6th April 2013
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Continuing on from last week, it's part 2 of an Alfred v2 Masterclass!
Alfred v2 has been re-written from the ground up to be faster, more efficient and easier to use.
According to the Alfred blog, less than 15% of Alfred v1′s code was reused and every feature has been carefully improved. In addition, they've added in some neat new features, including WorkFlow, a highly customisable replacement for Extensions and Hot Keys.
This week, I take a look at some of the changes to the built in features of Alfred v2 with the optional Powerpack.
This full tutorial includes sections on:
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A Mac app for taking notes, creating outlines and managing your To-dos, all in one integrated package.
If support for all sorts of different file formats plus integration with some of the major file sharing and read it later services wasn't enough, NoteSuite also has an iPad app and syncs via iCloud.
In this episode, Todd Olthoff takes a look at the Mac app that is causing quite a stir.
Three of my favourite apps have had some significant updates recently - Hazel, Skitch and Evernote.
In this week's show, I take a look at the updates, to bring you up to speed with the latest functionality.
Note: The new Skitch integration with Evernote is available in Evenote v5.2 which is currently in beta. If you don't have the "Update to beta versions when available " checkmark checked in Evernote preferences, you will need to download the beta or wait for the next official update to Evernote.
At the time of publication, Google Reader has only 8 days before the service is shutdown. So we'd better get on with deciding on an alternative!
The good news is there are plenty to choose from, many are as fully featured as Google Reader and some are even better!
In this show, I take a look at some of the alternative services available as well as how to safely extract your current Google Reader subscriptions to import into an alternative service.
In the companion iOS show - SCOI0116 - I take a look at some of the services that work with Mr Reader on the iPad, as well as taking a look at the Feedly iPad and iPhone apps.
Two parts to this week's tutorial, covering two fantastic Mac utilities:
Bartender - It's so easy to run out of space on your Menu Bar as it seems every app wants to install a MenuBar icon. Take back control of your MenuBar with Bartender.
Clarify - There are sometimes when a step by step guide is just what you need. Clarify takes the pain out of creating and updating documentation with a built in screen capture tool, and optimised annotation tools. Once you've created your documentation, export as PDF, share to DropBox or Evernote or host using a free account on Clarify-it.com.
Time for a MacMontage this week, albeit with a bit of a theme. The theme is Sync and Storage, and I take a look at a couple of services I've been using over the past few weeks as alternatives to some tried and test services.
The first being OmniPresence, a possible alternative (or more likely supplement) to iCloud, and Copy.com, a potential alternative to Dropbox.
This week completes coverage of one of the premier business applications for the Mac - Daylite by Marketcircle.
Daylite is an application that allows you to keep everything related to your business in one place - Customers, calls, emails, appointments, notes and more - all in a single multi user application.
Following last week's introduction to Daylite, Tim Stringer takes us through using this powerful application.
If you work with text, you need TextSoap!
TextSoap is the perfect application for fixing or cleaning your text.
With over 100+ built in text cleaners, TextSoap will fix all those niggling problems with your text, from extra spaces and returns to stripping out unwanted strings or even HTML code. You can even create your own simple text cleaners to match your requirements exactly, or built complex conditional cleaners to do things you never thought possible. Either way, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Alfred v2 Masterclass - Part 2 tutorial is also avaliable to watch in Issue 10 of the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly
This issue is available for individual purchase as a back issue in the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Magazine iPad App