How to sign an email attachment on Mac with your iPhone or iPad

Sign Email Attachment Mac

There are plenty of times when we need to sign and return documents via email. Contracts, agreements, acknowledgements, and the like are often sent electronically these days. And while you can create a signature in Preview on Mac, you might not be able to. Maybe you have an iMac without a trackpad or you simply can’t make your signature look the way you want it with a mouse. But if you use an Apple Pencil with your iPad or have an easier time signing with your finger on your iPhone, you can use one of those devices instead.

Here, we’ll show you how to sign an email attachment in Mac Mail with your iPhone or iPad.

How to use the enhanced image picker in apps on iOS 14

Enhanced Image Picker on iPad

One of those iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 enhancements you might not notice at first, but is definitely an improvement, is the image picker. With this handy tool, you can browse and select images from your Photos library in apps like Mail, Messages, and Notes.

While there was nothing particularly wrong with the tool before, you will notice bigger screen, handy search field, and more effective design. All of this makes it simpler to find the photos you need. Here, we’ll show you how to use this improved image picker on iPhone and iPad.

How to add an email as an attachment in Mail

Add email as attachment

If you want to send an email you received to another person as an attachment, it's easy to do in the Mail app on Mac, iPad, and even iPhone. Maybe you don’t want to just forward it because you want to keep it in its original form.

Here’s how to add emails as attachments in Apple Mail.

How to view only your attachments in Notes on iOS and Mac

Notes View Attachments Only Photos Mac

If you use the Notes app for holding onto images or files with your notes, you may need to find one of those attachments quickly. You can certainly do a search in Notes on iPhone or iPad, but there’s an even simpler way.

This tutorial shows you how to view only your attachments in the Notes app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to search for images, attachments and scans in Notes on iOS

Enhanced Search Images Scans Notes iPhone

With some great new features that came with iOS 13 and iPadOS, the Notes app received a nice update. One of those improvements includes enhancements to the search feature. You can now search for items within images and scans you’ve attached to your notes.

Want to find that photo of your car in a note from last year? Need the invoice scan you sent Mr. Jones? If it’s attached to a note, you can find it easily. Here’s how to search for images, attachments, and scans in Notes on iOS.

How to delete photos, links, and attachments in Messages on iOS

Delete media from the Messages app on iPhone

Managing photos, links, and attachments in the Messages app on iPhone and iPad is a lot easier than you think. You can jump into a conversation and remove those types of items. Whether you’re looking to free up some space or just remove items that you don’t want lingering on your device, here’s how to delete photos, links, and attachments in Messages.

Attach root filesystem files to any iMessage or SMS on a jailbroken device with MessageFile

Your iPhone’s native Messages app incorporates a button for attaching photos and videos from your Photo Library, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could also attach general filetypes from your jailbroken handset’s filesystem much like you already can on macOS?

If you answered yes to the aforementioned question, then you’ll be ecstatic to learn about a free jailbreak tweak called MessageFile by iOS developer Julio Verne. Just as the name implies, MesseageFile lets you choose and send any file from your iPhone or iPad’s root filesystem over iMessage or SMS directly from the native Messages app.

How to stop the Mail app from downloading all attachments on Mac

MacBook Pro image showing the Apple Mail app on screen with a few emails and small Mail and Downloads buttons on the sides of the Mac

When setting up my wife's new MacBook Pro, I noticed that the Mail app was not only downloading all emails from her Gmail account but also all their attachments, amounting to several gigabytes of storage space. This is, of course, a big waste of space since none of these attachments are so important that they must be downloaded locally.

Thankfully, you can easily change this behavior and make sure the Mail app downloads only recent attachments or none at all. In this post, I will show you how to stop the Mail app from downloading all attachments on a Mac by simply changing a setting in Mail preferences, potentially saving tons of storage space.

How to show email attachments as icons in the Mail app on Mac

Mail app open on MacBook Pro showing an image attachment

If you send or receive emails on your Mac, then you might run into an attachment on occasion. For some file types, macOS displays the attachment in-line with the text, but in the case of high-resolution images, this can sometimes impact email readability.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to display attachments in the Mail app on your Mac as icons.

How to attach files and documents to the Mail app on iPhone or iPad

Since using my iPad in a more productive way for the past couple of weeks, a few problems I never really had to deal with before started popping up. File management is one of them.

I've recently shared my workflow for downloading files from a web browser, as well as saving attachments from the Mail app on iOS, so naturally, I want to talk about attaching files and documents to an email in the Mail app on iPhone or iPad.

How to save email attachments to iPhone and iPad

Downloading email attachments to your iPhone or iPad has improved over time. For a while, many third-party email apps saw an opportunity and started offering simpler and better ways to handle attachments. However, Apple has slowly closed the gap, making it easier than ever to save an email attachment.

In this post, we show you how to save attachments from emails received via the Mail app on iPhone or iPad.

How to annotate email attachments in iOS with Markup

One of the major features that shipped with iOS 9 was Markup, better known for the ability to draw on and annotate attachments of various file types that you receive in the Mail app and then send them back to the original sender, or someone else for that matter.

Despite how useful this feature is, few people actually use it, either because they don't know it exists or they don't know how to access it. In this tutorial, we'll take you through how to access it and cover some of the features it provides.