Club MacStories+ Plan

In August 2021, we launched Club MacStories+, expanding the content we publish for members, adding powerful search, filtering, and RSS feed capabilities to the Club web app, building an online community for members, and expanding the app and service discounts we offer for $10/month or $100/year.

Members who join the Club MacStories+ tier get all the benefits of Club MacStories, plus:

New In-Depth Feature Stories

Automation Academy. Each month, Federico will help members get the most out of their Apple hardware with lessons on Shortcuts and other automation tools designed to teach high-level automation concepts and tricks to make your life easier with the latest automation tools.

The Macintosh Desktop Experience. A new column from John for the modern Mac user that draws on the platform’s rich history combined with the latest apps, services, and hardware to offer new and innovative ways to get the most from your Mac.

Advanced Web App

Our powerful new web app, which we call Calliope, features a responsive, accessible design that extends the Club MacStories experience beyond email for Club MacStories+ members with the following features:

  • Full-text search of our entire back catalog of over 350 issues of MacStories Weekly and the Monthly Log
  • Advanced filtering of content by author, date, individual sections of MacStories Weekly, the Monthly Log, Automation Academy, and The Macintosh Desktop Experience
  • Custom individualized RSS feeds for filter options like authors, newsletter sections, and other content types
  • Light and dark modes, which can be set manually or dynamically based on system settings
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Dynamic Type support on iOS

Discord Community

Our new Discord community is a place for members to get to know one another and enjoy direct access to the MacStories team and updates on what they are working on. You’ll find channels for chatting about the latest Apple news, MacStories articles, apps, hardware, and more.

Discord members will also enjoy early access to merch sales, special events, and Federico’s Automation Academy shortcuts. The MacStories team will be actively involved in the Discord server and will host members-only activities on Discord like:

  • ‘Town Hall’ voice chats with the MacStories team
  • The AV Club, where we’ll explore books, movies, TV shows, and videogames together
  • Beta Beat, a chance to try and provide feedback to developers of some of our favorite apps.

Exclusive Discounts

On top of the periodic discounts that all Club members enjoy, we’ve partnered with developers of some of our favorite apps and services to offer Club MacStories+ members an ever-changing collection of exclusive discounts throughout the year.


With expanded content, new ways to explore everything we produce for the Club, and a community that extends the experience, Club MacStories+ is a fantastic way to level up your membership.