A quick tip today which is another one of those that you’d likely never just happen upon but once you know how to use it, you might just find yourself using this trick all the time. The tip is simple and uses the OS X Dock in a way that you may never have thought possible.
The basic premise is this: how many times a day do you come across something, either on the web, in an article, in a file, etc that you want to share with someone else.
The usual drill is to copy the content, go open an email message and then paste it in. I guess that’s one way to do it but it’s hardly an efficient way. As an alternative, consider this:
Don’t do the copy-and-paste thing. Instead, just highlight the text that you want to work with and simply drag-and-drop it right on the Mail icon in the Dock. This will open Mail and put the text into a new mail message.
This tip also works in other Cocoa applications like Text-Edit, Stickies, and Safari. For example, if you’re reading a story and want to do a Google search on something you’ve read, just highlight the next and drag-and-drop it on the Safari icon in the Dock. It will launch Safari and display the Google search results.
Simple, yet effective – definitely fits my criteria for a good Mac tip.