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Craft Update

Date : 27th January 2023

Duration: 38:47

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Craft is your ultimate writing companion. It's an intuitive, customisable tool that works hard to help you craft any document and keep it organised with ease - perfect for those creative projects!

Lee Garrett originally covered Craft in 2021, not long after receiving an Apple Design award. The application was impressive then, and it's continued to improve and add additional functionality ever since. In this week's tutorial, Don refreshes the basics of Craft on the Mac, focusing on the new features rolled out over the last 24 months.

Freeform

Date : 13th January 2023

Duration: 30:51

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With the recent updates across its operating systems, Apple have finally released Freeform, a new way to collaborate and brainstorm ideas on all devices. Don takes you through the basic concepts of adding and organising the various objects available on your Freeform board.

Tip - Mastodon Clients for iOS

Date : 27th December 2022

Duration: 07:56

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In this tip video, Don looks at two excellent Mastodon clients to run on your iPad or iPhone: Metatext and Mammoth. You learn how they work and what features they offer to make your Mastodon experience fluid.

OmniOutliner - Pt 2

Date : 23rd December 2022

Duration: 30:19

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OmniOutliner from the Omni Group is widely regarded as the premier outlining tool on both macOS and iPadOS/iOS. It is both easy to use but also offers advanced features for those who need a bit more power and flexibility. In this second video of a two-part series, Lee shows you how to style your documents to make them both easy to read and impressive to view. You also learn how to save a custom template to use as a starting point for future outlining documents, as well as OmniOutliner's flexible printing options.

Mastodon

Date : 16th December 2022

Duration: 31:41

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In light of the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk, many people have started looking for alternative social media platforms. The one that looks to be most popular is Mastodon. In this introduction, Don takes you through the basic structure of Mastodon, how to set it up and how to use its standard features. You also learn how to discover people to follow, and configure your notifications so you get the most out of your experience.

OmniOutliner - Pt 1

Date : 2nd December 2022

Duration: 34:19

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The Omni Group's OmniOutliner is widely regarded as the premier outlining tool on both macOS, iPadOS and iOS. Currently on version 5, it is popular due to its impressive ability to be both easy to use, yet complex enough for those who need to get that bit more power and flexibility. In this first video in his two-part series, Lee covers the pricing model and compares the two versions of the application. Using the Mac, he then runs through building your first outline from an existing template, explains rows and columns and their many parameters, as well as how to use to toolbar effectively and search for content across your outline.

Tip - Scrivener for iPad

Date : 15th November 2022

Duration: 08:01

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Darcy brings Scrivener to life on iPad, showcasing its robust digital binder and cork board features. Add websites, photos, documents, organise your research and above all, write! This tip video shows you how to master organising your novel or screenplay and get it ready to share with the world.

Tip - Messages on iOS 16

Date : 18th October 2022

Duration: 07:41

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Apple's iOS 16 has added new features to the Messages app. In this tip, Lee shows you how to unsend a message, how you can edit one you've already sent, as well as recover deleted conversations. He also revisits how pinned conversations and links work.

GoodNotes

Date : 26th August 2022

Duration: 31:46

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GoodNotes is a phenomenal note-taking app for iPadOS with stellar Apple Pencil support for handwriting, that has improved a lot since we last covered it a few years ago. In this episode, Mike takes a look at the added tools, the collaboration and sharing features, and goes over a few GoodNotes workflows. He concludes by taking a brief look at the improved Mac app.

Bike

Date : 29th July 2022

Duration: 29:06

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Bike is a fast and fluid Mac app that combines the powerful features of a top-tier outliner with the freedom of a text editor. It can handle any size of text file you throw at it, and in this screencast Mike demonstrates how and when to use the outlining and text editing modes, how to navigate your document swiftly using keyboard shortcuts, as well as several other useful features Bike offers on the Mac.

Tweetbot for Mac

Date : 3rd June 2022

Duration: 32:29

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There are a number of Twitter clients available these days, and one of our favorites is Tweetbot from Tapbots. In this screencast Todd shows you many of the features of Tweetbot 3 for the Mac, including Lists, Columns, and Search, and he shows you how to connect multiple Twitter accounts right within the app.

Tip - Jacquie Lawson Ecards

Date : 31st May 2022

Duration: 10:42

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In this screencast, Judy introduces you to Jacquie Lawson and her online greeting card service. Each one of Jacquie's cards is a work of art that combines painting, animation, and music. Using the Jacquie Lawson Ecards app on iPad, Judy shows you how to create and send a card, and shares her favorite one, along with a bonus iPad tip.

Tip - Markdown Basics

Date : 24th May 2022

Duration: 15:37

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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