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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.

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.

Amico Apps Showcase

Date : 5th January 2024

Duration: 24:42

Show ref: SCOM1323

Rather than showcasing a single app, in this full show Darcy introduces four applications designed and released by Amico Apps.

The first is a utility that allows you to quit multiple programs at the same time, as well as schedule app quitting due to inactivity. Another that makes accessing emoji on the Mac very easy, using shortcuts.

A third that is aimed at designers and overlays the golden ratio on your screen and finally, software to manage your calendars, reminders, notes and photos using widgets.

NotePlan

Date : 15th December 2023

Duration: 43:19

Show ref: SCOM1317

We've been spoiled with the quality of Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) applications recently. One such app that has been around for a while is NotePlan.

NotePlan has some great features found in similar products, such as backlinking, Daily Notes and utilising Markdown syntax to create your notes. It does, however, bring some new ideas to the table, such as integrating with your calendar to allow you to timeblock directly from the interface, using ChatGPT to answer queries in-line and also introduces the concept of weekly, monthly, even annual notes to keep you on track with your goals. Join Lee for a thorough look at this modern PKM solution.

Spark Mail for Mac

Date : 8th December 2023

Duration: 30:12

Show ref: SCOM1315

Readdle's email app Spark has been around for quite some time. But with a major new version sporting some great AI features and a fresh new user interface with some opinionated choices about email productivity, it was time to take another look.

In this episode, Mike takes you on a tour of Spark Mail on the Mac, and points out several of its signature features along the way. You also get to see its iOS version on iPhone.

Bartender 5

Date : 1st December 2023

Duration: 26:54

Show ref: SCOM1313

Bartender 5 is required for macOS 14 (Sonoma) and also comes with big improvements in capability. You can now create Profiles for the different contexts in which you work, and you can set up automations with Triggers based on apps, battery, location, WiFi network, time, and even scripts.Allison demonstrates how all of this works, and also shows you how this version of Bartender lets you style your menu bars like never before.

Default Folder X

Date : 24th November 2023

Duration: 39:06

Show ref: SCOM1311

One thing all macOS users have in common is the need to interact with Finder when opening and saving files. Sometimes, the process of finding either the source folder for opening, or the destination one for saving can be laborious, involving a lot of pointing and clicking. Default Folder X allows you to streamline this experience, by sending you to default locations depending on the application or extension you are saving.

As well as this, Default Folder X now comes bundled with a Quick Search function, for getting to files, folders and applications quickly. Join Lee as he shows you around this long-standing feature-rich utility on the Mac.

Tip - BetterTouchTool

Date : 29th September 2023

Duration: 08:04

Show ref: SCOM1295

Mike shows you how to set up a Hyper Key in BetterTouchTool so that the Caps Lock key simulates pressing all four modifier keys at once. With this special key configured, he shares a couple of examples of using it to create keyboard shortcuts with Keyboard Maestro. You also learn how to set up a Magic Trackpad gesture as another way to trigger an automation using BetterTouchTool.

Elephas

Date : 4th August 2023

Duration: 21:23

Show ref: SCOM1279

Elephas uses the power of ChatGPT with its own customisations to help users with all their writing needs. It offers features such as intelligently generating press releases, marketing material and email responses, with minimal information provided. Darcy shows you in this screencast how the app goes beyond robot replies and truly generates writing that feels like it's from a real person. Whether you're using it for work or take advantage of its powerful smart brain to index and query your own PDFs, Elephas has you covered.

Tip - TypingMind

Date : 4th July 2023

Duration: 12:07

Show ref: SCOM1270

With all the buzz and noise around ChatGTP it can be hard to really understand its use case. How can this amazing technology help in my day-to-day life? In this tip Darcy walks you through Typing Mind, an app designed to simplify the ChatGPT experience with features and customisations that make it feel even more like interacting with a professional. No matter your goal, Typing Mind will help you on your journey. Besides the macOS version available via a Setapp subscription, you also learn about its web app, along with the various pricing options depending on your needs.

Tip - Structured

Date : 27th June 2023

Duration: 10:14

Show ref: SCOM1268

Structured is an all-in-one app for your calendars and reminders, but without all the clutter, and a modern look and feel. In this short screencast, Darcy shows you on iPad how he organises his life from the time he wakes up right up to bedtime. You learn how he uses features like subtasks to break down bigger tasks, widgets to quickly view his day and an AI assistant which can turn your voice prompt into a fully organised schedule.

Setapp - New Arrivals and Updates

Date : 19th May 2023

Duration: 28:27

Show ref: SCOM1257

This week we are covering some apps that have recently been added to Setapp: ClearVPN, PopClip, and Hookmark. Don provides an overview of these new apps their main features. He also explains what a VPN is and what its main benefits are, gives a demo of PopClip's text manipulation and action capabilities, and finally showcases Hookmark's ability to create bi-directional links to files, documents, and email messages, to name a few.

*See link section below for the "SCO Search" PopClip extension code snippet.

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.

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.

Receipts

Date : 4th November 2022

Duration: 48:07

Show ref: SCOM1201

Tax season can be stressful and time-consuming for individuals and business owners alike, so it's good to have a tool that can relieve some of that burden. Receipts for macOS (included in Setapp) is one such software package. In this video, Lee shows you how to import your receipts and invoices, both manually and automatically, using a variety of techniques. He also goes over Receipts' text recognition ability, allowing information to be pulled from your imports. You also discover how to create detailed reports and export your receipts, making the end-of-the-year chore of preparing for taxes much smoother.

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.

Tip - PopClip Favourites

Date : 5th July 2022

Duration: 11:46

Show ref: SCOM1166

PopClip, the popular macOS utility that allows you to highlight text and perform a variety of actions on it, has been touched on in previous ScreenCastsOnline videos. Now that it's reached over 180 compatible extensions, Lee thought it was as good a time as ever to share with you his Top 10 extensions. Buckle up, and get ready to take your text manipulations to new heights with PopClip.

Tip - MenubarX

Date : 28th June 2022

Duration: 12:40

Show ref: SCOM1164

Lee looks at a new addition to Setapp called MenubarX. Although it looks like a simple app launcher at first glance, it's much more than that. With MenubarX, you can create a number of mini-applications that sit in the menu bar, waiting for you to access, and that use very little of that precious screen real estate. You learn about many of its use cases in this screencast — and watch Lee play Wordle!

Setapp Recommendations

Date : 15th April 2022

Duration: 29:56

Show ref: SCOM1143

With over 230 apps to choose from, Setapp is a no-brainer subscription service for Mac and iOS. In this show, Don gives a brief overview of 8 utilities that are offered in Setapp, and that he uses daily to enhance his computing experience.

Tip - iBoysoft MagicMenu

Date : 22nd March 2022

Duration: 08:25

Show ref: SCOM1136

Utility applications that solve a problem you never knew you had can be a great find. iBoysoft MagicMenu does exactly that by simplifying the creation of a new file, accessing web sites or locations on your system, and even copying or moving files. It does all of this using a simple right click inside a Finder window on your Mac.