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Club MacStories: Year One iBook

A year ago we launched Club MacStories, and since then we have published 60 newsletters across MacStories Weekly and the Monthly Log.

We realised a few weeks ago that as we’ve built up this archive of newsletters, there is a lot of content, and we wanted to create a distilled version of the archive. With that in mind, we have created this interactive iBook which contains a small selection of the best content we have published over the last 12 months in MacStories Weekly and the Monthly Log.

Our goal in this was to give new members a more easily digestible highlight of what they can expect over the coming weeks and months as they begin their membership. But equally it is for existing members who want to revisit some of the content we’ve published, or to catch up if they missed a few newsletters. So whether you’re a new member, or an existing member, we hope you enjoy reading this iBook.

We’re excited to begin the second year of Club MacStories, and we hope you are too.

Thank you for being a Club MacStories member.

– Federico, Graham, and John

What’s in it?

The Year One iBook includes excerpts from the past 60 email newsletters that we have sent since launching Club MacStories last September. It includes:

  • 16 MacStories Favorites;
  • 10 MacStories Collections;
  • 11 Tips;
  • 18 answers from the Workfow Corner;
  • 10 answers from the Weekly Q&A;
  • Every Ongoing Development column;
  • Every edition of Federico’s Note;
  • 7 columns from the Monthly Log; and
  • Links to John’s WWDC Interviews

iBooks Reading Tips

This is an interactive iBook, and unlike a traditional eBook or PDF, there are a few things to be aware of.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad and Mac

We’ve designed this iBook to be fully compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and the Mac. As a result, there is both a landscape and portrait orientation. In order to switch between the modes, simply tap the ᴀA button on the right side of the Navigation Bar in iBooks. By activating the Scrolling View you will switch from the landscape version to the portrait version.

First of all, there is a bug in iBooks which means that when you first launch the iBook, it may open to a random page. If this does happen to you, just follow the below instructions on how to switch between chapters.

No matter where you are in the book, or whether you are in landscape or portrait mode, you can quickly navigate to the chapter list by pinching inwards. When you are in landscape you can switch between chapters by swiping left and right. Some chapters, such as Ongoing Development, also have interactive links for individual sections of the chapter so that you can jump directly to a specific edition of Ongoing Development.

The Full Archive

This iBook contains just a fraction of the content that we’ve published in MacStories Weekly and the Monthly Log. Club MacStories members, even if they just joined today, get full access to the Newsletter Archive, complete with every edition of MacStories Weekly and the Monthly Log.

Unlock More with Club MacStories

Founded in 2015, Club MacStories has delivered exclusive content every week for over six years.

In that time, members have enjoyed nearly 400 weekly and monthly newsletters packed with more of your favorite MacStories writing as well as Club-only podcasts, eBooks, discounts on apps, icons, and services. Join today, and you’ll get everything new that we publish every week, plus access to our entire archive of back issues and downloadable perks.

The Club expanded in 2021 with Club MacStories+ and Club Premier. Club MacStories+ members enjoy even more exclusive stories, a vibrant Discord community, a rotating roster of app discounts, and more. And, with Club Premier, you get everything we offer at every Club level plus an extended, ad-free version of our podcast AppStories that is delivered early each week in high-bitrate audio.

Choose the Club plan that’s right for you:

  • Club MacStories: Weekly and monthly newsletters via email and the web that are brimming with app collections, tips, automation workflows, longform writing, a Club-only podcast, periodic giveaways, and more;
  • Club MacStories+: Everything that Club MacStories offers, plus exclusive content like Federico’s Automation Academy and John’s Macintosh Desktop Experience, a powerful web app for searching and exploring over 6 years of content and creating custom RSS feeds of Club content, an active Discord community, and a rotating collection of discounts, and more;
  • Club Premier: Everything in from our other plans and AppStories+, an extended version of our flagship podcast that’s delivered early, ad-free, and in high-bitrate audio.