Todays post is going to discuss some of the rather cool things you can do with the Apple Maps app on your Mac and the method in which you can push places and cool locations to your iDevices. This allows you to set up locations and routes on your Mac, using the app and then send these routes to your mobile. I think it is a quick may to setup these locations on your Mac, sometimes I find using the Map app a little slow.
Find Your Location
If you haven’t used the Maps app yet it is located within the applications folder on your Mac. Open this app and then find the location your want to browse to. This can be any location in the world. Simply drop a pin where you want to go, this is achieved by right clicking on a location on the map.
When you want to send the location to your iPhone or iPad select the info symbol and then click the share button in the top right hand corner. You can press the share button on the toolbar, this will also share the current location. If you have more than one pin available on screen it is better to select the pin, to ensure you send the correct one.
You can share to your iPhone, iPad or any other iDevice.
If you want to send the location to a friends iOS device, or other messaging service simply select the option from the list. You can send by iMessages if you want to send it to a friend who has an iPhone.
You can also send routes. I think this is very useful as it is easier to setup routes on the Mac app than it is on that little tiny device. It is a lot easier to see the entire route in more detail. Once again you generate your route, and share it. This is done from the menu bar by clicking the little share icon.
On Your iDevice
When the route is pushed to your iPhone or iPad you will receive a notification similar to that of an email. You can then open this ping directly in the maps app on your phone. It will immediately pull up the location sent, even the route.
I think this is a great way of setting up a route on your Mac, pushing it to your phone as you leave the house.
This is a simple tip, however one I have been using more often.