Using your mac to its fullest

Boost your mac productivity with valuable time - and money - saving tips and tricks!
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Instructed by Harsha M Office Productivity / Apple
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  • Lectures 48
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2013 English

Course 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 !

What are the requirements?

  • mac system

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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!

What is the target audience?

  • Mac users, who want to improve their productivity, by get the most out of their macs

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome!
Welcome !
00:55
Section 2: Making full use of Stickies!
02:38
In this and the next couple of videos, we will take a look at the stickies features that comes built in mac.
00:51
In this video, we look at how to embed files right into your sticky note.
01:07
In this video we will take a look at how can make your sticky visible all the time.
01:11
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.
Section 3: Unleashing the full power of Spotlight!
00:56
Spotlight is an extremely powerful feature! In this video and the next few videos, we will explore the functionality of spotlight in detail.
01:45
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.
01:06
In this video we will take a look at the modified keyword using which we can search for files edits based on the date.
02:31
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.
02:02
In this video, we will explore the keywords discussed in the above videos, in greater detail.
01:33
In this video , we will look at how to, customize your spotlight result set, as per your needs.
02:05
In this video, we will look at, how you can search for menu bar items using application level spotlight.
01:00
In this video, we will look at one handy feature in spotlight - for making quick calculations.
00:57
In this video we will look at how to take a preview of the document in spotlight result set.
Section 4: Cool features in QuickTime most People dont use !
01:32
In this video we will look at, how you can capture whats happening on your screen along with audio.
01:10
In this video we will look at, how you can trim videos.
01:05
In this video we will look at, how you can merge two videos in quicktime.
Section 5: Cool features most people dont know ! - Part 1
02:15
In this video , we will look at how you can set up hot corners on your mac.
02:18
In this video we will look at, the color picker utility in mac.
01:22
In this video we will look at, how to use the dictation feature!
02:29
In this video we will look at, the grab utility that comes built in with mac os.
01:34
In this video, we will look at how you can zoom into a particular region on your screen- really quick .
03:31
In this video, we will look at how you can set up custom keyboard shortcuts for any application.
Custom keyboard shortcut for an application
01:58
02:34
In this video we will look at, how you can restore previous versions of documents in preview.
Section 6: Creating a better workflow
01:31
In this video and next few videos, we will look at how you can create a workflow that works well for you!
04:06
In this video we will look at, how you assign an application to open in a particular desktop only.
02:37
In this video, we will look at how you can set up keyboard shortcuts to shift to a particular desktop.
Section 7: The mountain lion gets social !
01:57
In this video, we will look at how you can integrate facebook in your mac os notification center.
02:28
In this video, we will look at how you can integrate twitter in your mac os notification center.
Section 8: Cool features most people dont use ! -Part 2
01:39
In this video, we will look at how you can find the meaning of any word in any text source.
02:19
In this video, we will look at how you can, stop not responding applications without having to force quit.
02:18
In this video, we will look at how you can, create a smart grouping of your contacts in the contacts application.
00:50
In this video, we will look at how you can, move lot of files into a new folder in simple way.
01:23
In this video, we will look at the , quick look feature, so that you can see whats inside a file without opening it.
Section 9: Cool tips and features most people dont know ! - Part 3
01:29
In this video, we will look at how you can, take a quick snapshot of your desktop or a region of your desktop.
02:42
In this video, we will look at how you can, change the default launcher for a file type.
01:17
In this video, we will look at how you can, set a custom message to be displayed, when ever your screen is locked.
01:02
In this video, we will look at how you can, turn on tap to click, in case you havent already done that !
01:23
In this video, we will look at how you can ,move a file thats open in preview, to another folder.
01:49
In this video, we will look at how you can, digitally sign your documents in preview !
01:09
In this video, we will look at how you can, hide - not the same as closing - all your applications in a jiffy !
00:51
In this video, we will look at how you can, show/hide your dock using a keyboard shortcut.
00:46
In this video, we will look at how you can, close all your applications and shut down your mac, with a single keyboard shortcut.
Section 10: Finder Tips
01:58
In this video, we will take a look at how you can change the display of files in finder.
00:52
In this video, we will look at how you can, make more space in your finder.
02:14
In this video, we will look at how you can ,set the default view types for each folder.
Section 11: Conclusion
Conclusion
00:31

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Instructor Biography

Harsha M, 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!


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