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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.


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Customer Reviews

The next step in books

David's field notes books are absolutely the next phase in digital book publishing. The iBook format allows so much rich content and David takes advantage of this, turning the words into an interactive experience.

This book is an amazing investment!

Its amazing, I payed $4,000 for this laptop and it was great, but only $7 more and it has at least doubled in functionality...Never realized I was the limiting factor.

I would, have, and will recommend this book to everyone I run across with a Mac. If you have ever made an impulse buy you should pick this up, its an impulse buy that you will never regret!

The build of this book gives you both literary content as well as beautifully complimenting and well performed supporting videos of the exact method.

Don't think about it, get it.


Not Much New

As a new Mac user I loved MacSparky's Paperless book and immediately bought this with much anticipation. Unfortunately I was quite disappointed. A number of the tips are of questionable value, while others are quite common and widely known.

60 Mac Tips, Volume 1
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  • $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.

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