[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0321501934″ locale=”us” height=”500″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515MGxwDg8L.jpg” width=”404″]If you are like me I feel I waist a ton of time on things I don’t know. Learning is for sure one option but learning also means that you need to invest a good amount of time and then, maybe, you still don’t know all and the whole circle starts again. Especially when you are a former PC user you may run in to all kind of issues – this starts with renaming a bunch of files on your Mac and the question if you can also have a folder preview.
Killer Tips for Mac OS – The best book for a stormy Sunday!
If that is also you have a look at this book! As a photographer I already stumbled on Scott Kelby books before and I really enjoy them but as a Mac User I just LOVE them – clear, precise, humorous – not sure how he does that but he´s able to present such a “dry” theme like computer literature in a humorous way – you’ll have a good laugh, I promise.
I must say I could hardly wait to have the book in my hands because I couldn’t find a table of contents online. And I wasn’t disappointed! Scott covers it all – from window tips (different views for different windows, cover flow, how to make a view permanent, view thumbnails of all your items at once) to navigation tips, dock tips (navigation bar), spotlight tips (desktop search for your Mac), the Mail program, chat tips, on how to handle the Safari browser and of course the great applications like iTunes and the DVD Player. He also covers every day tips and trics about Font Book, the Time Machine and iCal. He also gets on the iLife applications and “cheap tricks” as he calls them to cover really each and every topic.
Yes, I love it – I never hold a book in my hands which has “just” tips on 457 pages but this is great if you want to stumble deeper into the Snow Leopard OS.
Scott gives in this book a lot of good tips and tricks around Snow Leopard. Was [easyazon-link asin=”0321501934″ locale=”us”]The Mac OS Leopard Book[/easyazon-link] written to give tips and tricks to a new Mac User as you would do to a friend – this book goes even deeper.
And before I mention my absolutely favourite –
Although he clearly states that this book is not just written with beginners in mind – he created a bonus chapter which helps you to get used to Snow Leopard. You can download it from a link he gives in the book.
Conclusion for Killer Tips for Mac OS:
There’s no way to come around this book if you want a handy reference to get Mac OS tips and tricks and it’s well worth the money!
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Update: Although there is already Mountain Lion released this book is still valid and useful.