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Raindrop.io

Date : 1st January 2021

Duration: 34:49

Show ref: SCOM1009

Bookmarks saved in any web browser can quickly become disorganised if not given regular love and attention. Raindrop.io is a dedicated bookmarks manager on macOS that allows you to keep your bookmarks organised and that also integrates with third-party utilities to allow you to both use and store bookmarks from a variety of sources.

Lee takes you through Raindrop.io in great detail and shows you just how flexible and useful the service is. You also learn how to install and use an Alfred workflow that makes it easy to add to your bookmarks collection as well as search through it.

Tip - Intercom in iOS 14.2

Date : 29th December 2020

Duration: 08:10

Show ref: SCOM1008

In this tip, Rosemary demonstrates how you can configure and use Intercom with HomePod and iOS devices to easily talk to your family members around the house, or when they're out and about.

Loom

Date : 11th December 2020

Duration: 30:17

Show ref: SCOM1003

Loom allows you to capture video of your screen and optionally your webcam while simultaneously uploading the video to the Loom online service. When you're finished recording, you can use the Loom web service to crop out portions of your video screencast, add calls to action, and share a link to your video.

In this week's episode, Allison gives you a tour of Loom and walks you through its workflow for creating screencasts.

Tip - Home App in Big Sur

Date : 8th December 2020

Duration: 09:20

Show ref: SCOM1002

In this tip, Rosemary shows you some of the changes to the Home App in Big Sur, while giving you a tour of the application using her home setup.

Tip - Crouton

Date : 3rd November 2020

Duration: 15:06

Show ref: SCOM0992

In this screencast, Rosemary introduces you to Crouton, her preferred recipe app for iOS. As well as capturing and storing recipes, it offers an automatic meal planning feature. Rose concludes by showing you Crouton's clever hands-free feature that can assist you when making your recipe. 

PDF Expert for iOS

Date : 23rd October 2020

Duration: 41:19

Show ref: SCOM0989

There are a number of powerful PDF Applications for the Mac that allow you to do just about anything with your PDFs. Many of these applications were first developed on MacOS and later ported over to iOS in a non-feature complete version. For those who work with iOS devices primarily, this made it more difficult to work with PDFs with the tools they were familiar with on the Mac.

PDF Expert 7 is a full-featured PDF application that was first released for iOS and has since added features to the place where a MacOS version was released! In this screencast, Todd walks you through all of the features of PDF Expert 7 including the built-in file manager, the many ways to customize how you view your PDFs, the tools available for working with your PDFs like annotations, editing, and filling in forms, and the various search, export, and security options built into the application.

 PDF Expert 7 really is a powerful desktop application made natively for your iPad and iPhone!

Automation in iOS 14

Date : 16th October 2020

Duration: 30:22

Show ref: SCOM0987

In this show, Rosemary demonstrates where to find automation in iOS 14, how to customize, and how to use it. From Siri Suggestions to Reminders, and of course the Shortcuts app, automation is everywhere, and this year it's better than ever.

Toolbox Pro & Charty

Date : 2nd October 2020

Duration: 33:51

Show ref: SCOM0983

In this show, Rosemary shows you what you can do with Toolbox Pro and Charty, two companion apps for Shortcuts on iOS.

Toolbox Pro simplifies some commands and allows you to do things that otherwise would not be possible in Shortcuts. Charty allows you to create a variety of beautiful charts and plot your data using Shortcuts.

Tip - Anybuffer

Date : 29th September 2020

Duration: 16:02

Show ref: SCOM0982

With the iPad becoming more prevalent as a direct laptop replacement, file management needs to be quick and easy. Anybuffer is a shelf utility that allows you to access frequently used files as well as store them quickly and easily.

With Lee as your guide, you learn several ways for getting files into Anybuffer, as well as how to organise them using the Shelves feature within the application, so you can quickly find and use your content.

Tip - Twitter Lists + Threads

Date : 25th September 2020

Duration: 08:47

Show ref: SCOM0981

When used properly, Twitter can be a valuable source of both information and entertainment.

In this tip video, Don takes you through two aspects of Twitter that both help you control the firehose of information, as well as being able to store and reference threads of information for future reference. The first is finding and subscribing to existing Twitter lists, the second is using an App called "Thread It" to save and share Twitter threads in PDF format.

Tip - FE File Explorer Pro

Date : 15th September 2020

Duration: 10:02

Show ref: SCOM0978

In this week's tip, Rosemary takes you on a tour of FE File Explorer Pro for iOS.

Connecting to multiple servers and services is what File Explorer Pro is all about. This flexible utility remembers your connections, and also allows you to create files within its interface. You can it as an additional location within the Files app, and access your various connections from there as well.

Tembo for macOS

Date : 8th September 2020

Duration: 09:31

Show ref: SCOM0976

We've covered HoudahSpot from Houdah Software in the past on ScreenCastsOnline. It's my go-to app if I want to do some serious searching on my Mac. But if you want to do a simple search and Spotlight just doesn't cut it, I'd recommend Tembo for macOS.

Tembo, also developed by Houdah Software, is a quick and efficient way of searching for files on your Mac. In this tip video, Don takes a look at its core functionality and shows you how to customise some of the settings.

Airmail 4 - Pt 2

Date : 4th September 2020

Duration: 43:22

Show ref: SCOM0975

In the second of this two-part series, Lee concludes his tour of Airmail 4. Expanding on the topics covered in the first screencast, you learn how to configure templates and set up rules to automate and streamline email management.

Lee also runs through the wealth of configuration options available, then switches to iPhone to show you the interface and how to compose an email on Airmail for iOS.

Airmail 4 - Pt 1

Date : 14th August 2020

Duration: 41:34

Show ref: SCOM0969

In the first of a two-part series, Lee walks you through the basic functionality of his email application of choice: Airmail 4.

Airmail is more than just an email client. It can integrate with a lot of different applications, making it a real productivity tool. In this video dedicated to the Mac version of Airmail 4, you learn how to add mailbox accounts, send, receive, and process emails, and configure actions. Lee also shows you how to make the most out of VIPs, as well as integrating your email workflow with calendar and task management applications.

Tip - DaisyDisk

Date : 28th July 2020

Duration: 13:43

Show ref: SCOM0964

In this video, Lee brings you a utility application that has helped him manage his storage on macOS for years. DaisyDisk is a utility that combines functionality with impressive aesthetics, making storage management easy.

In this video, you learn how to scan your disk, delete files individually and in batches, as well as manage hidden files. Lee also shows you how DaisyDisk can scan and monitor individual folders, and more. 

AdGuard for macOS and iOS

Date : 24th July 2020

Duration: 35:39

Show ref: SCOM0963

AdGuard is a cross-platform application for ad blocking as well as a host of other privacy-related functions. Available on both macOS and iOS, this app makes the browsing experience faster and less irritable. No more ads taking up acres of screen real estate. It also allows you to stop websites and advertisers from tracking your every move and even filters out ads from Mac applications. AdGuard is available direct or as part of a Setapp subscription on the Mac, and via the App Store for iOS.

In this episode, Don takes you through the installation and configuration of AdGuard and demonstrates many of its benefits, on both the Mac and iPad.

It is possible that this tutorial may have been superseded based on its original release date.

If this is the case, more recent tutorials with the tag utilities will be displayed above.

Tip - Custom Shortcuts for macOS

Date : 7th July 2020

Duration: 08:55

Show ref: SCOM0958

We all know custom keyboard shortcuts are a boon to productivity, but it's such a faff to set them up via System Preferences. Time-consuming and prone to typos, the traditional way of setting up custom keyboard shortcuts can present some friction.

CustomShortcuts by Houdah Software is a free, easy-to-use utility that greatly simplifies the process. No need to navigate System Preferences, as auto-exposure of available menus per application plus auto-completion, makes the creation of custom keyboard shortcuts a breeze.

In this tip video, Don takes you through that process using CustomShortcuts, using a few practical examples.

It is possible that this tutorial may have been superseded based on its original release date.

If this is the case, more recent tutorials with the tag utilities will be displayed above.

Tip - Ghostnote 2

Date : 30th June 2020

Duration: 10:32

Show ref: SCOM0956

Ghostnote 2  is a fantastic app which allows you to 'pin' formatted notes and to-do lists to many different types of objects on your Mac, including individual emails in Apple Mail.

Want to add some notes to a website? Just navigate to it in Safari and open Ghostnote. You'll be presented with a blank note where you can enter plain or formatted text, lists, even clickable to-do lists. The next time you open the website, that note will be available in Ghostnote 2.

In this week's tip, Don demonstrates different types of objects supported by Ghostnote 2, along with some practical examples. You also learn about its note browser, and how to set up keyboard shortcuts for quick access.

It is possible that this tutorial may have been superseded based on its original release date.

If this is the case, more recent tutorials with the tag utilities will be displayed above.

xkpasswd

Date : 26th June 2020

Duration: 31:09

Show ref: SCOM0955

This week, Allison takes you on a tour of xkpasswd, a web app that helps you create long, strong, and yet memorable and easy-to-type passwords. It comes with several presets such as one for creating Apple ID passwords that are easy to type on an iOS keyboard. You can tailor this flexible password generator's settings to your exact specifications.

Even if you currently use a password manager, there are some passwords you have to frequently type or even speak to your Apple TV remote. Make those passwords easier to say and to type by using xkpasswd to create them.

It is possible that this tutorial may have been superseded based on its original release date.

If this is the case, more recent tutorials with the tag utilities will be displayed above.

CleanShot X for macOS

Date : 19th June 2020

Duration: 31:42

Show ref: SCOM0953

macOS Catalina has a tremendous screen capture and screen recording utility built right in - an app called Screenshot. In fact, it is so good that it's difficult to justify using third-party apps for screen captures. However, after reading some brilliant reviews for CleanShot X, Don decided to give it a go: "Wow! I knew within a few minutes of using it that it was my new go-to tool for screen captures."

CleanShot X combines several tools into one and has some pretty unique features. Think of it as a screen capture workflow tool that is customisable to fit your particular needs. In this week's tutorial, Don takes you through all the features of this robust and extremely powerful utility, including all the capture modes, annotations, and the free CleanShot Cloud service.

Well recommended.