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Learn Mac Edition for Mac

By The Mac U Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 17, 2012

Learn Mac Edition is, not surprisingly, a port of the Learn tool to the Mac platform. A video training course app, Learn Mac Edition installs easily and launches with more than 5 hours (approximately 90 different lessons) of high-resolution training videos included. Of course, if you like the approach Learn Mac Edition takes, you can buy additional videos online for $1.99 each.

The basic lessons included with Learn Mac Edition cover basic aspects of using OS X (including eight videos on new Mountain Lion features). There's a set of videos on basic desktop and Finder use, and a set on System preferences; the rest of the included content covers apps. The videos are well-presented and cover enough to get a novice Mac user working well in the OS. We tried a couple of the additional videos available at extra cost teaching us Photoshop Elements and iBooks Author, and they were consistent in quality and style with the included free content.

The app worked well for us, with no problems, and for someone starting to use Macs, this is a good way to simplify the process. Since most people would prefer to watch a video instead of reading a book with the Mac nearby, this speeds the learning curve considerably. There's nothing in the basic package that a user comfortable with the Mac will need, but the add-ins for more-complex apps are useful.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Learn Mac Edition 3.0.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0

General

Release October 16, 2012
Date Added October 16, 2012
Version 3.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None

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Total Downloads 277
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Developer's Description

Learn Mac Edition is great for anyone new to the Mac or new to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. With over 90 HD training videos this course covers all the basics of OS X, the new features in Mountain Lion and some more advanced content. Discover the best ways to perform basic file and folder navigation, put all those system preferences to work for you and how to use built in apps like Calendar, Mail, Safari, iTunes, Preview, Messages and Contacts. Each video is presented in HD video at 1920x1080 resolution. The voice and guide behind this training App is Drew Swanson. Drew is a 20+ year Mac user and has been using Macs professionally in the graphic design and photography fields for over 10 years. Since 2007 Drew has been a member of The Apple Consultants Network, working to provide support and training to Mac users at their home and business.