9th February 2013
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Although I recently covered 1Password for iOS, the app has had a significant update within a few weeks of its release. With support for custom URL schemes, you can now access your 1Password browser and information, directly from Mobile Safari and other third party applications.
In this episode, I explain custom URLs and how they increase the usefulness of 1Password.
With a simple tap and the addition of the 1Password URL scheme name, you can open any webpage from Mobile Safari directly in 1Password to retrieve your stored credentials, fill in your digital identity or use your stored credit card information.
I also show you how to create a Mobile Safari Bookmarklet to make the process even easier:
(Shout out to Federico Viticci - Macstories
In addition, I take a look at the new 1Password integration in Tweetbot, how to use custom URL schemes in Mr Reader, as well as setting up a Search 1Password action in Launch Center Pro.
This full tutorial includes sections on:
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|New 1Password URL Schemes||[2m 42s]|
|Creating a Bookmarklet||[2m 54s]|
|Tweetbot Integration||[1m 44s]|
|Mr Reader Integration||[2m 13s]|
|Using the Search URL scheme name||[1m 30s]|
|Adding Launch Center Pro Action||[1m 24s]|
Parallels Access is a unique solution to the problems of remotely accessing your Mac from your iPad or iPhone.
There are plenty of remote access solutions out there (we've covered quite a few on ScreenCastsOnline) but there has never been a solution that solves the issue of trying to access a large, high resolution display from a device with a smaller screen. Most remote access apps will allow you to scale the desktop to full size, but then everything is too small to either see or control. Otherwise, you can zoom the screen up to full size on your iPad or iPhone, and then end up scrolling everywhere.
Parallels Access gets around both these problems by allowing your Mac apps to appear just like iPad or iPhone apps, each app taking up the full iPad or iPhone screen. You really need to see it in action to see how different (and how effective) this is, compared to other remote access applications.
WordPress is an extremely powerful web publishing platform. Previously acknowledged as the premier blogging tool, WordPress has been extended and enhanced to allow WordPress to be much more than just a blog.
In this episode, I take a look at the official WordPress iOS app.
The app allows you to access and update your WordPress site and with the installation of the JetPack plugin, so much more.
Ever wanted to speed through all the blog posts and articles you have lined up to read? If so, ReadQuick may just be the Application for you!
ReadQuick is a speed reading application, designed to display one word at a time in quick succession, yet still allowing you to comprehend the meaning of the article. You can configure the speed and increase it as you get more proficient.
You can read any web page using the built-in browser, but it also has full integration with Pocket, Instapaper and Readability, as well as built-in links for partner content providers.
Ember is a graphics and image organiser from RealMac Software. Following on from this week's Mac show where I take a look at the Mac version of Ember, this show covers the iOS version.
Ember allows you to sync your Ember library via iCloud or Dropbox, and lets you carry your inspiration images with you. You can also capture images from your iPad and iPhone and they will sync back to your Mac. With the addition of some in-app purchases, you can auto-import screenshots or annotate your images on the go.
One of the biggest frustrations when traveling is having to rely on the limited storage on both my iPad and iPhone, especially when trying to select the movies I want to take with me. This is made worse by trying to decide which movies need to go on which device.
The solution to the problem is to use external storage, preferably a drive with wireless connectivity.
This week, I take a look at the LaCie Fuel Drive - either 1 or 2TB of external storage in a small, compact enclosure with both USB3 and built in WifI capability. Perfect, especially with its 10 hours of battery life!
I also take a look at the companion app for managing the Fuel Drive - Seagate Media - as well as a look at a much better solution for playing media on your iPad or iPhone via the LaCie Fuel drive - Infuse.
Apple have always gone the extra mile as far as accessibility support in both iOS and OSX.
In this tutorial, I take a look at some of the accessibility features in iOS7.
You may be surprised at how many accessibility features can actually be useful for able bodied individuals.
Day One is the ultimate Diary/Journaling app for iOS. It's a universal app for both iPad and iPhone with built in sync using iCloud or DropBox.
Create beautiful diary entries and optionally augment them with location information, weather, maps, images, motion activity or even the music playing on your iPhone or iPad.
Once created, you can review at your leisure or publish your posts using the new Day One "Publish" feature. Sign up for a free Day One account and each published post is transformed into a gorgeous web page that you can share via email or via your favourie social network, automatically.
Day One for iOS will work independently, but there is also a Mac version available to access your diary entries on all your devices.
1Password & URL Schemes tutorial is also available to watch in Issue 8 of the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly
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