iPhone Field Guide - David Sparks

iPhone Field Guide

By David Sparks

  • Release Date: 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Operating Systems
Score: 4.5
From 23 Ratings


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The iPhone changed the world. With an iPhone in your pocket, you have more computing power available to you than NASA did for the moon shot. How much of that are you using?

Learn to get the most from your iPhone from this media-rich book that is sometimes user guide, sometimes opinionated app recommendations, and sometimes iPhone sensei. Built entirely in iBooks Author, this multimedia book includes screenshots, photo galleries, video screencasts, and audio interviews all engineered to make you an iPhone power user. There are over 50 screencasts adding up to over two hours of video instruction, 450 pages, 44 chapters, and over 65,000 words to help you learn how to squeeze every bit of awesomeness from your iPhone. 

The material is accessible to beginners and power users alike with a thoughtful, fun, and systematic approach to iPhone mastery. Moreover, this book is beautifully designed and a joy to read. This is the seventh book in the MacSparky Field Guide series.

Chapter list:
1. Why I Love the iPhone
2. Which iPhone?
3. iPhone Accessories
4. iOS Features
5. Siri and Dictation
6. Making Calls
7. Messages
8. Email
9. Photography
10. Security
11. Cloud Storage
12. Web Browsers
13. Health
14. Contacts
15. Weather
16. Calendars
17. Task Managers
18. Habit Tracking
19. Travel
20. Navigation
21. PDFs
22. Writing
23. Word Processing
24. Everything Buckets
25. Calculators
26. Spreadsheets
27. Document Scanners
28. Mind Mapping
29. Outlining
30. Presentations
31. Automation
32. Home Automation
33. Utilities
34. Social Media
35. News Apps
36. Read Later
37. RSS
38. Reading
39. Watching Video
40. Creating Video
41. Music and Audio
42. Shopping
43. Gaming
44. Apple Watch



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    By beaufort2005
  • Disappointing for a David Sparks product

    By GDR1
    I’m a big fan of David Sparks and have purchased four other products of his. Frankly, this was a disappointing book and not up to his previous high standards. There are numerous typos, some empty references and a bit of clunky writing. While I know he spent a lot of time compiling this book it is poorly edited and not ready for release. If you are reasonably well read about the iPhone you’ll find too few nuggets here to justify purchase.
  • Great for everyone—regardless of experience using an iPhone

    By d_captain
    If you are a fan of David Sparks’ other impressive field guides, then this is a must buy and a no-brainer. This is the perfect companion to anyone that owns an iPhone and wants to get the most out of it regardless of whether they are a Power User or new to the iPhone altogether! Thanks David for all your great work on putting out a new field guide and the dedication to keeping it updated in the future :)
  • Outstanding Guide!

    By Ken Bagby
    This is my 6th McSparky product; each one has been outstanding. I follow MacPower Users regularly and have owned an iPhone for about 7 years. I have learned so much from just these resources alone. I thought I had a good working knowledge of the iPhone. After reading David’s 455 page eBook, I found out just how much I have somehow missed! I picked up dozens of tips and, yes, even downloaded apps which I never knew existed (most were free). I highly recommend this eBook. It is cheap at twice the price as are the other 6 products I have purchased. Very thorough and well organized. Thank you so much to what had to be a huge effort to produce!
  • An excellent guide for new and regular users

    By SloobiDoo
    David always manages to bring what’s important clearly out front. The presentations are simple, in the way that you know they are well thought out. The iPhone is today’s Swiss army knife. It does just about everything. There are about 40+ categories of use in the book. In each category, David presents the introduction of its use, major app players in the field, his favorites, and why they might be his favorites. He makes suggestions for difference use scenarios so you can make your own decision. And, this is all coming from a guy who messes with Apple stuff quite regularly. He does not hesitate to say where he has an unfavorable impression of something, but I think he also tends to leave out much of anything that doesn’t make the cut. He’ll also give practical advice such as how with how he tends to manage his “read-it-later” type services. I use an iPhone, Powerbook, and iMac (no iPad) so this was excellent for me. While reading, I realize how settled in my ways I can get. But also, while reading, I found myself downloading a significant number of apps, many free, that I’m now trying out. I’ve also discovered silly things like stickers in the message app. Who knew there were stickers there? He also broadly categories users of the iPhone. Apparently, I’m a “two-pager”. I thought I was a unique snowflake. Ah well.
  • Helps you cut out the fluff

    By CQ_Slick
    I consider myself a pretty advanced iPhone user and although I may not have gotten many tips from a “power users” perspective, I really appreciated that the best apps were pointed out and highlighted. This allows me to try out apps and accessories that I wouldn’t have tried because of the cost. I already have a few new purchases thanks to this book and they were accurately described in the book and totally worth it! The book itself is well laid out and is very visually appealing. Kudos to David Sparks!
  • Phenomenal Work

    By AnDamRang
    Thank you for this extremely valuable resource. Well done!
  • Not As Advanced As Advertised

    By crichton007
    All of the reviews (on Apple blogs) said this was just as good for advanced users as beginners so I figured id give it a shot. A few chapters in and I don’t feel as if I’ve learned much that is new. There are some dead links (like one for the Nomad wallet case) and even one that is supposed to link to a later chapter and just says LINK. The quality of the writing is good but I feel like it is priced for advanced users but written largely for beginners.
  • Outstanding Resource for iPhone users

    By MMK-TX
    The iPhone Field Guide a huge resource for iPhone users - both new and experienced! It is a comprehensive guide to getting the most from the iPhone in terms of its native features as well as the best equipment and apps. Truly outstanding - layout is excellent! Fingers are crossed that an iPad Field Guide will be next.
  • Excellent!

    By by by
    Thank you for taking the time to make this! I’ve been waiting for it’s release!