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Keynote - What's New

Date: 7th December 2021

Duration: 11:18

Show ref: SCOM1106

Apple continues to improve and add new features to the iWork trio of applications. In this short video, Don takes you through adding live video sources to your Keynote presentation so your viewers can see you as well as your iOS or iPadOS device, if you so choose.

Don also demonstrates the multi-user presentation feature using two Macs, showing you how two people can collaborate and share responsibilities while doing a presentation.

Cardhop on the Mac

Date: 26th November 2021

Duration: 34:10

Show ref: SCOM1103

Creating and organizing your contacts is a very important piece of the productivity puzzle. Apple's Contacts does a fairly good job with this, but what if you want to do more?

In this episode, Todd takes a look at Cardhop for the Mac. This excellent app from Flexibits has a number of features that make it a joy to use. It supports natural language parsing and incorporates many useful tools to help you take control of your contacts.

Pivot Tables in Numbers

Date: 19th November 2021

Duration: 33:02

Show ref: SCOM1101

You may think pivot tables are for spreadsheet nerds, and there's some truth to that. Allison's goal, however, is to show you how enjoyable and useful they can be.

Now that Apple has finally brought pivot tables to Numbers, we can create them on our Macs, iPads, and even iPhones. Faced with a pile of data, pivot tables can help you can turn that mess into actionable information.

Allison uses data she's collected about solar energy generation and power consumption to demonstrate how to take a long spreadsheet and turn it into a simple 4x4 pivot table that answers the question, "Am I generating more power than I'm consuming?"

Joplin

Date: 8th October 2021

Duration: 41:15

Show ref: SCOM1089

Joplin is a free open source note-taking app that works on all major platforms. It has a very active lead developer and community supporters, and provides a clean and functional interface that is a joy to use.

In this week's episode, Allison shares her passion for Joplin and takes you on a tour of its features to get you started on an app that may very well be a perfect fit for your needs.

Tip - Tags and Smart Folders in iOS 15

Date: 5th October 2021

Duration: 10:19

Show ref: SCOM1088

In this week's tip, Lee goes over a few of the nice additions to Reminders and Notes on iOS. You learn to use tags in both apps for better organization, how to configure smart folders in Notes and smart lists in Reminders, and discover a new useful feature around collaboration.

Tip - Universal Actions in Alfred 4.5

Date: 24th September 2021

Duration: 09:10

Show ref: SCOM1085

Alfred is one of the most popular launcher utilities on macOS and in version 4.5, a new feature was released that takes it to yet another level. Universal Actions allow Powerpack users to take text, URLs and files and carry out actions on them directly from a hotkey.

In this special Friday tip video, Lee shows you the basics of how to configure Universal Actions as well as how to use the built-in sample workflow.

Tip - Henry for iOS

Date: 24th August 2021

Duration: 07:55

Show ref: SCOM1076

In this week's tip, Rosemary shows you a new addition to the habit tracking space, and that's Henry. This simple yet clever utility makes creating and tracking new or established habits enjoyable and easy. It also brings with it a well-being element as well as encouragement, to keep you motivated as you track your progress.

Tip - Paste for macOS and iOS

Date: 29th June 2021

Duration: 12:09

Show ref: SCOM1060

Available as an in-app purchase from the App Store or as part of your Setapp subscription, Paste allows you to copy, organize and paste all sorts of information across all of your devices.

In this screencast, Don takes you through the core functionality of Paste on both macOS and iOS and shows you how to use the app using real world examples.

Amplenote Pt. 2

Date: 25th June 2021

Duration: 32:12

Show ref: SCOM1059

In part one of this two-part series on Amplenote, you learned how to capture information and create notes from a variety of sources.

In part two, Lee continues down the Idea Execution Funnel, and guides you through the creation of tasks, setting up your own Inbox, and using Amplenote to prioritise what you need to be doing next. You also learn about connecting this information to your calendar.

Amplenote Pt. 1

Date: 18th June 2021

Duration: 33:26

Show ref: SCOM1057

Note-taking applications are everywhere at the moment so as new ones enter the market, they need to do something different. Using the Idea Execution Funnel concept, Amplenote lets you capture information, process it, prioritize it, and finally schedule it.

In the first of a two-part series, Lee shows you how to capture information on macOS and iOS, use Amplecap to capture information from the web, create and collaborate on notes, as well as encrypt and email content directly to Amplenote.

Tip - Hook 3.1 Update

Date: 15th June 2021

Duration: 09:52

Show ref: SCOM1056

In this video, Lee walks through some of the new features with Hook on macOS. First covered in May 2019 as a beta application, Hook continues to improve and with the release of version 3.1, has innovated and continues to add more features to its already impressive arsenal.

Lee reviews why Hook is so useful, as well as looks at some of the new applications that have compatibility and new features such as Deep PDF Linking.

Microsoft Excel Tips

Date: 21st May 2021

Duration: 31:31

Show ref: SCOM1049

Continuing the theme of looking at the Office 365 suite of applications in more detail, Lee takes you through some tips and tricks that he has picked up whilst trying to master Excel.

Whilst lots of people know the basic functionality the app provides, some of the more complex functions can be overwhelming. In this screencast, Lee covers Pivot Tables, and Data Validation, as well as other useful tips that will make your life in Excel Land more joyful.

DEVONthink To Go 3

Date: 23rd April 2021

Duration: 34:42

Show ref: SCOM1041

DEVONthink has long been a favorite database application on the Mac due to its useful features and stellar search capabilities. The previous companion iOS application allowed you to take your databases with you, but it did not have feature parity with its macOS counterpart.

Enter DEVONthink To Go 3 for iOS, which adds a number of key features previously only available on the Mac version. In this screencast, Todd takes you on a tour of the app and shows you how someone might use DEVONthink To Go as their primary database on iOS, separate from the desktop application.

Increasing Productivity with TextExpander

Date: 2nd April 2021

Duration: 31:12

Show ref: SCOM1035

In this week’s episode, Lee puts TextExpander through its paces and shows you some workflows that you may find both useful and time-saving. You learn how to use TextExpander as a tool to aid memory, eradicate mistakes, simplify repetitive tasks via the use of templates, and much more.

Tip - Apple Notes and Productivity

Date: 30th March 2021

Duration: 08:47

Show ref: SCOM1034

In this second tip video covering some of the handy features of Apple Notes on the Mac, Don looks at using the various views and the Attachments Browser. You also get a few tips on organising and identifying important notes using custom images.

Tip - Session

Date: 23rd March 2021

Duration: 13:06

Show ref: SCOM1032

In this video, Lee introduces you to an application that can have a dramatic effect on your ability to achieve tasks in a relatively short, focused amount of time.

Session is available on both macOS and iOS and here, Lee guides you through the Mac version of the app. You learn how to set timers, notifications, and block tempting websites and applications in order to finish your working day knowing you have achieved what you set out to do.

Tip - Apple Notes - Pt1

Date: 2nd March 2021

Duration: 09:08

Show ref: SCOM1026

Apple Notes is a very capable app and as it's available on Mac as well as iOS, it can be the go-to app for your note-taking needs, and more.

This week, Don takes you through organising your notes, using emojis to make folders more identifiable, and creating a makeshift tagging system.

Moneydance

Date: 26th February 2021

Duration: 43:36

Show ref: SCOM1025

Many of us have used financial management applications on our computers at one time or another. Some applications specialize in the fundamentals of tracking money while others offer more features and give you the big picture of your entire net worth in addition to banking and budgeting.

In this week’s show, Todd introduces you to Moneydance, an application that has just about everything you need to manage your finances. You learn about its main features and get familiar with its layout as Todd sets up accounts from scratch and walks you through a day in the life of a Moneydance user.

Dictation and Voice Control in Big Sur

Date: 12th February 2021

Duration: 24:49

Show ref: SCOM1021

With the advent of Voice Control in macOS Catalina and its further refinement in Big Sur, it's now possible to not only use hands-free dictation but also fully edit and format your text. In this episode, Don takes you through using basic keyboard dictation commands before pulling the curtain on the full power of Voice Control.

Tip - Calendar and Contacts in Big Sur

Date: 5th January 2021

Duration: 10:53

Show ref: SCOM1010

Not a lot has changed in Calendar and Contacts in Big Sur, other than the expected visual refresh. With that in mind, Don shows you some lesser-known features from both of these core macOS applications, and adds a little Automator trick as a bonus!