About Us

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We’re Texans who get things done with Apple devices.

The Apple Corps of Dallas (ACD) is the oldest Apple Computer User Group still in operation, established in January of 1978.

Our members are primarily from the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex area. Our aim is to provide you with the latest information on your computer, to offer help in solving problems, to present forums for discussion, and to provide a protected resource of files for your downloading pleasure.

We assist users of all Apple devices including Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Owning a Mac desktop or laptop is not necessary¬†as we break into smaller groups that just focus on Apple’s mobile devices like iPad. No previous experience is necessary as we welcome users of all levels¬†from beginner to advanced.

Where We Call Home

We usually meet the second Saturday at The Richardson Civic Center starting at 9AM. We’re easy to get to from US75 and The Richardson Civic Center is right next to the library and post office.

Why You Should Join!

Meet New People

Meet people who share your interests and passions. Find a group of friends with whom you can talk about the Mac or just hang out. Come to a monthly meeting or to one of our special events – or participate online in forums.

Meet the Pros

You could be looking for professional contacts and networks. Meet people who run and manage area businesses, law practices, and medical centers, and discuss ways you can build relationships that are beneficial to all parties.


Being a part of Apple Corps can help you make a difference in your community. On occasion, we offer volunteer opportunities that include helping in area schools, community centers, or libraries.

Save Time and Money

Apple Corps user group members receive exclusive benefits from a large number of companies. As a user group member, you can save money on software and new and used hardware from many of the top vendors.

Find Resources

The Internet provides many answers and resources. However, nothing beats the personal connection of meeting with local Mac users and exploring the resources that are available — from resellers to technical support to community activities.

Get Support

You’ve got questions. Apple Corps user group members have answers. Enhance your computer skills so you can take yourself to a new professional level. Or, create projects for your family or hobbies. User groups can help you work harder or play harder.

Have Fun!

There’s something about being a part of a user group like Apple Corps that makes members come back time after time. They love it. They love the people they meet and the opportunities that user groups create. Being a user group member — it’s just plain fun.

Tell the world!

Perhaps you’re passionate about the world’s greatest technology. Being a member of Apple Corps gives you the chance to tell the world — or at least many people in your community. Help spread the news by hosting demonstrations and meetings at community events.

Volunteer in the community

Being a part of Apple Corps can help you make a difference in your community. On occasion, we offer volunteer opportunities that include helping in area schools, community centers, or libraries.


  1. Christopher Johnson
    February 28, 2015 @ 11:17 pm

    Hi All,

    I’m an Apple user residing in the Carolina’s
    interested in starting a vibrant MAC Users Group
    in my city.

    Am requesting the ABC’s and secret sauce to starting a
    Group that can scale in growth much the same as your
    group has enjoyed over the years.

    Would like the group to include System Administrators,
    Musicians, Photographers, Videographers and various disciplines
    that deploy and use MACS.

    Am open to some great advice, thanks…

    • @iJonesy
      March 2, 2015 @ 1:17 pm

      Howdy Christopher,

      I’m not sure if there is a secret sauce to doing this, but there are some things I can tell you that will help.

      1. Think of a centralized location that you can meet and a time that works for most people. You will never be able to please everyone with the date and time you pick, but the majority counts. We tend to meet the second Saturday and this has worked well for us for some decades now.

      2. Get the word out. You may want to get the word out through social networks like Facebook, MeetUp, or other means. Having your own website or presence on the web is very important for announcements and such. You’ll also want to announce you are meeting on Apple’s User Group page and get resources from them to help you out: http://www.apple.com/usergroups/

      3. If you have different types of users, like you mentioned above, make sure they have time to talk about their passions. In our group, we have Special Interest Groups, or SIGs, that allow users with these passions to discuss among each other without boring those that prefer other topics. For example, I love talking about digital photography – not so much databases.

      4. Stay organized and have others help you. We have members that focus on certain things so that one person does not have to do it all. You shouldn’t either. Make sure you are getting help from your members and that they are contributing to your success.

      Feel free to drop a line on my member area here @iJonesy if you have any other questions.

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