60 Mac Tips, Volume 1
The MacSparky Field Guides - Get Better at Using Your Mac Today
David Sparks & Brett Terpstra
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iPad. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad. iBooks 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.
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 1.1
Bug fixes and typos. The book looks great in iBooks on Mavericks too.
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.