Shortcuts for Mac Webinar Series

I’m starting a five-part webinar series this Friday for the Shortcuts for Mac Field Guide, Plus Edition customers. If you signed up for that course you should have received an email with a sign-up link. I’ve also added the sign-up link to the course under the “Shortcuts Webinars” Section. Let me know if you have any problems.

The Webinars will be new materials on Shortcuts for Mac. All of the webinars will be edited and added to the course. So if you can’t make the webinars, you’ll still get all the content as part of the Shortcuts For Mac Field Guide, Plus Edition content.

Announcing the Shortcuts for Mac Field Guide

I’m so happy to announce the release of the Shortcuts for Mac Field Guide. (Standard Edition) (Plus Edition) I first started production on this Field Guide last August, and it is now ready for the world.

There are 132+ lovingly crafted screencasts totaling over 8.5 hours of content. Where appropriate, the tutorials also include downloadable Shortcuts that you can install and run alongside the video.

This Field Guide is releasing with two different versions. The standard version includes all the 132+ videos, 8.5 hours of content, and downloadable shortcuts. There is also a “Plus Edition” that includes everything in the standard version and an extended webinar series on Shortcuts just for Plus Edition customers. The webinars (there will be hours of them) will also get added as downloadable videos to the Plus Edition of the Shortcuts Field Guide.

You can buy it now and, for a short time, there is a launch discount.

The Shortcuts for Mac Field Guide is normally $49, but on sale for $44.

The Shortcuts for Mac Field Guide Plus Edition is normally $99, but on sale for $89.

I believe Apple when they say they view Shortcuts as the future of automation, and the good news is Shortcuts is the most accessible automation platform Apple has ever shipped. I spent a lot of time building this course, and I’m thrilled to now be sharing it with you.

Here are the links:

The Shortcuts for Mac Standard Edition

The Shortcuts for Mac Plus Edition

Keyboard Maestro 10.1

This week we got another nice update from Keyboard Maestro. This update includes a ton of new support for Shortcuts integration on the Mac. I’m so happy to see Keyboard Maestro setting itself up to be a platform where you can use it’s already powerful automation alongside anything Apple adds to Shortcuts.

I’m in the midst of building an update to the Keyboard Shortcuts Field Guide. This new Shortcuts integration just got added to the menu. You can read more about the update at the Keyboard Maestro website.

Early Access for the Shortcuts for Mac Field Guide (MacSparky Labs)

I’m happy to announce the early release of the Shortcuts for Mac Field Guide for MacSparky Labs Early Access members only. With Early Access, you get to see the Field Guide as it works through the final stages of getting built and prepared for release… This is a post for MacSparky Labs Level 3 (Early Access) Members only. Care to join? Or perhaps do you need to sign in?

The MacSparky Field Guide Referral Program

I’m pleased to announce the opening of the MacSparky Field Guide referral program. Over the years I’ve heard from many customers who bought a Field Guide and then recommended it to a friend. I’ve always wanted a way to give back a little for those referrals, and now such a way exists.

I call it “Give 15%, Get 15%.” If you refer a Field Guide to a friend, they get 15% off for your referral. Once they purchase you in turn get a 15% referral credit that you can use on a Field Guide purchase for yourself.

To use this feature, click on “Refer a Friend” under your account setting while logged in. This will take you to a page with a unique referral link. Send that link to your friend, and they’ll get 15% off, and so will you when they purchase.

DEVONthink Field Guide Early Bird Pricing Ends Tomorrow

Folks are digging my new DEVONthink Field Guide. Here’s just one of the nice testimonials I’ve received:

I wish I’d had this MacSparky Field Guide when I first started using DT 8 months ago; it would have saved me hours of reading manuals, watching videos, and reading blog posts to try to figure out how to use DevonThink. In his typical thorough and logical manner, David takes you by the hand and leads you step-by-step through everything you need to know to get the most out of DevonThink. Excellent, and a steal for the value!
— Jim E.

Tomorrow the early bird price of $44 is going up so if you want that discounted price, now’s the time.

Announcing the DEVONthink Field Guide

Hooray! The DEVONthink Field Guide lives! I first started work on this Field Guide in April. Now it’s ready for you.

The Details

  • DEVONthink secrets unlocked

  • 8.5 hours

  • 100+ videos

  • Over 9 gigabytes of video files

  • PDF and ePub transcripts

  • Downloadable data sets

  • Fully captioned

  • Combined videos for easier download

  • Six video interviews with DEVONthink power users where they explain how they use the app

  • Everything you need to take you from a DEVONthink novice to expert

The DEVONthink Field Guide teaches you, soup to nuts, how take advantage of one of the most powerful research / artificial intelligence / do-anything-with-your-files apps available for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. With 8.5 hours of content, the course starts from zero and, by the end, turns you into a DEVONthink pro. The material is accessible to beginners and power users alike, with a thorough explanation of DEVONthink and all its features.

I’ve continued to press down on the production values button, and these videos came out great. Also, there are 2 gigabytes of data for you to download to build a sample database as you are learning the app. To truly understand DEVONthink, you’ve got to throw some data at it.

DEVONthink is a powerful application, and I built this field guide to help you get the most from it. There is a limited time launch discount, so get it now.

Field Guide Price Increase Starts Next Week

I’ve decided to raise the price of the MacSparky Field Guides starting next week to $49. There are a few reasons why I’m doing this.

First, I Think They are Worth It

I pour a ton of effort into the Field Guides. Nearly all of them are more than five hours of content with transcripts and downloadable materials included. My goal for every Field Guide is to turn anyone interested in a topic into an expert and give them everything they need to get there. Moreover, many of the Field Guides get ongoing support and free updates for several years. For example, I’m currently working on a free update for the Shortcuts for iPhone and iPad Field guide that will likely result in an hour of additional content for existing customers. This is the second major free update this course will receive.

So, in short, I think they are worth it.

Second, The Field Guides are Expensive to Produce

Every Field Guide I produce requires me to spend over 200 hours of my time and thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses. I’m thrilled with the way the Field Guides have evolved into such a well-produced product. But if I’m to keep making them at this level, I need to charge more.

I hope you understand I did not make this decision lightly. This price increase is to make the business more sustainable so that I can put more time into new titles and updates for existing ones.

The price increase will not start until August 16, so if you’d like to purchase anything before the prices go up, now’s the time.

Thank you for all of your support.

The Hazel Field Guide 2021 Update and Discount

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been busy recording new screencasts for the Hazel Field Guide. Hazel recently released version 5, which doesn’t make many changes to the way the application works, but lots of changes to the way the application looks. Hazel is now an app, not a system preference.

I decided that it didn’t make sense to make a new edition of the Hazel Field Guide because there isn’t a lot of new features to cover, and it didn’t make sense to charge everyone a second time. So instead, I’ve made a free update with 14 new videos clocking in a little over 30 minutes.

Get the Free Update

If you’ve already purchased the Hazel Field Guide, just log in, and you’ll see a lot of videos with (2021) in the name. Those are the new ones. The captioning and transcripts are still in process and will be uploading over the next few weeks.

Get It on Sale

If you haven’t purchased the Hazel Field Guide, now’s the time. I’ve lowered the price from $29 to $19, but that’s only good for a week. Enjoy.