Productivity for Mac Users: 10x Your Productivity
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Productivity for Mac Users: 10x Your Productivity

Shortcuts and Tools to 10x Your Productivity on Your Mac
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6,313 students enrolled
Created by Justin Mares
Last updated 5/2014
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will spend dramatically less time accomplishing simple tasks on the computer, master keyboard shortcuts, increase the speed at which you complete your task list, and have a suite of tools that will help you be more productive.
  • In this course you will learn how to use a computer more efficiently to increase your productivity and output
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  • Mac users will get the most out of this course. If you're a PC user, this isn't the course for you.
  • An internet connection
  • An Apple computer


Do you ever feel like you spend too much time trying to accomplish simple tasks on the computer? Like there are days where you spend hours and only accomplish a tenth of what you hoped to accomplish when you got up that morning?

It's not a good feeling. But, for many of us, it's reality.

Why is this? Because many of us don't have mastery of the tool we use the most - our computers.

We've all heard the story of the woodcutter who sharpens his saw to cut more trees. Yet how many of us spend hours on the computer each day, yet never learn the tips and tricks to use them efficiently and effectively? Instead, we keep doing what we've always done, and waste time that we could spend relaxing, making more money, or hanging out with friends and family.

This course will change that. Over the past year, I've learned the tools and shortcuts to 10x my productivity on my Mac. Together, these productivity hacks have allowed me to write faster, blaze through email, use Microsoft Office at 5x the speed and get more done.

A recent study estimated that slow computer usage cost the average employee 8 WHOLE DAYS of work per year, simply because they don't know how to efficiently use a computer. If Even if you've grown on up on computers, I guarantee this course will teach you how to use your Mac like a pro.

And... the good news is you don't have to be a natural with computers to reap the benefits! I've helped my 50 year old mother (bless her) do her work faster so she can get off the computer she hates and spend time with her family.

By the end of this course, you’ll learn the deepest, darkest Macbook productivity secrets that only a few of the wizards at Apple know:

  • Shortcuts and tools to cut the time you spend in Microsoft Office by 60%
  • A simple hack to reclaim minutes wasted navigating between programs each day
  • How to manipulate text like a BOSS and never use your mouse again
  • 7 strategies to master Gmail and process your email in seconds, not minutes
  • Advanced strategies and shortcuts with Finder, Quicksilver and Google Chrome
  • Introduction to 5 free tools that will save you hours over the course of your workday

If you want to reclaim your valuable time be more productive for the rest of your life, this course is for you.

I packed tons of useful information into this course, so that just 60 minutes from now you can use your Mac better than 95% of Macbook owners. Pretty sweet, eh?

If that's not enough, Udemy offers a money back guarantee if for any reason you're not satisfied with any course you buy here. Plus, you'll get unlimited access to me and all further course material I'll be adding as more students join.

If you use a computer for more than an hour a day, you owe it to yourself to be as efficient as possible. In fact, your ability to get more done will lead to raises, promotions, time freedom and more productivity than you can believe.

And, if for any reason you don't like the course, I'll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

See you inside!

Justin Mares, Macbook wizard

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who want to increase their productivity on the computer. Everyone - from the computer novice to Mac expert - will find value in this class.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
Basic Keyboard Shortcuts
6 Lectures 14:59

Introduction to the Mac productivity course. In just 60 short minutes, you'll learn how to become 3-5x more productive on your Mac.

Preview 02:08

In this lecture, I cover the different symbols used by Apple to denote the keys (like command, shift and more) you'll use throughout this course.

See below for a cheat sheet of these symbols!

Preview 01:35

In this lecture, I cover how you can quickly and easily manipulate text. Being able to copy, paste, cut and maneuver around text very quickly is extremely useful if - like many of us - you spend a lot of time in email or Microsoft Word every day.

Preview 06:04

In this lecture, I cover how to speedily navigate between different applications using tab, command and the tilda keys.

Navigation Shortcuts

In this lecture, I cover how to quickly launch and close any program on your Mac using hotkeys and finder.

Navigation Hotkeys part 2

If you've learned anything so far, please take a second and review the course. I'd really appreciate it :)

Quick Break
Mastering Applications - Word, Gmail and More
6 Lectures 46:59

In this lecture, I cover how you can use keyboard shortcuts to use Microsoft Word far faster. For most people, writing a paper or drafting a letter requires a lot of pointing and clicking, and takes up time. I show you how to avoid using the mouse at all while in Word, and get more done faster.

Preview 07:16

In this lecture, I show you how to use Gmail quickly and efficiently. We cover keyboard shortcuts in Gmail, how to customize your own shortcuts, and how to set up some advanced features using Gmail settings and Labs.

Preview 10:43

In this lecture, we cover how to use Google Chrome quickly and efficiently. I show you how to master one of the most commonly used tools - the web browser.

Crushing Google Chrome

This lecture covers how to use Apple's Finder feature to be more productive. Though Finder comes standard on all Macs, for most this powerful tool is sorely underutilized.

Using Finder to Get More Done (Faster)

In this lecture I show off some of my favorite productivity tools out there, and suggest how exactly you can use them to be more productive on your computer.

Useful Productivity Tools

That's a wrap! If you enjoyed the course, please leave a nice review. Thanks :)

6 Lectures 00:00

Resource cheat sheet for all native Mac shortcuts.

OSX Resource Sheet
9 pages

Resource cheat sheet for Mac Mail.

Mac Mail Keyboard Shortcuts
6 pages

Resource cheat sheet for Google Docs

Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts
6 pages

Resource cheat sheet for Excel.

Excel Keyboard Shortcuts
7 pages

Resource cheat sheet for Word.

Word Keyboard Shortcuts
7 pages

Resource cheat sheet for Outlook.

Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts
6 pages
About the Instructor
Justin Mares
4.4 Average rating
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43,961 Students
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Traction Book author, growth at Airbrake/Exceptional

Hi! My name is Justin Mares. I formerly ran growth at developer tools company Exceptional (acquired by Rackspace in March of 2013).

While there, I taught myself how to become a technical marketer and use tools like SQL to run important analyses on our customer data. Along with learning the basics of HTML, CSS and Python, I've found learning to become a more technical marketer has been one of the most valuable investments in myself I've ever made.

In addition, I'm the co-author of Traction Book, a book about how startups can get traction. For the book, we interviewed Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia), Paul English (founder of Kayak), Dharmesh Shah (HubSpot founder) and pulled together an actionable framework for how startups should think about getting traction and distribution.

I also founded an ecommerce company, Kettle & Fire, that's on a multi-million dollar run rate in just a few months.