a selected window
– or want to include a selected portion of the screen
A detailed description can be found at Apple: Screenshot

9. File preview

Just look at a photo or PDF quickly?

How to: click on the desired file once to select it, then press the space bar. Now you can see the file in the quick preview.

10. Insert text to match formatting

Inserting text passages with different formatting is often time-consuming. There is a way to insert the text in an appropriately formatted way.

How to: press Shift + Option + Command + V at the same time.

We hope to have helped you with our tips.
Remember to download and install the latest updates on a regular basis.

Sincerely yours
Simpleum Team

Simpleum joins the European Cyber Security Month for the third time

We are happy to join the European Cyber Security Months for the third time this year!

“ECSM is the EU’s annual advocacy campaign that takes place in October and aims to raise awareness of cyber security threats, promote cyber security among citizens and provide up to date security information, through education and sharing of good practices.” (Source:

The BSI (Federal Office for Information Security) coordinates the German actions in the European Cyber Security Months.

During the European Cyber Security Months we reduce the price of our software to facilitate the access in the encryption also in terms of price.

Special Price
SimpleumSafe for Mac is available from 1 to 31 October 2018 for the promotional price of 27,99 Euro in our store!

Why choose SimpleumSafe?
Nowadays it is not enough “only” to encrypt your data to be protected. If you want to view, organize, or edit the encrypted files, they also must be protected. It is important not to leave any trace on the system, and even if a Trojan looks over your shoulder, it can not copy all your files to the Internet.

SimpleumSafe goes a different way than most other encryption programs. After authorization with a password, the files are not provided in the file system. Otherwise they would be completely vulnerable from this moment on. SimpleumSafe makes its own file system and has its own finder. Thus the files remain encrypted for the entire time.

SimpleumSafe is a suitable technical solution for the protection of digital personal data according to GDPR for Mac.
With SimpleumSafe, confidential business secrets, privacy-related personal data, contracts, etc. can be protected quickly and easily with strong encryption. Due to the intuitive operation no training or implementation projects are necessary. Also, the low purchase price per license reduces the hurdle for an immediate entry into comprehensive protection of business data.

SimpleumCheck “Security Advisor”

Spectre, Meltdown, WannaCry, Ransomware, Trojan – The horror messages in the area of IT security do not take off. Consumers are increasingly confused and do not know where to start protecting their computer.

We have developed SimpleumCheck to give you a little insight into which security settings exist and which ones you have activated. It is very important to us that SimpleumCheck is also seen as a kind of “learning program”. Now you can get a little deeper into how the computer and various programs work, and get information about security settings with the help of the action instructions.

Basic-, Professional- and Paranoid-Check

SimpleumCheck checks seventy parameters on the Mac in three stages and gives you recommendations on how you can improve your security even further.

The Basic-Check and the corresponding changes of the settings are recommended for each user.

The Professional-Check is particularly valid for professional/business use and is also aimed for secret holder etc… However, we recommend that each user also look at these results and consider the recommendations.

Those who would like to follow the recommendations of the Paranoid-Check are ready to give up comfort and functionality for a high level of security. Here, for example, Bluetooth and the microphone are turned off.

We will add more security checks and explanatory articles over time.

Test results

The test results give you step-by-step information about which setting has been checked. If, for example, the “firewall” is activated, the password hint is displayed?

A click on “Learn More” will show you what you need to turn on or off to improve the security of your Mac.

The data retrieved by SimpleumCheck will remain on your Mac. No data is transferred to any server.

System requirements

  • macOS 10.11 „El Capitan“ or higher
  • the software is available in Englisch

Do you have questions and/or suggestions for SimpleumCheck? We invite you to send us an e-mail to:

Thank you for your trust and support
Your Simpleum Team