Creative people are often different. They’re the ones who think differently, see things in a new way, and have unusual ideas. For almost 15 years I have been using a PC for graphic design, UI/UX and brand design but I changed to Mac 3 years ago and my workflow, speed, and quality of work have to increase abundantly.
For some reason, they don’t fit into society as well as other people do. So it might seem like a mystery why designers would prefer Macs over PCs. But it really isn't that surprising at all when you consider what makes creative people tick: their desire to be unique, their need for something better than what everyone else has (and there's no PC on the market today that's more advanced), and of course their love of design. The bottom line is this: if it was good enough for Steve Jobs, then it ought to be good enough for any designer worth his salt!
The benefits of using a Mac over PCs
- Macs are easier to use for designers.
- PCs have a higher risk of crashing.
- Mac has a more user-friendly UI.
- Macs are generally more visually appealing.
- Designers can easily find software for Mac that they can use to work and create.
- PCs are often filled with malware, spyware, viruses, and other malicious code.
- Most Macs last a really long time before you have to purchase a new one.
- The entire Mac OS X system is built for speed and stability (more so than Windows).
- PC's take up more space, offer limited customization potential, and don't even look nice in the first place.
- PCs can break at any time, whereas Macs tend to be much more reliable
- Get the best technology for your business, and be different than everyone else!
How to get the most out of your Mac when designing
Macs take up less space and are more portable. This may not seem like a big deal, but when you're constantly on the go and need to do something on your computer on short notice, it can be difficult to find a place to work. Portability is especially important for freelancers who work from coffee shops or other small spaces.
The Mac OS X system is "built for speed" and has been shown to outperform full PC systems in many tasks. It is also more stable than Windows, which means that designers won't have as much worry about crashing if they are working on a deadline. Memory-wise, Macs are typically better than PCs because they use DDR3 memory instead of PC's older DDR2 memory. Macs are also more energy-efficient than PCs which helps save money on bills.
Macs have a better UI (user interface) due to the fact that they were built with OS X's UNIX-based foundation. Apple was able to improve upon UNIX and build the command line terminal into something that could be used for the average user. One of the best features of OS X is that its UI can be customized with different tools, allowing designers to trick out their Macs in whatever way they choose.
Macs are also built with superior hardware than that of a PC. For example, Macs have only been using Intel processors since 2006 when they switched to their 64-bit architecture; this was two years before PCs started doing the same. Macs have more memory, faster graphics cards, and larger hard drives than most PCs especially now with the possibilities with Apple Silicon.
Based on the question of why the designers prefer Mac over any other machine in Quora, these are answers:-
- Cleaner look
- Ease of use
- Design that aligns with the brand
- Rarely crashes
If you're a designer, it's likely that you use either Windows or Mac for your day-to-day work. The benefits of using the Mac are many: from improved design and software to increased speed and stability, there is much more going on behind the scenes with this device than meets the eye. If you haven't considered switching yet, now might be just the time!