The Mac OS X Productivity Course by MacDojo
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The Mac OS X Productivity Course by MacDojo

Professional Quality OS X Productivity Training
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Created by Tharyn Taylor
Last updated 4/2016
Current price: $10 Original price: $30 Discount: 67% off
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  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Confidently use your Mac OS X computer
  • Have way more fun while using your computer! :)
  • Save tons of time with keyboard shortcuts
  • Double your Mac Productivity
  • Use Apple's native apps with ease (Finder, Safari, Spotlight, AirDrop, iCloud, Preview, iTunes, Notes, and System Preferences)
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  • If you can use a mouse and keyboard, you're all set to start the Dojo!

“Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they just use it up. The real hero is home because they figured out a faster way.”

― Jason Fried, CEO of 37Signals, Author of International Bestseller Rework

UPDATE: Course compatible with Yosemite & El Capitan (New lessons coming soon) - April 2016

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the MacDojo. My name's Tharyn and I'm your Dojo Sensei. The MacDojo is the original Mac Productivity Course. The first version of the course debuted on Udemy in 2012 and since then I've had hundreds of eager students join. Over the past 4 years I've condensed everything into this brand new and powerful course for you. There's never been a better time to enroll in my Mac Ninja training. So, shall we?

If you can type a few keystrokes, then you’ve got everything you need to accelerate your productivity, breeze through complicated projects, and finish work before lunch.

If you are like me, then you bought your Mac because you know it's a powerful tool… just like a ninja's blade. We must wield this blade responsibly, with integrity, with respect, and with understanding.

If you work on your Mac for 6+ hours a day, then it's your closest companion. You need to understand it. You are the ninja, and your Mac is your sword. The Mac Dojo teaches you how to properly wield your ninja blade.

~~~~~ Genuine Testimonial ~~~~~
“Massive productivity boost! After going through the Mac Dojo and practicing all the shortcuts my guess would be that I save at least an hour a day. I’m way more productive. I’d highly recommend getting this course.”
― Daniel G.
Entrepreneur and Company Founder

Have you ever found yourself doing tedious work copy and pasting, moving files around, or boring data entry stuff? Everyone comes across these tasks daily.

Sometimes this repetitive grunt-work can take up 2 to 3 hours of your precious time. Most people who are unaware to certain OS X features, shortcuts, keystrokes, and 3rd party apps will fall prey to these tasks and waste a lot of time. There is no escaping these tasks, but you can work smarter. Your Mac can slice that time in half, if you know the proper tools & techniques.

Your computer is the most sophisticated instrument you have ever used. If you've never used OS X's shortcuts, hot corners, command tab, or Spotlight to navigate and work, then you need the Mac Dojo. You deserve to work faster, because the potential within your Mac is already at your fingertips. Let me train you into a Certified Mac Ninja.

Here's a brief overview of the Mac Dojo Productivity course:

  • Save time
  • Save money
  • Become more attractive (not-guaranteed)
  • Justify spending an outrageous amount of extra money for your Apple computer

How I set the course up and how to consume it:

  • Watch over my shoulder and see every step I take as I explain how to become a power user.
  • Take the ninja action steps after every lesson to integrate your new skills.
  • I only offer the exact techniques and shortcuts that I use on a daily basis myself from personal experience being a lifestyle entrepreneur making a living on the internet.

What's inside:

  • Desktop Centric Philosophy
  • Navigate Way Faster Through Windows & Apps
  • Copy & Paste Faster Than A Wisp Of Smoke
  • Ninja Chrome Tactics & Extensions
  • Ninjutsu Keyboard Shortcuts
  • System Settings For Agility
  • Stealth Finder Techniques & Navigation
  • Apps For Ninja Quick Workflow
  • Become an Evernote Expert
  • And Much Much More!

If you save an average (and realistic) 15 minutes a day, (out of an 8 hour working day) with these tips and you get paid, let’s say $20 an hour for your work, then THIS COURSE WILL PAY FOR ITSELF IN LESS THAN 7 DAYS!

~~~~~ Genuine Testimonial ~~~~~
Though I am a Mac veteran and though I was a bit wary of getting the course, I am glad I did. So far I do feel that my productive has increased. Great course. Keep up the great work. It is educating and entertaining.
– Frederick, Mac Dojo Graduate


There's a money-back guarantee so there is absolutely no risk. If you aren’t absolutely satisfied, just notify Udemy within 30 days for a prompt and courteous refund.

If you bought your Mac just to be cool, that's fine, you wasted your money. On the other hand, if you bought your Mac because you know it's a powerhouse of potential productivity and you want to learn how to unleash that potential, then enter the Mac Dojo.

Master the productivity hacks in these 50 Full HD videos and you will begin to see results. You will notice how fun it is to zoom around your computer, getting things accomplished more quickly, and saving time you can spend doing more meaningful things, like playing catch with your kid (or video games, it's up to you).

Take this course today and learn Mac to start working smarter. Thanks for investing in yourself! See you in the course.

– Tharyn Taylor
Mac Dojo Sensei and Productivity Advocate

~~~~~ Genuine Testimonials ~~~~~

You're my hero, this course is something everyone who has a Mac or is a first time user should take. Apple “One to One” doesn’t give you this kind of info (taken their lessons also). You explain everything as you go along and I can even go back on a lesson at anytime. Have recommend the course to people I know with Mac.
–Gayle, Mac Dojo Graduate

Tharyn is awesome. Explains everything in FULL detail. I was surprised that I didn't know most of these tips. This course is awesome. None like it
–Eugene H., Online Entrepreneur

Tharyn's tricks are simple and often things that you would have never thought of to improve your computer efficiency. Totally recommended if you want to make technology your friend, not foe.
–Sheena M., Dojo Graduate


Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners just starting out on OS X will LOVE this course and how to really take advantage of their Mac
  • Mac veterans will also learn a TON of new time saving tips. (Half my students have been veterans and are so glad they joined.. see testimonials)
  • Ideal for educators, professors, teachers, freelancers, online entrepreneurs, working professionals, university students, writers, artists, or anyone who spends 2+ hours/day on their Mac
  • Only for OS X users who have a Mac, Macbook, iMac, etc...
  • OS X 10.10 or higher (Yosemite or El Capitan)
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Curriculum For This Course
52 Lectures
Welcome to the Dojo!
2 Lectures 06:05

The companion guide for the Dojo which outlines all the shortcuts and resources mentioned in each lesson.

Download here:

The Dojo Way - Essential Shortcuts & Resources Document
Optimize OS X Yosemite & Navigation
10 Lectures 01:05:30

The extreme basics of OS X. A brief overview of Apps, the Dock, Finder, and how everything works as opposed to Windows. Can be skipped by Mac veterans.

Preview 08:10

Apple has designed your Trackpad to near perfection. Learn how to wield gestures and increase your daily tracking speed.

Preview 07:07

The Mouse is an important tool in your productivity arsenal – when you know how to use it. One does not rely on the mouse when a shortcut will be easier, however sometimes precision is necessary.

Preview 07:15

Learn how to train your keyboard to keep you with YOU. By default, Macs do not come with optimized keyboard settings. Fix that in this simple lesson.

Preview 02:13

It's time for an intervention. We love you, we really do, but it's time to turn off the Dock and realize how much clearer your life will be from now on. You're doing well grasshopper.

Preview 04:45

Hot corners are a little-known, yet amazing feature, that you can turn on and start zooming around to your favorite views at the touch of a cursor!

Hot Corners For Awesomeness

Start getting the information you want at a glance with Yosemite's new Notifications Center. Learn about widgets, get new ones, and start being more awesome!

Yosemite’s Epic Notification Center

Learn how to move at lightening speeds between windows, apps, and everything! No need to minimize a window ever again.

Preview 05:46

Start using Mission Control to zoom around apps and windows.

Quick Navigation: Mission Control

OS X loves multiple desktops (or Spaces as Apple calls them). Let's learn how we can adventure into many new worlds with multiple perspectives.

Multiple Desktops
Master Your Files With Finder & Spotlight
9 Lectures 01:12:33

Yosemite has brought us a brand new design for Spotlight and made it completely more awesome. Here are the basics.

New Spotlight Basics

New Spotlight features for enhancing your access to instant information.

New Yosemite Spotlight Shuriken

(DOES NOT work with El Capitan – This is Yosemite ONLY)
Supercharge your Spotlight with this 3rd party app that allows you to install hundreds of unique plugins.

Advanced Spotlight Plugin (Yosemite ONLY)

The Desktop is the most powerful Folder and tool on your Mac. All of your future Ninja-OSX experience will revolve around the Desktop and the principles in this lesson.

Desktop Centric Philosophy

Whether you use DropBox or not, you definitely need to consider how your keep your data backed up. Here's how the Dojo does it.

How I Use Dropbox To Secure My Life

Apple's new iCloud Storage is a dropbox clone with some interesting pricing plans starting at $0.99. Let's check it out.

iCloud Storage Tour

With just a few tweaks, let's make Finder more awesome than it already is.

Yosemite changed the location of spring loaded folders. It's now under System Pref > Accessibility > Mouse / Trackpad.

Finder Settings Enhancements

The Finder keyboard commands you need to know in order to start your journey towards becoming a Mac Expert.

Preview 12:18

Start zooming around Finder with Tabs and these quick-like shortcuts.

Finder Navigation & Tabs
Fun-size Yosemite Techniques
8 Lectures 36:58

Let's take a look at what you can do with OS X's AirDrop function, which is an easy Mac to Mac file transfer system.


iCloud offers lots of unique Apple Ecosystem Sync features. Let's explore all of them!

iCloud Tour

Quickly slap your John Hancock on a PDF in this fancy new Yosemite Preview feature.

Easy PDF Signatures

Super easy plug and play file manager for all your iDevices!

Easy File Transfer for iPhones & Devices

Update: El Capitan will have this window snapping feature natively.

Learn how this nifty little Ninja tool will help you manage your windows with a quick snap. One of my favorite and most useful apps.

Window Snapping Awesomeness

Now that you have learned all of the shortcuts first hand, you will be given the ultimate Ninja companion. Your cheat sheet app.

Cheat Sheet for Ninjas

Jump into iTunes 12 and cut to the good stuff – how to organize and play music.

iTunes Crash Course

Apple notes are nifty for iDevices, but otherwise lack what Evernote does.

Apple Notes
System Maintenance & Tips
6 Lectures 38:06

Learn about Installing Apps and running Apps from 3rd party Developers (must know trick).

Installing Apps

The cntl+alt+del of OS X.

Force Quitting & Activity Monitor

Clean up your messy files, repair permissions, and become generally more attractive.

Improve Your Mac’s Speed & Clean Up

Quickly get access to the password of any WiFi network you are connected to.

Find Your WiFi Password Trick

Be confident in the security of your Mac if it ever becomes stolen with this amazing free app.

Secure Your Mac With Location Tracking

Just a few very basic tricks for troubleshooting network connectivity issues.

Simple Network Trouble Shooting
Evernote Dojo
4 Lectures 43:18

Introduction to how amazing Evernote is and why you should already be using it.

Evernote Dojo: Basics & Tour

Let's dive into some of Evernote's best features and tools.

Evernote Dojo: Features & Tools

Evernote loves to listen. Let's check out how to create some audio notes on the fly.

Evernote Dojo: Audio-Magical

The most useful shortcuts that Evernote has to offer, within the app, and globally.

Evernote Dojo: Best Shortcuts
Become a Text Ninja
3 Lectures 37:18

We all copy and paste a hundred times a day. Now, let's super-charge your clipboard powers with this simple app.

Copy & Paste Like a Pro

Do you use your computer to type? YES!! Of course you do. Now let's do it better.

Super Text Shortcuts

Move outta the way Sliced Bread, because Text Expansion is now the coolest thing.

Text Expansion Magic
Enhanced Internet Browsing
10 Lectures 01:30:22

Yosemite made Safari much cooler. Let's re-introduce ourselves.

Safari: Basics & Tour

All the most essential Safari shortcuts you'll ever need to survive a zombie apocalypse.

Safari: Shortcuts

Chrome is a beast. Let's make it even better.

Chrome: Fine Tuning

Boost your speed with Chrome by using these marvelous shortcuts.

Chrome: Shortcuts

Build your productive momentum.

Momentum for Chrome

A few tricks and ninja gestures you can use to browse the web faster than ever before!

Advanced Browser Gestures

The Dojo is about to turn you into a super-computer that generates infinitely awesome passwords.

Infinite Password Algorithm

Your new second brain for saving passwords securely.

Never Forget A Login Password Again

Keep all your internet Bookmarks in one safe place, synced everywhere!

Syncing Your Browser Bookmarks

Save your tabs into intelligent categories which you can come back to later.

Life Saving Sessions Saver
About the Instructor
Tharyn Taylor
4.5 Average rating
39 Reviews
1,980 Students
3 Courses
Productivity Sensei & Meditation Expert

My name's Tharyn. I've traveled and lived in several countries around the world while working on my MacBook. I am passionate about productivity, technology, and meditation. I recently published my first book and am working on new courses and projects in the near future.

I have two amazing courses on Udemy called the Mac Dojo and also Meditation for Entrepreneurs. Take a look and start improving your life today! :)