by Dee-Ann LeBlanc

Every operating system comes with a preset list of what programs should open what files. That doesn’t mean, however, that these are the programs we want to use.

Say that you want to use the Bean text editor rather than TextEdit. Every time you wanted to open a text file, you could navigate to the file in the Finder, select it, right click, choose Open With, and then either select Bean from the list, or choose Other to find Bean and choose it.
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