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Ember & Pixa - Organise Your Images

Date: 8th August 2014

Duration: 27:11

Show ref: SCOM0464

Two applications in this week's show - Ember and Pixa

Ember is a beautiful application for creating and organising an image library. With iCloud (Mac App Store version only) and Dropbox syncing built in, it will sync your image library between other Macs and iOS devices. Full image annotation support as well as a unique subscription module that allows you to subscribe to the images in your favourite RSS services.

Pixa is another image library manager with a slightly different focus. Auto tagging will sort your images by size and colour. No library sync, but Pixa has Live folders that allow you to catalogue and update folders of images on your Mac direct from Pixa. With support for many third party graphics application file formats and robust, customisable export features, Pixa may just find a place in your graphics toolbox.

Ember for iOS

Date: 8th August 2014

Duration: 13:48

Show ref: SCOI0175

Ember is a graphics and image organiser from RealMac Software. Following on from this week's Mac show where I take a look at the Mac version of Ember, this show covers the iOS version.

Ember allows you to sync your Ember library via iCloud or Dropbox, and lets you carry your inspiration images with you. You can also capture images from your iPad and iPhone and they will sync back to your Mac. With the addition of some in-app purchases, you can auto-import screenshots or annotate your images on the go.

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.

Overcast - Audio Podcast Player

Date: 1st August 2014

Duration: 12:31

Show ref: SCOI0174

Overcast is the latest (and many would say the greatest) audio podcast player available for iOS.

Beautifully designed with some unique features, Overcast is well worth a try and is my current favourite audio podcast player.

Creating Documentation with Clarify 2

Date: 25th July 2014

Duration: 30:55

Show ref: SCOM0462

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.

Wireless Storage with the LaCie Fuel Drive

Date: 25th July 2014

Duration: 17:58

Show ref: SCOI0173

One of the biggest frustrations when traveling is having to rely on the limited storage on both my iPad and iPhone, especially when trying to select the movies I want to take with me. This is made worse by trying to decide which movies need to go on which device.

The solution to the problem is to use external storage, preferably a drive with wireless connectivity.

This week, I take a look at the LaCie Fuel Drive - either 1 or 2TB of external storage in a small, compact enclosure with both USB3 and built in WifI capability. Perfect, especially with its 10 hours of battery life!

I also take a look at the companion app for managing the Fuel Drive - Seagate Media - as well as a look at a much better solution for playing media on your iPad or iPhone via the LaCie Fuel drive - Infuse.

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.

Accessibility in iOS7

Date: 18th July 2014

Duration: 17:42

Show ref: SCOI0172

Apple have always gone the extra mile as far as accessibility support in both iOS and OSX.

In this tutorial, I take a look at some of the accessibility features in iOS7.

You may be surprised at how many accessibility features can actually be useful for able bodied individuals.

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.

SnapSeed Photo Manipulation

Date: 5th July 2014

Duration: 15:57

Show ref: SCOI0170

Let your creative juices flow with SnapSeed, a free photo manipulation application for both the iPad and iPhone.

Edit, crop, add filters or special effects, SnapSeed allows you to experiment with, and enhance your photos using simple gestures.

Once you've created your masterpiece, save a copy back to your camera roll, or share using a wide range of standard photo sharing services.

Alfred Refresher & 9 Killer Workflows

Date: 28th June 2014

Duration: 58:00

Show ref: SCOM0458

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.

Incredible Apps for iPhone & iPad - Live!

Date: 28th June 2014

Duration: 20:17

Show ref: SCOI0169

Another live episode of ScreenCastsOnline! This time, fresh from MacMania17, where I cover a number of Apps that I've never covered before on ScreenCastsOnline. In this session, I set out to explore some incredible apps for the iPhone and iPad. I've edited the session to remove the apps I've covered before on the show, but we're left with some awesome apps.

Check out the video page for links to all the apps.

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.

Keyboard Shortcuts, XtraFinder & OmniFocus Tweaks

Date: 14th June 2014

Duration: 29:20

Show ref: SCOM0456

A Mac Montage show this week, where I take a look at hints, tips or Apps that don't warrant a show on their own.

This week I cover:

Keyboard Shortcuts - A selection of keyboard shortcuts and workflows I use every day.

XtraFinder - A free Finder plugin that boosts your productivity using the Finder, with one extra special feature I can't do without.

OmniFocus 2 Tweaks - Following on from the OmniFocus 2 launch, the Clip-O-Tron is back, I take a look at some hidden settings plus point you in the direction of some free icons to use with Perspectives.

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.

Home Inventory for Mac

Date: 7th June 2014

Duration: 31:56

Show ref: SCOM0455

Home Inventory is an easy to use application that allows you to rapidly build a catalogue of all your possessions, or keep track of your various collections of "stuff".

In conjunction with two free iOS helper apps, Home Inventory takes the friction out of building a personal database of all your belongings, to help you stay organised and give you peace of mind! Highly rated on the Mac App store, Home Inventory has previously been a Mac App Store Editors' Choice and a Mac App Store Best of 2013 pick.

Home Inventory - Remote Phone & Mobile Backup

Date: 7th June 2014

Duration: 18:56

Show ref: SCOI0166

Following on from this week's Mac show, Allison Sheridan takes us through two free iOS helper applications for "Home Inventory" on the Mac.

Home Inventory Remote Photo - To capture barcodes and images of items to transfer into your Home Inventory application.

Mobile Backup - To back up your Home Inventory database to your iOS device.