Most attorneys have to work with numbers on a fairly regular basis. Litigation attorneys often have to calculate damages. Personal injury attorneys must divide by three to calculate their fees. Family law attorneys (like myself) often need to compute the parties’ income and expenses.
Mac OS X comes with a great built=in Calculator (pictured at right), but sometimes it would be nice to be able to do quick calculations on the fly without having to open that program. Well, thanks to the following tip from the Mac Tricks and Tips blog, now I can do just that.
Spotlight will perform basic calculations without having to open any other programs. Simply push Command + Space to open Spotlight and then simply type in the desired math function, such as