April 30, 2012 in Educational (E)
[prMac.com] Liverpool, United Kingdom - SCOtutor for Mac is a video tutorial application available for both the Mac and iOS, and is now available for free download from both the Mac and iTunes App Stores. Since release as a free App, SCOtutor for Mac is the #1 Free Education App on the Mac App Store in both the US and UK.
Created by ScreenCastsOnline, acknowledged as one of the premier sources for Mac and iOS video training on the web, SCOtutor for Mac is designed with both new and experienced Mac users in mind. With nearly three hours of video content, the tutorial assumes no prior knowledge of the Mac, and guides you through, from first principles to acheiving a comfortable working knowledge of how to use a Mac.
Perfect for new Mac users or switchers from Windows.
Although no prior knowledge is assumed, experienced Mac users can still pick up lots of hints and tips as SCOtutor for Mac is the perfect refresher to quickly optimise your Mac knowledge.
The video tutorial is presented as a standalone application, downloadable from the Mac App Store or via the iTunes App Store. It contains an optimised video player that gives the viewer full playback control. The tutorial is arranged into easy navigable chapters, available from a pop up chapter list, allowing for the tutorial to be used as an easily accessible reference guide. It even remembers where you are up to in the tutorial, so you can quickly resume from where you left off.
Fully accessible, the tutorial also contains full English subtitles which can be switched on or off by a simple onscreen menu or keyboard shortcut.
The iPad/iPhone version has full Airplay support to allow you to play the tutorial on a HDTV or large screen projector.
Both versions of this great resource are available to download for free from the Mac App Store (currently the #1 Free App in Education in the UK, US and other countries) and from the iTunes store.
Download the Mac version and keep it on your Mac as a great reference guide.
Download the iOS version and play it on your iPad whilst you follow along on your Mac.
This unique application has many innovative features:
Comprehensive Mac Tutorial:
The HD video tutorial runs for 157 minutes and covers 12 major subjects organised into over 75 topics.
* Introduction to the Mac
* Exploring the OS X Desktop
* Applications and your Mac
* Introduction to the Finder
* Auto Save & Versions
* Introduction to Apple Mail
* Managing Application Windows
* Printing and Scanning
* Sharing with the Mac
* Using the Safari Web Browser
* Users, Accounts & Parental Controls
* Time Machine
Optimised Video Player:
Designed specifically to optimise the viewing experience, SCOtutor for Mac includes a dedicated video player
* Auto hiding onscreen playback control panel
* Advanced playback controls
* Jump backward or forward in 30 second increments
* MultiSpeed playback - slow or fast speeds - (.5x, .75x, 1x, 1.5x, 2x)
* Easy navigation via chapter popup menu
* Jump from chapter to chapter
* Easy resume mode - Just carry on from where you left off
* Full Airport Support (iOS version)
iPad/iPhone Device Requirements:
* Requires iOS 5 or later
* Compatible with iPad, iPhone 3GS and above, iPod touch (Gen 3 and above)
* 437 MB
Mac System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.7 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 437 MB
Pricing and Availability:
SCOtutor for Mac 1.1 is free and available worldwide through the Mac App Store and iTunes App Store in the Education category. There are also a limited number of complimentary press memberships available to access the weekly tutorial service for review. Please use the contact email directly to request a press membership.
Located in LIverpool, United Kingdom, ScreenCastsOnline was formed in 2005 by Don McAllister who specialises in screencast production for ScreenCastsOnline and corporate customers. With over six years experience, ScreenCastsOnline has published over 320 Mac based video tutorials to rave reviews, and is acknowledged as one of the top resources for Mac training on the Internet. All of the video training is delivered by the host and founder of ScreenCastsOnline, Don McAllister, a regular panel member on many influential Mac podcasts including MacBreak Weekly, BagelTech Mac and MacRoundtable. Don is also a regular speaker at many international events, including Macworld Expo and Blogworld. ScreenCastsOnline also runs a popular membership system, allowing ScreenCastsOnline members to sign up to receive a new Mac based tutorial each week via iTunes. ScreenCastsOnline is a trading name of DMC Media Productions Ltd. All Material and Software (C) 2005-2012 ScreenCastsOnline / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPad, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.