Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

60 Mac Tips, Volume 1

The MacSparky Field Guides - Get Better at Using Your Mac Today

This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


60 Mac Tips is a carefully built list of tips and tricks to make you more efficient on your Mac . With 53 screencasts and over 1.5 hours of embedded video, the book explains why each trick is special and most include a screencast showing you how to perform it on your very own Mac. Carefully paced, this book takes intermediate and beginner Mac users and turns them into Mac power users.

Chapters Include:
1. OS X Tips
Master Mission Control, demystify proxy icons, replace your icons, build your own automator scripts, and more.

2. Mail Tips
Learn tips that will change how you use Apple Mail.

3. Spotlight Tips
That little magnifying glass in the upper-right corner of your Mac can do a lot more than you think.

4. Keyboard Shortcuts
Learn little known keyboard shortcuts and create your own so you can fly on your Mac. 

5. Terminal Tips
Does the Terminal seem like some dark and ominous corner of your Mac that mere mortals should avoid? Not anymore. Learn how to tweak your Mac with terminal commands.

6. Third-Party Apps
Watch screencasts showing how to get the most out of some of the best Mac utilities.

After reading and watching these tips and tricks, you'll be more efficient on your Mac than ever. 

This book is part of the MacSparky Field Guide series, designed to empower Mac users with great information delivered with fun and panache.

What's New in Version 1.21

It’s been several years since we first published this book so we went through and updated screencasts on tips that had changed and replaced those that no longer worked. Enjoy.


screenshot 1
screenshot 2
screenshot 3
screenshot 4

Customer Reviews

Great book for any level user

I've become an avid MPU listener over the past few months - even digging back deep into the archives - and I eagerly await every screencast that Macsparky posts to Vimeo (if you haven't seen them, you definitely need to check them out). The mail management tips alone are worth the price of admission.

I fancy myself something of a mac expert and so was initially hesitant to make the purchase, but this book has helped me raise my game. And the iBooks platform is the ideal platform to showcase this type of content.

Thanks David and Brett!

Well worth it

I’m a long time Mac user and IT professional and I learned some new things from this excellent book. The format works extremely well.

Super Ninja Tricks!

What a fantastic collection of tips and tricks! I learned something new on every page, and I'm a pretty seasoned Mac user.

Love the mix of reading and screencasts. It's a very engaging way to present information. Super clear and easy to follow along.

I only wish there was more! :)

Thanks for another great book, David and Brett!

60 Mac Tips, Volume 1
View in iTunes
  • $19.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Operating Systems
  • Published: Oct 01, 2012
  • Publisher: Sparky Media, LLC
  • Seller: David Sparks
  • Print Length: 84 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: The MacSparky Field Guides
  • Version: 1.21
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings

More by David Sparks & Brett Terpstra