Trick to Easily View and Delete Large Apps on Mac

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Once you receive a new Mac, the first things must include installing personalized apps for your own studying, working or entertaiment. Yet, as day goes by, you may find there are too many apps installed on macOS and they take up considerable storage space. Well, at this moment you realize you need to delete those unused apps and free up storage space. Then how to track down large apps and delete them all?

The latest version of Mac operating system, renamed as macOS, provides a very handy tool – Storage Management – to hunt large applications installed on the system, to view the last time they were used, and to delete unwanted apps easily from the Mac. To use this feature, you need to upgrade your Mac to macOS Sierra 10.12 or later.

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How to Customize Finder Sidebar on Mac

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In the Finder, the sidebar lists commonly used shortcuts, drives, and network locations. You can get to the Applications, Desktop, Download, Document and so forth from there. There are multiple ways to customize Finder sidebar to suit your preference. To start with, open the Finder by clicking on its icon at the left end of the Dock.

Some users prefer small icons to the Finder sidebar while others prefer large ones. To reside the sidebar icons, you can head to the System Preferences > General, and select Small, Large, Medium from the drop-down menu next to the “Sidebar icon size”.

Adding or removing a shortcut in sidebar is quite an easy thing. To remove an item in the sidebar, just click and drag its icon out of the Finder and loose your mouse, the shortcut will disappear from the sidebar. To add a file, folder, app, or disk to the sidebar, hold down the Command key, and drag the item to the Favorites section.

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If you accidently hide the sidebar, how to get it back? To restore missing sidebar, open a new Finder window, click on the View at the top, and choose Show Sidebar option.

To minimize or maximize the number of items shown in the sidebar, you need to access to Finder Preferences. In a Finder window, click on the Finder in the Menu Bar and choose Preferences. As the window opens, click on the Sidebar tab, and you can check the items you want to show in the sidebar, or deselect the ones you wanna hide.

There are many ways to customize your Finder, and here we only list a few of them. You can set more options for Finder windows in the Finder Preferences.

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How to Upgrade Your Mac to macOS Sierra

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Officially released on September 21, macOS Sierra 10.12 is the latest version of Mac operating system. It comes with great improvements and new features, and it also fix crucial flaws of previous OS. Mac users can get it for free using the Mac App Store.

It is suggested to upgrade to macOS Sierra. Before upgrading, you can back up your Mac with Time machine, and make sure your Mac is compatible with macOS Sierra. To run macOS Sierra, you will need at least 2GB of memory and 8GB of storage space, and the requirements of Mac model and version of OS X are listed below:

Some older devices that are compatible may not support certain features in macOS Sierra, and the hardware might be incapable to run the latest operating system smoothly. It is your choice whether to upgrade your Mac. Anyway, if you are running Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, or El Capitan, you can install Sierra by these steps:

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  • Launch App Store from the Dock, Launchpad, or Apple Menu.
  • Click on the Updates tab in the top menu, and click on the Download/Install button on the macOS Sierra in the Software Update to start download/ installation.
  • When the installer opens, click on Continue and follow on-screen prompts.

Once the download is completed, you can find the installer named macOS Sierra from your Applications folder. Your Mac might restart several times during the installation.

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Are you ready to update macOS Sierra? What new features do you like most? Welcome to share your idea with us. If you have problems in using Mac apps, you can get more tutorials and solutions (e.g. how to uninstall GarageBand) in the website.