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60 Mac Tips, Volume 1

A MacSparky Field Guide

by Brett Terpstra and David Sparks
Last update - October 2017




This book includes 60 of our favorite tips, tricks, and hacks to turn you into a Mac ninja. This book contains 60 screencasts and nearly 2 hours of video so you can follow along and learn with Brett Terpstra and myself. 60 Mac Tips, Volume 1 includes tips ranging from basic to advanced. Our goal is for anyone to pick this up and have a black belt in Mac-nerdery by the end. 

You can either get it in the iBooks Store for a self-contained, downloadable book including all of the videos embedded for your Mac, iPad or iPhone. The iBooks Store version was created in iBooks Author and includes all of the whiz-bang interactivity that comes with it.

Alternatively, we also offer this book as a streaming/downloadable product from Vimeo. The Vimeo version also include close captioning and higher fidelity video (1080 vs. 720 in the iBook).

It was a lot of fun creating this book. I'm quite proud of it and I hope you dig it. Learn more at 60tips.com.

Praise for 60 MAC TIPS, Volume 1 …

"David Sparks and Brett Terpstra have written a great book called 60 Mountain Lion Tips, and I can't recommend it enough. I've already been through the whole book, and my copy is now full of highlights and bookmarks that I can't wait to implement."

Eddie Smith, Practically Efficient


"Great book of tips, every Mac user should have it."

Ben Brooks


"More importantly, 60 Mountain Lion Tips is easy to read and, in just a few hours, I actually got a lot out of it. ...  I especially appreciated the section on third-party app tips, which many roundups usually don’t cover."

Federico Viticci, MacStories


"Money can’t buy you love, but seven bucks can buy you sixty tips to make your Mac work better."

Dr. Drang


"As I said, if you are working long hours on your Mac, love the shortcuts and tips, getting this book will be educating and entertaining material. I don’t have a custom of writing these overly positive reviews about books, so you can get the idea about my excitement behind this one."

Bojan Djordjevic, Alpha Efficiency


"As it says on the tin, the book is a list of tips for using OS X effectively. However, it doesn’t stop there. Almost all the tips have an accompanying video built in to the book so that you can see it in action right there."

Brooks Duncan, DocumentSnap