User:Ian Clark/KISS/EZinstall

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You own a Macintosh computer (iMac or MacBook) and you can use it pretty well, but you are not a computer expert.
Your computer is running OS X El Capitan (version 10.11).

STEP 1: Download and unzip the app

1.1 Download the app:

1.2 Activate Finder

  • How?
- click on the desktop to make the word Finder appear in the top left corner of the screen

1.3 Open your Downloads folder

  • How?
- Press ⌥⌘D

1.4 Unzip the downloaded file (called:

  • How?
- double-click it

(This will make a second file appear (called:

1.5 Trash the original downloaded file (called:

STEP 2: Move the app into your "Applications" folder and run it

2.1 Activate Finder (…as in STEP 1).

2.2 Open a second Finder window, alongside the first one

  • How?
- Press ⌘N

2.3 Make the second Finder window show what's in the Applications folder

  • How?
- Press ⇧⌘A

2.4 Drag'n'drop the file (called: from the first window into the second one:


2.5 Run

  • How?
- double-click it

(This will make the DateNow window appear. Its icon will also appear near the right-hand end of the Dock)

2.6 Drag the DateNow icon in the Dock further to the left, where you want to keep it.

  • Why?
- to make it easier to run the app at will.

NOTE: When DateNow ran, it showed the message:

  ...JHS server is not installed on this computer

This takes us to the next step: installing the JHS server.
(You needn't bother what this is – it's just a 3rd-party component that DateNow needs.)

STEP 3: Installing the JHS server

3.1 Go to this wiki page and follow the instructions: System/Installation/All-in-One.

  • Done it?
- then go to STEP 4.
  • Not clear how to do it?
- then try doing the following:

3.1a Download this "disk image" (.dmg) file:

3.2 Look in your Downloads file and double-click the downloaded file, like you did in STEP 1.
(It will be called j805_mac64.dmg. A new Finder window will open, showing you one single folder, called j64-805 )

3.3 Drag'n'drop the folder called j64-805 into your Applications folder, just like you did in STEP 2.

  • …but don't try to run it.
- (It runs automatically, now you've installed it.)

STEP 4. Running DateNow

4.1 Launch DateNow

  • How?
- click its icon in the Dock (…the icon you created in STEP 2).

You will now see this window appear:


4.2 Press the big button: INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE.

- (which contains much the same stuff.)