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Tip - Universal Control

Date : 29th March 2022

Duration: 07:12

Show ref: SCOM1138

Universal Control was missing from the initial release of macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15, but Apple have now released this great new feature in a recent OS update. From a single Mac you can easily control additional Macs or iPads from a single keyboard and mouse or trackpad. Your iPad can be accessed to run its own apps or as an extension to your Mac's display. Don shows you all about it in this short video.

Spark for the Mac

Date : 25th March 2022

Duration: 35:24

Show ref: SCOM1137

Apple's Mail has been around for a long time and is for the most part a solid email program that of course plays well within the Apple ecosystem. But there are times when users may need or want more features. Spark by Readdle is an email client that brings some of those additional features. We covered this app several years ago here at ScreenCastsOnline, but felt it was time to give it a fresh look with Todd as your guide. You go over the basics of the app, then dive into its signature features, such as Smart Inbox, templates, the ability to schedule emails, as well as its ability to integrate with some third-party apps and services.

Microsoft Edge

Date : 18th March 2022

Duration: 36:30

Show ref: SCOM1135

Microsoft Edge offers an alternative to Safari on the Mac. Sync your passwords, favourites, as well as your settings across multiple devices. After downloading and setting up Edge, you dive into many of its features alongside Richard, including its browsing features tailored to the Mac, using tabs and collections, and more.

Bunch Basics

Date : 4th March 2022

Duration: 34:34

Show ref: SCOM1131

Contextual computing is very much on trend at the moment so who better than Brett Terpstra to bring us a macOS text-based utility to help you launch applications and files, and execute system commands that tie in to the type of tasks you are performing. Bunch is an app that can assist you with this and in this video, Lee show you the basics and shows you how to create workflows to support the way you work on your Mac.

Tip - WordService & CalcService

Date : 22nd February 2022

Duration: 08:10

Show ref: SCOM1128

In this screencast Lee looks at two utilities from the team behind DEVONthink: WordService and CalcService. These free applications provide some extra shortcuts in Keyboard section of System Preferences to assist you in carrying out transformations on your text, such as changing the case, formatting spaces, performing calculations, and much more.

New in LaunchBar

Date : 21st January 2022

Duration: 29:38

Show ref: SCOM1119

Launcher utilities have been used on the Mac for quite some time, and one of the most popular apps in this category has been LaunchBar from Objective Development. There have been a number of improvements and added features since we last looked and Todd shows them to you in this video. Whether you're new to LaunchBar or want to get up to speed, you've come to the right place.

Tip - Business Cards in Cardhop

Date : 14th January 2022

Duration: 07:38

Show ref: SCOM1117

Todd shows you in this screencast how to work with business cards in Cardhop for iOS. Anyone who has collected business cards knows how tedious it can be to enter them manually and get them to your preferred contact manager. Here you learn how to scan business cards into Cardhop and have the app parse the information, as well as create your personal digital business cards that can be easily shared.

Aeon Timeline

Date : 7th January 2022

Duration: 34:46

Show ref: SCOM1115

Timeline applications can often be seen as utilities that are only relevant to authors and novelists. Aeon Timeline, however, is an application that serves a variety of purposes. From project management through to creating legal cases, it is a complex yet intuitive app that allows you to plan effectively and plot milestones as your work progresses.

Lee shows you around this versatile software package using a real world example as well as a built-in one.

Tip - Use Local Sync with DEVONthink

Date : 4th January 2022

Duration: 07:40

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There are times when you just don't want to use a cloud service to sync your important documents such as financial or business records. This is when local sync can help by syncing all your files on your server, while still having them accessible on your iOS devices on the go.

In this screencast, Todd walks you through setting up local sync on both Mac and iPad, using Bonjour and WebDAV.

Tip - Repeat

Date : 28th December 2021

Duration: 11:01

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When the New Year rolls around, building new habits — or breaking old ones — is an exercise many of us undertake. Using an application can help with this and Repeat by Lab11, a software company that specializes in producing wellbeing applications, can be a wonderful companion.

Available on the Mac App Store and through Setapp, Repeat doesn't just track your habits, it also goes to great lengths to explain the science behind how habits are formed.

Mail in Monterey

Date : 24th December 2021

Duration: 29:28

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In this tutorial, Don takes you through some of the new features in Mail on macOS Monterey v12.1, including Mail Privacy Protection and Hide my Email.

In the second half of the screencast, you learn about two apps and one service Don uses each day to manage his email and keep things under control.

Chronicle

Date : 17th December 2021

Duration: 35:45

Show ref: SCOM1109

Chronicle is a lightweight bill tracking option that can help you with your finances on Mac, iPhone and iPad. Available both as a stand-alone application and through the Setapp service, it offers a beautiful and practical solution to an otherwise mundane undertaking.

After an initial look at the two ways to acquire the app, Lee shows you how you how to set up your bills and income streams, log payments, view reports, synchronise between devices, and a lot more.

Obsidian Basics

Date : 10th December 2021

Duration: 37:17

Show ref: SCOM1107

Obsidian is another entry in the long line of personal knowledge management applications. It's one of the most feature rich, supported by a passionate community of users and plugin developers.

Lee runs through how to create your first Obsidian vault and how it's constructed. He then explains how to create and format your notes, link notes together as well as apply tags and search for them as your vault grows. You also learn about themes submitted by members of the community, and how to apply them.

Tip - 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.

Tip - Service Station

Date : 30th November 2021

Duration: 12:14

Show ref: SCOM1104

Service Station is a Finder extension that can show you relevant apps inside the contextual menu's Quick Action area. What you see there is dependent on the file(s) you select. With Don as your guide, you learn the basics of the app, and then start creating custom rules using an interface that will be familiar to Hazel users out there.

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?"

Tip - Focus Mode

Date : 16th November 2021

Duration: 14:16

Show ref: SCOM1100

In this screencast, you take a deep dive into using Focus Modes on the Mac as well as iOS. Don looks at the basic features on both platforms, and shows you a neat way to create custom home screens for your iOS devices, that are based on the Focus Mode you select.

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.