First, a Mac power user usually gets more done in less time. It doesn’t matter much what you use your Mac for, time is money. And if it’s not money, then it’s still time, and who doesn’t need more time.
I can’t guarantee that becoming a Mac power user will give you a lot more time, but the concept is sound. My latest attempt to improve my own personal Mac productivity and efficiency is from a free Mac app called Liquid.
Think of it as Quicksilver Lite. Or, whatever is lighter than Lite. My developer husband uses Quicksilver on his Mac and gets far more done in a day than I do in a week. Liquid is just easier to use; a gateway to Quicksilver.
The idea behind Liquid is to reduce the number of steps to get certain things done. Here’s an example.
Liquid is filled with examples like that; fewer steps to do the same thing that takes more steps. That means more time, less effort.
Enter the hotkey combo and Liquid springs into action with drop down menus for the most commonly used tasks on your Mac.
Liquid is keyboard centric and that alone will give you more efficiency, and, at least to my way of thinking, that means more done in less time, and that gives you more time for things that are more fun than slaving over a hot keyboard all day.
Liquid is free but there’s a Pro version which adds a few more search functions and built-in translations.