MacDailyNews Take: No, it doesn’t teach you how to wipe your drive and reinstall your OS or waste money and processor cycles running multiple anti-virus programs; it concentrates on daily tasks that Windows shares in common with the Mac. All kidding aside, anything that helps Windows sufferers make the transition to Mac sounds good to us.
According to the developer, “It’s About Time” Products, before this learning tool, users had to purchase a nearly four hundred page book to learn how to “Switch to Mac.” The goal in creating “It’s About Time” to learn the Switch to Mac was to minimize the two to four week period of time to become familiar with using the Mac to about one hour.
Throughout the learning tool, Saied, the instructor, reminds the user what steps they went through to complete a task in Windows; then, teaches them to perform the same step on with Mac. The best part is right after Saied shows the user each lesson, they can try it on the Mac and receive immediate feedback to find out if they are correct.
Topics covered include:
• how to configure and check e-mail
• scheduling events with alarms in iCal
• adding contacts in your Address Book
• changing your desktop background & right-clicking
• many more features
Apple is featuring the demo of (22.5MB) of “It’s About Time” to learn the Switch to Mac on the company’s website.
More info and download link via Apple.com here.