Working Smarter for Mac Users — The End is Near

I have good news and bad news. 

The Bad News

The time has come. I’m sad to announce that I’m closing Working Smarter for Mac Users forever in February.

It breaks my heart, but it’s the right thing to do. Although Working Smarter for Mac Users has been my passion project for 4 years, and I don’t regret a minute of it, I need to be more careful of what I wish for. While I loved being in business for myself, it was a million times harder than I expected. And I’ve yet to turn a profit.

Lately, sales haven’t even covered the monthly costs of doing business—course hosting by Thinkific, website hosting by Squarespace, mailing list management by SendFox, glue by Zapier, and webinar hosting by Webinar Ninja, to name a few— are the costs of being a solopreneur.

And, while I loved my service providers—who empowered me to create and market my course and book with zero employees—I’m 65 years old and can’t justify any more subsidizing. 

So, with great regret, I’ll be closing Working Smarter for Mac Users in February 2021 to semi-retire and spend more time with my family, friends, and woodworks.

Now, for that good news…

The Good News

I still believe everything I teach in Working Smarter for Mac Users and I want you to have their benefits (if you want them) even long after the lights go out.

So… I’m having one last sale.

The Working Smarter for Mac Users “I’m Semi-Retiring Sale”

Get the Master Class + the eBook for just $19.99.

That’s not a typo. Enroll today and get Working Smarter for Mac Users: Master Class (a $499 value) and Working Smarter for Mac Users: the eBook (a $24.99 value) both for just $19.99.

The catch:

Because I’m the only one who can do tech support and answer questions, this offer is limited to 30 students. Once 30 students have enrolled (or January ends—whichever comes first), the doors close forever.

Enroll today!

If you’re wondering if the course and ebook are any good, here are just a few of the nice things my readers and students have said over the years:   


Enroll today!

How it Works 

Enroll todayand you’ll access the lessons at until the end of January, when they’ll move to YouTube. You’ll receive instructions for accessing the course on YouTube before Thinkific goes dark, and you’ll have lifetime access to the lessons on YouTube. 

Of course, current and former students will also receive lifetime access to the course on YouTube at no cost.

So, if you’re interested in working smarter, or you always wanted to take the course but couldn’t afford it, don’t delay. This is a one-time offer and it will not be repeated.

These 30 seats are the last ones available, ever. When they’re gone, the lights (at go out.

Enroll today!

Thanks again for your interest in Working Smarter for Mac Users. Have a great 2021, and please (please) stay safe!

All the best,


Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus


• Technology columnist for The Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer 

• Author of iPhone For Dummies and macOS Big Sur For Dummies 

• Creator of Working Smarter for Mac Users (soon to be retired)

P. S. There is one more thing: This mailing list will go dark in February along with Working Smarter for Mac Users. If you’d like to keep in touch, sign up for my NEW mailing list, which will offer occasional tips, hints, and advice for Apple users plus tales of my latest obsession (woodworking) including first looks at new works and exclusive discounts, click here.

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About the Author

Bob Levitus

Bob LeVitus, often referred to as “Dr. Mac,” is a well-known authority on all things Macintosh, OS X, and Apple devices including the iPad and iPhone. One of the Apple community’s most trusted advisors for almost thirty years, he’s known for his trademark humorous style and unerring ability to translate “techie” jargon into usable and fun advice for regular folks. He's written more than 80 books including macOS Sierra For Dummies, iPhone For Dummies, and iPad For Dummies. And, for the past 20 years, he's written the Dr. Mac column for the Houston Chronicle (which he still does). He's also been writing for The Mac Observer for almost as long (he still does that, too). Bob has been published in more than a dozen computer magazines over the past thirty years including: a three-year stint as Editor-in-Chief of the irreverent and unpredictable MACazine and four different columns in MacUser magazine: Beating the System, Personal Best, Game Room, and the Help Folder (with Andy Ihnatko, and later, Chris Breen). Though best known for writing, he’s also dabbled in broadcasting with a radio show (Inside Mac Radio, CNET Radio, 2001-2002) and hosted a popular television series (Mac Today, Syndicated, 1992–1993). Another of Bob’s loves is teaching, which he's been doing at University of Texas Informal Classes for over a decade, with well-loved courses including, iPhone for Smart People, Making Music with GarageBand, and soon, Working Smarter for Mac Users. Always in-demand as a speaker, Bob has presented more than 200 seminars, workshops, conferences, and training sessions in the U.S. and abroad, and given Macworld Expo keynotes in three countries, He's also done presentations at countless Apple Stores, and at least three world-famous Geek Cruises. Last but not least, Bob won the Macworld Expo MacJeopardy World Championship three times before retiring his crown. He did not, however, return the Rocket J. Squirrel Memorial Cup, which is still displayed prominently in his office. Prior to giving in to his obsessions with Apple technology and productivity, Bob worked in advertising, producing television commercials, radio spots, and print ads for Kresser & Robbins and SelecTV, in Los Angeles. Bob holds a B.S. in Marketing from California State University and lives in beautiful (and over-crowded) Austin, Texas with his beautiful wife, Lisa, and Zeke the Wonder Vizsla, with occasional visits from now-adult children Allison and Jacob.