Announcing My New Book: 101 Mac Tips

Long before I started MacMost in 2007 I was writing computer books. My first book was about multimedia authoring way back in 1995. For a while I wrote books mostly for developers. Then I started to write books about Apple things after MacMost started. My biggest success was My iPad for QUE (most recent edition). I also started publishing my own books last year with The Practical Guide to Mac Security.

Since the beginning of MacMost 9 years ago I thought about writing a “tips” book. After all, tips are the essence of MacMost. You come here to learn useful tips about how to use your Mac. People like the videos, but people like tips in book form too.

So I finally decided to write my tips book. I like how it turned out.

I kept it short so it would be affordable. I also tried to think about which tips I really used on a day-to-day basis. I also tried to restrict the topics to just OS X and Safari, knowing that tips on apps like iTunes, Numbers, iMovie, and so on would only be useful to people who use those apps. Even Mail is only used by some Mac users, with others using web-based email.

In 101 Mac Tips: OS X & Safari I compiled my favorite tips into short sections that clearly explain the tip and why you may want to use it. Most of them have a screen shot or two to go along with the tip to show you where to click or what to select.

Each of the 101 tips includes an extra related tip too. So, it is actually more like 202 tips than 101. I like to exceed expectations.
The book goes live today. I’m putting it out on iBooks, Kindle, CreateSpace/Amazon (print), and also selling it as a PDF directly from MacMost. I’ve even got a table of contents for you to check out here.

I hope that by selling books like 101 Mac Tips and The Practical Guide to Mac Security that MacMost can become less reliant on web ads. We’ll see how that works out. I’m also planning some online video courses for later this year on more specific topics like Numbers and iMovie.

Comments: 14 Responses to “Announcing My New Book: 101 Mac Tips”

    Bill (William)
    2/11/16 @ 3:02 am

    I anticipate buying a copy

    2/11/16 @ 10:11 am

    I look forward to your knowledge base. Teach me more.
    I checked out your Table of Contents and got excited. Thanks for producing this.

    2/11/16 @ 10:48 am

    Sold! I’ve enjoyed getting your newsletter for a while now, and enjoy the video podcasts. I’m glad to support you!

    2/11/16 @ 10:50 am

    Aaron: Thanks!

    Dale Heigh
    2/11/16 @ 12:05 pm

    Book sounds very interesting. Would purchase the book . When will it be available & what is the cost?

    2/11/16 @ 12:06 pm

    Dale: It is available now. See the links in the post. Or go to

    Ron Kufro
    2/11/16 @ 3:06 pm

    I bought it at the App Store this morning, 2/11/16. It’s excellent, thank you. I’ll be watching for your next books, especially Numbers & Pages.

    John Stires
    2/15/16 @ 2:37 pm

    THE BOOK IS TERRIFIC. Beyond some cool tricks, many features that are skipped over by most casual users are brought to light and will become part of everyday usage. Thanks, Gary; you’ve done it again.

    2/18/16 @ 10:48 pm

    Got the kindle Ed. Gr8 book. Tnx. I’ve upped my MBP “game” considerably, & not just nifty computer tricks but ideas that really increase my dat-to-day productivity.

    2/28/16 @ 8:02 am

    It is available for purchase in the UK ?

    2/28/16 @ 8:48 am

    Simon: Yes. It is available here at MacMost, on Kindle, in iBooks and on Amazon UK as print through CreateSpace. I even think the print version ship locally since they are print-on-demand.

    2/29/16 @ 6:49 am

    Ok thanks very much.

    Rocky Rodriguez
    3/3/16 @ 12:09 pm

    In Tip #31 , there is not background controls shown as bottom of view options window. I even tried putting a folder on desktop and still no window.

    3/3/16 @ 12:16 pm

    Rocky: Make sure you are viewing the Finder window in Icon view. It will not show up if you are in List, Column or Cover Flow view.

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