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El Capitan: A Take Control Crash Course by Scholle McFarland

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Find More Faster with Spotlight

No longer limited to just your files and apps, OS X’s search tool, Spotlight, reaches out to even more online sources of data to let you access more information more quickly. Want to see the scores from last night’s game? There’s no need to open Safari and search the Web. Just press Command-Spacebar and type in the team’s name. Spotlight gives you scores, stats, and schedules before you can say “Google.”

In addition to sports, El Capitan adds weather and stocks to Spotlight’s quick-access information and lets you search YouTube and Vimeo in a flash. But perhaps most powerfully, now you can search the way you speak. Instead of setting criteria, just type in what you want to find. For example: email from Dave with ...

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