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Mac OS® X Leopard™ For Dummies® by LeVitus, Bob, Austin, Texas

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Chapter 8. Organizing Your Life

In This Chapter

  • Organizing events and to‐do's with iCal

  • Making sticky notes with Stickies

  • Synchronizing your data with iSync

  • Taking a brief look at the .Mac online services

When you buy Mac OS X Leopard, the folks at Apple generously include applications that can help simplify and organize your everyday affairs, namely iCal, Stickies, and iSync (and .Mac).

In fact, Mac OS X comes with a whole folder full of applications — software you can use to do everything from surfing the Internet to capturing an image of your Mac's screen to playing QuickTime movies to checking the time. Technically, most of these applications aren't even part of Mac OS X. Rather, the vast majority of them are what are known as bundled apps — programs that come with the operating system but are unrelated to its function. Readers (bless them) tend to complain when I skip over bundled applications, so I mention almost all of them in this book.

But in this chapter, you get a look at only the applications that help you organize your everyday life — your appointments, to‐do items, notes to yourself, and all the various gadgets you may attach to and detach from your Mac.

The applications discussed in this chapter are stored in (where else?) the Applications folder, which you can get to in three ways:

  • Click the Applications folder in the Sidebar in any Finder window.

  • Choose Go⇨Applications.

  • Use the keyboard shortcut ⌘+Shift+A.

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