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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.

Under My Roof for Mac

Date : 6th January 2023

Duration: 36:49

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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.

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 - 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 - 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.

Tip - Pile

Date : 1st November 2022

Duration: 07:17

Show ref: SCOM1200

In this tip video, Darcy takes you through Pile, an app set to consolidate your bookmarks and organise them into different folders and categories. It is designed to make an experience out of managing articles, links, photos and notes by centering them around your own topics. Use tagging to maximise the organisation and collaborate with others when researching.

More Tiny Mac Tips

Date : 21st October 2022

Duration: 33:31

Show ref: SCOM1197

Allison is back with another series of tiny Mac tips designed to help you be more productive on your Mac. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned veteran, you're bound to learn something new.

She has five blog posts (so far) describing each of the tiny Mac tips she's demonstrated. You can use the written version as a handy reference to refresh your memory: Tiny Mac Tips Part Five with Links to Parts 1-4

Tiny Mac Tips from Allison

Date : 7th October 2022

Duration: 31:34

Show ref: SCOM1193

If you’ve been using a Mac for a very long time, it’s quite likely that you know a lot of little tricks to get macOS to do exactly what you want, the way you want it. If you're new to the platform however, you may feel as though you could be more efficient. No matter which camp you belong to, Allison shares several hidden gems that will make you more efficient while using your Mac.

Tip - Todoist Updates

Date : 4th October 2022

Duration: 13:23

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We covered Todoist back in 2019, however as it's a very progressive application that's frequently updated, Lee felt it was time to check in with the app. In this video, he walks you through some of the improvements to the interface that have taken place in the last twelve months. Viewing task information in Todoist and editing it has become a lot easier, as has the ability to find and launch frequently-used commands.

Timery

Date : 23rd September 2022

Duration: 43:12

Show ref: SCOM1189

Timery is a powerful time tracking app for Mac & iOS that simplifies this process across your projects. With a great user interface, powerful widgets, and phenomenal support for Shortcuts, Timery a great option for anyone wanting to take control of their time. In this episode, Mike covers the basics on iPhone, iPad, and the Mac, and walks through some recommended settings to optimize your experience.

Tip - Customising Raycast

Date : 20th September 2022

Duration: 07:35

Show ref: SCOM1188

As a follow-up to his full show on Raycast (SCOM1169), Darcy shows you how to go even further by examining its Preferences window in detail. There are dozens of options available from setting aliases and hotkeys, to appearance and searching options. Take the next step in your knowledge of this great utility!

Tip - Gestimer

Date : 16th September 2022

Duration: 05:13

Show ref: SCOM1187

In this tip, Mike brings you a simple and elegant macOS menu bar app to take care those little reminders throughout your day. Simply drag and drop from the menu bar to create short-term reminders for things that don't quite fit in a dedicated task manager.

Hazel - Pt 2

Date : 9th September 2022

Duration: 32:45

Show ref: SCOM1185

In this video, Lee continues his coverage of Hazel, by Noodlesoft. Lee builds on what was covered in Part 1 by looking at how Hazel is used to keep your desktop lean with its Trash monitoring. You also learn about App Sweep, monitoring specific folders, as well how to import and export your Hazel rules to sync them with other machines and users. Lee also shows you a real world example that uses both Hazel and the venerable Automator app.

Synology Update

Date : 2nd September 2022

Duration: 30:39

Show ref: SCOM1183

After using his original Synology NAS for about 5 years, Don decided to upgrade it to a newer model when his unit started exhibiting some performance issues. There have been a lot of changes and improvements since we first covered Synology hardware back in 2017, so in this episode Don takes a fresh look at features that are part of the operating system. After going over the basics, you discover options like setting up Time Machine backups, as well as setting up Synology Drive on both Mac and iPad.

GoodNotes

Date : 26th August 2022

Duration: 31:46

Show ref: SCOM1181

GoodNotes is a phenomenal note-taking app for iPadOS with stellar Apple Pencil support for handwriting, that has improved a lot since we last covered it a few years ago. In this episode, Mike takes a look at the added tools, the collaboration and sharing features, and goes over a few GoodNotes workflows. He concludes by taking a brief look at the improved Mac app.

Airtable Update - Pt 2

Date : 19th August 2022

Duration: 31:04

Show ref: SCOM1179

In this second of a new two-part series on Airtable, Don takes a look at some of the newer features that have made their way to this popular online database service. Automations allow you to set up triggers and actions to make your data work for you. Data-rich views of the data from your tables can be created using Interfaces. And finally, Extensions make it possible to add modules to enhance your Airtable experience.

Airtable Update - Pt 1

Date : 5th August 2022

Duration: 33:22

Show ref: SCOM1175

Airtable is one of the tools we use daily here at ScreenCastsOnline to assist us with our show creation and our post production workflows. It's been quite a while since we covered this indispensable service, so we decided to start from scratch.

In the first of this two-part series, Don goes over the basics of Base and Table creation, taking a look at some of the most commonly used fields. In addition, he also shows you how to link tables and configure a rollup fields. You also get familiar with the many views available in Airtable.

Bike

Date : 29th July 2022

Duration: 29:06

Show ref: SCOM1173

Bike is a fast and fluid Mac app that combines the powerful features of a top-tier outliner with the freedom of a text editor. It can handle any size of text file you throw at it, and in this screencast Mike demonstrates how and when to use the outlining and text editing modes, how to navigate your document swiftly using keyboard shortcuts, as well as several other useful features Bike offers on the Mac.

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.