Use services in apps on Mac
Services let you use features of other apps for the task you’re doing without having to open those apps.
Use a service
On your Mac, select an item, such as a file on the desktop or text in a document.
Open the app menu (to the right of the Apple menu ), choose Services, then choose a service.
For example, to email text from a TextEdit document, select the text, then choose TextEdit > Services > New Email With Selection.
Change the services available in apps
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Shortcuts.
In the sidebar, click Services, then select items to make them available in the Services menu or deselect items to remove them.
Items appear in an app’s Services menu only if they’re relevant to the app or task.
You can create keyboard shortcuts for services, so you don’t have to use an app’s Service menu.
If you can’t use a service
If you don’t have permission to open the app that’s providing the service, you need to log in as an administrator to use the service.
If an app is missing or can’t be opened, try searching for it on your Mac and opening it. Then try using the service again.
If the app is in the Trash, select it and choose File > Put Back. Then try using the service again.