MacSparky Labs

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For years I’ve been running experiments while wearing my MacSparky hat. I try different apps and workflows constantly. Historically, I could not share most of those experiments because they were full of confidential client data. Not any more.

MacSparky Labs gets you behind the scenes and early access to what is going on with MacSparky tests, experiments, and new workflow ideas. There are three levels. They are additive. You get everything from the prior levels plus something more with each successive level. There’s a handy table below, but if you are word inclined, here you go. As you can see, I’ve worked hard to make sure all the lab members get some exciting content. I’ve got a lot of plans for the MacSparky Labs, and I sincerely appreciate your support.

The MacSpark Labs Wall of Love

Level 1 – Supporter Access

Supporters get access to:

  • The MacSparky Labs blog posts
  • The MacSparky Labs newsletter
  • Exclusive Labs videos
  • Access to the Supporter podcast feed

$5/Month or $50/Year

Level 2 – Backstage Access

At this level, you get everything from the Supporter level, plus:

  • Monthly Meetups
  • Friends of Dave (FOD) interview videos (video interviews with interesting people)
  • The Meetups and FOD interviews are recorded and made available for Behind the Scenes Access members who can’t make it.
  • Focus Sessions – Group working sessions where we all try and get some important work done, together.
  • Special Field Guide Discounts
  • Access to the Backstage podcast feed, which includes all content from the Supporter feed plus additional content and audio recordings of FOD interviews and Virtual Meetups.

$10/Month or $100/Year

Level 3 – Early Access

At this level, you get all of the above benefits, plus early access:

  • Participation and access to the monthly MacSparky Deep Dives, where I share and discuss workflows.
  • Substantive blog posts and videos are often finished well before publication. You’ll get access to those before anyone else.
  • The same goes for Field Guides. Once I finish a new Field Guide, it usually takes a few weeks of doing the marketing and final tweaks before release. At this level, you’ll get the opportunity to purchase new Field Guides (at a discount) and get access before they are released publicly.
  • Access to the Early Access podcast feed, which includes all content from Supporter and Backstage, plus additional content and audio recordings of the monthly Deep Dive sessions.

$20/Month or $200/Year

All levels can also be purchased on an annual basis, which gets you two months for free.

Benefit1 – Supporter2 – Backstage Access3 – Early Access
Sign Up LinksMonthly | YearlyMonthly | YearlyMonthly | Yearly
Support Your Local Sparky ✓ ✓ ✓
Exclusive Blog Posts  ✓ ✓ ✓
Exclusive Newsletter ✓ ✓ ✓
Exclusive Videos ✓ ✓ ✓
The Lab Report Podcast (weekly) ✓ ✓ ✓
The Supporter Podcast ✓
Monthly Meetups ✓ ✓
Friends of Dave Interviews ✓ ✓
Field Guide Discounts ✓ ✓
Focus Sessions
The Backstage Podcast
Early Access Posts  ✓
Early Access Videos  ✓
Early Access Field Guides  ✓
Monthly Deep Dives ✓
Quarterly and Monthly Planning Calls
The Early Access Podcast
Cost (Monthly | Yearly)$5 | $50$10 | $100 $20 | $200

Recent and Upcoming Live Events in the MacSparky Labs

Here are a Few Testimonials…

Can you Tell me More About the Content?

Sure. When you sign up for the MacSparky Labs, you get access to all prior content at your membership level. Here is a list of the content you can enjoy from the past several months:

March 2024

  • 2024-03-29 – The Lab Report for March 29, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-03-27 – Sparky’s Safari Plugins (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-03-26 – Exploring SoundSource (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-03-22 – The Lab Report for March 22, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-03-21 – March 2024 Deep Dive – Calendars, Revisited (Level 3)
  • 2024-03-20 – Transcripts Feature in Apple Podcasts (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-03-19 – Watch to Drafts Dictation Workflow (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-03-18 – Meetup Summary – March 2024 (Podcast, Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-03-16 – Labs Meetup – March 2024 (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-03-15 – The Lab Report for March 15, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-03-13 – Local vs. Cloud Transcription Experiment (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-03-12 – Sparky’s New Travel Charger (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-03-08 – The Lab Report for March 8, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-03-07 – Video from February 2024 Deep Dive – The Case for Time Tracking (Level 3)
  • 2024-03-06 – Exploring Paletro (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-03-05 – Simple Scan from Greg Pierce (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-03-04 – Sparky’s Vision Pro Check-In (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-03-02 – Log In with Your Email and Password on Memberful (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-03-01 – The Lab Report for March 1, 2024 (Levels 1-3)

February 2024

  • 2024-02-28 – Sparky’s Desktop Widgets Tour (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-27 – Automating OmniFocus 4 with Shortcuts Actions (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-02-26 – February 2024 Deep Dive – The Case for Time Tracking (Level 3)
  • 2024-02-26 – Vision Pro Productivity Check-in (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-23 – The Lab Report for February 23, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-22 – Task Management Deep Dive Video (Level 3)
  • 2024-02-21 – Cleaning Up iMessage Apps (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-02-20 – Getting More From the Mac’s Globe Key (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-16 – The Lab Report for February 16, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-15 – 2024 Q1 Midpoint (Session 2) (Level 3)
  • 2024-02-15 – 2024 Q1 Midpoint (Session 1) (Level 3)
  • 2024-02-14 – Vision Pro Walk-through (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-13 – Tips for Repeating Tasks in OmniFocus (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-02-12 – Vision Pro “Lifeline” Call Podcast Audio (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-09 – The Lab Report for February 9, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-08 – FOD – Damien Schreurs – Local AI (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-02-07 – Vision Pro: Initial Impressions and Questions (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-06 – Contextual Computing Article about My Writing Environment (Early Peek) (Level 3)
  • 2024-02-06 – How Sparky Uses Notion (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-02-05 – Labs February Meetup (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-02-05 – Vision Pro Initial Impressions (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-04 – Labs Deep Dive – Task Management Strategies (Level 3)
  • 2024-02-03 – Vision Pro Questions Newsletter (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-02 – The Lab Report for February 2, 2024 (Levels 1-3)

January 2024

  • 2024-01-31 – Q&A with MacSparky – January 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-01-30 – Collaborative Email with Spark Mail (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-01-29 – Kagi Search (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-01-29 – Sparky’s Focus Modes (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-01-26 – Lab Report for January 26, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-01-25 – Testing PodHighlighter (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-01-24 – What’s New in iOS 17.3 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-01-22 – Vision Pro Thoughts (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-01-19 – Lab Report for January 19, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-01-19 – Vision Pro Order Day (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-01-18 – Repeating Task Strategy in Reminders (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-01-18 – Task Management Deep Dive (Level 3)
  • 2024-01-17 – Q1 Planning Video (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-01-15 – Apple Vision Pro Thoughts (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-01-12 – Lab Report for January 12, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-01-11 – Using Serenity App on Your Mac (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-01-10 – Labs January Meetup (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-01-08 – The Case for Journaling (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-01-07 – Early Access to the Productivity Field Guide (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-01-05 – Lab Report for January 5, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-01-04 – The Case for Journaling (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-01-03 – Quarter 1 Planning Webnars (Level 3)
  • 2024-01-01 – Happy New Year from Sparky (Levels 1-3)

There’s a lot more…

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A Brief Note About Upgrades

Some MacSparky Labs members want to upgrade to a higher level after joining, and that’s easy to do. Simply purchase the new plan while logged in and the system will automatically prorate the purchase based on your previous plan. If you have any issues with this, please let us know.

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