When I thought about what I should do for Macspiration 100 I though about making a list off 100 links, or 100 terms, or asking readers to pick your favorite articles from the past two years (WOW!). In the end I decided to pick ten of my favorite articles.
In picking the articles I gave myself some rules. I was looking for articles that had uncommon tips. I wasnâ€™t looking for the “burning a CD” article, or the “changing icons” article. I wanted to find ten articles that cover more uncommon topics. I also tried to pick older articles. Why list something that was posted in the last month? I wanted something that might be off the radar.
So, without further ado, hereâ€™s ten of my favorite Macspiration articles, in no particular order.
â€¢ Macspiration – Three MORE Things A Switcher Should Know
â€¢ Three Things a Switcher Should Know
The unofficial first Macspiration and the official first Macspiration. These articles still have relevant info that can help a switcher from Windows to Mac.
â€¢ Macspiration 21 – Quick Image Editing In Preview
â€¢ Macspiration 22 – Four More Hidden Preview Tricks
Many people donâ€™t realize that Preview is a basic image editor that comes free in OSX. Hereâ€™s some tips in these Macspirations that show you how to use these features.
â€¢ Macspiration 36 – Refurbished Macs and the Verbose Mode Dilemma
This Macspiration article talks about, what seemed to be for me, a common issue in refurbed Macs and how to solve it.
â€¢ Macspiration 38 – Installing Fonts with Font Book
If you want some more Fonts in your arsenal this Macspiration tells you how to install them.
â€¢ Macspiration 48 – Avoiding The DSL Installation Disaster
Getting DSL installed in your house or office? This Macspiration might help you out.
â€¢ Macspiration 52 – The Dead Ethernet Jack Solution for Under $30
This is one of my favorite articles, and Iâ€™ve received several emails telling me that it has helped some of you out. If your ethernet jack is dead hereâ€™s a cheap solution for you.
â€¢ Macspiration 56 – URL Shortening
Do you send links in emails and have the recipient tell you that the link is broken? Hereâ€™s a potential solution to that problem.
â€¢ Macspiration 62 – Expose and a Click-Wheel Mouse
This article explains how to use the click-wheel on your third party mouse to activate Expose.
So, there you have it. With Leopard on its way, and the new iWorks and new iLife Iâ€™m sure there are another 100 Macspirations sitting out there.
Thanks for reading and keep the emails/comments coming!