Siri on Mac can actually do quite a few useful things that aren't available on iOS devices, and because the technology is still rather new on Apple's desktop and laptop machines, we thought we'd highlight some of the most useful Siri commands on the Mac.
Siri on Mac can be accessed from the menu bar, the dedicated Siri app that can be added to the dock, or through a keyboard shortcut like Command + Space. You can manage your Siri preferences and options by opening up System Preferences and choosing "Siri" from the options at the bottom of the window.
One of the simplest and most useful ways to use Siri is to open apps without accessing the dock or finding the app in the applications folder. You can ask Siri to "open the Calendar app" or "open Evernote."
Open works with any app on your Mac, and it also works with websites and files. Some sample commands:
- Open MacRumors.com
- Open Google.com
- Open the Applications Folder
- Open the iCloud Drive folder
- Show me my most recent files
- Show me files from June 2017
- Show me photos from April 2017
- Show me photos from last week
- Show me files from today
- Show me privacy settings
- Show me network settings
- Turn off Wi-Fi
- Turn on Bluetooth
- Activate the screensaver
- Turn up the volume
- Turn down the brightness
- Go to sleep
- Change my wallpaper
- How fast is my Mac?
- What processor does my Mac have?
- Tell me about my Mac
- What is my Mac's serial number?
- How much RAM does my Mac have?
- How much storage do I have?
Do you use Siri for Mac? What are the most useful commands you've found? Let us know if we've missed any in the comments below.