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This simple trick means instant asset sharing between Apple devices

We've already seen that Twitter is an excellent place to pick up a nifty productivity tip, especially for apps like Photoshop CC (opens in new tab). And while we've just about got over the secret Photoshop eyedropper trick (opens in new tab) that was blowing people's minds earlier in the week, another tip has come along that's left designers on social media equally stunned.

Calligrapher Ian Barnard (opens in new tab), who we discovered this week is a dab hand (opens in new tab) with a cheap pen, discovered how effortless it is to copy and paste from an iPad straight to a Mac and shared his find on Twitter.

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His followers quickly registered their shock and delight, then Barnard tweeted a short video clip explaining how it's done. Minds were blown.

Say goodbye to emailing files to yourself and downloading them with this simple swipe-and-tap alternative. Just make sure both devices are on the same network before you give this a go.

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Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.