60 Mac Tips, Volume 1

60 Mac Tips, Volume 1

By David Sparks & Brett Terpstra

  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre : Operating Systems
  • FIle Size : 781.14 MB
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings
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60 Mac Tips, Volume 1 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.


  • Love it

    By clarke ching
    I've read through his book three times now and I love it. It's full of really useful hints and tips. Not just interesting, but useful.
  • Most practicable!

    By Leonty D.
    Learned lots of little things I didn't know or notice before (just like previous reviewers, I consider myself a power Mac user :). The book has also helped me alleviate some of old annoyances using the Mac. Highly recommended.
  • Excellent stuff

    By serioustiger
    Like the other reviewers I considered myself something of a power user already (and a regular MPU podcast listener) - but there are a lot of tips here that were news to me. I figured that frankly for the price, even a small handful of new ideas would be value for money, and for me there are a lot more than that. If you're Merlin Mann, this book is probably not for you. If not (especially if you don't know who Merlin Mann is) then it probably is. One suggestion I have for the authors would be for future editions to note against each tip, the other versions of OS X with which that tip works (although that may be difficult since some of them - e.g. fine-tuning volume - probably worked with, say, Snow Leopard, were withdrawn with Lion, and are back in Mountain Lion). And in any case, it would be parsimonious in the extreme to dock a star for that in a book clearly targeted at Mountain Lion. So...five stars, excellent work David and Brett.
  • Brilliant!

    By taggy220
    I've been using Mac's for many years now, and I was amazed how little I actually know! Would love to sit down and be taught by these guys, really impressive.
  • Worth the asking price for ten tips let alone 60

    By Tetsugaku
    I'm a seasoned Mac professional, not an hour goes by without me picking up my MacBook and I learned a hell of a lot from this book, enough to save me hours and save me even more stress and headspace - recommend it to anyone with a mac.