Using your mac to its fullest
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Using your mac to its fullest

Boost your mac productivity with valuable time - and money - saving tips and tricks!
3.5 (67 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.
3,159 students enrolled
Created by Harsha M
Last updated 4/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course
  • Get to know features or built in applications,after knowing which you can save money on third party softwares.
  • Learn valuable time saving tricks and features in mac
  • Become more productive with your mac!
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Requirements
  • mac system
Description

Welcome !

If you are reading this, chances are, you have a mac or you want to buy one.

Mac's need no introduction. They are fast, stable and of course beautifully designed!

Also, they are loaded with features.

But, do you use your mac to its fullest ?

Do you know all the cool features that come built in with mac,- features that can save you a lot of time everyday and money?(by not having to buy extra software !)

My experience shows that most people do not use their macs to its best ! 

And that is why, I put this course together !

So that you can take your mac productivity to its max.

Some of the cool things you will learn in this course :

Create a keyboard shortcut to launch any application!

Get the " not responding" applications to respond without force quitting them !

Create a neat , organized workflow !

Record your screen along with audio, without paying for any extra software!

Talk to your mac, so that it handles the typing for you !

Locate any file on your mac, within seconds, without having to know/worry about its location !

Shut down your mac , real fast!

Trim/Merge videos without any additional software.

and many more tips and feature!

This course contains 50 videos, each explaining a carefully chosen tip or a feature,which can save you time and money.

And, I will add 2 updates to this class every month and whenever there is a new release of mac os x!

After completing this course, you will fully realize your mac's awesome potential and  yes, you will love your mac even more and never want to buy anything else !

Who is the target audience?
  • Mac users, who want to improve their productivity, by get the most out of their macs
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Curriculum For This Course
48 Lectures
01:21:36
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Welcome!
1 Lecture 00:55
Welcome !
00:55
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Making full use of Stickies!
4 Lectures 05:47
In this and the next couple of videos, we will take a look at the stickies features that comes built in mac.
Introduction To Stickies
02:38

In this video, we look at how to embed files right into your sticky note.
Adding files to a Sticky
00:51

In this video we will take a look at how can make your sticky visible all the time.
Making your Stickies Stand out
01:07

In this video, we will take a look at, how you can add text to a sticky, from any source of text, such as the text in a web page.
Adding Text to a Sticky from Anywhere
01:11
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Unleashing the full power of Spotlight!
9 Lectures 13:55
Spotlight is an extremely powerful feature! In this video and the next few videos, we will explore the functionality of spotlight in detail.
Introduction
00:56

In this video we will take a look at, how we can search for files of a particular kind such as pdf's or images in spotlight.
Searching for a particular type of file
01:45

In this video we will take a look at the modified keyword using which we can search for files edits based on the date.
Searching for files depending on when they were Modified
01:06

Similar to the last video, in this video we will look at, the created keyword which lets at search for files based on date of creation.
Searching for files based on date
02:31

In this video, we will explore the keywords discussed in the above videos, in greater detail.
Digging Deeper
02:02

In this video , we will look at how to, customize your spotlight result set, as per your needs.
Customizing your Spotlight preferences
01:33

In this video, we will look at, how you can search for menu bar items using application level spotlight.
Spotlight your applications!
02:05

In this video, we will look at one handy feature in spotlight - for making quick calculations.
Making Quick Calculations
01:00

In this video we will look at how to take a preview of the document in spotlight result set.
Quick Look from within Spotlight
00:57
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Cool features in QuickTime most People dont use !
3 Lectures 03:47
In this video we will look at, how you can capture whats happening on your screen along with audio.
Screen Capture using QuickTime
01:32

In this video we will look at, how you can trim videos.
Trim Videos in QuickTime
01:10

In this video we will look at, how you can merge two videos in quicktime.
Merge two Videos
01:05
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Cool features most people dont know ! - Part 1
8 Lectures 18:01
In this video , we will look at how you can set up hot corners on your mac.
Hot corners
02:15

In this video we will look at, the color picker utility in mac.
Get the color of any pixel on your screen
02:18

In this video we will look at, how to use the dictation feature!
You do the talking, mac does the typing !
01:22

In this video we will look at, the grab utility that comes built in with mac os.
Grab utility
02:29

In this video, we will look at how you can zoom into a particular region on your screen- really quick .
Zoom into your screen, real quick!
01:34

In this video, we will look at how you can set up custom keyboard shortcuts for any application.
Launch any app from keyboard
03:31

Custom keyboard shortcut for an application
01:58

In this video we will look at, how you can restore previous versions of documents in preview.
Restore previous versions in preview
02:34
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Creating a better workflow
3 Lectures 08:14
In this video and next few videos, we will look at how you can create a workflow that works well for you!
Creating multiple desktops
01:31

In this video we will look at, how you assign an application to open in a particular desktop only.
Preview 04:06

In this video, we will look at how you can set up keyboard shortcuts to shift to a particular desktop.
Creating sensible keyboard shortcuts
02:37
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The mountain lion gets social !
2 Lectures 04:25
In this video, we will look at how you can integrate facebook in your mac os notification center.
Integrate with Facebook
01:57

In this video, we will look at how you can integrate twitter in your mac os notification center.
Integrate with Twitter
02:28
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Cool features most people dont use ! -Part 2
5 Lectures 08:29
In this video, we will look at how you can find the meaning of any word in any text source.
Look up the meaning of any word
01:39

In this video, we will look at how you can, stop not responding applications without having to force quit.
Preview 02:19

In this video, we will look at how you can, create a smart grouping of your contacts in the contacts application.
Smart group your contacts
02:18

In this video, we will look at how you can, move lot of files into a new folder in simple way.
Quick Move lots of files into a new folder
00:50

In this video, we will look at the , quick look feature, so that you can see whats inside a file without opening it.
Look at whats inside without opening a file.
01:23
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Cool tips and features most people dont know ! - Part 3
9 Lectures 12:28
In this video, we will look at how you can, take a quick snapshot of your desktop or a region of your desktop.
Quick screen shot
01:29

In this video, we will look at how you can, change the default launcher for a file type.
Preview 02:42

In this video, we will look at how you can, set a custom message to be displayed, when ever your screen is locked.
Locked screen message
01:17

In this video, we will look at how you can, turn on tap to click, in case you havent already done that !
Turn on tap to click!
01:02

In this video, we will look at how you can ,move a file thats open in preview, to another folder.
Move to option in preview
01:23

In this video, we will look at how you can, digitally sign your documents in preview !
Preview 01:49

In this video, we will look at how you can, hide - not the same as closing - all your applications in a jiffy !
Preview 01:09

In this video, we will look at how you can, show/hide your dock using a keyboard shortcut.
Show/Hide Dock
00:51

In this video, we will look at how you can, close all your applications and shut down your mac, with a single keyboard shortcut.
Quick shut down
00:46
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Finder Tips
3 Lectures 05:04
In this video, we will take a look at how you can change the display of files in finder.
Quickly changing views
01:58

In this video, we will look at how you can, make more space in your finder.
Clearer finder
00:52

In this video, we will look at how you can ,set the default view types for each folder.
Set Default View Types
02:14
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About the Instructor
Harsha M
3.5 Average rating
67 Reviews
3,159 Students
1 Course
Apple Fanboy. Software Engineer.

Hi Folks,

My name is Harsha.

I come from a Computer Science background, and the first thing I do, when I get up in the morning is switch up my mac!

I love building software and have worked an a mobile application developer.

I have been using a mac for a long time now, and I am totally awed by it, - even today !

I took a lot of time, trying to figure out the cool and lesser known features in mac. But once I got to know them, it improved my productivity drastically !

So, I decided to put this course together in my free time, to share what I learned over the past couple of years, working with a mac as a student and as a software developer.

I am sure, you find it useful!