The 7 Best Productivity Improvements Apple Will Introduce in 2022

Here are seven of the most useful productivity improvements to be introduced in 2022. (This is a partial list, so if you have a personal favorite to add, let me know.) Here,

lockdown mode

can see some lockdown mode As the most resonant update the company has introduced this year on Apple products. this is not an improvement Wants need, but it’s also one that everyone may need sometimes.

Apparently designed to protect high-value targets shot by governments and gangsters, Lockdown Mode is one of the security improvements introduced by Apple in 2022.

What this mode does is protect against a range of attack vectors cost of performance, It’s still not perfect (patched recently Achilles The bug bypasses Gatekeeper security protections on the Mac). But if your iPhone’s data is business critical, this isn’t the only security improvement that makes a difference: quick safety response, hide my email And Inbound Protection for iMessage and iCloud Data All underline the pressure for security this year.

Work better with others and with Freeform

Promise since WWDC 22 Although only introduced this month, FreeForm is a Great tool for brainstorming and project planning Available to any group of enterprise professionals—as long as they’re invested in Apple Kit. This endlessly collaborative notepad lets you sketch, write, share images, websites, and more and integrates well with FaceTime; Which allows you to have a face to face conversation about what you are doing.

It works on iPads, Macs, and iPhones, and in conjunction with other great collaboration features Apple introduced this year (notably continuity camera And desk view), should really help remote, hybrid, and even in-person workgroups brainstorm, plan, and organize together. I’ve only scratched the surface of the potential, but I can’t help but imagine Freeform also becoming a powerful 3D collaboration space in which people can work on product design in innovative new ways.

lock screen and focus

People don’t use focus because it takes a while to create the right focus for any given state. At the same time, those who use it get exactly what Apple promises: focus. And the ability to link different states to different home screens on the iPhone is particularly interesting.

There are many ways to set up your device to meet the different needs you’ll face when managing time – work, personal, sleep – but one of the more powerful implementations for enterprise professionals should be this: link the focus states to your MDM service provider so that you can easily share your device between Safe working mode and your completely private personal space. Not only that, but your iPhone flags this for you when you’re in Safe Mode. This may seem like a minor point, but it’s really not in-depth with the security, privacy, and efficiency mission Apple is set on.

Learn more about Lock screen with focus And change of information,

messaging and email

Let’s hear it for the new reminder function in Mail. It helps you fight against the constant email flow by asking your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to remind you later of an urgent incoming email that you just can’t handle right away. This is incredibly useful for people who have an inbox that fills up faster than they have time to address it.

Apple also introduced the ability to un-send emails and messages, but it’s a bit limited in that the window to do so is too short and the way it works isn’t always very consistent. However, the reminders function (and the ability to schedule emails) is worth its weight in gold, and when used with Apple’s Reminders and Calendar apps, it’s meant to keep busy professionals at the top of “stuff.” Your Apple device has quietly developed new tools to help you stay on. ,

live text translation

It’s a great thing that you can point your iPhone at a signpost in a foreign language and get a translation of what that sign means. It matters that this way you can read public announcements, guides to visitor attractions, and more. Before you start considering the enormous price, Siri provides direct translation of words captured by your iPhone camera to those who need that kind of access.

While we acknowledge that most business users have cut down on travel (unless they happen to be a billionaire CEO with a private jet and meeting with colleagues at the global football championship), this feature is still available to those Valuable for those who travel. was live text always usefulBut improving it to support translation of text in images and within the Translate app puts a very powerful tool in everyone’s pocket.

Simply open Translate, tap Camera, point your iPhone at the sign and you can have the translation overlayed on the text in the viewfinder. useful.

Quick Note on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Apple continues to quietly iterate within its Notes app. With QuickNotes, Apple has turned Notes into a powerful tool that operates and updates within its ecosystem. The idea is that you can quickly create a new note without leaving the application you’re currently working in, and that note will be available on all your other Apple gadgets. It lets you research, learn, and think from within any app or on any device.

You launch a QuickNote using the swipe gesture on iPad and iPhone, or simply hold fn and then press Q to open one on your Mac. Like any note, they can contain URLs, documents, PDFs, images as well as written (including using Apple Pencil on iPad) notes — and can be shared with others as other collaboration tools . With Quick Note and improvements to filing and storage within the Notes app, Apple continues to improve collaboration across its ecosystem.

Finally, a quick hang-up

You’ve always been able to call/message/email anyone in your contact book. That’s great, but one thing you couldn’t do with Siri was hang up a call, which was a bit counter-intuitive. Fifteen years after the iPhone launched, you can now ask Siri to turn off the phone. Just say “Hey Siri, hang up” (the participant on the call will hear you). You enable this feature in Settings>Voice control call hang-up.

Apple has made a number of improvements to its platform over the past 12 months. For example, the ability to set up custom iCloud email domains is a boon for small business users, while several MDM improvements (hellodeclarative device management) will make a huge difference to enterprises managing large fleets of Apple hardware. What else would you have included in this small collection?

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