Discovering Mountain Lion Applications
Mountain Lion ships with close to 25 applications, each of which offers a unique way of handling various tasks. With so many applications, you might be wondering what in the world all of them can do. I cover the lesser-known (or lesser-used) applications briefly in this chapter, but I go more in depth with the Mac word processor, TextEdit. Because I cover some of the more high-profile applications in other chapters, I only give short introductions to them here (see Table 5.3).
To see all the applications at your disposal, open the Applications folder, as shown in Figure 5.1.
5.1 The Applications folder in all its glory.
You can open the Apps folder in one of the following ways:
Click the Go menu in the Finder and select Applications.
Click the Launchpad icon in the Dock.
Press +Shift+A while in the Finder.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the hidden gems in Mountain Lion.
Calculator, as shown in Figure 5.2, is not a basic run-of-the-mill ...