Forward a message on iPhone or iPad
To forward a message, tap and hold it, then select More, and tap the forward arrow in the bottom- right.
Sounds simple, but forwarding a text or picture message to someone else on an iOS device isn’t easy if you’ve never done it before.
In the name of creating the flattest, most Spartan interface possible, the forward controls are hidden behind a few touch gestures.
Tap and hold the message you’d like to forward; when you do, a pop-up with a few different buttons (such as “Copy” and “Speak”) will appear. Tap the More button, then tap the little forward-arrow in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Save any picture from the web to your iPhone or iPad
Whether you’re looking for a good iPhone wallpaper or want to share a gif you found online, there are lots of great reasons to save images to your iPhone or iPad.
Doing so is easy, but I’m still amazed how many people don’t actually know how to go about it (my mother included). So, in case you’re lost: Here’s a quick tutorial on saving images to your device — even the ones that won’t let you save them through normal means.
To save an image sent to you in Mail or Safari, it’s as easy as tapping and holding on the image in question.
When the share sheet pops up, just tap the Save Image button to send the photo to your Camera Roll.
In other apps, like Tweetbot, you may have to first tap the picture to enlarge it fullscreen, then tap and hold to save.
Finally, there are some sites on Safari that don’t allow picture saving, due to copyright reasons or the way the website is built. If it’s for copyright purposes — such as a pro photographer who wants to be paid for high-resolution versions of their images — I’d ask that you please respect the owner of those pictures and purchase anything you legitimately want to download.
If you need a low-resolution version, however, or the image you need isn’t downloadable, you can take a screenshot of it by pressing the Home button and On/Off button at the same time, then opening the screenshot in the Photos app and cropping accordingly.
How to resize multiple Finder columns at once in OS X Yosemite
Column view is a handy way to look at large collections of files in the Finder. It’s my go-to default when I want to arrange contents of Finder windows in easy-to-track lists. I like to reset the column width, however, and I’ve discovered a handy trick to reset it across an entire window.
- Open a new window in the Finder.
- Organize the view by column by clicking the third button from the left above the word View (or, alternately, by typing command 3).
- Hold down the option key on the keyboard.
- Position the cursor over the edge of a column. It will change from the regular cursor to a column width cursor.
- Click the mouse and drag the column to its new width. All the other columns in that window should move with it.
- Let go of the mouse button to set the width, and let go of the option key.
- If you don’t hold down the option key, only the column you’ve selected will resize.
Password-protect a PDF or image in Apple Preview
To prevent a PDF or image from being opened, copied from, or printed, try password-protecting it. Open the file and choose File > Export, and in the resulting dialog box choose PDF from the Format menu. Next, enable the Encrypt checkbox, enter a password into the resulting field, and click Save. Be sure to rename or change the location of your newly protected PDF to keep from overwriting your original!
Crop a PDF in Apple Preview
If a page in your PDF has extra stuff around it—say, registration or crop marks—you can use the Rectangular Selection tool to crop it. Open the Markup toolbar, click the Rectangular Selection tool, and draw a selection around the area you want to keep. Next, choose Tools > Crop (or press Command-K to commit the crop). To crop multiple pages, choose View > Thumbnails and Command or Shift-click to select multiple thumbnails before committing the crop. To crop all pages, press Command-A to select them before committing the crop. To draw a more accurate selection for cropping, choose Tools > Show Inspector to open the Inspector window, click the Crop icon (it looks like an angled comb), and enter the location and size of the desired crop.