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Craft Update

Date: 27th January 2023

Duration: 38:47

Show ref: SCOM1225

Craft is your ultimate writing companion. It's an intuitive, customisable tool that works hard to help you craft any document and keep it organised with ease - perfect for those creative projects!

Lee Garrett originally covered Craft in 2021, not long after receiving an Apple Design award. The application was impressive then, and it's continued to improve and add additional functionality ever since. In this week's tutorial, Don refreshes the basics of Craft on the Mac, focusing on the new features rolled out over the last 24 months.

Tip - Context Menus on macOS

Date: 24th January 2023

Duration: 14:06

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Context menus are an integral part of macOS, however over time, as more applications are installed, they can become heavy and bloated with lots of different options that often need cleaning up. In this video, Lee shows you some simple tips on how to keep your context menus streamlined and relevant. He also gives you a refresher on how flexible Quick Actions, Share, and Services can be in your everyday workflow on the Mac.

Apple and Security

Date: 20th January 2023

Duration: 25:48

Show ref: SCOM1223

Darcy takes you on a deep dive of Apple's security systems in this screencast. You learn about advancements in hardware protection with Apple's custom processors, and how encryption is handled. Customisable privacy features as well as enhanced iCloud protection are also covered in this video.

Tip - Siri Tricks

Date: 17th January 2023

Duration: 07:35

Show ref: SCOM1222

We've all come to know Siri over the years, but today Darcy is focusing his lens on the lesser-known commands you can use with the automated assistant. You learn how to perform actions on calls and text, general knowledge, and your parked vehicle. Darcy thinks you might just pick up a new trick or two, as he did while preparing for this tip video.

Freeform

Date: 13th January 2023

Duration: 30:51

Show ref: SCOM1221

With the recent updates across its operating systems, Apple have finally released Freeform, a new way to collaborate and brainstorm ideas on all devices. Don takes you through the basic concepts of adding and organising the various objects available on your Freeform board.

Tip - iCloud.com - What's New

Date: 10th January 2023

Duration: 09:10

Show ref: SCOM1220

Apple has given iCloud.com a new look along with some new features available in your web browser. Tag along with Darcy as your guide to see how you can use these to find your devices, create email aliases, access you files, and more! You also see how you can access your Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files from iCloud.com on your Mac.

Under My Roof for Mac

Date: 6th January 2023

Duration: 36:49

Show ref: SCOM1219

Allison this week tells you about an application that she's been using for years, and that's Under My Roof (né Home Inventory, which Allison covered back in 2014). The purpose of Under My Roof is to help you keep track of everything to do with your home. This includes all of the items that you own, from your car to your computer equipment, right down to your stamp collection. It also excels at keeping track of related documents, such as receipts, insurance policies, certificates, and the like. It is truly a fully-featured app and with Allison as your guide, you discover how it can assist in your quest to document everything under your roof.

Tip - HomeDash

Date: 3rd January 2023

Duration: 14:31

Show ref: SCOM1218

If you are looking for an elegant dashboard-style app for controlling your HomeKit devices, Todd has got you covered in this week's tip. HomeDash brings a dashboard filled with widgets to your iOS device. Those widgets are customizable and create a look and feel that is not only beautiful but also quite functional, especially on iPad. Todd walks you through HomeDash's features and how to set up a dashboard. He also shows you his setup so you get a better feel for what this app can bring to your smart home experience.

App Review 2022

Date: 30th December 2022

Duration: 30:21

Show ref: SCOM1217

We bring you something a bit different for the last show of 2022, as Don goes through his Top 10 apps for this past year, 5 on the Mac and 5 on iPhone. He shows you how each one integrates in his daily routine.

Tip - Mastodon Clients for iOS

Date: 27th December 2022

Duration: 07:56

Show ref: SCOM1216

In this tip video, Don looks at two excellent Mastodon clients to run on your iPad or iPhone: Metatext and Mammoth. You learn how they work and what features they offer to make your Mastodon experience fluid.

OmniOutliner - Pt 2

Date: 23rd December 2022

Duration: 30:19

Show ref: SCOM1215

OmniOutliner from the Omni Group is widely regarded as the premier outlining tool on both macOS and iPadOS/iOS. It is both easy to use but also offers advanced features for those who need a bit more power and flexibility. In this second video of a two-part series, Lee shows you how to style your documents to make them both easy to read and impressive to view. You also learn how to save a custom template to use as a starting point for future outlining documents, as well as OmniOutliner's flexible printing options.

Tip - SongCapsule

Date: 20th December 2022

Duration: 10:53

Show ref: SCOM1214

Earlier in the year, in show 1134, Lee covered an app on iOS called Albums that centred around recommending and playing albums in Apple Music in their entirety. Whilst this is great for looking at individual albums, we all love to have that shuffle factor that a playlist can bring. SongCapsule (formerly known as Next) fills that gap. A cross-platform application, it uses a feature called MagicDJs to look at your play history and creates a number of different playlists based on artist and genre automatically, as well as offering the ability to create your own. In this video, Lee walks you through the iOS version of the app.

Mastodon

Date: 16th December 2022

Duration: 31:41

Show ref: SCOM1213

In light of the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk, many people have started looking for alternative social media platforms. The one that looks to be most popular is Mastodon. In this introduction, Don takes you through the basic structure of Mastodon, how to set it up and how to use its standard features. You also learn how to discover people to follow, and configure your notifications so you get the most out of your experience.

Tip - Dynamic Island on iOS 16

Date: 13th December 2022

Duration: 05:30

Show ref: SCOM1212

You might have heard about the new Dynamic Island feature on iOS 16 (it's available on iPhone 14 Pro models) but may not have had the opportunity to see it in action. After using it for a few months, Don wouldn't be surprised if Apple rolled out this clever feature to all future iPhones. In this tip show, he shows you how it works and some of what it can provide.

TouchRetouch

Date: 9th December 2022

Duration: 40:41

Show ref: SCOM1211

TouchRetouch is an iOS and Mac app that is designed to help you remove unwanted objects from your photos. With a touch-first interface, it is trivially easy to remove things like power lines, smudges, and even fences forming a mesh. In this video, Allison shows you how the app works, mainly on iPad, but also on iPhone and the Mac. TouchRetouch is an amazingly capable app and worth well more than its $4.00 price tag!

Tip - Customize Your Trackpad in Ventura

Date: 6th December 2022

Duration: 05:40

Show ref: SCOM1210

In this tip, Mike walks you through the built-in Trackpad customization in macOS Ventura. From point & click to settings to several multi-finger gestures for things like Mission Control and App Exposé, there's a lot you can do to customize your Apple Magic Trackpad without relying on third-party software.

OmniOutliner - Pt 1

Date: 2nd December 2022

Duration: 34:19

Show ref: SCOM1209

The Omni Group's OmniOutliner is widely regarded as the premier outlining tool on both macOS, iPadOS and iOS. Currently on version 5, it is popular due to its impressive ability to be both easy to use, yet complex enough for those who need to get that bit more power and flexibility. In this first video in his two-part series, Lee covers the pricing model and compares the two versions of the application. Using the Mac, he then runs through building your first outline from an existing template, explains rows and columns and their many parameters, as well as how to use to toolbar effectively and search for content across your outline.

Tip - BetterTouchTool & Safari

Date: 29th November 2022

Duration: 10:28

Show ref: SCOM1208

In this tip video, Lee uses a productivity utility on macOS to make navigating tabs in Safari a lot quicker and easier. BetterTouchTool is available through the Setapp subscription and allows you to assign shortcuts to a variety of gestures that you can activate through your Trackpad, Magic Mouse, Keyboard and more. Some of Lee's most used gestures are covered in this short video

macOS Ventura Deeper Dive

Date: 25th November 2022

Duration: 20:22

Show ref: SCOM1207

In his first full-length SCO screencast, Darcy focuses on a few new macOS Ventura features. You learn about Continuity Camera in detail, are introduced to Passkeys, and dig deeper into System Settings (né System Preferences). This is bound to increase your knowledge of Apple's newest operating system on the Mac.

Tip - Xnapper

Date: 22nd November 2022

Duration: 12:49

Show ref: SCOM1206

Xnapper (pronounced "snapper") is a new utility for grabbing free-form selections and full window screenshots on macOS (with an iOS version coming soon). Having recently come out of beta release—and now a part of the Setapp collection—Xnapper has some useful features which make it stand out from its competitors, such as the ability to locate screen captures' version history as well as exporting for a variety of specific social media formats. Lee shows you all of it in his screencast.