About

MacHow2 was founded in 2013 by Nick Mead as a one man band to help users get the most from their Mac.

Frustrated with Windows updates constantly slowing down his computer, Nick switched to Macs almost 20 years ago and never looked back.

Nick created MacHow2 to help others navigate the tricky waters of switching from Windows to macOS and it quickly evolved into one of the largest independent online resources for Mac users.

Since then the site has had over 7 million visits and during that we’ve used every conceivable Mac from the now defunct multicolored iMacs to the latest M3 MacBook Pro.

The site has grown from humble beginnings to now feature news, reviews, tutorials and roundups of the best software and hardware for Macs.

How We Select Apps & Hardware On MacHow2

When we identify an area of software of hardware we want to cover, we look at what Mac users are looking for and what options are available to them.

We look at things like Mac compatibility, topicality, desktop apps, integration with macOS and also consider reviews (such as on the Mac App Store) from other users.

The writers then narrow things down to only select the best software or hardware for Mac users.

We also sometimes consider requests that come in directly from developers to look at their app or hardware but we don’t accept sponsorship or payment for reviews.

The team use the apps or hardware just as a real user would and make notes along the way that we then compare at the end of our testing.

In the reviews, the aim is to inform users what it’s like to use that particular software or hardware with a Mac, how it performs, and what the overall user experience is like.

Our editorial independence is never influenced by developers or vendors and we continually re-evaluate our selections to take into account new versions, improvements and new products.

MacHow2 does however use affiliate links to stores such as Amazon and other affiliate programs run by software developers.

If you like any of the software or hardware we’ve reviewed and go on to purchase or try a product, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

For more on this, check our advertising disclosure.

If you’d like to get your Mac product or hardware reviewed, please contact us via the form below or send an email directly to sales AT machow2.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.