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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.

Tip - Tab Finder

Date : 21st December 2021

Duration: 07:10

Show ref: SCOM1110

After watching Lee's recent deep dive into different browsers on macOS, you may well find yourself using more than one browser to suit different needs. And if you are like the majority of users out there, you will have lots of tabs open at once, perhaps spread across a few browsers.

Tab Finder by MacPlus software allows you to search for the tab you want from one central location, rather than navigate the different browsers and losing time. You learn all about this clever utility in this episode.

Tip - Display Buddy

Date : 14th December 2021

Duration: 07:17

Show ref: SCOM1108

If you have external monitors as part of your Mac setup, managing them can be a tricky affair. Lots of them have menus that are hard to navigate, and ensuring that they all have the same colour settings can be frustrating.

Display Buddy is an application that helps with this, by allowing you to adjust the brightness, contrast and volume of all external monitors from your menu bar, as well as ensure all monitors are synchronised. You can even use Keyboard shortcuts to manipulate these as well as set presets and switch between different input sources. Lee shows you all of this in this short video.

Firefox & DuckDuckGo

Date : 3rd December 2021

Duration: 34:53

Show ref: SCOM1105

In the last of Lee's series based on browsing the internet on macOS, he touches on one browser and one search engine that pride themselves on their levels of privacy and security.

Firefox, by Mozilla, is a great option for those who crave security but also need to work on different platforms. DuckDuckGo is an excellent choice for those who simply don't want to be tracked by third parties when browsing. It can be used as a full-featured search engine and as an extension for Safari. Lee shows you both in today's episode.

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.

Tip - PCalc

Date : 23rd November 2021

Duration: 14:08

Show ref: SCOM1102

James Thomson's PCalc has been a "cult hit" in the Mac and iOS community for many years. And with the iPad lacking a native calculator app, Lee shows you why PCalc is a popular solution amongst users with its wealth of configuration options.

You learn how to use PCalc to carry out basic calculations as well as convert units, refer to constants, use the built-in functions to carry out complex algorithms, and much more.

Tip - Calculator on Mac

Date : 9th November 2021

Duration: 07:46

Show ref: SCOM1098

It's been a part of macOS for a very long time, yet Calculator is a utility that offers quite a bit to the user. There are hidden depths to this app, far above the basic mathematical operations.

With his admittedly limited knowledge of the topic, Lee shows you the two other views that the calculator offers, Scientific and Programmer, and goes over some of the extra functionality that they contain.

Google Chrome In Depth

Date : 5th November 2021

Duration: 40:34

Show ref: SCOM1097

Whilst Safari is the default web browser for many of us on macOS, Google Chrome has worked hard recently to shake off its reputation for taking up lots of machine resources. With a heavy feature set and ever-growing list of extensions available, it can be a great default browser.

Lee goes into Chrome in-depth in this video, looking at the basics of installing and setting up individual profiles, putting its many useful features to good use, all the way through to configuring your own security and privacy settings to make your browsing experience as comfortable as possible.

Tip - Affirmations

Date : 2nd November 2021

Duration: 09:03

Show ref: SCOM1096

Mental health awareness is, thankfully, more prevalent now than ever. It's important that during trying times, people are able to reach out and ask for help, or use tools that are able to promote positivity.

Affirmations, by Justin Hamilton, is a free app for iOS that is able to fuse these elements together by sending you regular affirmations as well as schedule random ones if you prefer. With a stellar set of helplines and websites that you can go to if you are struggling to cope with areas of your life, this really is a useful application that you should have, and Lee shows you how to put it to good use in this screencast.

Tip - PhotoSync

Date : 26th October 2021

Duration: 13:13

Show ref: SCOM1094

This week Don revisits PhotoSync, an old faithful and still his go-to app for transferring images and videos between multiple devices and destinations.

Instead of relying on slow clunky iCloud sync to transfer media from your iPhone to your Mac, PhotoSync does it in a split second. You can also set up different types of triggers to automatically back up new photos and videos from your iPhone to multiple locations, and Don shows you real-world examples in this screencast.

Tip - Text Case Revisited

Date : 12th October 2021

Duration: 07:41

Show ref: SCOM1090

In this tip video, Lee takes another look at a text transformation app on iOS that has received substantial updates. Text Case's Flows feature allows you to take multiple formatting actions and chain them together. You can also invoke Text Case from a share extension to execute those flows, bringing some great automation possibilities to iOS and iPadOS power users.

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.

SCO Members App

Date : 14th September 2021

Duration: 15:54

Show ref: SCOM1082

In this tip video, Don goes through the main features of the latest version of the SCO Members App, which is a great way to view the videos as well as accessing and reading the monthly magazine. You also learn how to download content for offline viewing when you don't have an internet connection.

The SCO Members App is available on Mac, as well as iOS and iPadOS.

Tip - Sofa Update

Date : 31st August 2021

Duration: 09:07

Show ref: SCOM1078

Lee decided to show you the new functionality within Sofa, the downtime organizer for iOS, after this favorite app got some new features in version 3.0.

Being a firm believer in your downtime being as important as working time, Lee walks you through the app's new subscription structure, Super Sofa, and introduces you to the new additions this pro version brings, such as The Shelf, Sticky Notes, and Activity Filtering.