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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.

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.

Obsidian Plugins Starter Kit

Date : 6th May 2022

Duration: 29:46

Show ref: SCOM1149

Obsidian is more than just a text editor. By using the app's powerful plugin infrastructure, you can extend the capabilities of the app in some pretty amazing ways. In this episode Obsidian Power User Mike Schmitz walks you through installing and setting up the Daily Notes core plugin, which he uses to introduce three popular and very powerful community plugins: Calendar, Kanban, and Review.

Tip - Slack for iPad

Date : 3rd May 2022

Duration: 06:45

Show ref: SCOM1148

Slack, the popular cross-platform collaboration tool has recently received some love and attention on iPadOS, bringing it more into line with its desktop counterpart. Modifications have been made to the interface that are designed to help you focus on the conversations that are important to you. In this tip video, Lee runs you through the changes that have been made.

Tip - Hootsuite on iPad

Date : 26th April 2022

Duration: 08:04

Show ref: SCOM1146

Managing your social media accounts individually can be tedious, as you jump back and forth between platforms. This week Darcy introduces you to Hootsuite for iPad, an app that brings many of them under one roof so you can comment, share and monitor your activity more efficiently.

Spark for the Mac

Date : 25th March 2022

Duration: 35:24

Show ref: SCOM1137

Apple's Mail has been around for a long time and is for the most part a solid email program that of course plays well within the Apple ecosystem. But there are times when users may need or want more features. Spark by Readdle is an email client that brings some of those additional features. We covered this app several years ago here at ScreenCastsOnline, but felt it was time to give it a fresh look with Todd as your guide. You go over the basics of the app, then dive into its signature features, such as Smart Inbox, templates, the ability to schedule emails, as well as its ability to integrate with some third-party apps and services.

Tip - Managing PDFs in Notability

Date : 8th March 2022

Duration: 09:58

Show ref: SCOM1132

In her ScreenCastsOnline debut, Judy shares her love for Notability on iPad and one of her favorite magazines. You learn how she annotates, bookmarks, and searches through her magazine using a few key tools and features inside Notability, an app that can help you organize your collection of PDFs.

Obsidian Basics

Date : 10th December 2021

Duration: 37:17

Show ref: SCOM1107

Obsidian is another entry in the long line of personal knowledge management applications. It's one of the most feature rich, supported by a passionate community of users and plugin developers.

Lee runs through how to create your first Obsidian vault and how it's constructed. He then explains how to create and format your notes, link notes together as well as apply tags and search for them as your vault grows. You also learn about themes submitted by members of the community, and how to apply them.

Joplin

Date : 8th October 2021

Duration: 41:15

Show ref: SCOM1089

Joplin is a free open source note-taking app that works on all major platforms. It has a very active lead developer and community supporters, and provides a clean and functional interface that is a joy to use.

In this week's episode, Allison shares her passion for Joplin and takes you on a tour of its features to get you started on an app that may very well be a perfect fit for your needs.

Ulysses Updates

Date : 3rd September 2021

Duration: 39:25

Show ref: SCOM1079

Ulysses has just reached version 23 so we thought it would be a good idea to spend time looking back at some of the major iterations and feature releases that this excellent writing application has undergone in the last five years. (Hint: there are a ton and it's easy to miss some!)

In this roll-up video, Lee shows you the basics of Ulysses before diving in into features like Split Editor, Revision Mode, Grammar and Spell Checking, Filters, and more, on macOS, iOS and iPadOS.

Amplenote Pt. 2

Date : 25th June 2021

Duration: 32:12

Show ref: SCOM1059

In part one of this two-part series on Amplenote, you learned how to capture information and create notes from a variety of sources.

In part two, Lee continues down the Idea Execution Funnel, and guides you through the creation of tasks, setting up your own Inbox, and using Amplenote to prioritise what you need to be doing next. You also learn about connecting this information to your calendar.

Amplenote Pt. 1

Date : 18th June 2021

Duration: 33:26

Show ref: SCOM1057

Note-taking applications are everywhere at the moment so as new ones enter the market, they need to do something different. Using the Idea Execution Funnel concept, Amplenote lets you capture information, process it, prioritize it, and finally schedule it.

In the first of a two-part series, Lee shows you how to capture information on macOS and iOS, use Amplecap to capture information from the web, create and collaborate on notes, as well as encrypt and email content directly to Amplenote.

Microsoft Word

Date : 16th April 2021

Duration: 30:56

Show ref: SCOM1039

In this first video in a series of deeper dives into the Microsoft Office suite of applications, Lee takes a look at Microsoft Word. Rather than walking through the basics of the application, which is a staple for the majority of users, you will learn a few hints and tips that Lee uses daily to help format, personalise and streamline your experience.

You learn how to create your own shortcuts, use AutoText for regular snippets, use Find and Replace in a creative way, and much more.

Tip - Apple Notes and Productivity

Date : 30th March 2021

Duration: 08:47

Show ref: SCOM1034

In this second tip video covering some of the handy features of Apple Notes on the Mac, Don looks at using the various views and the Attachments Browser. You also get a few tips on organising and identifying important notes using custom images.

What's New in iWork

Date : 5th March 2021

Duration: 36:19

Show ref: SCOM1027

Apple's decision to completely rewrite its iWork suite of apps way back in 2013 brought with it numerous changes to the overall feature set of those programs. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are still being updated frequently, bringing back features that had been removed, and introducing some new functionality.

In this episode, Don takes a look at the new features added since his last look back in 2019.

Tip - Apple Notes

Date : 2nd March 2021

Duration: 09:08

Show ref: SCOM1026

Apple Notes is a very capable app and as it's available on Mac as well as iOS, it can be the go-to app for your note-taking needs, and more.

This week, Don takes you through organising your notes, using emojis to make folders more identifiable, and creating a makeshift tagging system.

Craft

Date : 29th January 2021

Duration: 43:05

Show ref: SCOM1017

Craft is an application that is rapidly gaining cult status amongst creative people in the Apple ecosphere. Using this software you are able to create beautiful, modular documents, and publish to users and viewers with the touch of a button.

With Lee as your guide, you learn how to create and edit these documents on both macOS and iOS, as well as export your files to different formats.

Tip - New in Notability on iPad

Date : 13th October 2020

Duration: 09:12

Show ref: SCOM0986

Notability from Ginger Labs has been around for over ten years. It turned the iPad into a full-featured note-taking app and has remained a favourite with countless users since.

In her very first ScreenCastsOnline tip video, Allison Sheridan walks you through some recent improvements to Notability that enhance handwriting. You learn about drawing shapes, creating various types of lines, and take a peek at the handwriting recognition feature.

Agenda Update

Date : 21st August 2020

Duration: 33:57

Show ref: SCOM0971

We last covered Agenda back in 2018 when it won an Apple Design Award. Since then it has continued to grow and improve and is now at version 10. Agenda is a date-focused note taking application with a unique approach. It takes your notes and connects them to both your calendar and reminders apps.

In this screencast Todd walks you through the various improvements and updates, including the ones that are part of the premium version of Agenda.

Micro.blog

Date : 8th May 2020

Duration: 46:00

Show ref: SCOM0941

Micro.blog is an independent and unique microblog and podcasting community created with privacy and safety in mind. It supports IndieWeb standards and gives you several options to host your blog and other content while making sure you keep control of it.

Rosemary gives you a tour of the various features that make Micro.blog a unique alternative to other social platforms and introduces you to some apps for Mac and iOS so you can get a native experience on your devices.

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