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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.

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

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.

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.


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

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
.

Airmail for OS X & iOS - Part 1

Date: 10th June 2016

Duration: 42:18

Show ref: SCOM0561

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 first of a two part series, I take a look at setting up Airmail with an iCloud account and a Gmail account, followed up by a look at some of its basic features. 



In two weeks, (SCOM0563), I’ll take a look at some of the more advanced features and customising Airmail.

LiquidText for iPad

Date: 3rd June 2016

Duration: 13:28

Show ref: SCOI0250

LiquidText is a unique app for the iPad that allows you to read and annotate your documents in a completely new way.

No longer constrained by the inflexibility of scrolling through pages and pages of documents, with a few simple gestures you can annotate and “scrunch” sections together. It’s difficult to explain, but so simple when you see it in action!


Following on from the previous episode, I take a look at some of the more advanced aspects of Slack including installing and configuring some sample integrations, as well as building and configuring Teams. 



Slack is a great way to centralise your communications, all within a single app. Slack also integrates with over 80 web services making it as flexible or as powerful as you want.

In this episode, I take a look at integrations with services we’ve previously looked at on ScreenCastsOnline - Dropbox, Twitter, Trello and Airtable.

 I also show you how you can request an automated invitation to the SCO Demo Slack team and try it out for yourself!

Email is great but sometimes Slack is better!

Slack is a collaboration tool that allows you to message, chat and share files. It also integrates with most of the top online services making it a great way for everyone, from small teams to large organisations, to communicate and collaborate. 

With support for multiple teams, all your communications can be centralised within a single app.

Text expansion is one of the best ways to increase your productivity. Just type abbreviated keywords and have them expand into words, sentences, paragraphs or whole pages of text. Expand into images or formatted text, or use fill in snippets to prompt you to complete boilerplate text. These are just some of the options available using TextExpander and other text expansion utilities.



In this episode, we take a look at the newly released TextExpander 6 as well as some other alternative apps.


Ulysses is a fantastic plain text editor for the Mac, iPad and iPhone. It allows you to create plain text documents or “sheets” and use markdown formatting to control the final look and format of your writing. PDF, ePub, HTML, Text, DOCX and even publishing to Medium are all included in this great app, giving you ultimate control of your writing.

As well as a wealth of formatting and exporting capabilities, Ulysses takes away the pain of managing your documents across all your devices. All your sheets are contained in a single Ulysses library, that syncs amazingly well with iCloud. It will even allow you to edit external files from a multitude of sources.

Please note that Ulysses has moved to a subscription service as of August 2017

Ulysses is a fantastic text editor for the Mac, iPad and iPhone. It allows you to create plain text documents or “sheets” and use markdown formatting to control the styling of your documents, allowing you to export them in a multitude of formats. 

It's really simple to export to PDF, ePub, HTML, Text, DOCX and even publish direct to Medium from the Mac, iPad or iPhone. 

As well as the wealth of formatting and exporting capabilities, Ulysses takes away the pain of managing your documents across all your devices. All your sheets are contained in a single Ulysses library, that syncs amazingly well with iCloud. It will even allow you to edit external files from a multitude of sources.

This first episode focuses on the basic principles of Ulysses and we will follow up in the next episode with a look at some of its more advanced features.

Update: As of August 2017, Ulysses has changed to a subscription model.

Notability is a fantastic note taking app for the iPad, iPhone and now the Mac.

It has excellent stylus support for hand-written notes and typed notes, including a unique "Zoom" feature. You can sketch drawings and annotations, type notes, and even audio record lectures and other events that stay timed with your notes. 

Editing your hand-written notes is easy because they're all vectors. This means with the swipe of an eraser, you can erase large or small sections of words or sketches, and moving or changing colour and line thickness is a snap.

An iPad Pro with Apple Pencil is not required, but it makes Notability even more natural and useful.

And now with a new Mac App and iCloud syncing, you can now access all of your notes across all of your devices.


In this episode I cover the basics of Copy and Paste.

Starting with the basic built in keyboard commands, to an easy way to copy and paste using the Mouse or Trackpad with PopClip, finishing off with a look at one of the best clipboard managers I’ve seen for a long time - Copied.


Airtable is an amazing cloud based database app that runs in your browser as well as natively on your iPhone and iPad (with an Android app on the way). Being cloud based, it’s truly cross platform and updates are synchronised almost instantaneously across all platforms and devices.

Best of all, there is a generous free version, it’s really easy to use and it’s extremely powerful!

Together 3 for the Mac, and Together Mobile for iOS are apps that allow you to collect and organise all your stuff - together!



With a multitude of capture and organisational features, Together 3 acts as a repository for many different types of files and documents. With the App Store version, it allows you to store your Together 3 library in iCloud, allowing you to sync it across your Macs and also your iOS devices using Together Mobile.

It takes a lot to impress me, but I’ve been blown away by Airtable! 



Airtable is an amazing cloud based database app that runs in your browser, and has native iPhone, iPad Apps (with Android apps on the way). Being cloud based, it’s truly cross platform and synchronises across all your devices almost instantaneously.

There is a fully featured free version, it’s really easy to use and it’s extremely powerful!

The first episode for 2016 and I take a look at a great tool for organising and planning - Trello.

Time for an update on two of my favourite productivity applications - TextExpander 5 and Keyboard Maestro 7

2Do Task Manager

Date: 14th August 2015

Duration: 35:56

Show ref: SCOM0516

Still trying to find your perfect task manager? We all have different priorities and methods of working. so it’s not always easy to find the the task manager that’s just right. 

In this week’s episode, Todd Olthoff takes us through 2Do, a simple task manager with hidden depths!

2Do for iOS

Date: 14th August 2015

Duration: 20:22

Show ref: SCOI0230

Still trying to find your perfect task manager? We all have different priorities and methods of working. so it’s not always easy to find the the task manager that’s just right. 

In this week’s episode, Todd Olthoff takes us through 2Do for iOS, a simple task manager with hidden depths!

Managing multiple Macs is so much easier than it used to be.

Whether you're swapping between a couple of desktops or a desktop and a laptop, there are numerous cloud based services that will synchronise your files and information. 

In this episode, I demonstrate the various services I use to enable me to swap between using my Mac Pro and Macbook as seamlessly as possible, either at home or on the road.

Following on from looking at the basic features of SaneBox last week, I take a look at even more features designed to allow you to manage your email overload effectively.

Email can rapidly become overwhelming, unless you put steps and processes in place to manage it effectively.

Wouldn’t it be great if someone stepped in and started to organise your email automatically, allowing only important emails into your Inbox. Even better, imagine someone constantly monitoring how you process email, learning as it goes and stepping in to help you out.

That’s exactly what SaneBox does for you. 

Clear for iOS

Date: 5th June 2015

Duration: 14:39

Show ref: SCOI0220

Whilst the more complex task managers have their place, sometimes you just want to create a simple to-do list. 

Clear is a simple application designed from the ground up for creating and checking off lists. Available for iPad, iPhone and the Mac, Clear is simple to use and gesture based. The iPhone App even has an Apple Watch app included.

Fantastical 2 for Mac

Date: 8th May 2015

Duration: 35:46

Show ref: SCOM0502

Fantastical 2 is a terrific calendaring app for the Mac, previously only available as a menu bar application. Now it has been re-vamped and relaunched as a powerful desktop application (and yet is still available from your menu bar).

Todd Olthoff takes us through a tour of the enhanced and improved features of this new version of the application, a credible alternative to the OS X Calendar app.

BusyContacts - Part 2

Date: 17th April 2015

Duration: 23:36

Show ref: SCOM0499

BusyContacts is a great new contacts management application that integrates with most of the popular online address book systems.

With customisable views, rich support for customisation plus integration with Mail, Messaging and Social Media, BusyContacts is well placed to be a flexible and easy to use CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) suitable for both business and personal use.

BusyContacts - Part 1

Date: 10th April 2015

Duration: 26:24

Show ref: SCOM0498

The Contacts application (or Address Book as previous known) is fairly basic in OS X, with limited functionality and integration. BusyMac have tackled these limitations with the release of BusyContacts, a great new contacts management application that is able to replace Contacts, as well as integrate with most of the popular online address book systems.

Things 2 for OS X

Date: 27th March 2015

Duration: 38:51

Show ref: SCOM0496

Things 2 is a fully featured task manager application from Cultured Code. Since we last covered it, Things has had many new much requested features added, most importantly cross platform syncing.

In this episode, Todd Olthoff brings us up to speed on the main features of Things 2 and explores some of the new features.

Things 2 for iOS

Date: 27th March 2015

Duration: 21:29

Show ref: SCOI0210

Things 2 is a fully featured task manager application from Cultured Code. Since we last covered it, Things has had many new much requested features added, most importantly cross platform syncing.

In this episode, Todd Olthoff brings us up to speed on the main features of Things 2 on iOS and explores some of the new features.

Alfred Remote - Part 2

Date: 20th March 2015

Duration: 18:49

Show ref: SCOI0209

The final part of the Alfred Remote for iOS series.

In this episode I look at how to configure the different types of actions in Alfred Remote, using the supplied Alfred Snippet samples, as well as how to access your Workflows in Alfred Remote.

Alfred Remote - Part 1

Date: 13th March 2015

Duration: 16:08

Show ref: SCOI0208

Something different! How about a control pad for your Mac?

I've covered remote access solutions to control your Mac, but usually these are aimed at working from a remote location. Alfred Remote allows you to configure your iPad or iPhone to control your Mac locally.

Archiving Email

Date: 13th February 2015

Duration: 37:07

Show ref: SCOM0490

If you're like me and find it difficult to delete emails, you'll end up with hundreds of not thousands of emails slowing down your mail application.

In this episode, Todd Olthoff demonstrates four different solutions to archiving your emails.

Workflow for iOS - Part 2

Date: 16th January 2015

Duration: 15:54

Show ref: SCOI0200

A deeper look at some of the more involved workflows possible in Workflow for iOS.

Workflow brings easy workflow automation to the iPad and iPhone. Workflow automation has been available on iOS for a while, but only really accessible to those with a pioneering spirit who like tinkering with long and complex URL schemes.

With the release of Workflow for iOS, Automation is now available for the rest of us!

Workflow brings easy workflow automation to the iPad and iPhone.

Workflow automation has been available on iOS for a while, but only really accessible to those with a pioneering spirit who like tinkering with long and complex URL schemes.

With the release of Workflow for iOS, Automation is now available for the rest of us!

IOS Montage - Widgets and Mail Tips

Date: 28th November 2014

Duration: 13:31

Show ref: SCOI0193

Time for an iOS montage show featuring some great new "Today View" widgets and some simple tips for Apple mail on iOS.

Parallels Access for iOS

Date: 6th September 2014

Duration: 15:43

Show ref: SCOI0179

Parallels Access is a unique solution to the problems of remotely accessing your Mac from your iPad or iPhone.

There are plenty of remote access solutions out there (we've covered quite a few on ScreenCastsOnline) but there has never been a solution that solves the issue of trying to access a large, high resolution display from a device with a smaller screen. Most remote access apps will allow you to scale the desktop to full size, but then everything is too small to either see or control. Otherwise, you can zoom the screen up to full size on your iPad or iPhone, and then end up scrolling everywhere.

Parallels Access gets around both these problems by allowing your Mac apps to appear just like iPad or iPhone apps, each app taking up the full iPad or iPhone screen. You really need to see it in action to see how different (and how effective) this is, compared to other remote access applications.

ReadQuick - Speed Reading App

Date: 15th August 2014

Duration: 11:53

Show ref: SCOI0176

Ever wanted to speed through all the blog posts and articles you have lined up to read? If so, ReadQuick may just be the Application for you!

ReadQuick is a speed reading application, designed to display one word at a time in quick succession, yet still allowing you to comprehend the meaning of the article. You can configure the speed and increase it as you get more proficient.

You can read any web page using the built-in browser, but it also has full integration with Pocket, Instapaper and Readability, as well as built-in links for partner content providers.

Launchbar 6 Update

Date: 1st August 2014

Duration: 30:08

Show ref: SCOM0463

Launchbar has recently had a major update with the release of Launchbar V6. Primarily known as an "Application Launcher", Launchbar is actually much more complex, and much more capable than that.

This episode is not a full review of Launchbar 6, but is intended to give a flavour of some of the new features, especially for Alfred users who are intrigued as to how Launchbar now differs from Alfred.

Clarify 2 is the brand new version of the app designed to make producing screenshot based documentation a breeze.

With built in screenshot tools and comprehensive annotation tools, making support documentation has never been easier.

Whether it's to show friends, family or colleagues how to step through simple or complex processes, or even as a reminder to yourself, Clarify 2 takes away the friction of producing outstanding and easy to follow documentation.

Following on from last week’s show, if you work with a group of people or need to collaborate on a project or task, Podio is for you!

Podio is a free web based service that allows you to create Apps and Workflows to monitor and control collaborative working. Don't be put off by the terminology, it's actually more useful and less intimidating than it sounds.

In this episode, I take a look at adding extra functionality to your Podio apps by adding App Workflows - a really easy way to create re-usable task lists to assign to people with a Podio “job. I also take a look at accessing the App market to download hundreds of pre-designed Podio Apps for free, to use as is, or to use as the basis for your own Podio apps.

Finishing off with a look at some of the very smart ways you can get data both into and out of Podio.

If you work with a group of people or need to collaborate on a project or task, Podio is for you!

Podio is a free web based service that allows you to create Apps and Workflows to monitor and control collaborative working. Don't be put off by the terminology, it's actually more useful and less intimidating than it sounds.

Since mentioning Podio as the as the tool I use to manage my ScreenCastsOnline workflow on the recent Mac Power Users podcast, I've been inundated to give an overview on how it works. You can use Podio to manage virtually anything, from projects, business processes, community groups, event planning, marketing, research, personal development, hobbies, the list is endless.

No coding is required and if you don't fancy starting from scratch, there are hundreds of free apps and templates available in the App Market to use as is, or to use as a basis for your own workflows or processes, or even just to give you a bit of inspiration.

This first of a two part show gives you an introduction to Podio, and demonstrates how to build a Podio app from scratch.

Day One for iOS

Date: 11th July 2014

Duration: 16:50

Show ref: SCOI0171

Day One is the ultimate Diary/Journaling app for iOS. It's a universal app for both iPad and iPhone with built in sync using iCloud or DropBox.

Create beautiful diary entries and optionally augment them with location information, weather, maps, images, motion activity or even the music playing on your iPhone or iPad.

Once created, you can review at your leisure or publish your posts using the new Day One "Publish" feature. Sign up for a free Day One account and each published post is transformed into a gorgeous web page that you can share via email or via your favourie social network, automatically.

Day One for iOS will work independently, but there is also a Mac version available to access your diary entries on all your devices.

Keyboard Maestro - Part 2

Date: 5th July 2014

Duration: 35:09

Show ref: SCOM0459

Keyboard Maestro takes away all the limitations of system based keyboard shortcuts, and provides you with a mechanism to automate anything from the simplest action to the most complex macro you can imagine. You're not just limited to keyboard shortcuts either, Keyboard Maestro allows you to configure a whole range of different "triggers" to initiate your actions or macros.

In the second of a two part series, Todd Olthoff takes you through some of the switcher functionality of Keyboard Maestro, and takes a look at some of the more advanced features.

Something different this week, a live episode of ScreenCastsOnline!

Direct from MacMania17, I've included one of the live sessions as this week's Mac show, covering a refresher on Alfred, as well as a look at 9 killer workflows to boost your productivity.

Take a look at the video page for a full list of links to the workflows.

Keyboard Maestro - Part 1

Date: 21st June 2014

Duration: 31:39

Show ref: SCOM0457

Keyboard shortcuts can be a huge boon to productivity, but the scope of what can be achieved is limited using the built in keyboard shortcuts in OSX.

Keyboard Maestro is an application that removes all the limitations of system based keyboard shortcuts, and provides you with a mechanism to automate anything from the simplest action, to the most complex macro you can imagine. In addition, Keyboard Maestro allows you to configure a whole range of different "triggers" to initiate your actions or macros, so you're not just limited to keyboard shortcuts.

A truly indispensable application.

Following on from last week I take a further look at Dispatch - the action based email client for the iPhone.

With fantastic gesture support as well as rich integration with other third party apps, Dispatch can definitely be considered a viable alternative to Apple's standard email client with support for most major iMAP based email systems.

In this second part, I take a take a look at signatures, salutations, using multiple email accounts, TextExpander integration and more.

Dispatch is an action based email client for the iPhone.

With fantastic gesture support as well as rich integration with other third party apps, Dispatch can definitely be considered a viable alternative to Apple's standard email client with support for most major iMAP based email systems.

If you're frustrated with the lack of support for TextExpander in the standard Apple email client, Dispatch has its own built in snippets, but even better is that it allows you to access all your current TextExpander snippets too.

In this first part of a two part series, I take a look at some of the basics of installing and using Dispatch, along with the rich integration of third party apps.

OmniFocus is acknowledged as one of the premier task manager applications on the Mac, iPad and iPhone. With the release of OmniFocus V2 for Mac, some absolutely indispensable features, first seen on the iPad and iPhone versions, have now made it across to the Mac.

In the final of a two part series, we finish off looking at some of the core concepts in OmniFocus 2, as well as taking a look at the brand new Forecast perspective and Review mechanism.

OmniFocus is acknowledged as one of the premier task manager applications on the Mac, iPad and iPhone. Following on from the release of OmniFocus 2 for the Mac, this episode takes a look at the current version of OmniFocus for the iPhone, recently updated for iOS7.

OmniFocus is acknowledged as one of the premier task manager applications on the Mac, iPad and iPhone. With the release of OmniFocus V2 for Mac, some absolutely indispensable features, first seen on the iPad and iPhone versions, have now made it across to the Mac.

In the first of a two part series, we review some of the new features in OmniFocus 2 for the Mac, along with a refresher on some of the core concepts of OmniFocus.

Documents 5 is a multifunctional application. It's a file viewer, media player and download manager, all wrapped up as a free iPad and iPhone application.

This second of a two part series explores some of the more advanced features of Documents 5.

With support for a wide range of file types such as PDF, iWork and Office files, Documents 5 is a central hub to manage and review your files, and so much more.

Documents 5 is a multifunctional application. It's a File viewer, media player and download manager, all wrapped up as a free iPad and iPhone application.

With support for a wide range of file types such as PDF, iWork and Office files, Documents 5 gives you a central hub to manage and review your files, and so much more.

iThoughtsX for Mac

Date: 25th April 2014

Duration: 28:19

Show ref: SCOM0449

Mind mapping is a great way to quickly capture and organise thoughts.

iThoughtsX for Mac is one of the top mind mapping applications for OSX. As well as including a host of graphical elements to customise your mind maps, iThoughtsX has been optimised for rapid data entry using keyboard shortcuts.

This week, a new guest screencaster, Allison Sheridan, takes you through the basics of iThoughtsX on the Mac.

iThoughtsHD for iPad

Date: 25th April 2014

Duration: 17:15

Show ref: SCOI0160

Mind mapping is a great way to quickly capture and organise thoughts.

iThoughtsHD for iPad is one of the top mind mapping applications for the iPad. As well as including a host of graphical elements to customise your mind maps, it has been optimised for rapid data entry with some clever gesture based and keyboard shortcuts.

This week, a new guest screencaster, Allison Sheridan, takes you through the basics of iThoughtsHD on the iPad.

Default Folder X

Date: 11th April 2014

Duration: 34:32

Show ref: SCOM0447

OSX is great, but some things could be better!

Case in point is the File Open and File Save dialogue boxes.

Yes, you can open and save files, but sometimes it would be really useful to do more than that, without having to switch to the Finder. And wouldn't it be great if you could assign a "default folder" to save or open files on an App by App basis?

Well you can do all this and more with the indispensable utility - Default Folder X

OmniOutliner is the premier outlining application for the Mac and iPad, and has recently had a major update on both the Mac and iPad.

In this episode, Tim Stringer will take us through some of the more advanced features including using multiple columns, importing and exporting data and OmniPresence.

One of the strengths of the latest versions of OmniOutliner is the cross platform compatibility, so you can freely exchange documents with both the Mac and iPad. OmniPresence allows for the syncing of documents without relying on iCloud.

Give structure and clarity to any task. OmniOutliner will help you to focus on the important things and not waste time on endless formatting, locating the notes from last week or remembering great ideas that seemed to be so tangible, yet just vanish the next day.

OmniOutliner assumes the job of collecting, organizing and structuring the information you provide, so that you can concentrate on the essence of your work. People from many various disciplines can benefit from this tool, helping them to be productive and organised.

In this final part of a two part series, Tim Stringer takes us through some of the more advanced features of OmniOutliner on the iPad, and demonstrates applying styles and formatting to your outlines. Tim also takes a look at syncing your outlines between your Macs and iPads using the free OmniPresence service.

Missed Part 1? - If you're not an existing ScreenCastsOnline member, you can get the full version of this tutorial delivered to your inbox completely for free, as well as part 2, also for free! For more information on this special time limited offer, click the "More Info" button now!

Give structure and clarity to any task. OmniOutliner will help you to focus on the important things and not waste time on endless formatting, locating the notes from last week or remembering great ideas that seemed to be so tangible, yet just vanish the next day.

OmniOutliner assumes the job of collecting, organizing and structuring the information you provide, so that you can concentrate on the essence of your work. People from many various disciplines can benefit from this tool, helping them to be productive and organised.

In this first of a two part series, Tim Stringer takes us through the basics of OmniOutliner on the Mac, and demonstrates document creation and how to re-structure your outline, once you have entered some initial information. Tim also takes a look at the changes to the OmniOutliner User Interface and styling your outline using the built in style controls and predefined templates.

Give structure and clarity to any task. OmniOutliner will help you to focus on the important things and not waste time on endless formatting, locating the notes from last week or remembering great ideas that seemed to be so tangible, yet just vanish the next day.

OmniOutliner assumes the job of collecting, organizing and structuring the information you provide, so that you can concentrate on the essence of your work. People from many various disciplines can benefit from this tool, helping them to be productive and organised.

In this first of a two part series, Tim Stringer takes us through the basics of OmniOutliner on the iPad, and demonstrates document creation and how to re-structure your outline, once you have entered some initial information.

Time Limited Free Offer - If you're not an existing ScreenCastsOnline member, you can get the full version of this tutorial delivered to your inbox completely for free. For more information on this special time limited offer, click the "More Info" button now!

Launch Center Pro is a productivity application to help you speed up common actions on your iOS device.

Although we've covered it before, it's recently had an update for iOS7 and been enhanced with a host of new features. This final part of a two part series delves into some of the more advanced features including customisations and URL callbacks.

Launch Center Pro is a productivity application to help you speed up common actions on your iOS device.

Although we've covered it before, it's recently had an update for iOS7 and been enhanced with a host of new features. This first part of a two part series acts as a refresher for the basic operation of Launch Center Pro.

In a future episode, we will delve into some of the more advanced features.

Using Daylite

Date: 1st June 2013

Duration: 30:18

Show ref: SCOM0402

This week completes coverage of one of the premier business applications for the Mac - Daylite by Marketcircle.

Daylite is an application that allows you to keep everything related to your business in one place - Customers, calls, emails, appointments, notes and more - all in a single multi user application.

Following last week's introduction to Daylite, Tim Stringer takes us through using this powerful application.

Daylite 4 for iOS

Date: 1st June 2013

Duration: 16:38

Show ref: SCOI0113

Daylite is an application that allows you to keep everything related to your business in one place - Customers, calls, emails, appointments, notes and more - all in a single multi user application.

Tim Stringer has been leading us through the Mac version of Daylite for the past two weeks. In this tutorial, Tim demonstrates the Daylite iOS app which allows you to access and sync with your Daylite database.

Introduction to Daylite

Date: 25th May 2013

Duration: 30:38

Show ref: SCOM0401

Manage your business and your team.

By popular request, this week covers one of the premier business applications for the Mac - Daylite by Marketcircle.

I tend not to cover business applications on ScreenCastsOnline, but I've had many requests to do so over the past couple of years. So rather than learn it from scratch, I've asked Tim Stringer, a Daylite expert to take us through the application.

Evernote for iOS

Date: 28th December 2012

Duration: 16:42

Show ref: SCOI0091

Time to revisit an old favourite of ScreenCastsOnline, and that's Evernote.

Not just a quick revisit, Evernote have pulled all the stops out and completely redesigned both the Mac and iOS client applications. The redesigns aren't just cosmetic either, they've added a lot of new functionality to Evernote, and in doing so have changed the way you may interact with the application.

This week is the first in a two series looking at the new features of Evernote for iOS.

PopClip & iCloud Web Apps

Date: 16th November 2012

Duration: 26:35

Show ref: SCOM0374

Two parts to this week's tutorial - PopClip and iCloud Web Apps.

PopClip is a brilliant utility that mimics the popup that appears when you select text in iOS, but on your Mac. As well as allowing you to copy and paste, it now also allows you to install extension to do all sorts of things with the selected text.

iCloud Web Apps are just like the standard apps you find on your Mac and iOS device - but on the web!

Housekeeping with Hazel v3

Date: 20th July 2012

Duration: 34:56

Show ref: SCOM0356

Revisiting an old favourite this week, and that's Hazel v3.

Hazel is your own personal housekeeper, constantly monitoring the files and folder you instruct. Set up some simple (or complex) rules on how you want your files and folder organised, and Hazel will do it for you.

As well as the powerful yet flexible file and folder management, Hazel will also monitor your Trash, keeping it within preset limits and assist you in deleting supporting files when uninstalling applications.

Concentrate & Keyboard Maestro

Date: 3rd June 2011

Duration: 44:58

Show ref: SCOM0299

Two applications to cover this week in an extended tutorial:

Concentrate - A brilliant way to help you focus on the task in hand. Concentrate allows you to remove all distractions and will even open the required apps to enable you to get on with the job - automatically!

Keyboard Maestro - If you ever find yourself doing simple tasks over and over again, Keyboard Maestro gives you the ability to create powerful macros to take away the pain

Evernote v2

Date: 31st December 2010

Duration: 01:00:05

Show ref: SCOM0282

A firm favourite of ScreenCastsOnline, Evernote has seen some incremental changes since I last covered it in Episodes 151 and 152. However, with the release of Evernote for Mac v2, it’s time to consolidate all the changes and some of the new features into a brand new show. Consequently, this week’s show brings you fully up to date with all the goodness that is Evernote v2. There are two versions of the show, a full members version and a shorter free version.