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OmniOutliner - Pt 1

Date : 2nd December 2022

Duration: 34:19

Show ref: SCOM1209

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

Show ref: SCOM1204

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

Show ref: SCOM1196

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

Show ref: SCOM1181

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

Show ref: SCOM1173

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

Show ref: SCOM1157

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

Show ref: SCOM1156

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

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.

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