100 Things Every Mac User Should Know - Macworld Editors

100 Things Every Mac User Should Know

By Macworld Editors

  • Release Date: 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Computers
Score: 3.5
From 197 Ratings


We all like to think we're pretty savvy when it comes to using our Macs, and in the case of the typical Macworld reader, that's usually true. But there's a funny thing we've noticed when we talk even to veteran Mac users: There's almost always some essential stuff—basic things that would make their Mac use easier or more efficient—that they've either forgotten or never learned. 
So we got some Macworld editors and contributors together and asked: What are the things that every Mac user should know how to do? Not the really basic stuff—Command-C, Command-V, and so on—but the skills and knowledge that mark you as Mac-literate. After much pondering and discussion, we came up with a list of 100 items that fit the bill. Those skills run the gamut from startup to shutdown: they include smart ways to manage files and accounts, search, and customize your Mac. 
We'll bet that you already know many of them. But we'll also bet that you don't know them all. And if you can really, honestly say that you knew every one, you're a whole lot savvier than any of us.


  • Mac is -adventurous drive.’’

    By AppleApp{*Partner|G145611}
    The Drive, it’s like The Soul of Harry Black stone or Houdini’ magical , as you learning to use it the greater power it has , like a baby growing fast that getting ability to fulfil the Dreams. Many surprises and unanticipated mysteries, Do you feel the same way? I know you do.’ And that’s the Wonder of it”.
  • 100 things every mac user should know

    By dotdash00
    I read the whole book and didn’t understand any of it. I learnt absolutely nothing.
  • Very nice...

    By GODforce
    I definatley will be using atleast 10 of these tricks on a daily basis...
  • Good

    Useful book for new users
  • where's the lion update?

    By Josephears
    this is a good reference and feature guide for beginning mac users, but almost half of it doesn't apply to OS X Lion.
  • Okay

    The book has a few useful tidbits but nothing very insightful or groundbreaking. Mostly basic useful skills.
  • Not useful

    By jrosen76
    Book was largely rudimentary. I was not thrilled with the usefulness of the information. The Missing Guide books from Pogue are more useful.
  • Disgust

    By Nick Windell
    This book was indeed one of the worst books I've ever read
  • Huh?

    By Acoow
    Te only thing you get in the free samples is "hold the 'c' key while booting to startup from a CD? Something all Mac users know by reading the owner's manual? Is this supposed to make me interested in paying money for the book?
  • Sample is useless!

    By JWM CPO
    Wanna buy a pig in a poke? That's your only choice with this app since the sample is all front matter. Don't even bother downloading the sample: it's that useless. I expected much better from this mag.