How to Treat Your Mac Well and Get the Most of Your Experience
Like it goes in the song "All I want for Christmas is…" but for tech aficionados.
13:22 16 December 2019
So, you are the proud owner of a Mac, and you want to treat not only your nearest and dearest, but your work tool, too (that is what usually are our laptops for).
Sure enough, there are many ways of treating yourself and your Mac, from accessories to software that would guarantee a good mood and seamless work experience.
As the new year approaches, there are many cute and must-have products to come. But regardless of new releases and new ideas that will dazzle us in the new decade, we can pinpoint if not the most creative but handy add-ons for your Mac. So, let's review what are the essentials, from accessories that will improve your Mac's life to virus protection for Mac.
Accessories with a Character
We won't promote any specific brands or names, but rather underline the useful ideas. Either you are an advanced Mac user or newbie – there's always the right product for you. There are a variety of products, and you can always choose the best option, both in terms of finances and appearance.
Of course, you are not obliged to get any accessories if you feel you are just fine without them. On the other hand, if you think that something is missing, then the following options might be something worth picking up.
Although it is not the first accessory to think of, laptop stands are a possibility to optimize your space. It may help to minimize desk chaos, protect your laptop from spills and other physical threats. It is a great option not only for the desktop experience but also if you have to relax and continue working or watching favorite shows while lying in bed. Of course, prioritize your sight and other precautions when working in bed, but if you choose to do so, then stand might be an answer for better quality time.
Mac is perfect for traveling and working from any corner of the planet. So you the protection is essential, especially when carrying around often. Cases are indeed not only an accessory but the additional protection for the frame of the laptop. At the same time, cases protect your Mac from dust and water, like hardshell cases.
There are plenty of options out there, from customized to standard cases, all types of colors and textures available for different price ranges. Just don't forget to check the model so it would fit properly.
Hooking up all your accessories to a powered dock eases your user experience and makes it possible for you to extend your possibilities. One USB-C connector enables you to link your keyboard, external drivers, and many other elements to your Mac. There are a lot of ways to use this accessory as an additional way of boosting your productivity.
Backup Drive and SD Card Reader
Two accessories that can improve your time when using Mac. The backup drive, as well as the SD card, are the additional layer of safety for all your data. The one that serves as a literal vault away from data thieves and improves your storage space on hardware.
So, you have a long journey ahead, and you don't have an option to stop and charge your Mac? No worries with a charger designed for connecting directly to the car's built-in power ports. It is a nice accessory if you regularly travel as a passenger or just forget to charge your phone in between the meetings.
They are often a pain in the neck since they are too easy to break and lose. You might consider taking an adapter as an addition to the whole essential package
Software for Boosting Your Mac Performance
Of course, installing any software on your Mac would be up to you, and depending on the effect you wish to achieve. You should do a bit of research before deciding that the problem with speed actually would be resolved with an app or changing a hardware component. If leaving aside software designed specifically for professional purposes or entertainment, you should look for key aspects before installing
- Take into account the compatibility. If the app doesn't support your latest macOS version, then it goes without saying that it would be hard to achieve the best result.
- Ease of Use, since you don't want to spend your whole weekend dealing with long and tiresome manuals, without knowing that would work.
- Pricing, it should be affordable and reasonable, evaluate all factors, and choose the best option for your budget.
- Quality and Security, they should hit the highest marks, and be evaluated by professionals, do some research before installing any app for your good.
And of course, never forget about virus protection.