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15 OS X Tricks Enabled With the Option Key You Must Not Miss

15 OS X Tricks Enabled With the Option Key You Must Not Miss

Great news for Mac users. The Mac OS X can add more options that can help you facilitate your work or just plain use it to do administrative work. For example, organizing files, or just putting in order a bunch of photos.

 

Let’s start. The option key right on your keyboard actually can uncover a plethora of hidden little known tricks on Mac OS X. Here are some of the most notable ones.

#1. Option-click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar and get more info.

#2. Reveal Wi-Fi information by Option clicking the Wifi icon right in the menu bar.

#3. In the menu bar, you can choose a different input and output by Option-clicking the volume icon.

#4. You can also turn off notification Center by option-clicking the notifications bar.

#5. By option-clicking the Apple icon, you can immediately go to the System Information.

#6. Option-click to re-size windows.

#7. You can open all subfolders with, you’re right, an Option plus click.

#8. Choose to re-size all columns in the Finder with Option-double-clicking on the column selector.

#9. Now you can also add the “Save As” option back by option-clicking the File menu.

#10. Option-clicking the drop down menu will give you more export options in Preview.

#11. You can replace the app in the forefront by an Option-Click on the app you want to be there.

#12. Jump to exactly where you want in a document by Option+clicking the scrollbar.

#13. You can also force quit any app you pick by option-right-clicking it.

#14. Option+click+drag the dock in order to resize in multiple of 16 pixels

#15. Option+click the plus sign to immediately add a song to your “Up next” queue in iTunes.

 

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Last Updated on November 5, 2019

5 Best Language Learning Apps to Master a New Language

5 Best Language Learning Apps to Master a New Language

Learning a new language is no easy feat. While a language instructor is irreplaceable, language learning apps have come to revolutionize a lot of things and it has made language learning much easier. Compared to language learning websites, apps offer a more interactive experience to learn a new language.

The following language learning apps are the top recommended apps for your language learning needs:

1. Duolingo

    Duolingo is a very successful app that merged gamification and language learning. According to Expanded Ramblings, the app now counts with 300 million users.

    Duolingo offers a unique concept, an easy-to-use app and is a great app to accompany your language acquisition journey. The courses are created by native speakers, so this is not data or algorithm-based.

    The app is free and has the upgrade options with Duolingo Plus for $9.99, which are add free lessons. The mobile app offers 25 languages and is popular for English-speaking learners learning other languages.

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    Download the app

    2. HelloTalk

      HelloTalk aims to facilitate speaking practice and eliminate the stresses of a real-time and life conversation. The app allows users to connect to native speakers and has a WhatsApp like chat that imitates its interface.

      There is a perk to this app. The same native speakers available also want to make an even exchange and learn your target language, so engagement is the name of the game.

      What’s more, the app has integrated translation function that bypasses the difficulties of sending a message with a missing word and instead fills in the gap.

      Download the app

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      3. Mindsnacks

        Remember that Duolingo has integrated gamification in language learning? Well, Mindsnacks takes the concept to another level. There is an extensive list of languages available within the app comes with eight to nine games designed to learn grammar, vocabulary listening.

        You will also be able to visualize your progress since the app integrates monitoring capabilities. The layout and interface is nothing short of enjoyable, cheerful and charming.

        Download the app

        4. Busuu

          Bussu is a social language learning app. It is available on the web, Android, and iOS. It currently supports 12 languages and is free.

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          The functionality allows users to learn words, simple dialogues and questions related to the conversations. In addition, the dialogues are recorded by native speakers, which brings you close to the language learning experience.

          When you upgrade, you unlock important features including course materials. The subscription is $17 a month.

          Download the app

          5. Babbel

            Babbel is a subscription-based service founded in 2008. According to LinguaLift, it is a paid cousing of Duolingo. The free version comes with 40 classes, and does not require you to invest any money.

            Each of the classes starts with with a sequential teaching of vocabulary with the help of pictures. The courses are tailor made and adapted to the students’ level, allowing the learning to be adjusted accordingly.

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            If you started learning a language and stopped, Babbel will help you pick up where you started.

            Download the app

            Takeaways

            All the apps recommended are tailored for different needs, whether you’re beginning to learn a language or trying to pick back up one. All of them are designed by real-life native speakers and so provide you with a more concrete learning experience.

            Since these apps are designed to adapt to different kinds of learning styles, do check out which one is the most suitable for you.

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