Effortlessly Switch from PC to Mac- Tips To Start Strong

I will save you hours of stress and frustration as you Switch from PC to Mac. Learn Mac terminology and workflows
4.5 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a
course's star rating by considering a number of different factors
such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the
likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,641 students enrolled
70% off
Take This Course
  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works


Find online courses made by experts from around the world.


Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.


Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Updated August 25, 2015- Six new videos added!!!

Join over 1000 students learning how to switch from PC to Mac!

When you've been using a PC for years, just the thought of learning something new can be daunting. You need a coach to help you get started, steer you away from the pitfalls, and answer your questions. I will save you hours of stress and frustration as you Switch from PC to Mac.

I've helped hundreds of people and answered thousands of questions about the Mac. I am a regular speaker and trainer at Hawaii Mac and Apple User Society and the Kroc Center Hawaii. (And I speak English, not Geek Speak.) Allow my experience and expertise to guide you in your transition.

This course will help you:

  • Clear up what an Apple ID is beneficial to you
  • Notice the major differences between the PC and Mac and more importantly help you know what to do to accomplish your tasks
  • Answer the question "How do I do launch and close Apps on the Mac?"
  • Help you become familiar with the look and feel of your Mac
  • Get you situated so you can find things and file them in the right places
  • Make the most out of the powerful Searching Tool on the Mac
  • Make you a Speedy Mac User with Gestures

If you're ready to get started, enroll in the course and we'll get going because the introductory price of $25 will be going up in a couple of months.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic knowledge of using a PC

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Clear up misconceptions about the Mac
  • Overcome initial stress and confusion using a Mac
  • Feel comfortable navigating the Mac
  • Use and install new Apps

Who is the target audience?

  • People who are planning on purchasing a Mac
  • Those who have used a PC for years but are considering the Mac
  • Those who need to use a Mac at Work or School

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Starting Tips as You Begin the Switch

People switch to a Mac for many reasons. Here are a few.


When you start your Mac for the first time, be sure to setup an Apple ID. If you didn't set one up, you can still add one at a later time.


The Desktop is the central hub for activity on the Mac. You'll learn about the Menubar, Desktop file area, and the Dock.


There are a few differences between the Windows on PC and those on the Mac. The Stoplight in Mac functions differently. And the Menu Bar doesn't appear on every window, it only appears at the top of the screen.


The Dock at the bottom of your screen replaces the Start Button in many ways and gives you access to common Applications and Files.


In this video, I'll give you 3 ways to launch applications on the Mac.

Section 2: Tips To Make You Productive

PC users are accustomed to using Windows Explorer. The Finder replaces Explorer on the Mac.


Despite the common misconception, the Mac does have a Right Click. You'll learn how to activate it.


Once you learn these Multi-Touch Gestures, you will be able to use your Mac with incredible speed and efficiency.


You're one key away from fast internet and local searching on the Mac.


Although you have to retrain your muscle memory, using Mac Keyboard Shortcuts is easy and you might already know most of the shortcuts you'll use everyday.


You'll start using so many Apps on your Mac that you'll need to switch between Apps. Alt-Tab on the PC works on the Mac (as Command-Tab) but there is a better way.

Section 3: Adding Apps and Customizing

Installing Apps on your Mac is a simple and easy process. Here are 3 ways to install just about any Application you can find.


Uninstalling Apps on the Mac is even simpler than on the PC. Here's how to do it.


You're accustomed to certain programs on your PC, can you use those programs on your Mac? Perhaps... Sometimes there is a Mac equivalent, but perhaps you will want to consider the Mac Alternatives.


Windows Control Panel lets you configure many options on your PC. There is a similar place on the Mac to configure your computer. It's called System Preferences.


That's it for this course. If you want to continue to Master the Mac, check out our other course. PS- There's a coupon somewhere in this video.

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Arlen Nagata, Owner of iSensei.tv & HawaiiWP.com

Making Tech and WordPress web design simple.

If it's all “Geek" to you, you need Arlen. For years, Arlen has been keeping up with the trends of technology and WordPress web design. He provides simple, easy to understand help for others with their technology and design needs.

Arlen is a regular Computer Workshop Instructor at the Kroc Center in Kapolei Hawaii. He also presents at the Hawaii Mac & Apple Users Society. You can find some of Arlen's free videos on Arlen's YouTube channel.

Here's what people say about Arlen:

“He has helped me and my family in understanding the use of the Mac and he is very patient with us. From what I have seen and heard from the Apple Store itself, this guy really knows his stuff with the Mac, in fact I would say more than most of the employees at the Apple store." -Stephen LL, State Farm Insurance

“Arlen has been a God send in many times of computer problems for our personal and business needs.... I myself am not technical so having Arlen to call on when our computer problems arise is a blessing." -Jamie Yamashiro

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course