Book tip: "macOS Mojave - Over 250 cool insider tips" by Anton Ochsenkühn

The book "macOS Mojave - Over 250 cool insider tips" by Anton Ochsenkühn. Definitely equipped with helpful tips for working more efficiently on the Mac (Photos: Sir Apfelot).

I recently had the book "macOS Mojave - THE standard work for beginners and those switching"presented by Anton Ochsenkühn, which I would recommend to all beginners and newbies who are taking their first steps on a Mac. Anyone who has worked a bit on the Mac already knows some system settings and features of macOS, but how it works: There is always something to improve. And this is where the book helps "macOS Mojave - Over 250 cool insider tips"Even old hands like me to make everyday work more efficient.

The book "macOS Mojave - Over 250 cool insider tips" by Anton Ochsenkühn. Definitely equipped with helpful tips for working more efficiently on the Mac (Photos: Sir Apfelot).

The book "macOS Mojave - Over 250 cool insider tips" by Anton Ochsenkühn. Definitely equipped with helpful tips for working more efficiently on the Mac (Photos: Sir Apfelot).

The author himself describes in the foreword that the book was created from a series of tips and tricks that he originally wrote down for himself on small pieces of paper. Acquaintances, to whom he occasionally sent these tips, then encouraged him to publish his collection as a book. And now this collection is available in printed and digitized form (as Kindle eBook) in front.

Design and content structure

In addition to the content, what is also important to me in books is a content structure that is easy to understand. Especially with a book like this, which you certainly don't read through from cover to cover like a novel, but rather that you read here and there, a clear structure is important so that you can find what you are looking for.

Here I have books of the amac book publisher So far only good things have been in my hands and this book is no exception. The table of contents is divided into five subject areas:

  1. General
    Mac tips on system settings, APFS hard drive format, PDF generation and the like.
  2. Internet
    Notes on Internet access, Safari and Apple Mail
  3. Program
    Tips for the Messages app, Facetime, Notes, Messages and the standard macOS programs
  4. Finder
    More about the Finder, files and folders, dock, tags, file handling
  5. System
    Tips on users, security settings, network and problem solving
With colored markings, which are also visible on the side of the book, you can quickly find the chapter in which you are looking for a tip.

With colored markings, which are also visible on the side of the book, you can quickly find the chapter in which you are looking for a tip.

The 250 tips are distributed across these areas and are prepared with screenshots and small help boxes so that beginners can quickly find out where the relevant functions and setting options are hidden. The presentation is clear and easy to grasp. Just right for a collection of tips that you would like to briefly pick up in between to browse through.

Content - are there any good tips?

I have to admit that with a book by Anton Ochsenkühn I don't have any major concerns that the title promises more than the content delivers. As a long-time Mac user and trainer, he combines a lot of knowledge about macOS with a pleasant way of conveying things.

The tips that the author has put together here are actually tips that cannot be found in every lurid 99-cent eBook on Amazon "secret Mac tips" gets sold. Many of the instructions and ideas from the book were not even known to me (after more than twenty years of macOS).

From my point of view, the reference work is particularly recommended for Mac users who regularly spend time on the Mac and want to accelerate or simplify their work processes - and that does not necessarily have to go hand in hand with professional use of the Mac. The tips are of course also and above all intended for casual users.

Since they cover a broad spectrum from the Automator to Tags in the Finder, every Mac user should find helpful information here that they can use when working on the Mac.

The book by Anton Ochsenkühn contains over 250 tips, which are easy to understand with screenshots and detailed explanations, even for beginners.

The book by Anton Ochsenkühn contains over 250 tips, which are easy to understand with screenshots and detailed explanations, even for beginners.

My conclusion on the book

Definitely a good collection of tips that is well worth the money. Especially the Kindle version is so cheap that you hardly have to think about buying it.

If you are looking for more in-depth instructions and tips on macOS Mojave, you can take a look at the other book by Anton Ochsenkühn, which explains every earthly aspect of macOS Mojave. With almost 250 pages that is Book presented here with 250 insider tips on Mojave but certainly a comprehensive reference work - just focused on tips on functions and setting options that make daily work on the Mac easier.

In addition to this book, I would do that Booklet with the most important keyboard shortcuts for macOS Mojave recommend. Keyboard shortcuts like these can also save an enormous amount of time once you have memorized them.

I already found a very good tip in the chapter "Problem solving", which I would like to present in an article on the blog. If the author agrees with me, it should be available here shortly in a separate article.

And the other two books that I mentioned in the text:

macOS Mojave - keyboard shortcuts
  • Szierbeck, Johann (Author)

 

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