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6 handy tips for using Apple Maps on Apple Watch

Apple Maps on Apple Watch US Map

Maps on Apple Watch is probably one of those apps you only open when you really need it. Maybe you need directions or want to look up a recent spot. But you can explore Maps on Apple Watch just like you would on your iPhone or Mac.

Of course you can do things like see your spot on a map if you’re traveling and in an unfamiliar location. But you can also get the hours or phone number for a nearby business or check out one of the curated city guides introduced with iOS 14.

Make the most of the Maps app on your Apple Watch with these helpful tips.

The best free reference apps for your iPhone and iPad

Dictionary.com Word of the Day on iPhone

If there’s a handy spot to have references at your fingertips, it’s your iPhone or iPad. Physical books still hold a place in many people’s hearts but no one walks around with dictionaries, encyclopedias, and phone books nowadays.

So if you’re in the market for good references for school or work, you’ll like this list of the best free reference apps for iPhone and iPad.

The best educational iPhone apps for professional development

iPhone Business Development Apps - Coursera

Learning never stops. And when it comes to your business career, keeping your skills honed and knowledge of your industry in tip-top shape is key. Maybe it’s time for you to brush up on some skills, learn news ones, or just refresh your business mind.

We know you don’t have a lot of time to sit down in a classroom or even your home office to take an online class. But on your iPhone or iPad, you can learn when you have that time. A few extra minutes here and there might be all you need. For you, here are the best educational apps for professional and business development.

The best spelling and grammar check browser extensions

Spelling and Grammar Browser Extensions - Linguix on Mac

If you take part in writing online, whether a paper for school, article for work, or email for business, add-ons for your web browser can be very beneficial. That’s where this list of spelling and grammar browser extensions can help.

You can check your spelling and grammar quickly, make corrections easily, and ensure that what you’re writing is correct. For your favorite browser, see which of these add-ons is the best fit for your writing tasks.

How to change your Slack username or display name in the app or online

Slack Edit Profile Display Name iPhone

If you use Slack for communications in the workplace, then you know the importance of your username. This is how your coworkers and others identify you in mentions and direct messages. While Slack did away with literal "usernames" in 2017, you probably think of your Display Name as your Username. And with good reason, it’s used the same way.

If you didn’t like the display name you chose for yourself initially or need to make yours more unique, so people recognize you easier, here’s how to change your display name in Slack.

How to add, remove and use reactions in Slack for quick responses

Slack Reactions on iPhone

If you and your team use Slack for communicating, then you probably already appreciate many of its handy features. And one of the features makes acknowledging messages or comments without actually answering simple. Reactions.

With reactions in Slack, you can quickly use an emoji or other symbol to indicate you’ve accomplished a task, are looking into the issue, or will be right back.

If you’re just now starting to use Slack or simply haven’t taken a moment to check out this feature, here’s how to use reactions in Slack as well as add or remove them.

How to create and use Interactive Charts in Numbers

Interactive Chart in Numbers Mac

Creating a chart or graph in Numbers is a great way to display your data visually. And Numbers offers several different types so that you can use the best style to show your data. One of those types is an Interactive Chart.

An Interactive Chart in Numbers is convenient for displaying groups of data for comparison or changes over time. Your data stays intact, and you simply adjust the chart to show it differently.

If you haven’t tried this type of chart before, we’re here to help. Here’s how to create and use Interactive Charts in Numbers on both Mac and iOS.

The best free time trackers for Mac to log the hours you work

Time Trackers for Mac - TimeTag

If you’re a freelancer, remote worker, or another job type where you need to log your time, then you want a good time tracking app for Mac.

Time trackers come in all shapes and sizes. From those that have a basic start and stop button to those that have built-in task management features, do you have the time to try them all and see which is best for you?

To help you out, we’ve tried several time trackers for Mac and have narrowed that list down to these best ones.

How to collaborate with your team using Spark

If you’re a Spark email user, then you already know and appreciate its terrific features. But if you’re new to the app or are thinking of giving it a try, Spark offers some wonderful collaboration features you can take advantage of for business. We covered some of these features before, but there are even more now.

To help you make the most out of using this email app for your team, we’ll show you how to collaborate with Spark.

How to use the availability feature in Calendar on Mac

Calendar Mac Year View

If you use the Calendar app on Mac and have various accounts set up in it like Google or Exchange, then you have access to a cool availability feature. This lets you check the open times for those you invite to your events.

In addition to that convenience, you can decide if you want those accounts of your own to affect your availability.

If you haven’t checked out the availability options in Calendar on Mac, we’ll show you how.