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Any.do

Date: 10th September 2021

Duration: 32:24

Show ref: SCOM1081

Task managers seem to be everywhere within the App Store at the moment so whenever one hits the market, it's important for it to have some form of hook that separates it from the competition. Any.do shares many features with its rivals, such as cross-platform access, integration with cloud-based automation tools, as well as a tiered subscription level.

However, it offers a nuanced view on focusing, scheduling your day and setting up grocery lists on mobile that is slightly more unique. This week Lee helps you discover Any.do and its many features on iPad and iPhone.

MindNode Revisited

Date: 13th August 2021

Duration: 32:39

Show ref: SCOM1073

There are many times when you have an idea and thought that is not fully formed and you need a space to think it through and connect the dots. These types of situations are perfect for a mind mapping application like MindNode.

MindNode is an application we have covered in the past but has had so many features added across both Mac and iOS versions that we felt we needed to do a MindNode Revisited show. In this screencast Todd Olthoff uses MindNode to handle the aspects of his own home remodel and finds that the application can handle everything he needs to get the job done and does it well across all his devices.

Keysmith

Date: 7th May 2021

Duration: 31:17

Show ref: SCOM1045

Performing a computer action sometimes involves a lot of mouse clicks and key presses to get to the end result you're looking for. Keysmith is an application that can record these actions and chain them together to form macros. Those can be invoked with a hotkey and save you lots of time!

In this screencast, Lee shows you the basics of how to create a macro. He then runs through a few of his real-world examples that will surely inspire you to create Keysmith recipes of your own.

Tip - Overcast Shortcuts Support

Date: 6th April 2021

Duration: 08:05

Show ref: SCOM1036

In this tip show, Rosemary introduces you to some new Shortcuts Actions in Overcast, the popular podcast player. You learn what options they support, and how you can integrate them with actions from other apps inside Shortcuts. Rose also goes over a few real-world examples.

Stream Deck for Productivity

Date: 5th February 2021

Duration: 30:34

Show ref: SCOM1019

This week, Rosemary introduces you to Stream Deck from elgato, a piece of hardware that has become quite popular with many power users using their Mac. You learn how to create custom buttons to trigger a variety of useful actions.

Rose also shows you the iOS app for Stream Deck, as well as some of the profiles she uses in her work.

Tip - Webhooks

Date: 9th June 2020

Duration: 12:43

Show ref: SCOM0950

In this tip show, Rosemary introduces you to the concept of webhooks and ways you can trigger and use them. From learning the different kinds of hooks, to making the calls yourself, there's a lot that can be done with webhooks!

Tip - Trickster

Date: 15th October 2019

Duration: 09:47

Show ref: SCOM0883

This week, we look at a clever macOS menu bar utility called Trickster. This application presents filtered views of your most commonly accessed applications and files.

After installing the app, Lee shows you how to set up and edit filters, configure file tracking, as well as some useful keyboard shortcuts.

Copy'em Paste

Date: 13th September 2019

Duration: 49:00

Show ref: SCOM0873

All day long on our Macs, we copy and paste information between applications, switching context each time which invites us to become distracted. We have no choice because the Mac system clipboard is reset with every new item we copy. Using a clipboard manager however, you open the door to much more efficient copying and pasting.

This week, Allison shows you Copy'em Paste, a fantastic macOS utility that brings copying and pasting to a whole new level. With it, you can transform text, copy URLs with their titles intact, as well as paste several items sequentially very quickly. Copy'em Paste also gives you tools to keep your favorite clippings at the ready using dedicated lists that help you stay organized. These are just a few of the amazing things you will learn to do easily and intuitively using Copy'em Paste.

Notion

Date: 6th September 2019

Duration: 40:10

Show ref: SCOM0871

In this episode, Don takes you through the basics of Notion, a fantastic cross-platform workspace environment. With Notion, you can create, share, and publish documentation, knowledge base articles, wikis, project schedules, databases, and much more.

Once you master the basic concepts of creating pages and sub-pages, it's easy to publish information to the web or share with individuals or teams. In a future episode, we will cover some of the more advanced aspects of Notion, as well as the iOS version. This initial episode focuses on getting you up and running.

Tip - Unclutter

Date: 20th August 2019

Duration: 08:51

Show ref: SCOM0866

In this video, Lee introduces you to one of his favourite macOS applications: Unclutter.

You learn how to access clipboard snippets, store frequently used files for easy access, as well as making notes on the fly without cluttering up the screen, all thanks to Unclutter's clean interface.

iA Writer

Date: 9th August 2019

Duration: 34:06

Show ref: SCOM0863

iA Writer is a powerful plain text editor built to give you total ownership of the words you write. It gives you a clean, simple, and distraction-free writing interface that is available all on Apple platforms, as well as Windows and Android. iA Writer bucks the subscription trend by offering a quality productivity app as a one-time purchase for each.

In this tutorial, Mike walks you through some of the unique features in iA Writer like the Keyboard Bar (and how to customize it), syntax highlighting, tasks, export options, and more.

Cardhop for iOS

Date: 26th April 2019

Duration: 33:10

Show ref: SCOM0833

Cardhop is now on iOS!

Widely acknowledged as one of the best (if not the best) contacts app on macOS, Flexibits has recently launched Cardhop for iOS.

This new version brings the same power and ease of use as the macOS version, with some subtle new additions for the mobile platform.

In this tutorial, Don looks at the basics of setting up and using Cardhop, as well as customising and getting the most out of the versatile Parser or Search Bar. He also shows you the brilliant new "Business Card" feature, perfect for use on iPhone.

Tip - Taming Notifications On Your Mac

Date: 2nd April 2019

Duration: 06:36

Show ref: SCOM0826

Notification Center can be a great help in showing you alerts for important things at the right time, but it can also disrupt your productivity when you're in the zone.

In this week's tip, Mike shows you how to take control of notifications on your Mac. You also learn how to set up Do Not Disturb, and toggle that feature straight from the menu bar using a handy shortcut.

TaskPaper for macOS

Date: 22nd March 2019

Duration: 41:06

Show ref: SCOM0823

TaskPaper is a plain text to-do list app for Mac that is surprisingly adept. It may feel like a plain text editor, but it's backed by a powerful outliner to help you fold, focus, and filter any size to-do list.

In this episode, Mike introduces you to the TaskPaper app and its formatting, which can be used in other applications. You'll learn how TaskPaper handles projects, tasks, tags, and notes, how to set up custom searches, as well as import and export from the Reminders app. Also covered is how to customize the stylesheets to make your own themes, and install scripts to extend the functionality of TaskPaper to make it do just about anything you might want.

Tip - Due for iOS

Date: 5th March 2019

Duration: 07:46

Show ref: SCOM0818

With so many notifications coming in, it can be easy to miss the important ones. Fortunately, Due helps make sure that you never forget by using nagging notifications to pester you into taking action.

In this week's tip, Mike shows you how to set up a reminder quickly in Due and take advantage of the Auto Snooze feature to persistently remind you of something until you mark it as complete or reschedule it. You also learn how to modify reminders straight from the Lock screen, allowing you to postpone reminders without going into the app.

GoodNotes 5

Date: 1st March 2019

Duration: 46:22

Show ref: SCOM0817

There are a lot of scenarios where it can be advantageous to take notes with paper and pencil, but going back and finding what you need later can be a pain. With GoodNotes for iOS, you can get the best of both worlds by combining the flexibility and retention benefits of analog note taking with digital search features that use Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

In this tutorial, Mike introduces you to the different note-taking tools in GoodNotes while demoing sketchnoting, a visual note taking method that is typically used when listening to something you're interested in. You learn how to utilize those tools in GoodNotes, convert your handwritten notes into text, as well as search your documents after you've created them. Mike also shows you how to import document templates into GoodNotes, and export your documents after you're done.

Todoist Task Manager

Date: 15th February 2019

Duration: 52:11

Show ref: SCOM0813

In this week's tutorial, Lee walks you through one of the most popular cross-platform task management applications available today, and that's Todoist.

With access to your data from almost any device, as well as advanced features such as recurring tasks, project templates and web integrations, It will help you keep on top of those important tasks, no matter where you are. Lee shows you Todoist on the web, on a Mac, and concludes with a guided tour of the iOS interface on iPad.

Tip - Forest for iOS

Date: 12th February 2019

Duration: 08:33

Show ref: SCOM0812

Have you ever sat down to work on something and found yourself distracted by your smartphone? That's exactly the problem Forest aims to solve.

In this tutorial, Mike shows you how using an iOS utility called Forest can help you eliminate distractions by incentivizing you to not touch your smartphone, helping you stay focused, be present, and build productive habits.

Zapier Automation

Date: 18th January 2019

Duration: 44:42

Show ref: SCOM0805

With so many web applications and services available, it's becoming possible to automate more and more things. Zapier is the glue that can make all your web apps and services work together and do things you never thought possible.

In this episode, Don takes you through the basics of using Zapier using examples with Slack, OmniFocus, and MailChimp - just three of the 1000+ apps and services available to be integrated using Zapier.

You also have a peek at some of the integrations we use here at ScreenCastsOnline to work more efficiently and automate posting to social media.

OmniFocus 3 for Mac - Pt 2

Date: 23rd November 2018

Duration: 47:04

Show ref: SCOM0789

In this episode, we dig deeper in OmniFocus 3 for Mac by focusing on Capture and Custom Perspectives.

Mike looks at additional capture methods, including Mail Drop, the Clippings shortcut, importing from TaskPaper-formatted text, as well as direct integration with a few email clients. PopClip also makes a cameo as an additional tool to send things to your OmniFocus Inbox. You also learn about the extremely useful Custom Perspectives feature available in the Pro version of OmniFocus, and how to create them using several real world examples from Mike's workflow.