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Many apps are embracing a subscription-based pricing model, which is great for developers but can cause subscription fatigue for consumers. MacPaw (the developers of CleanMyMac and Gemini) have a different idea: a service that provides developers with a predictable income stream while limiting the number of subscriptions that consumers have to pay for each month.

That service is called SetApp, and it has been described as the "Netflix for quality Mac apps."

Parallels Toolbox

Date: 6th October 2017

Duration: 48:56

Show ref: SCOM0671

Parallels Toolbox is a very unusual application. It's a toolbox that is filled with over 20 tools that each do one thing and do it well. While much of its capability can be accomplished via other utilities, Parallels Toolbox contains them all in one simple interface. It replaces the need for complicated Terminal commands or hard-to-remember keystrokes. Whether it's keeping your Mac awake, finding duplicate files, or making animated GIFs, Parallels Toolbox has got it. (It even works on Windows!)

In this episode, Allison Sheridan will walk you through each tool, and show you how to configure them to get the most out of each one.

Tip - macOS - ScreenFloat

Date: 12th September 2017

Duration: 06:31

Show ref: SCOM0664

A very useful utility for the Mac that allows you to take a partial screen capture and have it float on top of all your windows. Great when you want to capture part of your screen for reference purposes and have it available at all times.

You can also create floating panels or Shots, as the app calls them from files and also from your clipboard.

If you have shots you refer to often (as l do) you can build a library of them in the Shots Browser and create manual or smart collections.

Quicken 2017

Date: 8th September 2017

Duration: 59:34

Show ref: SCOM0663

Update: Please be aware the Quicken 2017 is only available for the US and Canada.

Quicken has been around for many years and has become the go-to finance management software for the PC. Quicken's history with Apple products has not been as good however, with many of the features either missing, or not functioning as well as their PC counterpart.

Quicken for Mac has seen some software improvements that brings it a lot closer to the PC version in terms of its feature set.

In this screencast Todd Olthoff takes a look at some of the differences, and covers most of the features available in the 2017 version of Quicken for Mac.

Quicken has some great features for tracking your bank and credit card accounts, as well as the ability to track your investments and loans to help you see your overall financial picture. We also take a look at Quicken for iOS, which allows you to see your financial picture on the go, and syncs with the desktop version.

Ulysses is yet another app to switch from a traditional single payment purchase to a new recurring subscription model.

As with previous apps, this has caused much consternation as many people refuse to adopt a subscription model for software applications.

In this episode, I take a look at Ulysses and the changes to the app, along with a potential way of sticking with Ulysses using SetApp, another subscription-based service, but one that gives you access to over 80 Mac apps in addition to Ulysses.

If you really don't want to go down the subscription route, I also take a look at two alternatives to Ulysses: Byword and iA Writer, two terrific, cross-platform, single-payment apps.

Of course, we can't forget to mention Scrivener when considering powerful writing apps. Since I've already covered Scrivener extensively on other shows, you'll find the link to those in the show notes.

Tip - Picatext

Date: 22nd August 2017

Duration: 04:00

Show ref: SCOM0658

You know the frustration: you go to select some text on your Mac to copy and paste and it isn't selectable!

Picatext is a great little utility that allows you to capture text you never thought could be highlighted. Just select the area on screen that your want to capture and Picatext (using OCR) converts the text into selectable text, it's like magic.

You can extract text from images, too!

Check out this week's tip video to see it in action.

YNAB - You Need A Budget

Date: 18th August 2017

Duration: 50:53

Show ref: SCOM0657

YNAB is a financial software application that has all of the basics needed for tracking and managing your accounts, but it does so using a budgeting interface that helps you track your spending so you are in control of where your money goes.

YNAB includes both a typical register for tracking your individual accounts and daily transactions, as well as a robust budgeting system that can be customized to fit your needs. Where this application differs from other money management programs is that it comes with a method of how to work with your money, and ways to be successful in setting up a budgeting system that is not too rigid and allows you to roll with any changes or challenges that life may throw your way.

YNAB is a web-based application. It lets you view your finances and spending from any computer with a web browser, making it easy to access no matter what device you are using. There is an iPhone and iPad application, and a macOS version is on its way, for those who like having it on their Mac.

In this episode, Todd Olthoff will walk you through the YNAB approach to budgeting, and take you through all the steps to managing your money using the application.

ScreenFlow 7

Date: 11th August 2017

Duration: 35:41

Show ref: SCOM0655

ScreenFlow is the ultimate video capture and editing tool for creating screencasts. In addition, it's one of the simplest yet powerful linear video editors for standard video projects.

With the recent release of ScreenFlow 7, Telestream have improved performance and added even more features to this very capable app.

In this tutorial, we bring you up to date with all the new features of this great new release.

Tip - Customising System Preferences

Date: 1st August 2017

Duration: 04:03

Show ref: SCOM0652

A quick tip video taking a look at how you can access and customise the System Preferences window to remove unused icons and access commonly used ones.

Transmit 5

Date: 28th July 2017

Duration: 43:24

Show ref: SCOM0651

Over seven years in the making, Transmit 5 has just been released.

Transmit is the gold standard of file transfer applications with support for a multitude of file transfer protocols and 10 new cloud services. With a refreshed UI and a ton of performance enhancements under the hood, Transmit covers pretty much every file transfer task you could imagine.

In addition, Panic have brought Panic Sync to Transmit for the first time. Panic Sync is a free sync service that allows you to sync your configuration settings seamlessly between your Macs as well as your iOS devices running Transmit and Coda.

Tip - Stickies on the Mac

Date: 18th July 2017

Duration: 04:17

Show ref: SCOM0648

Sometimes you really just want to slap a Post-it sticky note on your desktop. Reminders, to-do lists, notes, keyboard shortcuts - anything you want to be reminded about visually.

Well don't clutter up your monitor with bits of paper, clutter up your Desktop with Sticky Notes!

Stickies is a free app supplied with macOS which can be very useful. Create multi-coloured sticky notes containing formatted text or images, and position them where you want. Arrange them, colour-code them and they'll open in the same position each time you open Stickies.

Ninox Database for macOS & iOS

Date: 14th July 2017

Duration: 44:38

Show ref: SCOM0647

Ninox is a simple but elegant database application for the Mac & iOS, that provides a number of pre-made database templates, as well as the option to create your own database from scratch.

Ninox allows you to create your own custom databases for storing all kinds of information, and it does it in an easy to use interface. You can create multiple tables to hold different types of information, import and export information to and from your database, and create forms and reports for analyzing, sharing and printing your database information. It also syncs with iCloud, which lets you take your databases with you no matter what device you are using.

There are two versions of Ninox: Personal and Cloud. The Cloud version provides a web version of the application, that can be accessed by multiple users and requires a subscription.

In this episode, Todd Olthoff covers the Personal version of Ninox Database.

Time for an update show this week, with updates to some of our favourite apps!

Plex - We've covered Plex many times for managing recorded media, but now you can watch and record Live "off the air" TV with the addition of a hardware tuner. This segment describes what you need and demonstrates how easy it is to configure.

iWork - After recently finishing a series of update shows for Pages, Numbers and Keynote, Apple have just released a slew of updates - some minor, some quite significant. Learn all about them with this latest update segment.

Tip - Markup Tools on macOS

Date: 4th July 2017

Duration: 05:01

Show ref: SCOM0644

Need a quick and easy way to edit or annotate images and PDFs?

Both macOS and iOS contain system-wide markup tools that appear in various locations.

In this Tip video, we take a look at annotating your images and PDFs in Preview, Mail and Photos on the Mac.

Keynote is Apple's premier presentation software application.

Along with Pages and Numbers, Keynote has been updated and enhanced with multiple features since a major rewrite several years ago.

In this episode, we take you through the core functionality of Keynote on both the Mac and iOS, and explore the many new features this latest update brings.

Things 3

Date: 9th June 2017

Duration: 44:42

Show ref: SCOM0637

Things 3 is the latest update to the popular task management application by Cultured Code, and is is currently receiving rave reviews. So much so that we've been inundated with requests to cover it on ScreenCastsOnline!

Things 3 is available for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad and includes syncing between all three platforms. Redesigned from the ground up, Things 3 has with a brand new UI design, along with many new features and enhancements which we cover in this screencast.

UPDATE: Things 3 has just been awarded an Apple Design Award at WWDC 2017!

In the second of this occasional series, we take a look at the changes to the latest version of Apple's premiere spreadsheet application: Numbers for macOS and iOS.

With lots of extra features, Numbers is still the best way to crunch numbers and present them beautifully!

Also in this episode, we take a look at protecting your Apple ID using two-factor authentication. This is due to a mandatory requirement starting June 15, 2017, for any third-party apps to use app-specific passwords if they access iCloud services.

MailMate - Email Client for the Mac

Date: 26th May 2017

Duration: 45:23

Show ref: SCOM0633

MailMate is a keyboard-centric email application for Mac. It may not be the prettiest, but it is a very powerful, flexible, secure, and standards-compliant email application that allows you to plough through mountains of email in record time.

In this episode we dive into the basic features of MailMate and show you how to set everything up. We walk you through the many settings, different views, and how to use MailMate integration with other productivity apps to process your email faster and more effectively.

In this tutorial we demonstrate:

  • Recommended settings
  • Setting up integration with other productivity apps
  • Using the powerful search feature to quickly locate any message
  • How to use the Thread Arc view to get the entire message history
  • Using Markdown to compose new messages
  • Setting up Smart Mailboxes by using tag searches
  • Creating your own key bindings

Pages for macOS & iOS

Date: 19th May 2017

Duration: 47:04

Show ref: SCOM0631

Apple have continued to update and refine Pages, Numbers and Keynote, since they had a complete re-write several years ago.

This tutorial is the first in a number of "update" shows, designed to get you up to speed with the changes and improvements in the latest versions.

In this first tutorial, we take a look at the latest version of Pages on both macOS and iOS.

EagleFiler - Digital Filing Cabinet

Date: 7th April 2017

Duration: 43:15

Show ref: SCOM0619

EagleFiler is a digital filing cabinet for your data. It includes a finder style layout that allows for a variety of ways to import and organize your information, add metadata, and quick and easy search methods for finding your information.

What makes EagleFiler unique is the way it stores your files and folders in the finder in an easily accessible way allowing you to use the database and finder side by side to navigate and access your files and folders.

Tip - macOS - iTunes Views

Date: 21st March 2017

Duration: 04:27

Show ref: SCOM0614

This week's tip is all about using iTunes views to access your music.

The main views all look very pretty, but they aren't very information dense, at least, not enough for my liking.

In this tip, I cover the main views, but focus mainly on the Song view, and take a look at using the Column Browser. The Column Browser allows you to display more information on screen, and allows you to filter your music with a greater degree of control.

Using Genres is a bit of a blunt instrument to organise and categorise your music. What if you have a ton of Rock tracks but many many different "sub genres"? Well it's possible to create your own "sub genres" using the "Groupings" feature.

All is revealed in this week's tip show.

Tip - macOS & iOS - Apple Photos - Keywords

Date: 7th March 2017

Duration: 05:32

Show ref: SCOM0610

Tip Video - We have covered Apple Photos in depth on ScreenCastsOnline, but in this short tip video, I want to revisit how to create and manage metadata with your iCloud Photo Library.

On both the Mac and iOS, Apple Photos is getting smarter by applying machine learning technology on the device, to automatically categorise photos. However, there are still instances when you want to add your own personal metadata in the form of titles, descriptions, keywords or location information.

In this tip video, I focus on adding title and keyword metadata via the Info Panel and the Keyword Manager.

Curio 11 - Note Taking and more

Date: 3rd March 2017

Duration: 47:51

Show ref: SCOM0609

Curio 11 is a freeform notebook with just about every tool you can think of to help you take notes, brainstorm ideas, collect research, and organize your tasks and documents. Curio is a powerful tool that includes the functions of many stand alone applications, allowing you to focus on the task at hand, without having to worry about switching applications for different aspects of your project.

Curio is available in three versions Core, Standard, and Professional with each adding a few more features than the previous version. In this screencast, Todd Olthoff walks us through the Professional version to give you an overview of all of the features packed into Curio 11.

Tip - macOS & iOS - Using Twitter Lists

Date: 28th February 2017

Duration: 06:06

Show ref: SCOM0608

Tip Video - We looked at filtering your Twitter timeline with Mute filters a couple of weeks ago in episode SCOM0604.

Another option to take control of Twitter is to create and subscribe to Twitter lists. Twitter lists allow you to create multiple timelines based on specific people, it's a great way to organise the Twitter firehose into something more manageable.

In this short tip video, I take you through the mechanisms built into Tweetbot on the Mac and iOS to allow you to setup and subscribe to Twitter lists.

Tip - Integration with Marked 2

Date: 21st February 2017

Duration: 03:25

Show ref: SCOM0606

Tip Video - Following on from our recent tutorials on Bear & Ulysses, I take a look at previewing Markdown formatted files with Marked 2.

Bear is the new kid on the block as far as plain text editing on the Mac, iPad and iPhone is concerned.

Despite being a committed Ulyssess and Scrivener user, my interest was piqued by the glowing reviews and the fact that Bear was selected as "App of the Year" 2016 by Apple.

After using Bear for a couple of weeks (and the fact that I received many requests), I decided that it would be remiss of me not to cover Bear on ScreenCastsOnline - it really is a beautiful app!

However, there is one aspect of the app that may not sit well with some people, and that's to enable syncing between devices (and to switch on some other functionality), you need to upgrade to Bear Pro, which just happens to be a subscription service.

Consequently, in this tutorial, I focus mainly on the features in the free version, but still take a look at the Bear Pro options.

Well worth taking a look!

Tip - macOS & iOS - Twitter Mute Filters

Date: 14th February 2017

Duration: 06:16

Show ref: SCOM0604

Tip Video - There's never been a better time to start filtering and muting parts of your Twitter stream.

In this short tip video, I take you through the mechanisms built into Tweetbot on the Mac and iOs to allow you to mute People, Keywords, Hashtags and Twitter Clients.

DEVONthink Pro Office [Pt 3]

Date: 27th January 2017

Duration: 54:16

Show ref: SCOM0599

DEVONthink is one of the most powerful database applications made for the Mac & iOS.

In this third and final screencast (for now!), Todd looks at creating and editing documents inside your DEVONthink Database on both the Mac and iOS. In addition he covers syncing your databases between your Mac and iOS devices and ways to share and export your documents.

Although this tutorial features DEVONthink Pro Office, many of the features are also included in the other version of DEVONthink.

Wunderlist for Mac & iOS

Date: 6th January 2017

Duration: 42:18

Show ref: SCOM0593

Mike Schmitz did a fantastic job of teaching us the Getting Things Done philosophy in his three part series. In those tutorials, he concentrated on using OmniFocus as the task manager. Whilst OmniFocus is a great task manager, it's extremely powerful and may be overkill for some people.

If you'd still like to try out some GTD principals, why not use an alternative task manager to OmniFocus called Wunderlist.

Wunderlist is cross platform with free apps for iOS, Mac, (and Windows, Android, Windows Phone, Amazon Kindle Fire and even Chromebooks!)

In this tutorial, Allison Sheridan will teach how to to use this fantastic tool, keep your action items synced across all of your Mac and iOS devices, how to share to-do lists, and even assign action items to other people.

DEVONthink Pro Office [Pt 2]

Date: 30th December 2016

Duration: 52:11

Show ref: SCOM0590

DEVONthink is one of the most powerful database applications made for the Mac. In this second episode, Todd Olthoff takes us through some of the core and advanced features of DEVONthink Pro Office.

In this second of three screencasts, Todd looks at grouping, classifying and explores the powerful search features of DEVONthink Pro Office. In addition, he also takes a look at DEVONthink on the iPad with the new iOS app - DEVONthink to Go

Although this tutorial features DEVONthink Pro Office, many of the features are also included in the other version of DEVONthink.

When it comes to getting things done, a little planning and organizing can go a long way.

In Part 3 of the GTD Productivity series, we show you how to leverage the hard work you did in capturing (Part 1), clarifying, and organizing (Part 2) into increased efficiency by utilizing your task management tools to display just the tasks you need to do, when you need to do them.

Spark Email App for iPad, iPhone & Mac

Date: 16th December 2016

Duration: 42:49

Show ref: SCOM0588

Spark is a beautiful and intelligent Email app with a huge following. It's been available for iPad and iPhone for quite a while and last month saw the release of a brand new version for the Mac.

DEVONthink Pro Office [Pt 1]

Date: 2nd December 2016

Duration: 45:16

Show ref: SCOM0586

DEVONthink is one of the most powerful database applications made for the Mac. In fact, some people have said this one application makes it worth getting a Mac just to run it!

In this introductory episode, Todd Olthoff takes us through all of the core features of DEVONthink Pro Office

Following on from the extremely popular GTD Part 1 episode (SCOM0578), Mile Schimtz takes a look at two other important facets of the GTD system - Clarify & Organise.

Underscoring the core principal of using a trusted system as your task manager, in this case OmniFocus, Mike looks at using other applications we’ve previously covered on ScreenCastsOnline to set up reference files.

More updates for macOS, iOS 10, watchOS 3 & tvOS.

Some minor changes to Mail on the Mac and iOS, some big changes to Maps on iOS and a first look at setting up Home Automation with HomeKit and the new Home App on iPad and iPhone.

Apple Photos Update

Date: 4th November 2016

Duration: 40:03

Show ref: SCOM0582

Time for an update on Apple Photos across the board.

Apple continue to improve and update Apple Photos with some brand new features. 



In this episode we take a look at the improvements to Apple Photos on macOS, iOS, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Tap Forms 5 - Database for Mac & iOS

Date: 28th October 2016

Duration: 47:37

Show ref: SCOM0581

Tap Forms 5 is an extremely capable database application for the Mac, iPad and iPhone. 



Rather relying on spreadsheets to store your data, Tap Forms 5 gives you the additional power of multiple database "documents" and forms, as well as the ability to create useful layouts to both view and enter your data. 



All of your data is stored locally making it perfect for offline use, with the added advantage of a robust syncing mechanism provided by IBM.



Todd Olthoff takes us through the core features of this newly updated app.

RecoLive MultiCam for iOS & Mac

Date: 21st October 2016

Duration: 42:46

Show ref: SCOM0580

In this week’s episode, Allison Sheridan takes us through the setup and usage of a hidden iOS gem - RecoLive Multicam. 

For just $4.99 USD and a few spare iPhones or iPads, you can create a Multicam setup with live camera switching, selectable audio and a huge range of professional transitions - you can even use your Mac Desktop or any camera connected to your Mac as a video source in the MultiCam shoot.

Record all your video devices live simultaneously, and let RecoLive MultiCam composite a final video directly on your iOS device, or export the multiple camera angles to separate video files and use iMovie or FCP X to create your final video. 

You’ll be amazed at what can be achieved with this inexpensive yet incredibly powerful app.

A new presenter for this week - Mike Schmitz.

Mike is a productivity wizard and takes us through some of the first principles of being productive on your Mac and iOS device - how to effortlessly capture thoughts, ideas, tasks and reference files for later action.

BusyCal for Mac & iOS

Date: 2nd September 2016

Duration: 52:18

Show ref: SCOM0573

We’ve covered BusyCal before but the Mac version has had a big upgrade and they’ve recently released a brand new iOS version of BusyCal too!



BusyCal has for a long time been one of the premier calendaring applications for the Mac, and with the introduction of the new iOS version, you can now also use BusyCal to manage your calendars via your iPad and iPhone.

The iOS App will work completely independently from the Mac app, as it uses your iCloud calendar data as well as supporting integration with Google Calendar, Exchange and more. So you don’t need both the Mac and iOS app, you can use either or both. The underlying calendar data is also accessible from your standard Mac and iOS Calendar apps.



In this episode, Todd Olthoff gives you a refresher on the existing features of BusyCal on the Mac and take a look at some of the brand new features, as well as taking a look at the new iOS app on the iPad.


One of the problems of keeping on top of the latest developments in Mac and iOS is the sheer number of updates to apps over time. These can range from minor to major updates, and are designed to fix issues or introduce brand new functionality. So for this week, I’m going to take a look at a number apps that I’ve previously covered on ScreenCastsOnline, and bring you up to speed with the latest updates. 

The three apps are Hazel, Ulysses & Garageband Live Loops

FotoMagico & Scanner Pro 7

Date: 12th August 2016

Duration: 54:33

Show ref: SCOM0570

Two great apps this week - FotoMagico to take your slide shows to the next level, and Scanner Pro 7, the portable scanner in your pocket.

You may thing you’ve got slide shows covered with Apple Photos, but you really haven’t when you take a look at the functionality built into FotoMagico!

We had a brief look at Scanner Pro 7 in a previous show, but I was very impressed with its capabilities and wanted to drill down a bit more. 



Scrivener for Mac & iOS - Part 2

Date: 5th August 2016

Duration: 43:51

Show ref: SCOM0569

Scrivener is an awesome writing tool for authors, writers, trainers, bloggers, business people, hobbyists… basically anyone who writes text!

In this second of a two part series, I take a look at some of the more advanced concepts of both Scrivener on the Mac, and the brand new version of Scrivener for iOS. As well as being a fantastic writing environment, Scrivener has many advanced tools such as Composition mode, Scratch Pad and Quick Reference Windows. It also has rich meta data support allowing you to organise your writing projects and even enables you to view progress at a glance.

Scrivener for Mac & iOS - Part 1

Date: 29th July 2016

Duration: 41:38

Show ref: SCOM0568

Scrivener is an awesome writing tool for authors, writers, trainers, bloggers, business people, hobbyists… basically anyone who writes text!

Even though it is one of the most respected Mac (and now Windows apps), it has always been difficult to use Scrivener using your Mac and iOS device. But now with the introduction of Scrivener for iOS that is no longer the case!

In this first of a two part series, I take a look at some of the core concepts of Scrivener on the Mac, how to set up syncing via Dropbox and a first look at the brand new version of Scrivener for iOS.

In this episode, Todd Olthoff takes a look at some sample workflows to automate the capture and manipulation of digital files using some of our favourite tools - Hazel & DEVONthink Pro. He also takes a look at a great iOS app that allows you to scan and process documents directly on your iOS device - Scanner Pro 7

iOS9 has really improved the ability for iOS Apps to interchange files and documents, but it’s still very confusing.



In this episode, I take a look at iCloud Drive on iOS and the Mac and try to explain how it all works. I also take a look at local storage options in various apps on iOS to explain just what is a “Document Provider”, as well at how the system wide Document Picker can be used in many different scenarios.

Affinity Photo - Part 2

Date: 8th July 2016

Duration: 48:04

Show ref: SCOM0565

Photoshop is a fantastic app, but for some people it’s much too powerful (or too complex) for their limited needs, and for others, they don’t want to be paying for an app on a ongoing subscription basis.

Affinity Photo is a terrific alternative to Photoshop - all for a single one off payment!

As well as some fantastic Apple Photo extensions that can be used in the Apple Photos app, Affinity Photo can also be used as a standalone application, with some incredibly powerful features - all aimed at helping you edit your digital images like a Pro.

Allison Sheridan previously covered the Affinity Photo extensions in episode SCOM0559.


In this episode, she takes a look at using Affinity Photo as a standalone application, and exposes some of the power of this fully featured app.

Time for an update show on two of my favourite apps - ScreenFlow and LiquidText.

Airmail for OS X & iOS - Part 2

Date: 24th June 2016

Duration: 39:49

Show ref: SCOM0563

Airmail is not a new email app, but with the advent of Airmail 3 for the Mac and Airmail 1.1 for the iPad and iPhone, it’s actually a very robust and feature packed alternative to the standard Apple Mail client.



In this second and final tutorial, I take a look at some of the more advanced features as well as customising Airmail on both OS X and iOS
.

Photoshop Pt4 - Effects & Photoshop Express

Date: 17th June 2016

Duration: 51:43

Show ref: SCOM0562

The 4th and final installment in our Adobe Photoshop series.

In this episode, Todd takes a look at some of the powerful editing and retouching tools in Photoshop CC for the Mac, as well as exploring some of the photo adjustments available in Photoshop Express for iOS.