One of the most common items on my to-do lists is organizing. Luckily, there are many ways to organize your files in Mac OS X. One of the built-in features in Mac OS X, called Smart Folders, will organize any file into specific folders based on the type, the color label, the date is was created, and more. Since, I mainly use Smart Folders in iTunes and Mac OS X Mail, I’m going to mention how to add Smart Folders to Mac OS X Mail and Finder because I have already talked about how to do it in iTunes.
Making Smart Folders In Mac OS X Mail
- Go ahead and open up Mail.
- In the Mailbox menu, go down to New Smart Mailbox.
- If you want to make a folder with all of the email from a specific person, go to From, which is located in the first drop-down menu.
- Then, in the second drop-down menu go to Contains, and in the field beside Contains, type in the email address of the person.
- If there are multiple settings you would like to add to this Smart Folder, click on the plus sign.
Making Smart Folders In Finder
- Go to Finder.
- In the File menu, go to New Smart Folder.
- Finder should show a new window with several options.
- To make a folder with only “.jpegs” in it for example, you choose Others… under the menu that says “Any” and type in ‘JPEG Image’.
- Once you’ve chosen your settings, click on the Save button to save the folder.