Coming Soon: A MacMost Book With 101 Mac Tips

I’ve been busy working on a new book that will contain 101 Mac tips. I’ll be focusing on OS X and Safari and leaving iCloud and apps like Pages, Numbers and Keynote for another time.
While I’m working on it, I would love to hear from your about your thoughts.

Are you interested in a tips book? How would you like the book to be arranged? Would yo prefer to buy it in iBooks, Amazon as a Kindle eBook, or from Amazon as a print book? Have you read a book like this before? If so, what did you like and not like about it?
Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks! — Gary

Comments: 36 Responses to “Coming Soon: A MacMost Book With 101 Mac Tips”

    carl martinoli
    1/28/16 @ 7:49 am

    By far the key criteria for me would be to published as a Kindle eBook (perhaps as an option to a print book). I don’t see this type of book as “light reading”; more as a reference. As such I would want it searchable on a tablet and/or my iMac for those times when a solution to a problem is required. I have purchased your Pages book and found that useful; and passed it on to my daughter who is new to the whole Mac scene.

    I look forward to each episode of MacMost. Thanks for your efforts.

    1/28/16 @ 9:25 am

    My preference would be in printed form.
    If not printed then, something that can be downloaded and printed on your own.
    A pdf?

    1/28/16 @ 9:26 am

    Thanks for all the work y’all do to keep us informed. I’m of a different generation. Would love the Kindle/ iBook app which I read for enjoyment. I also like the paper copy for reference book as I find to get to a topic faster. Would by both

    Bee Ring
    1/28/16 @ 9:28 am

    I too vote for a paper edition. Most covenient way to refer back to topics.

    1/28/16 @ 9:40 am

    Personally I would like it in iBooks, so it is searchable, can be highlighted, bookmarked, etc. That way it can also be on my iPad and used in conjunction with using my iMac. Thanks for doing this, I am looking forward to learning form it!

    Bart in Florida
    1/28/16 @ 9:43 am

    A .pdf version would be great, and portable. Would love a tip on how to get help. Forums don’t work. You have to know the answer to the question in order to be able to ask it properly. Would really like to know how to synchronize Outlook 2010 notes with iOS 9.x iPhone 5S. They took it away. I’m stuck. Thanks, Gary. Great video tips.

    Sherry Behr
    1/28/16 @ 9:47 am

    Would like to see in paper form so I can refer to it easily.

    Dave S
    1/28/16 @ 10:06 am

    First choice: iBooks; 2nd choice: pdf. I like: 1>the instant access with downloadable books, 2>fast searching,3>highlighting & notes,4>ability to print hard copy for a reference sheet or notebook. Suggestions for tips: focus on {A}speeding up Mac and Safari, {B}automating tasks with AppleScripts and/or Automator.

    1/28/16 @ 10:09 am

    In pdf format so we can refer back to it as often as need be
    Additionally if possible in an e reader format, but this woudl be only as an addition to pdf

    1/28/16 @ 11:35 am

    I would prefer it to be digital of any type and searchable.

    1/28/16 @ 12:34 pm

    Prefer a paper copy obtainable from Amazon with the subjects indexed well. I buy Missing Manual about every other year but there is too much to absorb. Tips would be perfect.

    1/28/16 @ 1:38 pm

    I still haven’t even looked at “Video Guide To Yosemite” because it’s on my mac (if I had somebody to call, I’d get a phone). But if it were in print, I’d have taken it with me on several occasions when I was expecting to wait for something. If it’s lengthy, a digital file would make sense for searching/reference. The correct answer is both. When I got my first Mac, David Pogue’s “Missing Manual” was really helpful. I forgot how amazed I was that Apple didn’t furnish thorough user manuals.

    1/28/16 @ 1:41 pm

    However, 101 tips would be more like a pamphlet than a book.

    1/28/16 @ 1:41 pm

    I would purchase a copy and prefer ebook. Thanks for your Mac Most emails. I’ve learned so much thanks to you!

    1/28/16 @ 1:44 pm

    Could you please include topics about photo/document storage optimizing storage on MacBooks but still keeping photos and documents synced on phone. I keep digital files of everything and Ive only had my macbook one year and already running out of disk space.

    robert sigafoos
    1/28/16 @ 2:53 pm

    I usually search the macMost site or Google for information and usually find answers to my questions.

    Ruth Dailey
    1/28/16 @ 5:01 pm

    Good idea!

    Daniela rempel
    1/28/16 @ 6:08 pm

    Hard copy ie print copy please easier to pull out and search for and refer to

    Looking forward to a copy !!!😀😀😀

    Roylyn Parks
    1/28/16 @ 9:32 pm

    I would prefer print copy. Thanks for all your work!

    1/28/16 @ 10:22 pm

    I would love to be able to search for info that I need in print form. I think it would be a lot easier to research information that way.

    Max Watson
    1/29/16 @ 2:06 am

    I hope it will be free as I would not want to pay for it when you can google most things.

    1/29/16 @ 5:55 am


    John Matricciani
    1/29/16 @ 6:39 am

    Gary: Would love to see it in print. This would allow me to flip the pages back & forth & take the tips with me when I leave home (I don’t have an iPad) Thank you for your hard work.


    1/29/16 @ 7:21 am

    Gary, as a recent convert from Windows I find sharing documents with family members on the same Mac but with different user accounts to be difficult. Windows has shared folders but the Mac doesn’t seem to. I would be dandy if you could explain how to share, not copy but share a single document between different users.

    1/29/16 @ 8:04 am

    Bought “Security” and found helpful. Still have questions re photos, multiple devices and the cloud. Example. If I delete photos on iOS devices to free up memory does the photo have to be deleted from my iMac? Keep the tips coming and thanks.

    1/29/16 @ 8:12 am

    I have always enjoyed viewing your video instructions. I purchased your previous video instructions. Why not demonstrate the 101 tips using your screen and videoing it?

    1/29/16 @ 8:54 am

    I would prefer a printed copy please.

    1/29/16 @ 10:32 am

    Would love to have it in iBooks. I appreciate all your videos and, although I am by no means a Mac novice, I have learned so many useful tips and shortcuts from your videos. Thank you!

    John Stires
    1/29/16 @ 4:50 pm

    I buy the book(s) and don’t read them… having never declared any semblance of intelligence however. Then there’s that.

    Patrick Foley
    1/29/16 @ 9:21 pm

    What about something in the format of your recent video guide from the app store. This may be a matter inter alia of pulling together many useful tips that you have already dealt with in your videos over the years. Topics would need to be searchable. I look forward to your MacMost videos every week.

    Sacha Howard
    1/30/16 @ 1:50 am

    That sounds like a good idea! Personally, I’d make it available in all the major online and physical bookstores, so your book is as accessible as possible.

    Tom Lang
    1/31/16 @ 9:20 am

    Hi Gary, Thanks for all the help in the past. I think a paper book is a good idea for some but I like PDF. It would be both searchable and portable.

    1/31/16 @ 3:59 pm

    I prefer a printed form; that way, I can search for an answer to an immediate problem and work on it while reading the “how to” parts!

    1/31/16 @ 11:49 pm

    I also prefer a paper form, but second choice is pdf. I still have trouble with the online manuals I have (on my iPhone & iPad) because I can’t “flip through” them and easily go back to contents or index (<–which never has what I'm looking for).

    2/5/16 @ 3:51 pm

    Printed, please. Can’t wait!

    2/9/16 @ 3:31 pm

    Digital is the only way to go—publish in iBooks and Amazon. Digital is searchable and easy to use. Besides, I don’t want another paperweight. Be sure to include tips on OS X security—I’m still not completely sold on the notion that Macs don’t need anti-virus software.

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