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Numbers - Pt 2

Date: 22nd July 2022

Duration: 31:39

Show ref: SCOM1171

In the second video in this three-part series on Numbers for Mac, Lee focuses on organising the data contained in your various tables. When working on particularly complex spreadsheets, with many rows of data, finding the information you need can be tricky. In this video, you learn how to sort, filter and categorise your information so that you only see what is relevant. Lee also walks you through conditional formatting down to an individual cell and demonstrates how it can help you visually.

Tip - HomePass for HomeKit

Date: 19th July 2022

Duration: 11:26

Show ref: SCOM1170

Today's HomeKit-driven smart home invariably includes many devices of various types, each with their unique code, serial number, and related information. This is normally not something you need unless one device stops working as expected and needs to be reset. Aaron Pearce's HomePass for HomeKit utility comes to the rescue by storing all the information you need for your devices and making it easily accessible. In this tip show, Todd walks through the process of adding your smart accessories to the app in two ways, and shows you how to properly organize and back up your database.

Raycast

Date: 15th July 2022

Duration: 28:20

Show ref: SCOM1169

In his first Friday episode with ScreenCastsOnline, Darcy brings us a utility he's especially fond of, and that's Raycast. Built with Apple's Spotlight as the inspiration for many of its features, it also introduces novelty ways to perform common tasks on your Mac using Extensions. Darcy shows you several of his favourites, many of which involve popular applications such as Zoom and Apple Music. You also how you can use hotkeys in Raycast to make working on your Mac even more fluid.

Tip - HandBrake

Date: 12th July 2022

Duration: 10:23

Show ref: SCOM1168

In this tip Darcy gives you a quick tour of HandBrake, the free and open-source video converter utility that's been around since 2003! You learn what media containers are before looking at the process of importing a video to convert it into another format, or make it more suitable for specific platforms. HandBrake offers many presets as well, and Darcy runs them down for you, pointing out the advantages they might offer.

Numbers - Pt 1

Date: 8th July 2022

Duration: 32:26

Show ref: SCOM1167

Every now and then, we like to take an application and perform a deep dive over a series of videos. When looking for potential candidates, Numbers was very clearly a favourite. In the first of a three-part series focusing on the Mac version, Lee walks you through the basics of how to set up a table, and goes over some simple table and cell-level styling to make your documents look their best.. You also have a first look at formulas and how Numbers handles them.

Tip - PopClip Favourites

Date: 5th July 2022

Duration: 11:46

Show ref: SCOM1166

PopClip, the popular macOS utility that allows you to highlight text and perform a variety of actions on it, has been touched on in previous ScreenCastsOnline videos. Now that it's reached over 180 compatible extensions, Lee thought it was as good a time as ever to share with you his Top 10 extensions. Buckle up, and get ready to take your text manipulations to new heights with PopClip.

Matter Reader

Date: 1st July 2022

Duration: 34:34

Show ref: SCOM1165

Matter is a relative newcomer to the Read-it-Later app space. Using either an iOS share extension or a Safari extension on your Mac, this free service allows you to collect articles, newsletters, Twitter feeds and PDFs all in a single place, and syncs across all of your devices. It is also accessible via a fully-featured web app. Optimised for organising, reading, and discovering new authors and sites, you'll wonder how you lived without it! Don takes you through the many features of this excellent service on iPad, and gives you a peek at the web app as well.

Tip - MenubarX

Date: 28th June 2022

Duration: 12:40

Show ref: SCOM1164

Lee looks at a new addition to Setapp called MenubarX. Although it looks like a simple app launcher at first glance, it's much more than that. With MenubarX, you can create a number of mini-applications that sit in the menu bar, waiting for you to access, and that use very little of that precious screen real estate. You learn about many of its use cases in this screencast — and watch Lee play Wordle!

Keyword Search for Safari

Date: 24th June 2022

Duration: 37:19

Show ref: SCOM1163

Keyword Search is a free Safari extension for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. With this utility, you can search your favorite websites directly from the Safari Smart Search field using just a couple of characters.

Keyword Search comes preconfigured with several popular websites and in this episode, Allison walks you through each of them and shows you how they work. You also learn how to configure your own custom searches on websites you frequent often, and take a brief look at Keyword Search on iPhone.

Tip - MusicBox

Date: 21st June 2022

Duration: 16:25

Show ref: SCOM1162

Sometimes an app comes around that you didn't know you needed. With a proven pedigree in app development around media, thanks to releases like MusicHarbor and Play, Marcos Tanaka gives us MusicBox, a music application based on the premise of a Read-it-Later service. In this video, Lee shows you how to add music into MusicBox from a variety of sources, organise it with tags both manually and automatically, as well as create Smart Searches.

Bento for iOS

Date: 17th June 2022

Duration: 28:41

Show ref: SCOM1161

There are a ton of to-do list apps out there, but none quite like Bento. Instead of giving you a bunch of tools and features to manage complex projects with countless tasks, Bento makes you work inside of forced limitations in an effort to help you manage your focus and do the work that really matters.

In this iPhone-focused screencast, Mike shows you how to use the included templates, and walks you through the available workflows so you get a good idea of the process. He also unpacks the Bento Methodology, which is the concept the Bento app is built upon, and shares useful resources to take your experience further.

Tip - Optimizing storage on your Mac

Date: 14th June 2022

Duration: 11:06

Show ref: SCOM1160

We all collect a lot of information and apps on our Macs and it can sometimes be challenging to keep track of it all — especially when you run low on space. In this tip Darcy explains how the Finder on your Mac can help you get a better grasp on where your information is stored. He then takes you through Apple's built-in tools to optimise your storage by removing what is taking up a lot of space and that you may not be aware is sitting there.

Hazel 5 - Pt 1

Date: 10th June 2022

Duration: 38:11

Show ref: SCOM1159

Hazel has been around for a long time as a utility application on macOS, looking at folders of your choosing and watching for changes, so that it can work magic and move/copy/rename files as well as a whole host of other actions. Previous versions of Hazel lived in System Preferences, however the release of version 5 of Hazel heralded a new era, that of a stand-alone application on the Mac.

In the first of a two-part series, Lee starts with the basics of purchasing and installing Hazel before setting up some basic rules. He continues with some real-world examples that highlight some key features that help you manage your files.

Rosemary is back, and in this tip she shares two of her favourite Safari extensions on iOS. Vinegar aims to improve your video watching experience on the web, whilst Super Agent helps you tame those annoying cookie notifications! These simple extensions make your web surfing experience on iOS more enjoyable, as you'll learn here.

Tweetbot for Mac

Date: 3rd June 2022

Duration: 32:29

Show ref: SCOM1157

There are a number of Twitter clients available these days, and one of our favorites is Tweetbot from Tapbots. In this screencast Todd shows you many of the features of Tweetbot 3 for the Mac, including Lists, Columns, and Search, and he shows you how to connect multiple Twitter accounts right within the app.

Tip - Jacquie Lawson Ecards

Date: 31st May 2022

Duration: 10:42

Show ref: SCOM1156

In this screencast, Judy introduces you to Jacquie Lawson and her online greeting card service. Each one of Jacquie's cards is a work of art that combines painting, animation, and music. Using the Jacquie Lawson Ecards app on iPad, Judy shows you how to create and send a card, and shares her favorite one, along with a bonus iPad tip.

1Password 8 for Mac - Pt 2

Date: 27th May 2022

Duration: 33:35

Show ref: SCOM1155

In this second 1Password 8 for Mac screencast, Don dives deeper into the new features that make this software the ultimate password manager, including Watchtower and Collections. You also learn about 1Password Families and how to share logins and other information using additional vaults.

Tip - Markdown Basics

Date: 24th May 2022

Duration: 15:37

Show ref: SCOM1154

Writing in plain text using Markdown formatting has become increasingly popular, and is now supported by a wide variety of text editors and apps, and even some web services. We thought it would be a good idea to have Lee go over Markdown syntax basics to get you going if you're new to it, or perhaps as a refresher if you're already using Markdown in your everyday writing.

1Password 8 for Mac - Pt 1

Date: 20th May 2022

Duration: 38:39

Show ref: SCOM1153

1Password has long been revered as the ultimate password manager for Mac and iOS. Completely rewritten, 1Password 8 is the latest version of this leading app. With a beautiful new interface and lots of new features, it brings another level of productivity and functionality to the Mac. In the first of a two-part series, Don takes a look at some of the basics of 1Password 8 and introduces you to some of its new features, including the brand new Universal Autofill.

Tip - Esse

Date: 17th May 2022

Duration: 15:53

Show ref: SCOM1152

Great utility applications on macOS are abundant, however ones that are completely free are in short supply, so we were really pleased to discover Esse by Ameba Labs, a text transformation tool for macOS, iOS, and iPadOS. It works as both a menu bar utility of a full stand-alone application and in this video, Lee walks you through how to use both versions on Mac, using a variety of examples.