10 Favorite Websites for macOS High Sierra Users

By Bob LeVitus

Part of macOS High Sierra For Dummies Cheat Sheet

To learn about all things Macintosh and macOS High Sierra, hop onto the web, check out these sites, and stuff your brain with Mac information:

  • Alltop aggregates information from dozens of great Mac-oriented websites and makes it easy to skim headlines and story summaries. You can even build your own custom version that contains only sites you want to see. Feel free to use the Apple-oriented Alltop page.
  • The Apple support site and Apple support communities are treasure troves of tech notes, software update information, troubleshooting tips, and documentation for most Apple products.
  • Download.com, the site formerly known as VersionTracker, is the place to go to find freeware, shareware, and software updates for macOS. If this site doesn’t have it, it probably doesn’t exist.
  • Macworld describes itself as, “Your best source for all things Apple,” and it’s not far from the truth. Macworld is especially strong for comparative reviews of Mac and iPhone/iPad products. If you want to find out which inkjet printer or digital camera is the best in its price class, Macworld.com probably has feature comparison charts and real-world test results.
  • The Mac Observer offers insightful opinion pieces in addition to the usual Apple news and product reviews. The quality and depth of the writing at The Mac Observer is superior to most other sites covering the Apple beat.
  • TidBITS bills itself as “Apple news for the rest of us,” but there’s much more to TidBITS than just the news. You can also find thoughtful commentary, in-depth analysis, and detailed product reviews, written and edited by pros who really know the Apple ecosystem.
  • Six Colors is Jason Snell’s latest venture. The former lead editor for Macworld (for over a decade), he and his team provide daily coverage of Apple, other technology companies, and the intersection of technology and culture. It’s only been around for a few years, but the writing is strong, opinionated, and fun to read.
  • Other World Computing is a favorite maker of accessories and peripherals for Macs. They have a wide array of storage upgrade kits and memory upgrades that are guaranteed for life.
  • DealMac is the place to shop for deals on Mac stuff. With a motto like “How to go broke saving money,” this site is often the first to find out about sale prices, rebates, and other bargain opportunities on upgrades, software, peripherals, and more.
  • Working Smarter for Mac Users is here, frankly, because one more site was needed to make ten. So visit the home of my productivity-oriented blog and discover my vision of how to use your Mac to work smarter, which means better, faster, or more elegantly.