My goal when creating Zen and Mac was to provide a place to share how to guides on how to do interesting, useful, entertaining and efficient things on a Mac. For over 20 years I was a PC user and have experienced every version of Windows since 3.0. In 2010 I got my first MacBook Pro and have been learning how to use it each and every day since then.
Many of the guides you will find here were created because of questions or needs that I had or things that were asked of me. I figured if I was going to go to the effort to figure it out, maybe that information would be useful to others. Yes Macs are beautiful and yes they can be intuitive, but they can also be frustrating and overwhelming. I hope Zen and Mac helps ease that pain.
So Zen and Mac is:
How to guides on how to work and play more efficiently using your Mac. Each guide will show you how to perform very real tasks using various Mac applications.
How to guides will hopefully show you not only how to do new things but also to expose you to things that you may not even know you could do. Not all guides will appeal to everyone but hopefully you will enjoy and learn and have fun.
Zen and Mac is not:
An Apple news site. I won’t be live blogging Apple events here. I won’t share their financials or personnel changes or lawsuits. There are plenty of other places to find that information and quite honestly I don’t really care about all that so don’t want to waste my time on it.
A fan boy site. I like my Mac, a lot. I also liked Windows and IBM ThinkPads.I don’t have an iPhone and I don’t have an iPad and I’d rather stick needles in between my toes than use iTunes. Macs are great, but they can also suck just like any other device. If they just worked there would be no need for this site, and obviously I think that isn’t the case.
Scott is a writer / blogger / consultant well-versed in technology and productivity. As a contributing writer for Web Worker Daily he covered the Internet space and productivity with passion and a deep knowledge and understanding of trends. As a small business consultant he has helped countless people work more efficiently and do their jobs more effectively. His latest project Zen and Mac is designed to help people reach a higher level of satisfaction and enjoyment from the Mac computers by providing useful how to guides and tutorials.
Scott is active on Twitter and is also currently working on the completion of his first novel.