Posts for Tag: macos

Canva for Entrepreneurs

Creating stunning graphics used to require hiring a designer, but Canva has changed the game. This intuitive platform makes graphic design accessible to everyone.  As a non-designer running a small business, I constantly need graphics for social media and blogging. Our engineering team needs help with even basic visuals. Canva is the perfect solution, allowing us to create anything from social posts to UI elements easily. 

We've been Canva devotees for years. The interface is so simple that I've never had to contact their support. They recently incorporated AI image generation so that you can prompt your way to the perfect graphic with just a text description. For bootstrap entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, Canva eliminates the need for an in-house or virtual graphics designer. The low graphics volume most small niche businesses need doesn't justify the cost. Even heavy Instagram users can now create their beautiful feeds without a dedicated designer.

Things that I often do with Canva include:

  • Creating a simple blog post header graphic
  • Creating a simple video clip for a tweet
  • Creating a UI element for an app
  • Creating social media headers
  • Editing business photos to remove backgrounds and put different backgrounds and text

One of my most exciting uses for Canva is to maintain a virtual whiteboard of tasks in the form of virtual sticky notes and share them with my team. This is not our primary project management tool, but I use it as it helps me visualize a real whiteboard I used to have in my actual office before Pandemic. I will write a detailed post with a video about this feature in the future.

Hailing from Australia, Canva has changed the game. The process from concept to creation is intuitive and smooth. As a non-designer, I find it empowering to generate whatever graphics I need quickly.  I can't recommend Canva enough. This tool has been a game changer for creating great visual content affordably. Every business today needs strong visuals, and Canva makes it achievable for all.

Why I use CleanMyMac X on Mac Mini and Macbooks

Pros of CleanMyMac X:

The biggest thing I like about this tool is that it will:

  • Clean up system junk -- which piles up over time
  • Clean up permission issues 
  • Clean up RAM 
  • Allow you to uninstall hardly used programs
  • Check for known malware

Cons of CleanMyMac X:

Honestly, I haven't found any yet. But I think, indeed, there are some things that I am unaware of. I asked Claude, and it said the following:

- May flag some sound files as junk occasionally 

As a long-term user, CleanMyMac X provides some handy utilities for freeing up disk space, speeding up my Mac, and optimizing performance. I recommend it without reservations.