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iA Presenter

Date: 1st March 2024

Duration: 29:34

Show ref: SCOM1339

Apple's Keynote has loads of great features, but this abundance of options can sometimes get in the way of building your presentation. iA Presenter brings a simpler approach which helps you focus on your story. It creates slides automatically based on what you write using its clean Markdown text editor.

In this screencast, Mike walks through how to use iA Presenter to make great looking presentations quickly and easily, using only plain text.

Tip - Superkey

Date: 27th February 2024

Duration: 06:01

Show ref: SCOM1338

Superkey is a versatile utility on macOS, giving you a bunch of handy tools to help you navigate your Mac more easily without a mouse or trackpad.

In this tutorial, Mike shows how to set up 2 kinds of hyperkeys so you can add additional keyboard shortcuts without running into conflicts. You also learn about Superkey's clever Seek command.

ScreenFloat 2

Date: 23rd February 2024

Duration: 43:10

Show ref: SCOM1337

The original version of ScreenFloat has been around for a long time and recently, version 2 was released, bringing along a host of features that cannot be ignored.  As well as focusing on capturing portions of your screen, ScreenFloat 2 is great at helping you organise all of these shots, which is incredibly useful for projects you are working on. In this video, Lee shows you the different capturing methods, how to capture as well as redact text, as well as faces! Closing and hiding active shots is a key part of the app and this is covered in detail, as well as the Shots Browser, which lets you organise your captures using Folders, Smart Folders and Tags. SCO screencast mentioned in this episode: Tip - macOS - ScreenFloat (2017)

Tip - Rocket

Date: 20th February 2024

Duration: 08:27

Show ref: SCOM1336

Apple's built-in emoji picker on Mac leaves a lot to be desired. Using Rocket, from developer Matthew Palmer, you can search for and insert emojis, animated GIFs, images, and text snippets into any text field quickly and easily. It's a simple utility that is a joy to use. In this screencast, Mike shows you how Rocket works.

Arc Browser Updates

Date: 16th February 2024

Duration: 32:17

Show ref: SCOM1335

Since covering the Arc browser back in June and July of 2023, it has become Don's primary browser on the Mac and he has not looked back. With a relentless update cycle, The Browser Company has continued updating and refining Arc, adding in features and services.

In this update show, Don does a quick review of the basics of Arc, and then guides you through several of the new features that make this browser unique, with real world examples along the way.

Tip - Planning a Vacation with Citymapper

Date: 13th February 2024

Duration: 11:53

Show ref: SCOM1334

In show 1332, Lee introduced you to Citymapper, a great iOS application and web service that allows you to find the most efficient ways to travel between two locations. In this follow-up tip video, Lee takes it a step further and shows you how to use it to effectively plan a vacation, by saving routes and points of interest as well as looking at maps and timetables for destinations that you may not be familiar with.

Image Descriptions for Social Media

Date: 9th February 2024

Duration: 28:12

Show ref: SCOM1333

We all love to post images on social media and often we're trying to figure out how to gain more followers to get more reach. One of the ways you can increase your audience is by adding descriptions to your images so that visually impaired people can enjoy them, too. These descriptions have different names: alt tags, alt text, alternative text, descriptions, or sometimes simply captions. In this tutorial, Allison teaches you how to add alt text in several social media platforms using her iPhone. You also learn how to use a free application called Be My Eyes to add incredibly good captions for your images using AI, saving you the trouble of thinking them up yourself.

Tip - Citymapper

Date: 6th February 2024

Duration: 12:03

Show ref: SCOM1332

Whilst preparing for the family vacation, Lee discovered Citymapper, a web service with an easy-to-use iPhone app that made the planning of this break a breeze. Using Citymapper, Lee was able to map all of the points of interests that the family wanted to cover, look at the most cost-efficient ways of travelling between them and make the most of his time there.

In this video, you see how to find the city you want to visit, add favourite places, look at different modes of transportation, as well as identify the best routes for you.

OmniFocus 4

Date: 2nd February 2024

Duration: 33:39

Show ref: SCOM1331

Users of OmniFocus have waited for a long time for an upgrade to be released, and as they say, the wait is over. The Omni Group have rewritten the Mac version of the app using SwiftUI and with it, improved the user experience considerably. Coupled with extensive improvements on both iOS and iPadOS, OmniFocus is more universal than ever, without compromising on the existing feature set that makes it a class leader in the Task Management space. In this video, Lee guides you through some of the key improvements brought to OmniFocus 4 on macOS, iOS and iPadOS, and even watchOS.

Tip - Funnel

Date: 30th January 2024

Duration: 10:27

Show ref: SCOM1330

Obsidian is a powerful app, but it doesn't make it easy to capture things on iOS. Opening Obsidian requires your whole vault and all the associated plugins need to load, so until the developers add an improved workflow for mobile quick capture, iPhone users are left to figure out something using third-party apps. Funnel makes it easy to capture things quickly to Obsidian, including images — even if you don't use iCloud to sync your data. In this short video, Mike shows you how Funnel can assist you with quick capture of text and images in Obsidian, but it can also be used with several other apps to perform the same task.

Apple's Journal

Date: 26th January 2024

Duration: 28:27

Show ref: SCOM1329

With the release of iOS 17.2, Apple joins the journaling space with their own app, Journal. It does a lot of things well, including making it easy to reflect on significant events that have happened recently, and the ability to add entries in a variety of ways. It also offers a Journaling Suggestions API, that other apps can use to enhance their own journaling experiences.In this video, Mike walks through the basic types of info and media that you can use for journal entries, and explains how to send things to the Journal app using the Share Sheet. He also shows you how the Journaling Suggestions API works in the popular app Day One.

Tip - Bezel

Date: 23rd January 2024

Duration: 09:22

Show ref: SCOM1328

There are many ways to display and capture the screen of your iOS device. You can do a screen recording on device and save the video to your Photo Album, use Quicktime on your Mac (when it works), or a third-party screen capture app like ScreenFlow. All of these methods only capture the screen itself, and each presents some challenges. Bezel is an innovative "plug-and-play" app that tackles those challenges. It generates high-quality videos on your Mac's desktop, identifying your device and adding a matching bezel, including its colour. With full rotation support and the ability to showcase multiple devices, Bezel is the ultimate screen display tool for screencasting and online presentations, using iPhone or iPad. In this video, Don walks you through Bezel's features and demonstrates how you can have two devices at once on your screen. He also adds a tip for configuring an on-screen pointer to help your viewers follow along, something we do here at ScreenCastsONLINE.

Sparkle

Date: 19th January 2024

Duration: 28:51

Show ref: SCOM1327

Web development has certainly been a hot topic over the decades with apps coming and going, overall making it easier to design your own website. Follow along with Darcy as he shows you Sparkle, an app that integrates AI-generation into a website builder. Simply type in the core idea of your website and a fully fledged and individualised template will be generated with multiple pages, layouts, buttons and even contact forms. You also learn how to use the many navigation and structural elements Sparkle offers.

Tip - Zinnia

Date: 16th January 2024

Duration: 09:58

Show ref: SCOM1326

Creativity can be the most enjoyable aspect of a physical planner. This can be restricted with other apps that focus on the more logical elements of a journal such as calendar events, reminders and notes. Zinnia brings these two worlds together, giving users an infinite amount of creativity in a journal that serves an organisational purpose.

In this short video, Darcy shares his findings as he takes you on a tour of Zinnia on iPad to show you how it approaches planning and journaling, complete with decorative elements to make your journal personal.

Using Focus Modes

Date: 12th January 2024

Duration: 28:56

Show ref: SCOM1325

Focus Modes have been a part of our Apple devices since 2021, yet find a little resistance among the more casual user. They can look a little complex to set up and as a result many people simply don't use them. In this video, Lee explains what Focus Modes are and how to set them up on both iOS and the Mac. You learn how to configure notifications for both people and applications, set up automatic schedules as well as Focus filters. Lee also offers some inspiration by sharing a few of his custom Focus Modes, that you use as a starting point for your own.

Tip - Making the Most of Spotlight

Date: 9th January 2024

Duration: 11:02

Show ref: SCOM1324

If you want to get to items quickly on macOS, you don't have to use a third-party launcher program such as Alfred, LaunchBar or Raycast. For years, there has been a built-in utility at your fingertips, and that's Spotlight, which has received a lot of love from Apple recently. It's more than just a way to get to your files and launch applications and in this video, Lee shows you many different use cases for it, many of which might be new to you.

Amico Apps Showcase

Date: 5th January 2024

Duration: 24:42

Show ref: SCOM1323

Rather than showcasing a single app, in this full show Darcy introduces four applications designed and released by Amico Apps.

The first is a utility that allows you to quit multiple programs at the same time, as well as schedule app quitting due to inactivity. Another that makes accessing emoji on the Mac very easy, using shortcuts.

A third that is aimed at designers and overlays the golden ratio on your screen and finally, software to manage your calendars, reminders, notes and photos using widgets.

Tip - Creating Custom Shortcuts on Mac

Date: 2nd January 2024

Duration: 10:35

Show ref: SCOM1322

Keyboard shortcuts are baked into almost every application on macOS, as well as the system itself. However, what happens when there is a command you frequently use that doesn't have a keyboard shortcut? Or perhaps there is a system-wide shortcut that is difficult for you to remember, and that you'd like to change.

Join Lee in this video and learn how to create additional application shortcuts, as well as change existing system ones so you can remember them more easily.

Photos on iPad

Date: 29th December 2023

Duration: 30:03

Show ref: SCOM1321

The Photos app on iPad can easily be overlooked. Many people think of their phone for easily viewing their camera roll, and turn to the Mac when editing the sharing their images. Photos on iPad offers a nice middle ground on the larger display this mobile device offers. In this episode, Darcy takes you on a full tour of the app and showcases its many features, including For You, Photos' full editing capabilities and organization features, and much more.

Tip - bless

Date: 26th December 2023

Duration: 10:26

Show ref: SCOM1320

We can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the shopping experience. There’s always a sale, another thing we feel we must have. bless helps to put a step between you and your purchases, asking questions and giving you time to consider making a purchase before doing so.

In this video, Darcy takes you through the flow of adding products in bless, revisiting them later, tracking your purchases and learning more about the psychology of sales.