Mac User Giveaway – October 2012

Enter The Mac Giveaway Below!

For years, has been the personal-but-public notebook of things I’m interested in, as well as a glimpse at some of the “Advanced Mac-Fu” I’ve designed on behalf of my workflow clients.1

Month after month, I’ve watched the number of Veritrope’s visitors growing. Usually at some point in every day, I find myself a bit staggered by how many people I see sharing, reading, and downloading the stuff that I’ve published here — or by who I discover reading and using my stuff. Amazing.

I’m very grateful. And I’ve also decided to take things up a notch.

The Why and the What of the Mac User Giveaway

I’m in the process of relaunching Veritrope as a place where technologists and creative professionals from all over the world can meet, learn from one another, and share their tools and inspiration. Right now, most of what you’ll find here is written for people who like to use their Macs in powerful, customized ways. That content will remain — and be expanded upon — in the new Veritrope.

In fact because I want to make sure that people continue to find excellent tools here, my first giveaway this month is aimed at all you Mac über-users. In exchange for filling out a short survey and/or sharing your own tools in the Code Library — you can win a bunch of great Mac-related prizes!

For example:

  • Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 Portable USB Scanner and Guides. Not only can you win this lightweight, cloud-savvy scanner (normally $200), but also some great guides from Brooks Duncan at that’ll show you how to make great use of it!
  • $100 of iTunes Gift Certificates. I’m giving away five $20 gift certificates that can be used at the iTunes or Mac App Stores.
  • Mac Productivity eBooks. I’m also giving away some great eBooks by David Sparks and Brett Kelly. If you want to use your Mac to help get rid of all the paper in your life, you’ll want to own these!
  • AppleScript and Automator Guides. Ben Waldie has generously donated several copies of his guide to using Automator, and I’m also giving away my own, personal copies of a number of AppleScript programming guides (some of which you’ll find on the AppleScript Resources list). You’ll see my folded pages, coffee rings, and occasionally teardrops and notes of desperation written in the margins. I mean what I say about Veritrope being a global resource so, no matter where you live, I’ll ship these books to winners anywhere in the world!
  • Software. Do you like writing in Markdown? Brett Terpstra’s Marked is an app you won’t want to be without!

Oh — and be sure to check back here regularly, as I may have a few more surprises to throw in…2


The widget below is the entry form: Scroll past all the prizes to the tab at the bottom that says “Enter to Win” to get started.

During the giveaway period, you get 25 entries for completing a very short survey and 10 entries for each AppleScript, Automator Workflow, Alfred Extension, TextExpander snippet, and the like that you submit to the Code Library (Limit One Per Day). If you like, you can also get an extra entry for following Veritrope on Twitter, App.Net, or leaving a comment below. Note: Be sure to do it via the entry form below so you get proper credit for doing so.

Here’s the full prize list and entry form — just follow the instructions below. Good Luck!

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  1. I am now declaring that “Mac-Fu” is an actual thing. Ki-yaaa! []
  2. Cough, Cough… Hint, Hint []

22 Responses to “Mac User Giveaway – October 2012”

  1. Jason October 2, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    Love that you are having this contest. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  2. Rick October 2, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    Looking forward to seeing what your ‘relaunch’ has in store!

  3. peroty October 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    I’m excited. Look at all this goodness. And I get another excellent site to follow. It’s a win-win for a rainy Tuesday!

  4. Brian October 4, 2012 at 4:37 am #

    Looking forward to the site!

  5. mandaris October 6, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    I first heard about you from systematic and I have to say I like the content a lot. It seems that a lot of sites are coming out with their voices.

    I really like this approach versus people just sticking stuff on g+ or something.

  6. Nick October 8, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Great giveaways! Thanks.

  7. William Thirteen October 8, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    thanks for the nvalt > omnifocus service. makes my day a bit smoother!

  8. Zach October 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Like the idea of this relaunch. I’ve just discovered the site, though, need to see what’s here to compare to what might change.

  9. Eric Beavers October 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    This a great way to collect some new ideas to share with your audience. Smart contest!

  10. Filip Witek October 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Great idea for capturing the attention of those, who will probably read your website a lot.

  11. Ronn October 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Cool contest. Thanks for the opportunity to submit and help out!

  12. Selwyn October 9, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    Looking forward to big things – I’m sure that you won’t forget the beginners – you need to hold our hands step by step and to guide us to expertise.

  13. Tim McGonagle October 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Alfred is the best application launcher I have ever used.

  14. Lewis Cawthorne October 13, 2012 at 1:59 am #

    Only heard of this site due to the contest, but it looks like a useful future resource whether or not I win. Thanks.

  15. Shawn October 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Looking forward to this!

  16. Simone October 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    I love this site.
    Thank you 🙂

  17. Eugene Gordin October 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    I have used this site a number of times and really appreciate all of the hard work that you put in to make it useful and helpful to your users. Keep up the good work!

  18. Phil October 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Heard of this from @viticci

    This is a site I’ve been meaning to check out for a while. Finally getting around to it now.

  19. Jesse Baer October 14, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    Man, I sure would love one of those prizes. 🙂

  20. Florian Taltavull October 15, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    I just started using all of those things even more. I considered myself a Mac User before, but I’m just getting into being a Mac Power User.
    I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface of a huge thing there. Looking forward to doing even more!

    Thank you for offering a great chance here.

  21. Jeremy October 15, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Thank you for the contest and for soliciting feedback.

  22. Chris October 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Very exciting contest. Should be good!