MacMost 1000: A Look Back

For episode number 1000, Gary Rosenzweig takes a look back at which shows were the most popular and important.

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Hi, this is Gary with episode number 1000 of MacMost Now. It has been six and a half years since that first episode so it is time to take a look back and see what some of the most important and popular shows have been.

What was the most popular episode of all time? Well, as you can imagine it's an earlier episode because it has had more time to build up more views. It was episode number 157. 157 dealt with uninstalling apps. Back then, before the Mac App Store, it was a fairly complex task because every app did it differently. Sometimes you used the installer to uninstall. Sometimes there was a separate uninstaller. Sometimes you had to follow instructions on the website. Sometimes you just took the app from the applications folder and threw it into the trash.

It is a lot simpler now with the Mac App Store because you can use Launchpad to quickly uninstall apps that you have installed from the Mac App Store. Actually in episode 638 I took another look at that topic and showed the Launchpad method for doing it.

When looking at what other videos are popular they kind of group together by topic. There are certain topics that it seems that everybody wants to know about.

The top topic has been iMovie. I've done lots of iMovie videos as iMovie is a great, very useful tool but also a little complex with a lot of depth to it. iMovie has changed over the years so I've done new videos to replace old ones to show you how to do similar techniques.

Of course I no longer make this show using iMovie. I use Final Cut Pro but I still like to use iMovie for a lot of personal projects.

Another popular topic is how I make this show. I get asked lots of questions and I've done videos on things like how I do my video, how I capture the screen, how I capture the screen of the iPad and iPhone. Of course people want to know how I do this. How I show myself on video while I have something going on here on the desktop.

I'll include links to some of the episodes I am referring to if you look at the notes on this episode's page at

My third topic is popular, not just because people want to know about it, but also because I like to talk about. It is about Myths and Misconceptions about using Macs and Apples products.

For instance, there is the episode about shutting down or sleeping. I talk about how it is better for most people in most situations simply to put their Mac to sleep. Not to shut down. But there are some computer users that have been using computers for a long time that are still in the habit of shutting down their computer everyday, or even several times a day, when they are not using them.

Now I've also done several episodes on whether or not you need to clean your software or anti malware software. Basically the answer is you don't really need it. See Mac OS10 already does a great job of maintaining your system. Sure, back in the nineties you kind of needed some extra utilities to help with computers to keep them clean and running smoothly. But modern OS's take care of themselves.

As far as malware is concerned you just need to follow three basic steps. I outlined them in this blog post. Basically you've got to make sure that your system is up to date. Also your apps are up to date and any extensions and any other software you have installed.

Also, make sure you only download new software from sources you trust. Thirdly, just keep up to date with the news. If there is a new threat it is usually easy to protect yourself from it as long as you know that it exists.

So, over a thousand episodes a lot has changed. At the very beginning the video was standard definition and it was mainly an iTunes podcast. But over the years things have shifted. More emphasis on the website and the videos are now much more viewed on U-Tube than they are as a podcast. Many things have also come out of this podcast.

For instance there was a MacMost book awhile ago during the Snow Leopard era. But that led to a book about the iPad which is one of the best selling computer books of the last several years.

So let me thank you for watching and being a part of the MacMost community. I am glad I was able to help you get the most from your Mac. There is plenty more in store!

Here are some of the videos and pages mentioned in the episode:

  • MacMost Now 157: Uninstalling Applications on Mac OS X
  • MacMost Now 638: Uninstalling Apps In Mac OS X Lion
  • iMovie Episodes
  • MacMost Now 240: Shut Down or Sleep?
  • MacMost Now 561: How To Protect Your Mac From Malware
  • Mac Virus and Malware Information Center
  • MacMost Now 722: Do You Need a Mac Cleaning Program?
  • MacMost Now 515: Screen Capture Plus Camera
  • MacMost Now 702: iPad Video Screen Capture With AirServer
  • Comments: 30 Responses to “MacMost 1000: A Look Back”

      Edward Walsh
      5 years ago

      Hello Gary:

      Congratulations on reaching 1000 Episodes! Looking forward to you doing more.

      I have used a Mac off and on for years but I started using a Mac as my main computer since the beginning of this year and just recently purchased a new 27″ iMac. Plan on looking back over episodes that might help me working with iMovie, etc.

      Again, thanks for making these videos possible.

      All the best…..

      Edward Walsh

        Manny Rivers
        5 years ago

        Keep up the great work. Your videos have helped me tremendously in using my Mac computer

      5 years ago

      Congratulations Gary. I thoroughly enjoy watching all your videos and look forward to viewing more of them in the future.


      5 years ago

      Congratulations Gary. Thank you very much for the huge amount of information you have posted – I have learned so much from your podcasts. Best wishes. Al

      5 years ago

      Congratulations. A great job, both always useful and always professional presentations. I look forward to each one, and to the ones in the future.

      5 years ago


      Michael Glavin
      5 years ago


      Congrats on #1000. Honestly, I miss that you stopped calling it MacMost NOW, and even the “hope you found this useful” at the end…… I have watched virtually every episode for the last 5 years and it has become a ritual for me while horsing around on the web. Thanks for what you do. What a milestone……!

      5 years ago

      It amazing that you have done a 1000 shows. I have used a lot of them myself and as I work with schools I have informed them about and they have really appreciated it. I am from from Sweden so you really reach out:-)



      Patrick Mc Namee
      5 years ago

      Gary, Congratulations: a wonderful achievement. Your diversity of knowledge and your clarity of exposition are a model to all and have been invaluable to the global Apple community. Please continue it is a service to mankind.

      5 years ago

      Congratulations Gary on conquering a significant milestone! Your straight forward, cut-to-the-chase style, makes yours one of the best Apple “How to” Podcasts on the Internet. That they are both brief and brilliant is what makes them so wonderful. Please keep up the great work, thank you and best wishes.

      Sean Donoghue
      5 years ago

      Congratulations on 1000 episodes! I love your podcasts and share them regularly.

      Here’s to a thousand more! Cheers!

      5 years ago

      Wow! 1000. Thanks for your dedication to help us learn and be given a treasure chest of really helpful episodes. Looking forward to more treasures.

      5 years ago

      Thanks for all your great episodes! Much appreciated..

      BTW, you look great with longer hair! I know it’s less trendy, but it’s very flattering to you! :-)

      5 years ago

      Just discovered your site 8 months ago and what a difference it has made. I consult it regularly. Have produced several movies thanks to you. A thousand thank yous!!

      5 years ago

      Geeks come and go. Only the virtuosos survive. Looking forward to the next 1000 performances!

      Carl Bonte
      5 years ago

      Thx for the good advice, the tips and warnings.
      From Bruges, BELGIUM.

      5 years ago

      Hi Gary, Congratulations on the milestone. You have been a huge help to me over the years, and I have passed along many of your episodes when chatting with Mac friends and colleagues. All the best to you and yours.

      5 years ago

      Congratulations! As an avid reader and viewer of your posts I thoroughly enjoy the clarity and detailed instructions of your lessons and tips. I often recommend and link your site to my many Mac friends. I often say that the Mac community is one in which we help each other to learn and grow. You are the best example of that credo. All the best and keep them coming for years to come.

      5 years ago

      Congratulations on reaching this milestone. I moved to Mac about 4 years ago, and have learnt a lot via your videos, thank you.
      Keep up the good work, and look forward to learning more.

      5 years ago

      Hello Gary,

      Herzlichen Glückwunsch :-). I watch your videos since I changed from Microsoft zu MAC and they helped and still help me a lot in my daily work. You do this with a lot of enthusiasm, professionalism and all for free, chapeau en dead.

      André from Switzerland

      5 years ago

      Great job Gary! looking forward to many more.
      Hessel from Eindhoven The Netherlands!

      Law Thim Fook
      5 years ago

      Just a quick note to say “TQVM” for all the sharing, Gary.

      Ur Loiola
      5 years ago

      Congrats on the first thousand videos, You do a great job teaching us all. I really enjoy every single one of them, very educative e well explained. Hope many more is yet to come. Good Fortune!!!!

      Brian Meagher
      5 years ago

      Congrats! Love your tutorials. Keep them coming. And, Thank You!.

      5 years ago

      Congrats! Gary, on your 1000 videos. Thanks, for sharing!

      5 years ago

      Gary, without You and “1,000” MacMost Episodes I would have long ago switched back to being a PC user only. However now I have a much better understand of my Mac Thanks to YOU.
      Thank you for your dedication and hard work and converting 1 more PC owner to a Mac User…

      5 years ago

      Great job, Gary…I always learn something new and look forward to each episode. Thank you!

      Joe Quinn
      5 years ago

      Gary. Super stuff!! Congratulation!!

      5 years ago

      Only a Mac user for the last four years, have viewed many of your 1000 tutorials and found them very informative. Keep up the good work from all us Mac uses downunder.

      5 years ago

      Heres to another 1000
      Thank you

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