I’m a relatively recent convert to the Cult of Apple after a lifetime of Windows usage. I’ve had a nagging question which I hope one of my dear veteran OS X readers can answer.
Here’s the use case: I make a site map in OmniGraffle, and export it as a PDF to send to a client. I open up a Finder window, and I have to navigate through five or six levels of directories to locate the attachment, which I then drag and drop into an email message.
I spend a lot of time just locating files in Finder after I’ve been working with them in a particular app. How can I speed up this process?
I’m imagining a constantly-updating search in a Finder window or separate application that shows me the most recently modified files under Documents.
Alternately, it’d be nice if OmniGraffle (and Pages and Numbers and so forth) had ‘Reveal this file in Finder’ functionality (thought that probably wouldn’t help with my exported PDF case above). Maybe they do?
I never perceived this problem on Windows, so either my usage patterns have changed, or I’ve forgotten about some useful bit of Windows functionality.