Transcript of SCOM0785

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[00:00:04.490] - [Don] Hi, this is Don McAllister,
[00:00:05.780] and welcome to another addition of ScreenCastsOnline.
[00:00:09.950] This week I thought we'd revisit the Mac Montage format,
[00:00:13.210] which for those new to ScreenCastOnline,
[00:00:15.410] is a show where we cover apps that don't necessarily
[00:00:17.670] warrant a full show of their own
[00:00:19.550] or share some random hints and tips on using your Mac.
[00:00:24.010] This week I'm going to cover three applications
[00:00:26.200] that I find to be really useful.
[00:00:28.350] The first is MacUpdater.
[00:00:30.330] This is a small way of keeping
[00:00:31.820] all of your Mac apps up to date.
[00:00:34.710] Workspaces, a brilliantly simple utility
[00:00:37.610] that allows you to create bundles of tasks,
[00:00:39.490] specific files, URLs, applications,
[00:00:42.250] and pretty much any resource,
[00:00:43.830] and then launch them all with a single mouse click.
[00:00:46.670] And Dropshare, a utility to allow you to
[00:00:49.340] drag and drop files, screen captures, and much more
[00:00:52.240] to Cloud storage and share them very, very easily.
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[00:00:59.720] Now the first app I'm gonna take a look at
[00:01:01.210] is an incredibly useful app, and it was suggested to me by
[00:01:04.380] a ScreenCastOnline member, Steve Wallach.
[00:01:07.470] So this is MacUpdater.
[00:01:09.240] That's over at corecode.io/macupdater.
[00:01:12.910] Now what MacUpdater does is it takes care
[00:01:16.460] of updating all the apps that aren't
[00:01:18.410] already being taken care of by the Mac App Store
[00:01:20.890] so that you know if a new Mac appears in the Mac App Store,
[00:01:23.640] the Mac App Store mechanism will prompt you,
[00:01:25.540] and it will also update the apps for you.
[00:01:27.710] But third-party apps obviously aren't covered by that,
[00:01:30.450] so MacUpdater steps into that role.
[00:01:32.900] It has a database of over 30,000 apps
[00:01:34.753] that it keeps an eye on.
[00:01:36.300] It scans your Mac periodically.
[00:01:38.300] And whenever there is a new update,
[00:01:39.680] it will assist you in updating that particular application.
[00:01:43.326] MacUpdater is free to download and try.
[00:01:45.450] There is a trial version,
[00:01:46.690] which allows you to update up to 10 apps.
[00:01:48.880] After that, it's just a single payment,
[00:01:51.110] I think of $9.99, for the unlocked application itself.
[00:01:55.790] To instal the application,
[00:01:56.930] you have to go across to the developer's website.
[00:01:59.640] Some more information on here.
[00:02:01.260] No registration needed.
[00:02:02.390] So it's private.
[00:02:03.223] A one-time purchase.
[00:02:04.340] No subscriptions.
[00:02:05.660] And then down at the bottom we have a link
[00:02:07.430] to download the app.
[00:02:08.450] So let's go ahead and download it.
[00:02:11.670] So if we just go up to the downloads button,
[00:02:14.340] and there is the MacUpdater latest zip.
[00:02:17.200] We'll just double-click to unpack it.
[00:02:19.700] Okay, and we'll just drag this across
[00:02:21.630] to the applications folder.
[00:02:24.280] And within applications, we'll run it for the first time.
[00:02:27.060] So let's go ahead and run MacUpdater.
[00:02:31.800] We'll say Open.
[00:02:35.664] And the first time that it runs it will do a full scan.
[00:02:38.110] So it's scanning on my Mac.
[00:02:39.270] You'll see notifications up in the top corner
[00:02:40.940] showing me that some applications are due to be updated.
[00:02:44.740] And then within the main user interface,
[00:02:46.430] we can see the results of the scan.
[00:02:49.460] Okay, I've got a big tick.
[00:02:50.570] So it's found everything.
[00:02:52.070] Let me just close down Safari and close down the Finder.
[00:02:56.480] Now, if you don't see this appear,
[00:02:58.530] if we just close this window down,
[00:03:00.210] you can go up to the menu bar icon.
[00:03:01.790] Click on here.
[00:03:02.670] You can open MacUpdater.
[00:03:04.250] You can start another full scan.
[00:03:05.960] It shows me the results of the last scan,
[00:03:08.810] and then I can quit it from here as well.
[00:03:10.290] But let's just go ahead and say, Open MacUpdater...
[00:03:14.000] So here you can see that 41 apps have been found,
[00:03:17.400] 26 are up to date, and 15 have updates available.
[00:03:21.130] Now there are three different types of app updates.
[00:03:23.410] There are Mac App Store updates,
[00:03:25.400] which can't be handled by MacUpdater.
[00:03:26.970] You would normally do that through the Mac App Store anyway.
[00:03:29.520] There are manual updates.
[00:03:31.340] In that case, it can't assist you with the update,
[00:03:34.220] but it just identifies as applications
[00:03:36.490] that have updates available and gives you help to go ahead
[00:03:38.970] and get those application updates.
[00:03:41.360] And there are apps that it can update
[00:03:43.290] directly from within the user interface.
[00:03:45.980] Now you can change the filters
[00:03:47.280] on this user interface if you want.
[00:03:48.610] If I wanted to see all my apps,
[00:03:50.120] you can see here, those in green are up to date.
[00:03:53.100] Those in red need updating.
[00:03:55.050] I can take a look at just outdated apps.
[00:03:57.310] So 1Password, now this is an App Store app.
[00:04:00.250] So you can see here my button says, Open App Store.
[00:04:03.240] Bartender is a manual update.
[00:04:05.780] And if I go down, ChronoSync is able to be updated
[00:04:09.470] directly by MacUpdater.
[00:04:11.000] But before we do any of those, some more filters.
[00:04:13.270] I can go to here.
[00:04:14.390] I can hide the Mac App Store apps
[00:04:15.800] if I don't want to see those.
[00:04:17.270] I can also hide any un-updatable apps.
[00:04:20.050] So these apps here, ChronoSync, Duet, HoudahSpot,
[00:04:23.499] Reflector, SuperDuper, and TextExpander,
[00:04:25.870] these can all be updated directly from within MacUpdater.
[00:04:28.960] I don't need to open the app.
[00:04:30.350] I don't need to go to the web.
[00:04:31.440] I can just update them from within here.
[00:04:33.457] Now in some cases, it's as simple as
[00:04:35.320] just clicking on the button, and it will update the app
[00:04:37.890] completely in the background for you.
[00:04:39.570] In some instances, if there's an installer,
[00:04:42.060] it will download the .dmg file
[00:04:44.460] and then launch the installer for you.
[00:04:46.370] Now, one such example of this is ChronoSync.
[00:04:49.090] So if I go across to the update app button on ChronoSync
[00:04:52.600] and click on there, we'll go ahead, download the update.
[00:04:58.480] Extract it.
[00:05:00.740] Now in this instance, the update
[00:05:02.070] couldn't be completed automatically
[00:05:03.900] because it contains an installer with ChronoSync.
[00:05:06.570] So we'll just say okay to that.
[00:05:08.270] And if I just go across, we should see,
[00:05:11.040] there it is, the installer.
[00:05:12.800] I can just hit Continue, Continue again, and Instal.
[00:05:16.950] Put in my password.
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[00:05:24.710] And the installation was successful.
[00:05:26.930] Because we used an installer to upgrade ChronoSync,
[00:05:29.795] MacUpdater itself isn't able at this point
[00:05:32.740] to determine that the app was updated successfully,
[00:05:35.610] but the next time it was a scan
[00:05:36.930] it will see that it's been upgraded to the newest version
[00:05:39.570] and will be removed from this list.
[00:05:41.630] Let's take a look at HoudahSpot,
[00:05:42.870] which is the great search application.
[00:05:44.630] I've covered this before, and I do use it on my main Mac.
[00:05:47.440] I don't use it sort of all the time,
[00:05:49.010] but if I want to do a really specific search,
[00:05:51.490] which Spotlight can't handle, I'll use HoudahSpot.
[00:05:54.350] And then variably, whenever I go to the application,
[00:05:56.610] I always find it's been updated.
[00:05:58.000] The developer is very, very good at updating the app,
[00:06:02.030] but each time I run it, it seems to,
[00:06:03.750] that it needs to be updated.
[00:06:04.960] So by using this, I can see straight away
[00:06:07.180] that it's now ready for update.
[00:06:09.000] And I can click on the Update App button,
[00:06:11.580] and it will go away,
[00:06:12.420] Download the update.
[00:06:13.820] It might prompt me for installer,
[00:06:15.160] or it might just update the application in situ.
[00:06:17.770] We'll just leave that to run through.
[00:06:22.300] And there we go.
[00:06:23.133] App update success.
[00:06:24.500] Big tick.
[00:06:26.300] And it's disappeared from the list.
[00:06:27.970] Let's put that back to as it was before.
[00:06:29.960] Let's take a look at Show All Apps.
[00:06:32.310] Now you'll notice that simulate 1Password
[00:06:34.540] currently installed 6.8.8.
[00:06:36.800] The newest version is 7.2.1.
[00:06:39.570] Now that's quite a big update.
[00:06:41.370] And if we go to here and just click on
[00:06:43.230] the information button, you'll see some information.
[00:06:46.510] The newest version of this app has been uploaded
[00:06:48.330] into the Mac App Store as a separate app.
[00:06:50.490] This is often done because Apple disallows
[00:06:52.220] paid upgrades on the Mac App Store.
[00:06:53.990] And to upgrade a latest version,
[00:06:55.330] you'll have to download or purchase
[00:06:56.490] the newest version of the app
[00:06:58.150] and be sure to delete the old version of the app.
[00:07:00.700] So if I wanted to do that, I could say Close here.
[00:07:04.250] I could just say Open App Store.
[00:07:06.500] That will open up the App Store
[00:07:07.690] and take me across to the 1Password 7 page
[00:07:10.990] where I could go ahead and get
[00:07:12.680] the latest version of 1Password.
[00:07:14.590] Let's not do that though.
[00:07:15.430] Let's close that down.
[00:07:17.130] Now if I want to ignore this,
[00:07:18.810] or if I want not to action this,
[00:07:21.370] perhaps I don't this appearing in my list every time.
[00:07:23.530] I'm quite happy with 1Password version 6
[00:07:25.910] and don't want to update to version 7.2.1.
[00:07:29.280] I can go down here.
[00:07:30.810] I can click on this little pop-up.
[00:07:32.380] So I can show the app in the Finder.
[00:07:33.760] I can launch the app at this point.
[00:07:35.130] I can rescan it individually.
[00:07:37.640] I could ignore the app completely,
[00:07:39.500] or I could say ignore this update.
[00:07:41.360] If I said Ignore this update,
[00:07:43.890] you'll see that's now disappeared from the list,
[00:07:45.700] and a message has appeared on a separate screen.
[00:07:48.720] Let me just drag that down.
[00:07:50.290] The update was added to your ignore list and will be hidden.
[00:07:53.570] Okay, let's, I'll leave that on actually.
[00:07:55.770] That's quite good.
[00:07:56.830] We'll say okay.
[00:07:58.040] Alright, so that has now disappeared.
[00:07:59.900] Now something else to point out to you here,
[00:08:01.410] this is Bartender.
[00:08:03.430] If I click on here
[00:08:04.340] and look at the information for Bartender,
[00:08:06.410] you'll see this is one of my Setapp applications.
[00:08:09.050] And really, as well as the Mac App Store,
[00:08:10.980] Setapp itself will manage any updates
[00:08:13.700] for the applications contained within its suite.
[00:08:16.950] So I don't really want my Setapp applications
[00:08:19.320] appearing in my MacUpdater list.
[00:08:21.560] The way I can get around that is to say Close.
[00:08:24.360] If I go to Settings,
[00:08:26.430] and then down here, Exclude Folders and Apps.
[00:08:29.070] If I click on the plus,
[00:08:31.290] and then go across to my Applications folder,
[00:08:34.610] and then scroll down to my Setapp folder.
[00:08:38.573] The Setapp, there's the application.
[00:08:40.710] That's where all the Setapp applications are installed.
[00:08:43.890] So if I say open to that,
[00:08:46.420] okay, I can then go back to my apps.
[00:08:51.050] And you'll see now that Bartender
[00:08:53.030] has disappeared from that list.
[00:08:55.470] So let's go ahead and quickly hide all un-updatable apps.
[00:08:58.890] Now we've done ChronoSync.
[00:08:59.780] Let's update Reflector 3.
[00:09:05.77]
[00:09:11.840] That's good to go.
[00:09:12.880] SuperDuper.
[00:09:18.87]
[00:09:29.450] And finally TextExpander.
[00:09:35.120] So a really quick way to keep
[00:09:36.550] all your applications up to date.
[00:09:39.670] Now I could do a manual scan at this point,
[00:09:42.170] but actually what I've done is to...
[00:09:44.970] Well, if I show you this,
[00:09:46.560] with testing before, I've done several manual scans.
[00:09:50.150] But to prevent frequent scanning overloads,
[00:09:53.260] they do restrict you to the number of manual scans
[00:09:56.220] of no more than 3 in 18 hours.
[00:09:58.640] So we'll just wait til tomorrow.
[00:10:00.600] It will scan automatically,
[00:10:02.030] and that will disappear from our list.
[00:10:04.340] Talking about scanning, let's go over to Settings.
[00:10:07.180] So I would recommend that you do launch at login
[00:10:09.600] so that it will scan to a schedule.
[00:10:12.620] We've got the menu bar display app icon.
[00:10:14.810] You can have no icon, have it in the dock menu bar,
[00:10:17.670] or dock and menu bar.
[00:10:18.740] I'll leave it with menu bar.
[00:10:20.570] Yes, Badge icon with number of available app updates.
[00:10:23.470] Failure reports.
[00:10:24.610] Right, update MacUpdater itself.
[00:10:26.370] So it will check every two days.
[00:10:27.800] I can do a quick check now.
[00:10:30.500] That's fine.
[00:10:31.670] MacUpdater is the newest version.
[00:10:34.520] Keep safety backup.
[00:10:35.420] So if you want to keep backups of apps before updating them,
[00:10:38.610] you can switch this on and specify the number of backups.
[00:10:42.190] So both backups of apps before updating them,
[00:10:44.640] and also backups of downloaded app updates.
[00:10:48.350] So scan every day, every second day,
[00:10:51.150] every four days, or every week.
[00:10:52.950] I'm gonna leave it every day
[00:10:54.010] and show notifications for newly found app updates.
[00:10:58.400] Down at the bottom you can specify
[00:10:59.810] which folders are scanned,
[00:11:01.460] and also, as we saw before, which folders are excluded.
[00:11:06.230] Okay, let's go back up here.
[00:11:08.150] So now, in my menu bar icon, I've just got one
[00:11:11.340] that remains to be updated, and that's ChronoSync.
[00:11:14.240] And as I said, that will disappear
[00:11:15.740] when the next automatic scan is run.
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[00:11:22.190] The next application is an application
[00:11:24.040] that was mentioned by Windy Cherwinski
[00:11:26.290] back in the May issue of the ScreenCastOnline magazine.
[00:11:29.610] And that's an application called Workspaces.
[00:11:32.100] Now if I go across the App Store,
[00:11:34.640] it's a great little application that allows you
[00:11:36.470] to sort of bundle together different resources
[00:11:39.850] and launch them with a single mouse click
[00:11:41.920] or with a keyboard shortcut.
[00:11:43.860] And it's available on the Mac App Store,
[00:11:45.540] as you can see here, 7 pounds 99,
[00:11:48.010] or you can go across to your Setapp application
[00:11:50.770] if you have a Setapp subscription,
[00:11:52.330] and it's included in Setapp
[00:11:53.790] as well, as part of the standard monthly subscription.
[00:11:57.210] Let me go ahead and open it for the first time.
[00:11:59.100] So I'll just click on Open.
[00:12:02.480] Now up in the menu bar we have the Workspaces icon
[00:12:05.750] in the form of a wrench.
[00:12:07.280] If I click on here, it gives us
[00:12:08.820] a list of the available Workspaces.
[00:12:10.590] Now I haven't set any up as yet.
[00:12:12.220] Let's go ahead and set two up.
[00:12:14.040] One common one that I do on my main production Mac
[00:12:16.890] is to set up access to my home accounts.
[00:12:20.930] So for that I want access to my online banking service,
[00:12:23.537] and I want a spreadsheet.
[00:12:25.210] I also want some of the reference material as well.
[00:12:28.920] Now, to create the workspace, it's very straightforward.
[00:12:31.530] What we do is click on Edit,
[00:12:34.140] and then we'll click on the plus button
[00:12:35.650] to create our first workspace.
[00:12:37.700] So I'll call this Home Accounts.
[00:12:39.700] Now to add resources to our workspace,
[00:12:43.020] we go to this middle panel.
[00:12:44.110] I can either drag things in,
[00:12:45.310] so if I've got files or folders,
[00:12:46.990] I can just drag them onto this panel,
[00:12:48.590] or I can click the plus button here.
[00:12:49.947] And you'll see I've got Files, Folders, Websites,
[00:12:52.730] Emails, Applications, Terminal if I want terminal access,
[00:12:56.390] and a URL as well.
[00:12:57.600] Well, let me just pop in a URL.
[00:12:59.400] So this is the URL of my online bank service.
[00:13:03.720] And if I just enter the URL here.
[00:13:06.490] Now down at the bottom we have a chat box,
[00:13:08.310] which is currently checked.
[00:13:09.370] So when I access this workspace,
[00:13:11.600] when I click the Start button this resource will open.
[00:13:14.360] You can switch that off if you want to be able to
[00:13:17.320] have a resource in there that you don't want to open
[00:13:19.300] every time you open the workspace.
[00:13:21.000] Again, I'll show you that shortly.
[00:13:22.500] Let's add another resource.
[00:13:24.130] Well let me go ahead and add a spreadsheet.
[00:13:26.180] And if I go across to the Finder
[00:13:28.930] where I've got my Home Budget Numbers spreadsheet here.
[00:13:33.520] If I just drag this across and drop it on here.
[00:13:37.090] Pop Finder out of the way.
[00:13:38.690] Now this isn't really my home budget spreadsheet.
[00:13:40.440] I've just created a dummy one
[00:13:41.930] in Numbers using their standard template.
[00:13:44.030] You'll notice there is also a button here for advanced.
[00:13:46.530] If I didn't want to open it in Numbers,
[00:13:48.110] if I wanted to open it in something like Excel
[00:13:49.920] or another application,
[00:13:51.150] I could click on here to pick a different application.
[00:13:54.100] But we'll leave it as Numbers.
[00:13:55.100] That's what it should be.
[00:13:56.820] And let's just put one more thing.
[00:13:57.880] And let's say I have some expenses that I keep track of,
[00:14:00.840] and I use in applications, such as Agenda
[00:14:03.160] to keep my expenses together.
[00:14:05.040] So if I go across to Agenda.
[00:14:08.090] Right, so I've got a little project here called Expenses
[00:14:11.130] with some expenses in here I want to refer to.
[00:14:13.460] If I control or right-click on here,
[00:14:15.930] and copy as Agenda link, and then shut that down.
[00:14:19.770] And then over here, again, if I just add another URL in.
[00:14:23.620] This is expenses.
[00:14:25.660] And then put my URL in here.
[00:14:29.122] I think it will launch everything
[00:14:30.020] when we click the Start button.
[00:14:31.430] That is fine.
[00:14:32.970] So if I close the editor down now,
[00:14:35.210] and I go back across to here,
[00:14:37.530] you'll see I've got Home Accounts.
[00:14:38.740] So I can go into Home Accounts.
[00:14:40.540] There are the three items.
[00:14:41.750] This little button next to each one
[00:14:43.210] indicates that it will launch
[00:14:44.800] when I click this Start button.
[00:14:46.480] Let's go ahead and click Start.
[00:14:48.060] (beeps)
[00:14:50.280] And there we go.
[00:14:51.113] So there's my expenses in Agenda.
[00:14:53.300] There is access to my online banking system.
[00:14:56.340] And there is my budget in a spreadsheet.
[00:14:59.180] So whenever I want to access my home accounts,
[00:15:02.460] just close these down,
[00:15:04.690] I can simply go across to here, click on here,
[00:15:08.020] and click on Start.
[00:15:09.780] Let's go ahead and edit this.
[00:15:10.827] And what we will do is we'll take off that Agenda option
[00:15:13.750] to launch when we click the Start button.
[00:15:15.450] Close that down.
[00:15:16.290] Go back to here.
[00:15:18.450] And this time, we'll see the purple dot has disappeared.
[00:15:20.530] If I click Start,
[00:15:21.523] (beeps)
[00:15:22.800] just the online bank and the Number spreadsheet will appear.
[00:15:26.100] Now you'll notice that when I clicked on here
[00:15:27.700] it gave me the last opened workspace.
[00:15:30.730] If you want to see a list of your workspaces,
[00:15:32.520] you just hold down the Alt key when you click on here,
[00:15:35.630] and that will open the main panel
[00:15:37.820] showing you all of your different workspaces.
[00:15:40.290] Let me just close those windows down
[00:15:41.930] and create one more workspace.
[00:15:44.090] One of the other things I've been trying to
[00:15:45.510] get to grips with is touch typing.
[00:15:47.760] I know it might be a bit late in the day for me, but.
[00:15:49.570] So there is a great application within Setapp called KeyKey,
[00:15:52.890] which is a typing tutor.
[00:15:54.930] But I want to time my sessions on the typing tutor.
[00:15:58.140] I want to sort of keep it to like a 20 minute session.
[00:16:00.530] So I'm using another application called Flextime.
[00:16:02.860] So let's start with Flextime first.
[00:16:04.380] Flextime is an application by Red Sweater software,
[00:16:07.490] the same people that do MarsEdit.
[00:16:09.720] So here we go.
[00:16:11.090] I've currently just downloaded the demo version on here.
[00:16:13.410] Let's switch on check automatically.
[00:16:15.830] And what I want to do is to set up
[00:16:17.660] say a duration of 20 minutes.
[00:16:22.600] I'm gonna call this Typing Tutor.
[00:16:25.010] Okay, that's fine.
[00:16:25.843] I'm going to save this now.
[00:16:27.150] So Command + S to save.
[00:16:28.860] Call this Typing Timer.
[00:16:29.870] I'll leave it in my iCloud Documents folder.
[00:16:31.870] We'll say Save.
[00:16:33.240] So that's my typing timer ready to go.
[00:16:35.610] And the Typing Tutor is a straightforward
[00:16:37.400] application in Finder.
[00:16:38.470] So let's go ahead and start this up.
[00:16:40.830] So if I go to here, we'll say edit,
[00:16:44.890] and we'll create a new option.
[00:16:49.240] Typing Tutor.
[00:16:50.560] We'll hit the plus sign.
[00:16:52.479] Going to load an application that's called KeyKey.
[00:16:56.410] I can drop the app on here.
[00:16:57.560] Or if I go to here, I can just click to open up the Finder.
[00:17:03.130] Let's find where it is.
[00:17:04.170] It's in Setapp.
[00:17:10.16]
[00:17:11.703] There it is.
[00:17:12.536] We'll say Open.
[00:17:14.290] And I want it to launch when I click the Start button,
[00:17:16.180] which is fine.
[00:17:17.250] And the next thing I want is, let's open a file this time.
[00:17:20.630] I don't want to open the Flextime application itself
[00:17:23.610] because that'll just default back its standard parameters.
[00:17:26.120] I want to open the configuration file that I just created.
[00:17:28.860] So I'm gonna just call this the Timer.
[00:17:32.510] And again, if I click on here to open the Finder up,
[00:17:35.110] that was in iCloud Drive Documents.
[00:17:41.10]
[00:17:42.360] That is Typing Timer, which is a Flextime routine document.
[00:17:45.800] We'll say Open.
[00:17:47.400] And yes, I want this to launch
[00:17:48.500] when I click the Start button.
[00:17:49.480] So if I close this down, if I go across to here,
[00:17:53.560] go to Typing Tutor, open that up, and say start.
[00:17:56.769] (beeps)
[00:17:59.010] Okay, so there is my typing timer
[00:18:01.620] all set up ready to go for 20 minutes.
[00:18:03.360] And below that is the tutor itself.
[00:18:07.140] Now one thing you can't do is to setup
[00:18:09.240] the positioning of the windows on the screen.
[00:18:11.530] So if it's something that I'm doing a lot,
[00:18:13.220] I tend to use Moom to do that.
[00:18:14.820] And we have covered Moom before in a previous screencast.
[00:18:17.470] I put the reference up on the screen.
[00:18:19.360] But what I might want to do, let me just close these down,
[00:18:21.490] and I'll just give you a quick demo.
[00:18:23.570] If I go back up to here, and I hold down the Alt key
[00:18:26.760] to open up my workspaces.
[00:18:28.730] If I go back to Home Accounts, and let's start this.
[00:18:32.604] (beeps)
[00:18:34.780] And I'll also start my Agenda notes as well.
[00:18:40.830] Let me go ahead and change the resolution of the screen
[00:18:42.550] so I can position these on the screen properly
[00:18:44.710] as to how I want them to open when I launch.
[00:18:47.590] Now I've increased the resolution of the screen
[00:18:49.200] just to demonstrate this feature,
[00:18:50.730] and I've rearranged the windows on the screen.
[00:18:52.650] So this might be the way that I would want
[00:18:54.830] my windows to be arranged when I launch the workspace.
[00:18:59.010] So once I've got my windows in the correct position,
[00:19:01.270] I need to go into Moom itself and create a snapshot.
[00:19:04.450] So if we open Moom, and then if we go to custom,
[00:19:10.560] and then if we hit the plus button,
[00:19:14.120] select Arrange Windows, and then say Save Snapshot.
[00:19:19.080] Okay, so it's recorded the positions of those windows.
[00:19:21.890] I'll give it a keyboard shortcut as well.
[00:19:23.290] So Shift + Option + Command + H, is in my Home Accounts.
[00:19:28.280] And then close that down.
[00:19:29.400] So, I mean, even if I open these up individually,
[00:19:32.540] if I do Shift + Option + Command + H,
[00:19:35.470] it will put things back to the same position.
[00:19:37.680] But if I...let me just move these out of the way.
[00:19:39.860] I'll just move these around so that we can see
[00:19:43.810] how this might work in conjunction with Workspaces.
[00:19:50.330] Let's go up to Workspaces.
[00:19:52.150] In fact, let's change Expenses
[00:19:54.460] so that it launches when we click the Start button.
[00:19:58.340] Okay, I'll close that down.
[00:20:00.200] If we go back to here, say Start.
[00:20:03.299] (beeps)
[00:20:04.990] So they're all in the wrong position,
[00:20:06.420] but I just do Shift-Option-Command-H,
[00:20:09.590] and that puts everything back in its correct position.
[00:20:13.120] So although not built into Workspaces,
[00:20:14.740] you can use it in conjunction with Moom
[00:20:16.730] to create a snapshot of your window positions
[00:20:19.880] and assign those positions using a simple key stroke.
[00:20:23.370] Okay, let's go back to the all normal resolution,
[00:20:25.500] and we'll just finish off by having a look at
[00:20:26.970] the Preferences within Workspaces.
[00:20:29.890] So to get to Preferences,
[00:20:31.150] we go back up to the icon in the menu bar,
[00:20:33.720] and there is an option down here.
[00:20:35.340] So Command-Comma, or just click on the preferences option.
[00:20:39.970] They are very straightforward.
[00:20:41.440] For general we've got the option to have the sound
[00:20:44.300] after launching automatic resources,
[00:20:46.290] which we've had switched on.
[00:20:47.560] I can launch the app on start up if I want.
[00:20:49.870] And if I want to select a different Terminal app
[00:20:52.160] I can do it from here.
[00:20:53.680] Access to the editor, always keep on top if you want to
[00:20:56.660] have the edit window on top of all your windows.
[00:20:59.070] Enable animations, and set launch
[00:21:01.750] when you click Start button to be the default.
[00:21:04.010] Now you can record a shortcut if you want to have
[00:21:06.270] a shortcut key access directly to the editor,
[00:21:08.840] but we'll finish off by taking a look at the browser.
[00:21:11.400] So I'll pop over, open an application,
[00:21:13.280] start in the purple header.
[00:21:14.600] That's the purple header here.
[00:21:16.940] You can switch that off if you want.
[00:21:19.130] Specify the height.
[00:21:20.700] To close Workspaces after launching a resource manually.
[00:21:23.600] Another shortcut, if you want to have an open shortcut
[00:21:26.380] to open the browser.
[00:21:27.880] And then some specific key combinations
[00:21:29.550] for opening the editor, starting workspace,
[00:21:31.750] or as we saw before, Alt and click to open the browser
[00:21:34.680] with the Workspaces list.
[00:21:36.560] So that's Workspaces.
[00:21:38.405] (SCO transition music)
[00:21:42.010] The last application for this Mac Montage show
[00:21:44.520] is an application called Dropshare,
[00:21:47.050] and it's both an app and a web-based service.
[00:21:49.850] Now, probably as well as yourself,
[00:21:51.840] I've got tonnes and tonnes of different web-hosting providers,
[00:21:55.810] different file storage, online services.
[00:21:58.740] Sometimes you just want a service
[00:22:00.210] whereby you can quickly capture, say a screen capture,
[00:22:02.930] and just upload it to the Cloud to share with somebody.
[00:22:06.370] Dropshare Cloud is just one of these services.
[00:22:09.260] It does integrate with other file sharing services,
[00:22:11.730] but it does provide its own cloud-based solution as well.
[00:22:14.550] This is the website, dropshare.cloud.
[00:22:16.620] You can buy it as a subscription service.
[00:22:19.320] And if we go across to Plans,
[00:22:23.720] you'll see there is a Power user, a Tiny user,
[00:22:26.880] and a Basic user all at different pricing levels.
[00:22:30.330] The great news is, if you have a Setapp subscription,
[00:22:32.960] it's already available within Setapp
[00:22:34.387] and is part of your $9.99 subscription within Setapp.
[00:22:38.140] You actually get this basic subscription service as well,
[00:22:41.100] which normally costs 5 Euros a month,
[00:22:43.330] unlimited files, 20 GB of bandwidth,
[00:22:45.440] 10 GB of storage, and some other features as well.
[00:22:48.780] But you're saving yourself a chunk of money
[00:22:50.810] if you do go with the Setapp version of the application.
[00:22:54.280] The application itself is fully featured.
[00:22:56.050] It's just the back-end services.
[00:22:58.700] You get the Basic plan with Setapp.
[00:23:01.700] So let me go ahead, and I'll demonstrate it to you.
[00:23:03.830] It's very easy to set up.
[00:23:05.730] If you already have a Dropbox account, or Amazon S3,
[00:23:07.717] and you want to use the Dropshare functionality with that,
[00:23:11.020] again, it's very simple to set up.
[00:23:12.940] Let me go to Setapp.
[00:23:14.510] So here is Dropshare.
[00:23:15.630] I'll go ahead and instal.
[00:23:16.760] This is the latest version, version 5.0.3.
[00:23:19.970] I'll come back to this once it's installed.
[00:23:22.700] So the Dropshare app is downloaded and installed,
[00:23:25.080] and has presented us with this end user licence agreement.
[00:23:28.230] I'll just go ahead and say, accept and proceed.
[00:23:31.440] And the first screen that we see is the setup screen.
[00:23:33.930] This allows us to setup the connection
[00:23:36.350] to whichever online service we want to use
[00:23:38.220] for our file transfers, our file storage.
[00:23:40.650] There is, at the top, the Dropshare Cloud itself.
[00:23:43.080] Easy setup, sign up, and just start sharing.
[00:23:45.410] This is the free plan that's provided
[00:23:47.270] with your Setapp subscription.
[00:23:49.300] If you do buy this through the website,
[00:23:52.270] you will be presented with
[00:23:53.250] the different plans on this screen.
[00:23:55.320] I'm gonna go ahead and setup a Dropshare account
[00:23:57.630] even though I have got a Dropbox account,
[00:23:59.590] and Amazon S3, etc.
[00:24:01.020] Perhaps we'll come back to that at the end
[00:24:02.240] to show you how you set up that.
[00:24:03.410] But let's just stick with the basics,
[00:24:05.260] and set it with the free plan that we get.
[00:24:07.450] So all I need to do is click on here.
[00:24:10.000] So I haven't got an account as yet,
[00:24:11.290] so I'm gonna go ahead and sign up.
[00:24:15.670] We'll accept the terms of service and say Sign Up.
[00:24:20.743] I need to create a name for my bucket.
[00:24:22.850] So we'll call it ScreenCastsOnline,
[00:24:25.030] and then click on Create my bucket.
[00:24:27.690] So it looks like the bucket's been created,
[00:24:29.540] and they've sent us an email to activate the account.
[00:24:33.000] We'll go across to Mail.
[00:24:34.540] I've not got mine loaded, so let me load it from here.
[00:24:40.53]
[00:24:44.280] There it is.
[00:24:51.010] Okay, so we've now created our account.
[00:24:53.390] We'll close that down.
[00:24:54.810] Close Mail down.
[00:24:56.310] And we'll say Continue.
[00:24:57.640] So Configure the basics.
[00:24:58.760] Start Dropshare on system launch.
[00:25:00.410] Yes, we'll have that.
[00:25:01.680] Enable notifications in Notifications Centre,
[00:25:04.220] and Show Tips and Tricks occasionally.
[00:25:07.010] Okay, we'll come back to looking at
[00:25:08.870] some of the other preferences later.
[00:25:10.360] Let's just say Start using Dropshare.
[00:25:12.770] The priority mechanism for uploading
[00:25:14.530] your files is drag and drop.
[00:25:16.130] Although, you can also upload from the clipboard.
[00:25:18.440] You can also do screen captures, screen grabs,
[00:25:21.490] and including movies as well from your desktop,
[00:25:24.290] and upload them, and share them quite easily.
[00:25:26.480] But let's start with a basic drag and drop action.
[00:25:29.750] So if I want this file here, say this is an image file,
[00:25:32.230] if I just want to upload this,
[00:25:33.880] I can just drag the file out of the Finder
[00:25:36.420] and straight onto the Dropshare icon.
[00:25:39.190] You'll see there's an animation in the icon,
[00:25:40.950] and that we get notification.
[00:25:44.020] Now I can click on here,
[00:25:45.480] and that will open up the image
[00:25:46.770] in a web browser showing the link.
[00:25:49.030] I can close that down.
[00:25:51.700] I can go to the icon itself.
[00:25:55.070] If I hover over, I can see which
[00:25:57.030] accounts it's been uploaded to.
[00:25:58.460] So this is my Dropshare account.
[00:26:00.270] I can click on here,
[00:26:01.630] and that will copy the link to the clipboard.
[00:26:04.480] Let's go back to the icon again.
[00:26:06.220] This little drop-down arrow allows me to Copy the URL,
[00:26:09.570] Copy the Direct URL, create an access-restricted URL.
[00:26:13.160] So if I click on there, you can assign a password.
[00:26:16.140] You can also switch on Track Downloads,
[00:26:18.090] and that will create a special access restricted URL.
[00:26:21.230] But we won't do that for now.
[00:26:22.330] Let's just close that down.
[00:26:24.370] Back to the icon.
[00:26:25.950] Back to the drop-down.
[00:26:27.430] I can Share the URL to the various suspects,
[00:26:30.270] Mail, Messages, AirDrop, etc.,
[00:26:32.240] or I can delete the piece of media from the Dropshare Cloud.
[00:26:36.960] Okay, let's just tap away.
[00:26:38.070] Now you'll notice that there are four icons across the top.
[00:26:41.040] So this first icon allows us to create a note and upload.
[00:26:44.070] This allows us to create a screen capture.
[00:26:46.920] This allows us to annotate a screen capture.
[00:26:49.370] And this allows us to create a movie from your desktop.
[00:26:52.470] So let's have a quick look at notes.
[00:26:54.180] So if I click on the Composed Note option,
[00:26:57.070] I can create my note.
[00:27:03.06]
[00:27:04.472] As you can see, down at the bottom
[00:27:05.560] we've got support for Markdown here.
[00:27:07.060] If you are into coding, you can create your own template
[00:27:10.620] by using some HTML,
[00:27:11.740] but we'll not look at that at the moment.
[00:27:13.820] We'll say Cancel.
[00:27:15.780] I can go ahead and just hit Shift and Enter to upload,
[00:27:19.380] or I can hit the Upload button.
[00:27:21.130] I hit the Upload button.
[00:27:22.670] Convert it to HTML.
[00:27:24.550] I can click on here and see
[00:27:26.500] the contents of that note via a web link.
[00:27:28.410] And as you can see, it's got the bold down here,
[00:27:31.210] formatted in bold,
[00:27:32.170] because we put some Markdown formatting around it.
[00:27:35.670] Okay, let's close that down.
[00:27:36.590] Let's have a look at some of the other options.
[00:27:38.650] So screen capture.
[00:27:40.870] Partial screen capture.
[00:27:41.860] If I wanted to capture say my list of favourites here,
[00:27:46.120] I can do that, let go, and that's uploaded.
[00:27:49.830] Again, I can go in.
[00:27:50.780] I can share it with anybody.
[00:27:52.180] I can have a look at it.
[00:27:53.450] If I wanted to annotate my screen capture,
[00:27:56.040] if I go to here, click on this option.
[00:27:59.230] Again, let's do the full screen this time.
[00:28:03.610] Okay, I can now add text.
[00:28:05.040] I can add arrows.
[00:28:06.610] So if I wanted to add an arrow, click on here.
[00:28:10.560] Add an arrow.
[00:28:11.490] I can use Command and + to increase
[00:28:14.220] the thickness of the stroke width,
[00:28:16.720] or Command and - to reduce it.
[00:28:19.830] I can add rectangles, circles.
[00:28:21.750] I can blur as well.
[00:28:22.870] I can also crop.
[00:28:24.000] And when I'm happy, I just click on here,
[00:28:25.860] and that gets uploaded.
[00:28:26.920] And the final option from within here, if I click on here.
[00:28:30.780] Right, so click and drag to select the recording area
[00:28:33.550] or just click for the whole screen.
[00:28:35.050] If I just select this part here, I can crop,
[00:28:39.650] I can capture microphone audio,
[00:28:41.460] I can create a GIF, or a HD clip.
[00:28:44.690] Let's go with the HD clip.
[00:28:46.290] Click on Record.
[00:28:47.123] I can see the recording up in the menu bar.
[00:28:49.410] And then if I just say, pop that down.
[00:28:52.230] Stop recording.
[00:28:55.230] Alright, it's converting and uploading.
[00:28:57.110] I double-click on here.
[00:29:00.357] There is my little movie.
[00:29:04.240] We'll safely upload it to Dropshare.
[00:29:08.240] And again, with any of these.
[00:29:09.073] Let me just close that down.
[00:29:10.920] If I go back to the icon,
[00:29:13.550] I can click on this little link here,
[00:29:15.310] copy the URLs, share the URLs,
[00:29:17.550] or delete from Dropshare Cloud.
[00:29:20.000] If you are drag and dropping a lot,
[00:29:21.740] this little icon here might be a small target for you.
[00:29:24.360] So what you can do, if we go into here,
[00:29:26.810] is go to Preferences.
[00:29:30.180] And then under Uploads, various options here.
[00:29:33.400] Converting Markdown files asking for
[00:29:35.230] connection to use before uploading.
[00:29:36.670] So if you have multiple connections,
[00:29:38.260] such as Dropbox and Dropshare,
[00:29:40.750] you can be prompted for which one use.
[00:29:44.300] Copy URL to clipboard before upload finishes
[00:29:46.560] if you want that.
[00:29:47.870] Some URL options here.
[00:29:49.280] But the one I wanted to show you is this, the Zone.
[00:29:51.650] So if I create a large zone,
[00:29:53.280] and let's create it on the right centre.
[00:29:57.300] And I think that's all we need to do.
[00:29:59.920] Oh, I need to open system preferences
[00:30:04.490] and change my accessibility options.
[00:30:10.48]
[00:30:14.810] Just allow Dropshare to control my computer.
[00:30:19.590] Lock that again.
[00:30:20.630] Pop that down.
[00:30:22.410] Okay, so now if I pop that out of the way,
[00:30:24.850] let's go to Finder window.
[00:30:28.560] This image here.
[00:30:31.387] So if I drag this image off the Finder
[00:30:33.320] and just drop it straight onto that panel,
[00:30:35.560] it will be uploaded to Dropshare.
[00:30:37.920] I've switched off this on option.
[00:30:39.680] But let me just show you a couple
[00:30:40.570] of the clever things you can do with Dropshare.
[00:30:43.330] For instance, with Files, this file here,
[00:30:45.470] this is an RTF file.
[00:30:46.970] If I upload this just using drag and drop to the menu bar,
[00:30:52.040] okay, that's now uploaded.
[00:30:52.920] If I double-click, basically what will happen is
[00:30:55.510] that the web page, well you won't see a web page,
[00:30:58.200] but the browser has opened,
[00:30:59.580] but the file has been downloaded automatically.
[00:31:02.700] Now you can set up a landing page.
[00:31:04.920] To do that you go to back into here, back into preferences.
[00:31:10.91]
[00:31:12.090] And then if we go to, here we go, Landing Page.
[00:31:16.390] So we'll create a landing page for uploaded files.
[00:31:19.090] Various templates.
[00:31:20.260] So these are just some examples.
[00:31:22.160] Let me just move that across.
[00:31:23.780] So you'll just get this nice little Download button,
[00:31:27.340] a Sample File png.
[00:31:28.900] So these are just the different graphical ways.
[00:31:31.090] And again, if you're into coding,
[00:31:32.260] you can use your own template.
[00:31:33.410] You can go in and code this template.
[00:31:35.170] But I'm not going to do that.
[00:31:36.510] I'm going to go ahead and just use the default,
[00:31:38.520] which is that one.
[00:31:40.130] Okay, close preferences down.
[00:31:42.080] Same file, Joe.rtf, upload that.
[00:31:48.110] Now if I open up the file, there we go,
[00:31:50.720] we're on there just downloading automatically.
[00:31:53.010] We get an icon on the file, the file name,
[00:31:55.290] and a Download button.
[00:31:56.180] It just might be a little bit better
[00:31:57.980] if you're sharing files with people
[00:31:59.308] to give them this landing page.
[00:32:02.480] Okay, we'll close that down.
[00:32:04.070] Let's have a look at some of the connections we can make.
[00:32:06.270] So if I go to here, go to Preferences.
[00:32:10.720] This time, in fact, let's just have
[00:32:11.980] a quick scan through all of the preferences.
[00:32:14.500] So we've got, well, we've had a look at this before.
[00:32:16.410] Some shortcuts if you want to create some shortcuts.
[00:32:18.770] There is a command line interface.
[00:32:20.220] So if you want to instal that,
[00:32:21.850] then use Dropshare within your bash scripts
[00:32:23.990] or automation you can do.
[00:32:25.870] This is where you add connections.
[00:32:27.260] So let's add a new connection.
[00:32:28.960] Let's go ahead and add my Dropbox.
[00:32:30.750] So as you can see, SCP over SSH.
[00:32:34.550] So some secure connections.
[00:32:35.670] Amazon S3, Rackspace, Google Drive,
[00:32:38.262] Blackblaze B2, Microsoft Azure, Dropbox,
[00:32:41.510] Custom S2 API Compliant Connection,
[00:32:43.950] or import connection form another Mac.
[00:32:45.990] Let's go ahead and say Dropbox.
[00:32:48.614] You'll sign into Dropbox.
[00:32:51.650] I will say Allow.
[00:32:57.64]
[00:32:59.560] Okay, so that's all done.
[00:33:01.430] We're getting some messages saying that
[00:33:02.610] we've connected a new app to Dropbox.
[00:33:04.700] And then all I need to do then is just say, make default.
[00:33:11.410] Close that down.
[00:33:12.550] Close that down.
[00:33:13.383] Now you can't use our landing pages with Dropbox.
[00:33:15.280] You'll get the actual Dropbox landing pages.
[00:33:18.380] But again, I shall use this Joe.rtf file.
[00:33:21.280] So I drag that, drop it onto there.
[00:33:25.270] So that one uploaded to Dropbox.
[00:33:28.010] With any luck, you saw the Dropbox icon.
[00:33:30.050] And there we go.
[00:33:30.954] There's a message from Dropbox as well.
[00:33:32.240] If I go into here,
[00:33:33.880] I can see this is going to my Dropbox account.
[00:33:37.300] Double-click, opens up Dropbox.
[00:33:41.920] So I can share a download from within Dropbox itself.
[00:33:46.480] And if we just try one more thing, let's get out of here.
[00:33:49.560] Let's go back to Preferences.
[00:33:53.700] And as we saw before with uploads,
[00:33:56.880] ask for connection to use before uploading.
[00:33:58.830] Let's try that.
[00:34:00.817] Close that down.
[00:34:02.470] Here's another test file, which is an RTF document.
[00:34:07.270] Here we go, one or two.
[00:34:09.150] So if I want to use Dropbox,
[00:34:10.260] I can just either select it with the mouse,
[00:34:12.220] or I can just hit two,
[00:34:14.040] and that will upload it to Dropbox for me.
[00:34:17.320] And there we go.
[00:34:19.896] And I will finally look at
[00:34:20.810] some of the other options within Preferences.
[00:34:24.710] So screenshots, if you want to record shortcuts
[00:34:27.290] for the various methods of capturing screenshots,
[00:34:30.140] selections, caption and annotation, annotate and Dropshare,
[00:34:34.110] or any of the other applications
[00:34:35.490] I've installed on this particular Mac.
[00:34:37.860] Do not capture shadow of windows, downscale retina,
[00:34:41.210] screenshot file format, and copy screenshots to,
[00:34:44.030] where you can select the folder.
[00:34:46.160] Landing page, we've looked at.
[00:34:47.550] Mirror.
[00:34:48.383] If you have an iOS or an Android device
[00:34:50.390] connected to your Mac,
[00:34:52.240] you can do a screen capture of your mobile device,
[00:34:55.600] and there are some instructions on how to do that here.
[00:34:58.430] And then this is the option to sync.
[00:35:00.360] If you want to opt out of syncing your history
[00:35:04.080] and preview images, you opt out at this particular point.
[00:35:08.570] But that's probably about it.
[00:35:10.010] There is a free iOS app that you can use.
[00:35:12.840] I won't show you on this.
[00:35:13.673] This is a Mac Montage.
[00:35:14.550] But there is a free iOS app that allows you to
[00:35:17.100] have a look at your Dropshare account,
[00:35:19.850] and you can see all the preview images,
[00:35:22.120] and then you can also share from your iOS device as well.
[00:35:24.940] So that's worth checking out.
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[00:35:30.730] But anyway, that's it for this quick look
[00:35:33.000] at some of my favourite applications.
[00:35:35.320] Hopefully, we'll do some more of these.
[00:35:36.610] I think there are some value in looking back
[00:35:38.790] at some of the applications we've already covered,
[00:35:40.930] and giving you sort of real-life examples
[00:35:43.180] on how you might use them.
[00:35:44.070] So we might look forward to doing that
[00:35:46.130] a bit more in the future.
[00:35:48.040] But anyway, that's it for this week's
[00:35:49.380] full ScreenCastsOnline tutorial.
[00:35:51.190] We'll be back, as usual, on Tuesday with a new tip video.
[00:35:54.090] So we'll speak to you then.
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