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Tip - Markdown Basics

Date : 24th May 2022

Duration: 15:37

Show ref: SCOM1154

Writing in plain text using Markdown formatting has become increasingly popular, and is now supported by a wide variety of text editors and apps, and even some web services. We thought it would be a good idea to have Lee go over Markdown syntax basics to get you going if you're new to it, or perhaps as a refresher if you're already using Markdown in your everyday writing.

1Password 8 for Mac - Pt 1

Date : 20th May 2022

Duration: 38:39

Show ref: SCOM1153

1Password has long been revered as the ultimate password manager for Mac and iOS. Completely rewritten, 1Password 8 is the latest version of this leading app. With a beautiful new interface and lots of new features, it brings another level of productivity and functionality to the Mac. In the first of a two-part series, Don takes a look at some of the basics of 1Password 8 and introduces you to some of its new features, including the brand new Universal Autofill.

Tip - Esse

Date : 17th May 2022

Duration: 15:53

Show ref: SCOM1152

Great utility applications on macOS are abundant, however ones that are completely free are in short supply, so we were really pleased to discover Esse by Ameba Labs, a text transformation tool for macOS, iOS, and iPadOS. It works as both a menu bar utility of a full stand-alone application and in this video, Lee walks you through how to use both versions on Mac, using a variety of examples.

Audio Hijack 4

Date : 13th May 2022

Duration: 38:32

Show ref: SCOM1151

Audio Hijack allows you access to record and route audio in ways that Apple didn’t build into macOS. Version 4 brings a dramatically improved user interface, making it easier for new users to understand and filled with enhancements for those already familiar with the software. Allison is here to show you this versatile audio tool and its features, using real world examples.

Tip - Play

Date : 10th May 2022

Duration: 15:19

Show ref: SCOM1150

The brains behind the MusicHarbor app on iOS, Marcos Tanaka, has switched gears from audio to video, with a Universal application called Play that allows you to find and catalogue YouTube videos for future viewing. In this short video, Lee goes through its features using his iPad, including the ability to organise your favourites using tags as well as descriptions.

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 - Remind Me Faster for iOS

Date : 5th April 2022

Duration: 10:02

Show ref: SCOM1140

The Reminders app on iOS has received a lot of care and attention in recent system upgrades. However, the ability to quickly add reminders and tasks is still lacking. Remind Me Faster by Nick Leith can help you do just that by focusing on one job: enter the text that then appears in Reminders. Lee introduces the app and its functionality in this short video.

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.

NeoFinder 8

Date : 11th March 2022

Duration: 37:26

Show ref: SCOM1133

NeoFinder is an application that allows you to create catalogues of your hard drives, SSDs, USB drives, DVDs, CDs, Blu-rays, NAS drives, etc. Pretty much any external storage device can be analyzed for future searching inside a stand-alone database. Add metadata, create Smart Folders, geotag photos, and much more. NeoFinder really is a fantastic cataloguing solution and Don takes you on a tour of its interface and features in this screencast.

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 - Gemini on iOS

Date : 1st March 2022

Duration: 07:20

Show ref: SCOM1130

In this ScreenCastsOnline debut, Darcy showcases a few features from Macpaw's Gemini Photos, an app that he uses to manage his digital photo collection. This utility is equally efficient at sorting videos by size, extracting blurry photos, as well as revealing duplicates, all in their respective groups, so you can regain space on your device and on iCloud.

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.

Tip - Cheatsheet

Date : 15th February 2022

Duration: 10:58

Show ref: SCOM1126

Cheatsheet is a useful app that allows you to save snippets of information that can be accessed quickly and easily from anywhere — even on your Mac. Focusing on iPhone, Rosemary teaches you in this screencast how to enter "cheats" in the app, configure them and create folders for organisation. You also learn how to configure widgets and how using an Apple Watch complication makes accessing Cheatsheet ultra-convenient.

Yoink - What's New?

Date : 11th February 2022

Duration: 26:04

Show ref: SCOM1125

In his return to ScreenCastsOnline, Richard goes back to an app he knows very well and has previously covered, and that's Yoink. This time though, he focuses on some of the newest features, shows you some tricks, and discusses using Handoff to swiftly move between Mac and iPad.

Tip - Pareto Security

Date : 8th February 2022

Duration: 08:41

Show ref: SCOM1124

Keeping your Mac secure should be at the top of your list of priorities when using your device day to day. One tool that can help with this is Pareto Security, a simple yet very effective tool for monitoring some of the most common security vulnerabilities found in macOS. Running in the menu bar, Pareto Security will carry out checks and provide you with a simple pass/fail status for each one, with instructions on how to resolve the issue.

Tip - Activity Monitor in macOS

Date : 1st February 2022

Duration: 10:13

Show ref: SCOM1122

Apple's Activity Monitor is one of the most important troubleshooting tools for your Mac. It allows you to view all of the processes running on your machine and is invaluable when you have a rogue application or process affecting the performance of your Mac. In this tutorial, Don takes you through the updated interface of Activity Monitor and gives some basic guidance on monitoring and, when necessary, killing or terminating processes.

Path Finder 10

Date : 28th January 2022

Duration: 44:04

Show ref: SCOM1121

Finder is a staple application for every Mac user out there, but it does have its limitations. CocoaTech's PathFinder 10 is an excellent alternative to Finder that builds on that feature set and adds a slew of new options to make managing the files on your Mac much more powerful. With Lee as your guide, you go over the basics of Path Finder and then dive into its more advanced features.

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 - CleanShot X Update

Date : 18th January 2022

Duration: 17:02

Show ref: SCOM1118

Don last covered CleanShot X back in June of 2020, and since then it's had no less than 33 updates!

This video takes you through most of those new and improved features that make CleanShot X the premier screen capture utility for the Mac, and one that Don uses daily. If you're a Setapp subscriber, you can also get access to 10GB of free cloud storage with CleanShot Cloud, allowing you to store your screen captures and recordings and easily share them.

Parallels Toolbox Update

Date : 31st December 2021

Duration: 39:44

Show ref: SCOM1113

Parallels Toolbox is a menu bar app that includes 40 small utility apps. Many of these tools can be found as standalone programs elsewhere, but the magic of Parallels Toolbox is that they're bundled in one consistent interface, right at your fingertips.

With Allison as your guide, you discover Parallels Toolbox and how useful it can be in your day to day computing tasks.