I’m using iCloud for document storage within iA Writer, but I’ve been annoyed by how clunky it can feel to save things to iCloud. Creating a new document within iA Writer will actually save it to the Mac by default, which means I’ve always had to click Save As and specify iCloud when writing a […]
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Two Tips For Working With (Or Around) iCloud on the Mac

I’m using iCloud for document storage within iA Writer, but I’ve been annoyed by how clunky it can feel to save things to iCloud. Creating a new document within iA Writer will actually save it to the Mac by default, which means I’ve always had to click Save As and specify iCloud when writing a new draft. Then I read a tip on The Brooks Review about how pressing Command+ Shift+I will immediately move your current document to iCloud. The tip works exactly as published in Writer, and it has made working with iCloud so much easier.

But for those of you who don’t want to use iCloud for document storage in apps that save to it by default (like Preview and TextEdit), MacOSXHints recently featured a terminal command to switch the default save location from iCloud to the Mac. It’s definitely worth the 20 seconds you’ll take to read the instructions and carry them out if you prefer to save files straight to your local Mac folders.

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