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Installing software

From: Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

Video: Installing software

Lion comes with some great software, but it doesn't have everything that you need or certainly not everything that you might want. So how do you get new software and how do you install it? That's what I'm going to show you now. Apple would love it if you would click on the Apple and choose App Store and honestly, App Store has some terrific software in it and it's organized in various ways. Featured. We're going to look at Top Charts. I'm going to find a popular free app, how about Evernote? You see where it says Free.

Installing software

Lion comes with some great software, but it doesn't have everything that you need or certainly not everything that you might want. So how do you get new software and how do you install it? That's what I'm going to show you now. Apple would love it if you would click on the Apple and choose App Store and honestly, App Store has some terrific software in it and it's organized in various ways. Featured. We're going to look at Top Charts. I'm going to find a popular free app, how about Evernote? You see where it says Free.

That tells you what it costs. Absolutely nothing! However, if you're going to buy something, up here we're looking at Aperture, that's $80. So click on the Price, Install App, and the app will install. So Launch Pad appears and it shows you the application launching. You see the icon bouncing up and down that indicates that something has been downloaded to Launch Pad. At this point, all I have to do to run the program is single click it and it launches. And we'll quit the App Store.

Again, the App Store has some great software, but it doesn't have everything available to you. So you may wish to go out onto the Internet and find software there, and we can do that by going to Safari. Let's get a copy of Firefox. This is another browser that's similar to Safari. Click on Download. When we do this, up pops the software and it will appear in our Downloads list.

When it becomes available, you see the Downloads folder pop-up and down a little bit, and we'll look in that folder and sure enough, here is Firefox. I'm going to open that folder. And this is called a disk image. Now here's one way to think about a disk image. Imagine you hold in your hand a CD. That's your disk image. Now you can't play the music on this disk image just from your hand. You have to put it into something, so you have to put it into a player. So you have to get the music out of the disk in order to play it.

That's kind of what the disk image is about. So I'm going to double-click on this disk image and inside, you'll find the good stuff. So I'm inside the image now and here's Firefox, my application. Some application installers will do what they've done with Firefox, which is very nice. They show you an image of the application, a little arrow, and then an image of your Applications folder. To install this application, as hinted in the picture, all I'd have to do is click, drag on the application, bring it over to the Applications folder, and then it's installed.

However, you may not see this picture and if you don't, what are you going to do? Well, you have to get into your Applications folder somehow. That's pretty easy to do. Find a window, look for Applications in the sidebar, and drag the application there and that's just what I'll do now. So I'll take Firefox, drag it to Applications, let go, and it's installed. So I look into Applications, there's Firefox. Launch it by double-clicking on it. Yes, indeed I do want to open it, and at that point I would go through configuring Firefox, but that's not what this course is really about.

So I'll quit Firefox, close these windows, quit Safari. You're done installing, but that disk image is still mounted. So let's open a new Finder window. If we scroll down, we'll see devices, and here is the Firefox disk image. To eject it, click on the Eject arrow and it's gone. And that's locating and installing applications under Lion.

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Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

72 video lessons · 30884 viewers

Christopher Breen
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  1. 1m 26s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      33s
  2. 4m 42s
    1. Installing Lion
      4m 42s
  3. 44m 44s
    1. Touring the Finder
      10m 19s
    2. Launching and working with apps
      4m 22s
    3. Sorting and starting apps with Launchpad
      3m 13s
    4. Organizing workspaces with Mission Control
      4m 35s
    5. Using trackpad gestures
      8m 22s
    6. Using mouse gestures
      2m 22s
    7. Understanding file saving in Lion
      4m 35s
    8. Using Text to Speech
      3m 9s
    9. Installing software
      3m 47s
  4. 26m 51s
    1. Personalizing the interface
      7m 31s
    2. Staying current with Software Update
      4m 13s
    3. Configuring Mail, Address Book, and iCal
      5m 2s
    4. Setting up printers
      3m 39s
    5. Backing up with Time Machine
      6m 26s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Finding files with Spotlight
      5m 16s
    2. Digging deeper with Finder searches
      5m 33s
  6. 39m 6s
    1. Configuring basic personal preferences
      11m 14s
    2. Optimizing Mission Control preferences
      3m 42s
    3. Configuring basic Audio and Video preferences
      4m 34s
    4. Adjusting Input Device preferences
      7m 45s
    5. Configuring Bluetooth input devices
      2m 36s
    6. Modifying Date & Time Preferences
      2m 38s
    7. Getting on the internet
      3m 56s
    8. Using an alternate startup disk
      2m 41s
  7. 3m 22s
    1. Understanding Dashboard widgets
      3m 22s
  8. 23m 20s
    1. Navigating the interface
      6m 30s
    2. Filtering junk mail and sorting messages with rules
      4m 22s
    3. Scheduling appointments with iCal
      6m 38s
    4. Organizing contacts with Address Book
      5m 50s
  9. 37m 5s
    1. Basic word processing in TextEdit
      7m 56s
    2. Using Dictionary
      2m 51s
    3. Preview: Working with images
      6m 20s
    4. Preview: Working with PDFs
      6m 13s
    5. Installing and managing fonts
      5m 37s
    6. Creating quick notes using Stickies
      3m 24s
    7. Using Calculator
      4m 44s
  10. 34m 27s
    1. Navigating the web
      4m 49s
    2. Working with bookmarks
      7m 15s
    3. Adding and reading RSS feeds
      2m 38s
    4. Using Reading List
      3m 7s
    5. Saving web pages and creating web clips
      1m 15s
    6. Using Safari to search the web
      3m 13s
    7. Opening local files in Safari
      2m 33s
    8. Working with Safari's preferences
      4m 33s
    9. Configuring privacy settings
      5m 4s
  11. 13m 45s
    1. Playing media
      9m 3s
    2. Recording
      4m 42s
  12. 18m 26s
    1. Video chatting in FaceTime
      5m 26s
    2. Text and video messaging in iChat
      9m 6s
    3. Shooting videos and pictures in Photo Booth
      3m 54s
  13. 12m 46s
    1. Automating complex tasks
      12m 46s
  14. 13m 55s
    1. Monitoring system performance
      3m 20s
    2. Setting up a Windows installation in Boot Camp
      3m 49s
    3. Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices
      6m 46s
  15. 15m 55s
    1. Understanding sharing
      4m 59s
    2. Sharing files on a network
      3m 23s
    3. Screen sharing with a remote computer
      4m 7s
    4. Sending files with AirDrop
      3m 26s
  16. 38m 47s
    1. Modifying Language & Text settings
      6m 38s
    2. Optimizing Security & Privacy settings
      6m 24s
    3. Configuring access for for the disabled
      7m 23s
    4. Using Energy Saver
      4m 42s
    5. Adding and changing users
      6m 19s
    6. Configuring Parental Controls
      7m 21s
  17. 18m 33s
    1. Preventive measures: Creating a Lion boot drive
      7m 40s
    2. Understanding and configuring permissions
      3m 6s
    3. Troubleshooting techniques
      7m 47s
  18. 6m 11s
    1. Techniques for using the Mac efficiently
      5m 22s
    2. Next steps
      49s

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