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OmniPlan Fundamentals

Date : 12th July 2024

Duration: 49:08

Show ref: SCOM1377

In the project management world, Microsoft Project has long been the standard for project managers using Windows. When Lee started freelancing as a Project Manager and a Mac user, options were limited. OmniPlan was the best option available and finally, he gets to cover it on ScreenCastsONLINE. Lee walks through the fundamentals of the application and shows how it can be applied to home as well as work projects. You learn how to automatically schedule tasks, create dependencies, resolve violations and create baselines to ensure you are keeping to task.

Please note: This video covers the Standard version of OmniPlan, and not the Pro version.

Minimum system requirements for OmniPlan: macOS 12.0, iOS or iPadOS 16.0, visionOS 1.0 or newer.

Tip - Transloader

Date : 9th July 2024

Duration: 09:23

Show ref: SCOM1376

Transloader is a well made and simple app allowing you to initiate downloads on your Mac from your iPhone or iPad. We spend a lot of time on mobile devices, including researching apps or investigating other downloads that are Mac-specific. Instead of using your carrier data, transferring from your device to Mac or using iCloud to sync, Transloader allows you to share the download link with your Mac and have it download at home, ready for your return. Join Darcy as he shows you around the app with some real world examples.

  • Transloader requires macOS 10.4 or later; iOS 14 or later.
  • The Mac version costs $9.99 USD.
  • It is available as part of your Setapp subscription at no additional cost.

Tip - UniFi WiFiman

Date : 2nd July 2024

Duration: 15:38

Show ref: SCOM1374

Following on from the recent UniFi Express screencast, Don takes a look at the iOS companion app, WiFiman. This iOS app allows you to monitor your UniFi network and optimise the placement of access points. It also has a built-in zero configuration VPN service called Teleport, which allows you to access your network easily and securely from anywhere.

Join Don as he takes you through all of the features of WiFiman using his own home network, complete with a walk-through showing you where all his access points are located.

Advanced Notability

Date : 28th June 2024

Duration: 27:13

Show ref: SCOM1373

In the Notability Foundations installment, Allison taught you how to use many of the tools in the toolbox, how to convert or search handwritten text, how to draw geometric shapes, how to use Templates for your virtual "paper" and more.

In this tutorial she’ll walk you through some more advanced features covering many ways Notability can be a great companion whether recording lectures (or even Apple keynotes!), more handwriting using Apple Pencil and Zoom View, using the versatile ruler for more precise drawing of lines and shapes, and a lot more. Get ready to take your Notability skills up a few notches.

Notability for iPad requires iPadOS 16.0 or newer.

Notability Foundations

Date : 21st June 2024

Duration: 30:30

Show ref: SCOM1371

Notability is a long-standing note-taking app for iPad, iPhone, and Mac, that seems to have no boundaries. In this new foundational tutorial Allison teaches you the nuances of the first half of the tools for creating notes from free-form drawing to vector shapes. You learn about basic templates, and how to share notes.

Allison then continues by showcasing Notability's ability to read and search your handwritten notes or convert them to typed text. Finally, you get to see a few examples of how she uses Notability to capture her ideas and help with a favorite hobby of hers.

Tip - Haptic Touch Hidden Gems

Date : 18th June 2024

Duration: 12:28

Show ref: SCOM1370

Most people know that if you long press on an icon on your iOS device, a context menu pops up. Most of the time, this is used to organise your home screen, or remove an app from your device. However, lots of apps have additional actions that can be executed from this menu, and that remain largely ignored.

In this video, Lee runs through some of the best actions you can run from the built-in apps on iOS, as well as a handful of the third-party apps he uses on a daily basis.

UniFi Express

Date : 7th June 2024

Duration: 36:53

Show ref: SCOM1367

Following on from years of frustration with an unreliable and outdated home Wi-Fi network, Don has upgraded to a new UniFi powered system using a number of inexpensive UniFi Express access points. More commonly used in large scale, professional network setups, UniFi have introduced a low-cost yet powerful device which is an all in one cloud gateway, firewall and Wi-Fi access point.

Supporting up to 4 additional devices, the UnFi Express is a superb way to provide and extend your WiFi network at home or in a small office. Join Don as he sets up a new UniFi system and shows you many of its features and benefits along the way.

Flighty

Date : 31st May 2024

Duration: 24:38

Show ref: SCOM1365

When it comes to air travel, it’s important to stay informed about your flights and related information as you make your way to your destination. Flighty brings together various sources of information into one place, significantly simplifying the flight experience. Forward your booking email straight into the app to get started, save your seating information and receive live updates about changes and delays along your journey. There are many more features in this app, so join Darcy as your guide and discover the many benefits to having Flighty take care of managing your air travel.

Tip - Mastering the iOS Keyboard

Date : 28th May 2024

Duration: 10:02

Show ref: SCOM1364

Everyone who uses an iPhone has to negotiate the keyboard from time to time and sometimes it can feel laborious. However there are some little-known tricks available that will elevate your typing skills and help you master your device. Whether it's discovering new keyboards or the hidden trackpad feature for precise cursor movement, this video from Lee is worth ten minutes of your time.

Tip - Using FaceTime

Date : 30th April 2024

Duration: 11:54

Show ref: SCOM1356

FaceTime has had a number of incremental updates over the years, with new features being added that can easily slip under the radar. In this video, Lee walks you through how to send FaceTime links to non-Apple users, leave video voicemails, and pep up your calls with Reactions.

Shortcuts Gallery

Date : 26th April 2024

Duration: 33:18

Show ref: SCOM1355

If you are looking to get into automating actions on your Apple device, Shortcuts is a wonderful Apple utility. However, many people are deterred by the learning curve that comes with it. That doesn't have to be the case though: the Shortcuts Gallery has a large number of ready-made shortcuts for you to download and use right away.

In this video, Lee briefly runs through the components of a shortcut before entering the Gallery and showing you how to search, download and run some useful, real-world examples. You experience shortcuts that can adjust the volume to specific levels on your Mac, send emails to yourself, organise your app windows, and more.

If you are unsure about Shortcuts and want to know more without being overwhelmed with configuring them, this is the video for you.

Tip - Passkeys Explained

Date : 23rd April 2024

Duration: 09:49

Show ref: SCOM1354

Many websites and services are now offering passkeys instead of the more traditional username and password combination as a way to authenticate and log in to their site. Passkeys offer many benefits including higher security and faster login. The best thing is you don't have to remember anything. Passkeys are unique and stored on your local device for instant login and authentication.

In this episode, Don explains what passkeys are, and follows up with a demonstration using 1Password as a passkey manager. You also learn how Apple has integrated passkeys when you log in to your Apple ID on recent iOS and macOS versions.

Calendar on Mac

Date : 19th April 2024

Duration: 40:26

Show ref: SCOM1353

Continuing our focus on the apps we get as part of our operating systems, this week we are looking at Calendar on the Mac. There is no shortage of third-party calendar applications to tempt us, and it's true that many of them are compelling and offer unique power user features along with beautiful, modern interfaces. However if you need an application that is reliable, connects with a large number of calendar providers, and interacts with other built-in applications like Mail and Contacts, then you need only look at Apple's Calendar app.

In this video, you learn about all of the main features with Lee as your guide, from the basics of event entry and management, all the way to configuring time-to-leave alerts as well as printing full-size planners.

Craft Updates

Date : 12th April 2024

Duration: 28:12

Show ref: SCOM1351

Craft is a fantastic tool for writing and organising information in a variety of ways. It is an app that gets frequent updates so it can be challenging to keep up with all that is new and improved. In this week's tutorial, Don takes you through most of the updates released in the last 12 months, that make Craft even more attractive than before.

Tip - Using Siri and Shortcuts with Notes

Date : 9th April 2024

Duration: 08:15

Show ref: SCOM1350

This short video complements shows 1341 and 1343, Lee's deep dive into Apple Notes. There are a few commands you can use with Siri to create, find, and read your notes, and Lee shows you how this is done here. There is also one feature that has been unavailable since iOS 16 and that's the ability to append to a note. There is a simple workaround using Shortcuts however, and you learn about it in this video.

Tip - Simple Scan

Date : 2nd April 2024

Duration: 13:21

Show ref: SCOM1348

The developer of Drafts has released an application that solves one of Lee's challenges: scanning on the go. Whilst there is no shortage of scanning apps in the App Store, they tend to be either too expensive, or strewn with ads making it difficult to just pick up your phone, scan, and move on. Simple Scan is different because it's inexpensive and allows you to lightly configure it make sure you can quickly scan documents and carry on with your day. Lee walks you through the current feature set in this video.

Superlist

Date : 22nd March 2024

Duration: 34:13

Show ref: SCOM1345

Those of you who liked Wunderlist back in the day are going to be happy, because the developer is back with a lovely application called Superlist. As you would expect, there is a lot of attention to detail and one of the features that elevates Superlist above competitors is its flexibility. Whilst there is a Pro tier available, everything you see in this video is free; Superlist provides one of the most generous free tiers out there. After setting up an account, Lee shows you how to create and customise lists, create tasks, share and collaborate with others, and much more.

Tip - Clear Lists

Date : 19th March 2024

Duration: 08:02

Show ref: SCOM1344

After a multi-year hiatus, Clear Lists is back with a surprising new update to version 2.  It is now completely free to use, and in this short video, Mike walks you through one of his all-time favorite iOS apps.  You learn what's new, including sharing lists via screenshots, and discover the flexible interactive widgets.

Deep Dive on Apple Notes - Pt 2

Date : 15th March 2024

Duration: 41:23

Show ref: SCOM1343

In episode 1341, Lee released the first part of his deep dive into Apple Notes, covering how to create notes, format them, create links and work with attachments.  In this second instalment, he focuses on organising your notes using folders, tags and Smart Folders. Lee also covers collaborating with others and exporting your notes for use with other applications.

Tip - Arc Search for iOS

Date : 12th March 2024

Duration: 10:33

Show ref: SCOM1342

Arc Search for iOS is the latest app from The Browser Company, the developers behind Arc. Arc Search has been developed as a new way of searching the Internet from your mobile device, including the innovative "Browse for Me" feature. Join Don as he explores this fresh take on finding information on the web.