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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.

Book Tracker

Date : 18th November 2022

Duration: 37:06

Show ref: SCOM1205

Book Tracker for iPhone, iPad, and Mac helps you manage your reading list. If you like to read, this handy little app will help you catalog your library, track your reading progress, save your favorite quotes, and more. Mike demonstrates why he feels this is an essential utility for all bookworms, regardless of the type of books they read.

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.

Home App (New Look)

Date : 14th October 2022

Duration: 26:58

Show ref: SCOM1195

Once upon a time, having a smart home was something people only dreamed about. Having the option to have devices run on their own or be fully customizable in your house is the perfect blend of real life and tech. This week, Todd shows you Apple's Home app's new look. He walks you through basics of the application from initial setup to adding devices, and goes over some of the control and automation features that take your smart home experience to the next level.

Tip - HomeCam for HomeKit

Date : 11th October 2022

Duration: 09:47

Show ref: SCOM1194

In this tip you learn about another app that assists you in making your smart home and HomeKit experience a lot smoother, and that's HomeCam for HomeKit, by indie developer Aaron Pearce. It focuses squarely on your Wi-Fi cameras and allows you to monitor them as a group, as well as control other HomeKit-compatible accessories alongside your camera. HomeCam adds some unique features and functionality as well, which Todd covers in this video.

Tip - Carbon Copy Cloner 6 Update

Date : 27th September 2022

Duration: 06:52

Show ref: SCOM1190

With many changes added in Carbon Copy Cloner 6, we've released an update to the full show by Allison, which covered the app in great detail. With the basics already under your belt, Darcy gets you up to speed by looking at the new interface elements, customised automation for scheduled backups, deeper folder monitoring, and more.

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.

Tip - WidgetWall

Date : 30th August 2022

Duration: 09:22

Show ref: SCOM1182

Widgets have been a popular addition to iOS and iPadOS for some time now, however macOS has been left short. WidgetWall, by AmicoApps, allows you access to a limited set of widgets by simply pressing function and F11 on your keyboard. Whilst there are just a few stock widgets available within the app, they are extremely functional and in this video, Lee shows you how to add and configure them.

Tip - Two-Factor Authentication Primer

Date : 16th August 2022

Duration: 09:38

Show ref: SCOM1178

With so much of our lives lived online today it can make one feel a little concerned about how their data is protected. In today’s tip, Darcy takes us through a primer on Two-Factor Authentication, which offers greater protection for your accounts and personal information online. He also shows you, side by side, Apple's Passwords & Keychain feature, and a dedicated 2FA app called OTP Auth.

Tip - Finder Hidden Extras

Date : 26th July 2022

Duration: 09:09

Show ref: SCOM1172

Finder is, of course, the core app on the Mac to access and manage your files and folders within the OS. Although there are several third-party options out there for those who want more features and functionality, some built-in options that can improve your overall experience in Finder aren't enabled by default. In this video, Lee brings you a series of tips around these lesser-known features, some of which you may have forgotten about, or perhaps are discovering for the first time.

Tip - HomePass for HomeKit

Date : 19th July 2022

Duration: 11:26

Show ref: SCOM1170

Today's HomeKit-driven smart home invariably includes many devices of various types, each with their unique code, serial number, and related information. This is normally not something you need unless one device stops working as expected and needs to be reset. Aaron Pearce's HomePass for HomeKit utility comes to the rescue by storing all the information you need for your devices and making it easily accessible. In this tip show, Todd walks through the process of adding your smart accessories to the app in two ways, and shows you how to properly organize and back up your database.

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.

Tip - HandBrake

Date : 12th July 2022

Duration: 10:23

Show ref: SCOM1168

In this tip Darcy gives you a quick tour of HandBrake, the free and open-source video converter utility that's been around since 2003! You learn what media containers are before looking at the process of importing a video to convert it into another format, or make it more suitable for specific platforms. HandBrake offers many presets as well, and Darcy runs them down for you, pointing out the advantages they might offer.

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!

Keyword Search for Safari

Date : 24th June 2022

Duration: 37:19

Show ref: SCOM1163

Keyword Search is a free Safari extension for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. With this utility, you can search your favorite websites directly from the Safari Smart Search field using just a couple of characters.

Keyword Search comes preconfigured with several popular websites and in this episode, Allison walks you through each of them and shows you how they work. You also learn how to configure your own custom searches on websites you frequent often, and take a brief look at Keyword Search on iPhone.

Tip - Optimizing storage on your Mac

Date : 14th June 2022

Duration: 11:06

Show ref: SCOM1160

We all collect a lot of information and apps on our Macs and it can sometimes be challenging to keep track of it all — especially when you run low on space. In this tip Darcy explains how the Finder on your Mac can help you get a better grasp on where your information is stored. He then takes you through Apple's built-in tools to optimise your storage by removing what is taking up a lot of space and that you may not be aware is sitting there.

Hazel 5 - Pt 1

Date : 10th June 2022

Duration: 38:11

Show ref: SCOM1159

Hazel has been around for a long time as a utility application on macOS, looking at folders of your choosing and watching for changes, so that it can work magic and move/copy/rename files as well as a whole host of other actions. Previous versions of Hazel lived in System Preferences, however the release of version 5 of Hazel heralded a new era, that of a stand-alone application on the Mac.

In the first of a two-part series, Lee starts with the basics of purchasing and installing Hazel before setting up some basic rules. He continues with some real-world examples that highlight some key features that help you manage your files.