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Tip - iOS 17 Closer Look

Date : 17th October 2023

Duration: 07:06

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As is traditional this time of year, Apple have released iOS 17 with so many features we couldn’t fit it all into one screencast. Follow along with Darcy as he demos new features for users of dual SIM, such as filtering messages and customising ringtones based on your number. Protect your eyes using Screen Distance, and explore new ways to sign in with your Apple ID using Passkey.

Tip - Chronicling

Date : 5th September 2023

Duration: 12:12

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Chronicling takes habit and activity tracking quite simply to new heights. Darcy shows you how easy it is to automatically track the amount of times you use certain apps, go shopping or even walk the dog. Using a mixture of in-app design and the built-in Shortcuts app, Chronicling prides itself on providing a simplistic yet thorough approach to tracking across all your Apple devices.

Peakto for Mac

Date : 1st September 2023

Duration: 30:58

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If you love to take photos and have done so for a while, it's likely that they're spread out in a bunch of different places: on your Mac, on external drives or within a specific photo application, like Apple's Photos or maybe Lightroom.Peakto by CYME software focuses on bringing all of those sources under one roof, and gives you the tools to manage that collection. Like so many other apps these days, Machine Learning is a bit part of its experience, especially when searching through your various catalogs. If you have trouble organizing your photos, Peakto may be just what you need. Join Todd as he guides you through its many features.

Tip - Quick Actions on macOS

Date : 29th August 2023

Duration: 09:02

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Covering apps and utilities is great but sometimes it's nice to dive under the hood and look at something that's been with us for a while, but may not have noticed or used at all.

Quick Actions in macOS are accessed via a contextual menu within Finder and allow you to access some tools for manipulating image and movie files, as well as access Shortcuts and Automator actions. Lee shows you how to both access and customise this menu, as well as add Shortcuts actions to it, allowing you to get to your favourite tools quickly.

Curio

Date : 18th August 2023

Duration: 25:02

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Previously covered in 2017 by Todd, Curio has received a lot of updates over the years. Today Darcy takes you through many of them and shows you how one of the most robust researching apps on the market has become even better. Learn more about journalling, working with PDFs in multiple spaces, tagging, using web archives in your work, syncing figures, and so much more.

Tip - Calculate Anything for Alfred

Date : 8th August 2023

Duration: 11:06

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There are a number of different workflows that you can install with Alfred, the popular app launcher for macOS. However, one in particular has caught Lee's eye and he uses it on a daily basis to carry out currency conversions, date calculations, weight conversions and more. Calculate Anything is a versatile utility and in this video, Lee shows you how to install it, alongside the dependencies it requires to work. You also get a sneak peek into how the new Alfred Gallery will work when installing workflows.

Elephas

Date : 4th August 2023

Duration: 21:23

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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 - Shift

Date : 1st August 2023

Duration: 09:07

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Shift provides people with complex workflows requiring many apps a platform to combine them all. In this video Darcy showcases how to add accounts from Slack, Dropbox, Airtable and more into a streamlined interface, allowing you to increase ease of access between them and a more focused environment for your projects. Shift is a great way to declutter your desktop of windows by bundling them all together into one, with dozens of apps available to integrate. You also learn how to add extensions within Shift.

Shottr

Date : 28th July 2023

Duration: 32:26

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Shottr is an extremely powerful screenshot tool that comes at a surprisingly low cost. Whilst it has a lot of the usual tools to capture and annotate that you'd expect, it also has advanced features such as the ability to blur or completely erase areas or even just the text. It also has optical character recognition to copy text from images, and it can read QR codes for you. If you're a web or app developer, you can measure elements in screenshots, find their pixel color values, and more.

Shottr can create scrolling screenshots to capture long web pages and other long-form elements. The annotations in Shottr are pretty and somehow playful without being silly. It's filled with keyboard shortcuts to make you as efficient as you want to be in taking screenshots and annotating them.

Tip - Dato

Date : 25th July 2023

Duration: 14:25

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You may be wondering: Why cover an application that is a stand-alone menu bar utility for the calendar, when many calendar apps already have a built-in menu bar component? Well, Dato is a little bit more than that. You may be able to do all of the usual things such a utility should do, like get a quick peek at your agenda and add items with a keyboard shortcut. Dato, however, goes a little further by adding multiple time zones support, offering full-screen notifications for calendar events as well as offering a built-in date calculator. Join Lee, your tour guide, in this tip video showcasing a clever utility.

Your Health & Apple Watch

Date : 14th July 2023

Duration: 24:18

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To conclude his series on Apple Watch, Darcy showcases many of the health focused apps and hardware available on your wrists. Watch along to learn how to check your heart rate, ECG and blood oxygen in the moment and share that information with medical professionals. And for people who exercise at any level, a full breakdown of the exercise app including custom workouts and mindfulness. All of this information is then shown through the Fitness and Health apps to give you a rounded picture of your health.

Hookmark 5 - Updates

Date : 30th June 2023

Duration: 32:01

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In show 837, Don covered Hook for macOS, an interesting utility that can link documents in both directions on your Mac to make it easy to switch between contexts and work on related documents stored anywhere on your computer. Since that screencast, the application has evolved and even has a new name: Hookmark. Now at version 5, it brings some new functionality and in this video, Lee revisits some of the core principles of the app before diving into its new features, as well as Hookmark's integration with several important apps, such as Drafts, Fantastical, and OmniOutliner.

Retrobatch

Date : 9th June 2023

Duration: 32:33

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Retrobatch, from the creator of the well-known image editor Acorn, is a highly capable image manipulation tool that uses drag-and-drop nodes to build workflows. In this tutorial, Allison starts by making a very simple workflow that adds a border to a group of images very quickly, then walks through the interface using this as an example. You then go through a more complicated example with Allison of how Rules and JavaScript (part of the Pro version of the app) helped her solve a real-life problem. You will surely think of multiple ways Retrobatch can assist you in processing your images.

Anybox

Date : 26th May 2023

Duration: 42:01

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Over the years there have been a lot of apps covered by Lee on ScreenCastsOnline. However it's not often that he is wowed by one so much that it immediately becomes an intrinsic part of his workflow. Anybox, the cross-platform bookmark manager, is one exception. This is because it does a lot more than just manage a database of browsing bookmarks. Anybox is able to store links, files, open web pages with customisable shortcuts, archive web content, and so much more. In this video, Lee walks you through the basics of bookmark management as well as tap into some of the extra features that make this a top tier macOS application.

Setapp - New Arrivals and Updates

Date : 19th May 2023

Duration: 28:27

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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.

Tip - MacWhisper

Date : 9th May 2023

Duration: 09:19

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Built on the power of OpenAI's Whisper AI service, MacWhisper bring a fully featured stand-alone automated transcription application. Simply import an audio or video file, and it will transcribe the spoken words efficiently and with high accuracy. As well as English, it supports multiple languages and can export into several captions formats. MacWhisper is a free app, and you can upgrade to the Pro version to get more features. Don demonstrates how it works in real time in this tip video.

Dropover

Date : 5th May 2023

Duration: 34:16

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Applications on macOS that are used daily, yet are predominantly free, are a rarity these days. So when Lee discovered Dropover, a shelf utility for the Mac, he immediately wanted to share it with you in this screencast. As well as providing an easy mechanism for dragging and dropping files, Dropover offers more functionality that is covered in detail. This includes using cloud storage to send links, setting up watched folders to automatically add files to shelves, and configure Instant Actions to quickly rename and resize files, and much more.

Tip - Xencelabs Quick Keys

Date : 2nd May 2023

Duration: 10:45

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The Xencelabs Quick Keys is a hardware device designed to enhance productivity and streamline workflows. It features customizable buttons and a dial that can be programmed to execute specific commands, shortcuts, or macros in various software applications. In this tip video, Lee shares how he's able to optimize his workflow and save time while he's on location working on projects with his clients.

Tip - New Features in iOS 16.4

Date : 18th April 2023

Duration: 09:11

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Every year we cover the feature updates in iOS with an extensive video that comes out right around the new OS release date. However, as new features are added throughout the year, Lee decided to cover a few of the best additions since iOS 16 dropped in late 2022, namely Medication Tracking, as well as updates to the Home and Podcasts apps.

Tip - Lasso

Date : 21st February 2023

Duration: 13:25

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With a number of established window management utilities already available on macOS, it's always interesting to see another player hit the market and Lasso is a great addition to this space. In this video, Lee runs through the application in detail, including a feature that is unique to Lasso: Global shortcuts.