60 Mac Tips, Volume 1 - David Sparks & Brett Terpstra

60 Mac Tips, Volume 1

By David Sparks & Brett Terpstra

  • Release Date: 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Operating Systems
4 Score: 4 (From 49 Ratings)
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Description

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.

Reviews

  • What’s up with seeing Reviews

    1
    By Crabinski
    I always read reviews of books. But I can only see the same 8 reviews no matter what I click: Most Helpful, Most Favorable, Most Critical, etc. I’m a huge fan of David Sparks. But I cannot buy this book without seeing what the reviews are.
  • Great book for any level user

    5
    By Joe 'Boken
    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

    5
    By wyodave
    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!

    5
    By michgunn
    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!
  • Not Much New

    2
    By qwik
    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.
  • This book is an amazing investment!

    5
    By jtecj
    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. Thanks!
  • Become a Mac Power User for the price of a Starbucks Coffee.

    5
    By Steven in FL
    Attorney David Sparks (along with equally geeky Katie Floyd) host the useful and very popular "Mac Power Users" podcast. David's books are are logical, sensible and well organized. The second of his "Macsparky Field Guide" series, this multimedia work is no exception. It consists of a collection of tips for users of the latest iteration of OS X, Mountain Lion. What really makes this gem stand out are the short screencasts narrated by David or his co-author Brett Terpstra. We read about a tip or shortcut that interests us, click on the play button and voilà: the magic is played out on a virtual Mac display in front of our eyes. A great demonstration of the power of this exciting new media. Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned Mac power user, this is one you won't want to miss.
  • Helpful

    5
    By Foxie Lee
    I had read the one review and bought the book. This book has a lot of information and so worth the price. THANKS to the author as I really like this book.
  • The next step in books

    5
    By n3uralstream
    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.

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