Goodman began writing about electronics and computers in the late 1970s, and became a full-time author in 1981. In 1987, the first edition of the highly acclaimed The Complete HyperCard Handbook was published. This influential work was once cited as being "the best selling Macintosh book and fastest selling computer book in history".
Goodman has written a few apps for the iPhone, namely iFeltThat (earthquake maps) and BeaconAid-HF (for radio frequency monitoring).
- Computer Press Association Book Awards:
- Best Product Specific Book (1987): The Complete HyperCard Handbook (1987, Bantam Books)
- Best Product Specific Book (1988): Danny Goodman's HyperCard Developer's Guide (1988, Bantam Books)
- Best Introductory How-To Book, Systems (1992): Danny Goodman's Macintosh Handbook (1992, Bantam Books)
- Software Publishers Association Awards:
- Best Utility (1987): Focal Point (1987, Activision)
- Best Add-On (1987): Focal Point (1987, Activision)
- Best User Interface (1987): Business Class (1987, Activision)
- "PERSONAL COMPUTERS; Summer Books for Computer Nerds", The New York Times, August 4, 1992. Retrieved November 16, 2013