Hi Guys…!!!… In this blog we are going to discuss about 4 Awesome Mac Features on Windows. So, let’s get started…..
So months have been using this Windows laptop until yesterday when I finally made a switch to MacBook Air.
I have to say oh man it’s good to be back.
even if your world’s biggest Windows fan you have to agree Mac UI is far more intuitive than Windows.
so if you are making a transition from Windows to Mac or,
if you have never used a Mac before but would like to try out features then here are some of the tools that will help you out.
though before we begin this blog is not about customization or how to make your windows look like Mac.
Apps like these don’t work they eat up your resources and make your PC slower.
In fact in this blog we are going to cover applications that are practical and do work.
So with that being said let’s get started…
Awesome Mac Features on Windows
#1 QUICK REVIEW
One of my favorite features on Mac is quit preview for those who do know what it is?
Well when you click on the file and press the spacebar a preview of the item pops up
like a photograph or video or even a document.
Windows on the other hand if you open a picture it will take ages to open that the photo app
Thankfully you can try the free QuickLook app.
When you press the spacebar it will show you the preview just like you see on your Mac computer
And it won’t just work for photos and videos,
but you will also be able to preview a zip or RAR files as well as the Photoshop files
And the cool feature of Mac OS is the native screenshot editor.
when you press command shift + 4 on your Mac then you can capture any part of the screen.
If you want to grab a window then simply press the spacebar and it will capture the entire window and save it on your desktop.
Super handy on the other hand to take screenshots on Windows you will have to use the paint app.
Yes windows 10 also give you the option to automatically save screenshot now if you press windows + print screen and then it will save the screenshot in the picture folder.
But still there is no option to crop it.
Fortunately, you can use the app like light shot simply install the application and then Press print screen you can also set it to ctrl shift + 4
but it makes no sense and then you will be able to select an area on your screen which you want to capture
once done you can save it or copy it on your clipboard if you want to edit it with Photoshop but here’s the cool thing
it goes one step further than the Mac screenshot editor with light short you can also annotate and edit your screenshots
if you’re jumping ship from Mac to Windows I’m sure one feature that you are going to miss most is the spotlight
for those who don’t know what it is well spotlights provide you an easy way to launch an application or go to specific settings of a page or do calculation conversion etc
it is something that I can’t live without it’s super useful
yes on Windows you can use the search bar but it’s not that intuitive
enter fox an open-source application that gives you spotlight feature on Windows
you can launch application file search on the web what’s even better you can even add plugins to walks
for example, if you install weather forecast plug-in you will be able to see weather forecasts of upcoming week just type in forecast followed by a city name and it will show you the result instantly
another plug-in like simple web search are you to search any query on Google right there
just install the plug-in and then run any query and box will give you the result in no time
how cool is that
you can also add themes and customize your box to make it look exactly like Mac OS spotlight
I don’t use hot corners but for those who use it a lot might miss it on Windows
for example, when I move the mouse pointer to the bottom right of my screen it starts the slideshow or you can also set it to other things
like put display to see or go to next top it’s pretty cool if you get used to it
to get the similar feature on Windows you can use thin X corner like hot corners on Mac it also allows you to assign specific actions like show desktop start screen saver or turn monitor off to the four corners of your desktop
so there you go these were some of the windows application that I was using to get Mac OS feature on this PC personally I would love to see an era of alternative for Windows, yes you can also use share it and Xender but I don’t trust this Chinese software that said let me know if you have any recommendation in the comment section below like always it’s been a signing off others in earnings one you.
So, this was all about 4 Awesome Mac Features on Windows.