Would you like to learn with me how to use notifications on a Mac because this will be useful for you to choose which ones you want, silent them at certain times, and easily use your favorite widget apps?
I have been using Macs for years and even if I have used the "Notification Center," I haven't really used the widget tab and I left the default ones without setting them up.
How to Use Notifications on your Mac!
Today, I am going to show you how to use notifications on your Mac.
You can access them when clicking on the icon completely at the right.
This is what you see then. I have social media and website notifications here.
If you click the "Today" tab, you will see your widgets and that's what I haven't looked into until now.
You can see that there is the date in big, you can have world clocks, a calculator, and more.
When you scroll down, you can see more widgets: a calendar, which I haven't used, the weather for as many cities as you want and your stocks.
These are the widgets installed by default and you can set each of them as you want like the clocks.
You just have to click the little "info" icon.
This will open an editor like this where you can add a new clock or remove one.
Click "Done" when you are done.
Then, at the bottom is where you can add more widgets.
Just click the "Edit" button.
You will then see your installed widgets at the left and the ones that you can add at the right.
Click the "red minus" sign will remove a widget and the "green plus" sign will add one. You can move the position of your widgets up and down.
When you are finished, click "Done."
When your come back to your notifications, at the top there is a slider to turn the "Do not Disturb" option ON.
When doing this all notifications will not show for 24 hours.
If you want to customize this option, you can click the little icon at the bottom right and the "Notifications" panel will show.
There, you can set a time where notifications will not show, at night for example.
You can also access this through the "System Preferences"
Let's go back to the widgets and you will notice that I have removed the "Stocks" widget because I don't have any stocks.
All my investments are in Steem and cryptocurrency and I hope to find widgets for that later.
Now, let's add a new widget and click on the "AppStore" button.
You will see this window: "Notification Center Widgets."
Some widgets are free and some others are paid.
We are going to look at the "Todoist" widget.
You have all the info about the app and if you want it, then click the "Get" button.
You will have to click the "Install App" button.
This window will ask for your Apple ID and password, and you will have to sign-in.
That should install the app if your password is correct, and then you can click the "open" button.
At the bottom of the widget panel, you will see "1 New" that you can click.
You will then see the new app added and if you click the "green plus" sign it will install the widget.
That's the widget that I can use immediately.
I can open "Todoist" or add a task.
That's all for today and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.
I will explore further what widgets will be useful for me to have and I hope that you will have fun doing the same.
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