Folders

YouFold helps folders take better advantage of your iPhone’s tall display

Folders can make organizing your iPhone’s Home screen a lot easier, but the native implementation leaves a lot to be desired. For example, why would anyone want to have a square-esque full-screen folder on a portrait-oriented rectangular display?

YouFold is a free and snazzy new jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Plat-Ykor that addresses this concern head-on by replacing the traditional full-screen folders in iOS with something more friendly to the iPhone’s natural display shape.

How to collaborate by sharing notes in the Notes app

Collaborate in Notes

Teamwork is an important aspect of most businesses. So when it comes time to collaborate on a project, whether big or small, you’re going to want input from your team members, coworkers, or staff.

When you’re all in the office together, collaboration is usually pretty simple. But if you suddenly find yourself in a remote situation, things can get sticky.

Luckily, the Notes app makes collaboration easy. You can share notes with editing privileges so your collaborators can add their suggestions and make adjustments. To help you get back to working together, no matter where you are, here’s how to collaborate with the Notes app.

Customize iOS’ Home screen folders with Cartella

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your iPhone or iPad’s native Home screen folder behavior, then there’s a fairly good chance that a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Cartella by iOS developer burrit0z could be right up your alley.

Cartella was designed to let jailbreakers adjust the look and feel of their handset’s Home screen folders. Straight out of the box, it incorporates a plethora of different customization options, including:

How to merge folders on your Mac

Merge Folders on Mac

Have you ever created a folder, forgot you did it, and created another one with the same name in another spot? Maybe you did it for work files, tax documents, or school assignments. Now you end up with two different folders in two different locations that have the same name.

On the other hand, maybe you created those folders with slightly different names. But, you still have the same problem, right? You still have two separate folders that should really be only one.

You can merge folders on Mac that have the same name, of course there are some caveats. And for those folders you want to merge with different names, you can “merge” them manually by simply moving the contents.

We’ll show you how to do both of these so you can clean up your Mac by merging folders.

How to hide files and folders on Mac with Terminal

Hidden Folder Visible Mac

If you have some top-secret files on your Mac that you want to hide from Finder, there’s no switch or setting. However, there is a Terminal command you can use that lets you hide files or folders.

Once you hide them, they won’t display in Finder, but you can still get to them using their direct path. This keeps those items you want tucked away from plain view nice and safe.

Follow this tutorial to hide files or folders on your Mac.

New to Mac? How to organize your Mac desktop for efficiency

Organize Mac Desktop - MacBook

Just like a physical desk where you sit, your Mac desktop can get messy. You pile things on it like shortcuts, files, and folders and before you know it, it’s cluttered and out of hand. This defeats the purpose of a desktop which should be easy to use and let you find what you need quickly.

If you’re new to Mac, you might not know about the various ways you can make better use of your desktop by organizing it. You can do things like use Stacks and group your items, change the icon or font size, adjust the spacing, and more.

We’ll walk you through all of these options so that you can take control of your desktop before it takes control of you. Here’s how to organize your Mac desktop for maximum efficiency.

New to Mac? How to use tags to organize files and folders

Using tags on Mac

Having an effective way to organize your files and folders is important on any computer. And if you’ve just purchased your first Mac and want to start organizing from the start, that’s a great idea. One convenient method to use for this on Mac is tags, which are basically labels.

Tags on Mac work just like they do in email or note-taking applications. You can use colors and words to create tags and then use those tags to categorize items and find what you need quickly.

For those new to Mac who would like some extra help, here’s how to use tags to organize your files and folders.

How to share notes and folders as view-only in Notes

Share Notes Folders View Only Mac

With iOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS Catalina, the Notes app received a nice update bringing several useful, new features. You have gallery view for an organized appearance, a more powerful search when attaching images, and better ways to use checklists.

In addition to all of this, the Notes app got a boost in its sharing capabilities. You can now share entire folders for collaboration and restrict items you share to a view-only option if you like. This is convenient for showing others your notes but not allowing any changes.

To walk you through this enhancement, here’s how to share notes and folders as view-only in the Notes app on iOS and Mac.

How to create and manage playlist folders in the Music app on Mac

Holidays playlist folder Music Mac

Playlists in an app like Music can help you group together your favorites songs, those based on mood, or tunes for a special occasion. And in the Music app on Mac, you can use folders to organize those playlists better.

For instance, maybe you like to create playlists for holidays like Christmas and New Year’s, so you can listen during the festivities. With a folder in the music app, you can take all of those holiday playlists and pop them into a folder just for Holidays.

This is just one example, and there are probably plenty of others where organizing your playlists into folders would come in handy. So, our tutorial is going to show you how to create and manage playlist folders in the Music app on your Mac.