The Guide To macOS Mojave
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The Guide To macOS Mojave

Learn How to Use Your Mac
4.4 (695 ratings)
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Last updated 9/2018
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This course includes
  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Use macOS Mojave to perform basic tasks
  • Find out how to use new Mojave features like Continuity Camera, Dark Mode, Quick Actions and much more.
  • Know how to organize folders and files
  • Use macOS organizational tools like Contacts, Reminders, Calendar and Notes
  • Understand the basics of maintaining their Mac and security
  • Use notifications, widgets and other macOS interface elements
  • Understand the uses for other standard Mac apps like Messages, Maps and Books
  • Use critical Mac apps like Safari, Mail, TextEdit, QuickTime Player, Preview and iTunes
  • Students should know the very basics, such as being able to use a mouse/trackpad and keyboard

Learn the ins and outs of using macOS Mojave, the latest operating system for your Mac. This course includes more than 60 video tutorials and more than 7 hours of video instruction. It begins by showing you the basics of the desktop and then goes into detail about using the Finder, Safari, Mail, TextEdit, Preview and other basic apps. This course includes lots of tips, tricks and techniques. 

Each tutorial clearly presents a topic and shows you how to use macOS Mojave. You can watch while trying out techniques for yourself. Presented by the host of the MacMost  video podcast, the creator of hundreds of online video tutorials and the author of books on the Mac and iPad. 

The Guide to macOS Mojave is brought to you by MacMost. The MacMost website contains hundreds of free video tutorials, but the ones in this course are unique to the course and give a deeper look at Mojave.

Who this course is for:
  • This course will help new Mac users learn their way around
  • This course will help current Mac users fill in gaps in their knowledge
  • This course will help current Mac users see how old and new features work in Mojave
  • This course is not for those who are already experts at using Macs
Course content
Expand all 66 lectures 07:30:46
+ Getting Started
5 lectures 20:17

A quick overview of the course.

Preview 01:49

A downloadable PDF with a detailed table of contents.

Preview 00:02

Also included are several reference PDF files: Power-User Keyboard Shortcuts and a How-To Cheat Sheet. 

Bonus Materials: Printable PDFs

A quick overview of what is new in macOS Mojave. Most of these topics will be covered in greater detail later in the course in the appropriate section. Look for (Mojave New Feature) in lesson titles to see videos that include a significant new Mojave feature.

What's New in macOS Mojave

If you are new to Mac and have been using Microsoft Windows, it will be useful to know some of the things that make this transition difficult. Learn some of the fundamental differences between how you do things on Mac versus Windows.

Switching From Windows
+ Mac Basics
5 lectures 42:16

The first step in mastering macOS is to learn what different user interface elements are called and what they do. In this lesson you'll learn the proper names for different things like the cursor, menu bar, Dock, Desktop, icons, toolbars, sidebars, and more.

A Tour of Your Mac

The macOS menu bar is almost always present at the very top of the screen. Learn how to access menus, submenus, and menu items. You'll also learn how to spot  keyboard shortcuts, search for menu items, and bring up context menus.

Preview 09:51

Most of the work you do on your Mac will be within applications, also called apps or programs. To launch an app, you can use The Dock, Launchpad, or Spotlight. While working with several apps at once, you can use the App Switcher and the Dock to easily switch between apps.

Launching, Quitting and Switching Apps

Apps present information and documents in windows. Learn how to position windows on the screen, resize them, and scroll them. 

Working With Windows

While your Mac may only have one screen, you can make it feel like you have more by placing apps on different desktops and learning how you can switch between them. You can also view an app in Full Screen mode to give it its own desktop, or split a desktop between two apps.

Preview 09:16
+ Files and Folders
7 lectures 01:01:36

The Finder is the main tool you will use to view files and folders and organize your documents. There are four different ways to view files and folders: Icon view, List view, Column view and the new Gallery view. You can also use Quick Look to preview files without opening them.

Finder Window Views (Mojave New Feature)

Learn how to move, rename, duplicate, delete, copy and paste files and folders in the Finder.

Working With Files and Folders

Your Mac comes with a standard set of folders that should be used for specific purposes, such as storing your Photos library in the Pictures folder. You will also have a Documents folder that you can use to place all of your files and organize them as you wish into subfolders. If you use iCloud Drive, these files will be accessible on all of your Macs and iOS devices as well.

File and Folder Organization

The Desktop is a special folder where files are also visible over your Desktop background behind all windows. A new tool in Mojave allows you to gather together similar files into Desktop Stacks.

Preview 05:27

When you can't remember where a file is located, or think it will be faster to search for it than dig through folders, you can search by file name or the contents of files. You can use Finder searches to find only files, and Spotlight searches to find files and more.

Searching for Files

The Finder also lets you tag files with keywords. If you would like to organize your files in another way, you can tag them and then search for those tags. You can also create Smart Folders that automatically show you the results of searches.

Tags and Smart Folders

Learn how to add and remove apps from the Dock, place files and folders in the Dock for easy access, and see the new feature in Mojave that places running and recent apps in a new middle section of the Dock.

Customizing the Dock (Mojave New Feature)
+ Apps and Documents
4 lectures 31:51

How to start a new document, save it, and return to it. 

Creating, Saving and Opening Documents

When working with documents in many apps you have the ability to revert to previous versions or to view those versions and copy text from them.

Using Document Versions

The main way to get new apps is to use Apple's App Store. You can search for apps that perform functions you need. Installation is quick and simple.

Installing Apps and The App Store

When you want to uninstall an app, the method depends on where you first obtained it. You can use LaunchPad to uninstall App Store apps. Apps from other sources can be uninstalled in other ways.

Preview 05:51
+ Browsing the Web With Safari
5 lectures 39:31

Learn how to use the macOS default browser to view web pages. See how to use tabs, take a look at browser preferences and Top Sites.

Safari Web Browsing Basics

Use bookmarks to revisit important web pages. See how you can search your browser history to go back to pages you visited hours or days before.

Bookmarks and History

You can save articles you wish to read to Safari's reading list and return to them later. Reader View will clear away everything but the text and important images so you can concentrate on the content.

Safari Reader and Reading List

Safari has a built-in password manager that you can use to create strong passwords. They are automatically saved for later use.

Safari Password Management

With Safari, you can set up privacy and capability preferences for every website individually. So you can allow things like location access and video playback on sites you like and block them on others.

Safari Website Preferences
+ Sending and Receiving Email and Messages
4 lectures 24:26

Configure the Mail app to receive and send email using your email service.

Setting Up Mail

Read and reply to mail. With the Mail app you can easily archive mail and set up mailboxes to organize your old messages.

Reading and Organizing Mail

The Mail app gives you some tools to help compose messages. You can also set up a variety of email signatures.

Composing Mail

The Messages app allows you to send text messages to other Apple users. You can also send SMS messages to almost anyone through an iPhone.

Using Messages
+ Organization and Productivity Apps
6 lectures 41:50

Use the Contacts app to store your personal and business contact information. You can then use names to bring up email addresses and phone numbers in other apps.


The Calendar app is essentially a database of events. Events can trigger reminder alerts. You can also share events and calendars with others.


The Reminders app lets you create lists. Items in lists can alert you with notifications, or can simply be checklists of anything you wish.


The Notes app can be used to record and recall miscellaneous information. You can store text, lists, tables and images in Notes.


Markup is not a stand-alone app, but functionality that you will see in many other apps that allows you to add drawings, text, shapes, arrows, highlights and other annotations. You can also modify images in a variety of apps.


With Siri, you can talk to your Mac and ask it questions, and access various functions and tasks without needing to use the cursor or keyboard.

+ More Apps That Come With Your Mac
12 lectures 01:13:23

TextEdit is a simple word processor and text editor that can be used in place of Pages or Word in many cases.


Preview is a PDF and image viewer that can also make adjustments and annotations.


The new News app lets you browse, search and read news articles from thousands of sources.

News (Mojave New Feature)

The new Stocks app lets you track your stock portfolio and read news pertaining to your stocks. You can search for and see charts and news for companies.

Stocks (Mojave New Feature)

The Voice Memos app is a simple way to create, append and edit audio recordings.

Voice Memos (Mojave New Feature)

The QuickTime Player app is the default video viewer on macOS. You can also trim and combine video and audio files and record from your camera or screen.

QuickTime Player

The Books app, previously named iBooks, is an ebook reader and online bookstore.


The Maps app is a street map and satellite image viewer. You can search for locations and get directions and traffic information.


The Maps app is a street map and satellite image viewer. You can search for locations and get directions and traffic information.


The FaceTime app is your Mac's telephone app. You can make video or audio calls to others with Macs or iOS devices. You can even place regular phone calls through your iPhone.


iTunes is a complex app that serves several purposes. You can manage your music library, subscribe to Apple Music, or rent and purchase videos. You can also directly sync items to your iOS devices, though most people use iCloud instead.

iTunes Overview

A look at more apps that come with your Mac or are available as free downloads from Apple. Familiarize yourself with the basics of Photos, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, and GarageBand.

More Apps
+ Customizing Your Mac
6 lectures 49:10

Become familiar with the various different categories in System Preferences and learn about some specific useful settings.

System Preferences Tour

Use the new Dark mode to change the look of macOS and many apps to light text and elements on a dark background.

Dark Mode (Mojave New Feature)

Learn how to customize your desktop wallpaper and how to use Mojave's new dynamic desktop images.

Desktop Backgrounds and Dynamic Desktop (Mojave New Feature)

Use the Notification Center to check recent notifications and view widgets that show you up-to-date information.

Notification Center

Learn how you can create a custom keyboard shortcut for any menu item that appears in any app.

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

You can share files with other people using AirDrop, between Macs you own using cloud services, and between other Macs on the same network with File Sharing.

File Sharing
+ Security and Maintenance
5 lectures 33:32

Find out how to identify your Mac, and see system and app version information.

System and Software Information

Setting up user accounts for all people that use a Mac is key to security and productivity. You should use guest accounts for anyone else who uses your Mac.

User Accounts and the Guest User

Learn how you can view which files are taking up the most space and use other techniques to maximize your storage.

Optimizing Storage

It is critically important that you back up your data. Time Machine is built into macOS and is simple to use.

Backing Up With Time Machine

Find out where you can get help if you are having trouble with your Mac. Learn about the Apple support website, the Genius Bar, the Apple discussion website, and how to find local user groups.

Getting Help