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Tip - Grammarly on iOS

Date: 25th June 2019

Duration: 09:14

Show ref: SCOM0850

In this video, Lee covers a utility that will help keep your grammar and spelling in check when writing.

Grammarly is a cloud-based service with apps available on most platforms. You learn how to install the Grammarly keyboard for iOS, correct basic spelling and grammar, as well as use this great utility with an external keyboard. Lee also shows you the various pricing options.

MAMP & WordPress

Date: 21st June 2019

Duration: 40:58

Show ref: SCOM0849

If you've ever wanted to learn WordPress but don't want to spend the money on hosting a site on the internet, how about running it locally on your Mac? Or perhaps you have a WordPress blog but you want to experiment with changing the look and feel to modernize it. Instead of interrupting your online presence, you could experiment with a local installation of WordPress on your Mac.

In this tutorial, Allison will walk you through the installation of a free piece of software called MAMP. She'll explain in detail how MAMP gives you a web server, a database and a scripting language, and the easy steps to configure them so you can run WordPress locally.

The steps themselves will probably take you into unknown territory but they're not that hard to follow. After WordPress is running, she'll give you some very basic instruction in creating Pages and Posts in WordPress and then installing Themes and Plugins. She'll show you where these files go on your Mac so you understand what's happening under the hood.

Tip - Scanbot for iOS

Date: 18th June 2019

Duration: 07:11

Show ref: SCOM0848

Scanbot for iOS is a scanning application that can automatically apply Optical Character Recognition (or OCR) to your scans and upload them to your cloud service provider.

This week, Mike shows you how to use Scanbot to scan receipts, a common workflow for many people who have to travel for work. You learn how to connect Scanbot to your cloud service provider, set up Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in multiple languages, automate file naming using Scanbot's built-in tokens, and scan and crop images so they turn out just right.

Notability for iOS

Date: 14th June 2019

Duration: 46:48

Show ref: SCOM0847

Notability for iOS allows you to combine handwriting, sketching, photos and typing in a single note to bring your projects to life. Use a wide range of note-taking and sketching tools to capture every detail. You can even add and annotate PDFs in Notability. It's the perfect place to create and organize work, school, and life's information!

In this episode, Richard takes you from start to finish with this versatile application. After going through the downloading and installing process, he looks at the various tools and options available, how to organise your notes in subjects, and shows you how to export your work.

Tip - macOS Emoji & Symbols

Date: 11th June 2019

Duration: 06:11

Show ref: SCOM0846

There are hundreds of Emoji & Symbols available to virtually every application on your Mac. Previously known as "Special Characters," these are available at the press of a keyboard shortcut or via the Edit menu.

In this tip video, Don takes your through the Emoji & Symbols panel and demonstrates how to get access to many more useful symbols for use in your documents and communication.

Overcast for iOS

Date: 7th June 2019

Duration: 51:21

Show ref: SCOM0845

If you listen to a lot of podcasts but want something that offers more options than Apple's Podcasts app, Overcast may be for you.

In this episode, Mike dives deep into Overcast on iPhone – since this is the primary place people download and listen to podcasts.

He covers numerous ways to discover and download podcasts and shows you all the ins and outs of the Overcast interface. You learn how to search for podcasts and build your library, record Overcast-friendly Siri shortcuts, create Smart Playlists, upload files via Overcast Premium for testing, and much more.

Tip - Space Lens

Date: 4th June 2019

Duration: 07:52

Show ref: SCOM0844

CleanMyMac X is a fantastic utility for ensuring that your Mac is always kept in tip-top condition. We've covered the overall functionality of Clean My Mac X in several episodes but in this tip video, Don takes a look at a new module in CleanMyMac X and that's Space Lens.

HoudahSpot 5 Foundation

Date: 31st May 2019

Duration: 35:55

Show ref: SCOM0843

macOS has a hugely powerful indexing feature called Spotlight built right into the operating system. Spotlight can index hundreds of thousands of files, folders, email messages and more and store a multitude of information about each object. The problem is how to search this rich database of information and find the stuff you want, quickly and effectively.

That's where HoudahSpot comes in.

HoudahSpot gives you an expanded UI to allow you to craft complex and powerful search queries with the minimum of fuss.

With the recent release of HoudahSpot 5, this essential application has become even more useful and offers some additional features.

In this full tutorial, we take you through the basics of HoudahSpot, the enhanced UI, the HoudahSpot Helper and the integration of HoudahSpot with the Finder and many third-party utilities.

It really is an essential app for all macOS users.

Tip - Scan QR Codes Using iPhone

Date: 28th May 2019

Duration: 05:12

Show ref: SCOM0842

You've probably seen QR code readers at the top of the App Store before. But with iOS 11 and above, you already have the ability to read these codes, no third-party app required.

This week, Mike shows you how to scan QR codes using your iOS device. You learn how to open up your camera ready to scan using 3D Touch, and also take a look at a few examples of what's possible with QR codes.

MoneyWiz 3 for macOS & iOS

Date: 24th May 2019

Duration: 54:07

Show ref: SCOM0841

In this week's episode, Lee walks us through the basic features of MoneyWiz 3, a personal finance application for both macOS and iOS.

You will learn about setting up new accounts, connecting to online banks and institutions, creating budgets, as well as running reports and syncing your data between devices. If you're having difficulty managing a system for creating budgets, or are drowning in spreadsheets, this may be just the tutorial for you.

Tip - Karabiner Elements

Date: 21st May 2019

Duration: 09:04

Show ref: SCOM0840

In this tip video, Lee introduces us to an open source application he has been used to modify the output of keys on his macOS keyboard for some years: Karabiner Elements.

You learn how Karabiner Elements makes entering a series of modifier keys a lot more practical, and how this will open the door to assigning special keyboard shortcuts. Lee also demonstrates some handy real-world use cases for this technique using Keyboard Maestro and macOS keyboard shortcuts

MailSuite

Date: 17th May 2019

Duration: 52:58

Show ref: SCOM0839

Have you ever wished you could do more with the built-in Apple Mail app on your Mac? Well with MailSuite, you can. MailSuite combines four powerful email tools in a single Apple Mail plugin, giving you the power and flexibility you need to crank through mountains of email effortlessly and still keep it all neatly organized.

This week, Mike explains how to take your email game to the next level using the different tools included in MailSuite. You'll learn how to apply rules to emails using keystrokes, apply tags and keywords to messages, set up custom perspectives when working on a big project, and how to set up signatures that you can use across email accounts.

Tip - Ulysses 15 Update

Date: 14th May 2019

Duration: 07:03

Show ref: SCOM0838

With the advent of Ulysses 15, some great new features have been added to this very capable writing tool.

In this tip video, Don takes us through the important additions to Ulysses 15 on macOS.

Hook for macOS

Date: 10th May 2019

Duration: 31:04

Show ref: SCOM0837

Invariably, working on the Mac involves a multitude of different apps, different information sources, and different file formats. We often struggle to keep all these elements together in one form or another by grouping them into folders or assigning tags. But invariably, it's difficult to manage and it becomes a burden or, we might end up abandoning it altogether. This is where Hook comes in.

Hook is a unique application that solves the problem in an elegant and simple-to-use fashion. Use Hook to "link" documents, images, videos, web pages, and more, using simple keystrokes or drag and drop. Your files can reside anywhere on your system and Hook makes it very simple to switch between them, keep everything accessible.

It's a revelation!

Tip - Deliveries

Date: 7th May 2019

Duration: 06:20

Show ref: SCOM0836

Deliveries for iOS helps you keep track of all your packages, so you always know where they are and when they'll be delivered.

This week, Mike shows you how to set up the Deliveries app so you're notified the moment your packages arrive. You learn how to get detailed information in the app about your deliveries while they are en route, set up notifications so you're alerted when your package gets to your doorstep, and create a Siri Shortcut to check on status.

TextExpander 6 Foundation

Date: 3rd May 2019

Duration: 51:10

Show ref: SCOM0835

TextExpander 6 from Smile includes some incredibly powerful tools to increase your productivity when typing on your Mac. In this Foundation tutorial, Allison starts out slowly introducing simple text expansion snippets to bring the beginners up to speed. Then she quickly accelerates and moves into advanced topics such as nesting snippets, doing math on dates, and fill-in snippets.

You learn how to subscribe to other people's shared snippet groups as well as sharing your own. Each step of the tutorial builds on previous knowledge in a way that brings everyone up to speed for maximum productivity. TextExpander is likely to provide you with the highest productivity boost of any app you can install on your Mac.

Tip - Wallpaper Wizard and Endurance

Date: 30th April 2019

Duration: 10:28

Show ref: SCOM0834

This week, Lee walks you through two very different, and very useful applications for macOS, both available inside of Setapp.

If you are bored with the standard wallpapers that come with the operating system yet don't want the hassle of uploading your own photos and images, Wallpaper Wizard 2 is the application for you.

Endurance is for laptop owners who are concerned about their battery life. It's a menu bar application that will help you maximise the shelf life of your battery through various configurable settings.

Cardhop for iOS

Date: 26th April 2019

Duration: 33:10

Show ref: SCOM0833

Cardhop is now on iOS!

Widely acknowledged as one of the best (if not the best) contacts app on macOS, Flexibits has recently launched Cardhop for iOS.

This new version brings the same power and ease of use as the macOS version, with some subtle new additions for the mobile platform.

In this tutorial, Don looks at the basics of setting up and using Cardhop, as well as customising and getting the most out of the versatile Parser or Search Bar. He also shows you the brilliant new "Business Card" feature, perfect for use on iPhone.

Sending large attachments via email can be troublesome and invariably requires third-party services or applications. However, with Mail Drop and Apple Mail, the complexities are swept away and it's never been easier to send large files. Even better, it's built into macOS and iOS.

With a generous limit of 5GB per email, you can send huge files to any recipient. Files transferred via Mail Drop are available to download for 30 days, and you can transfer up to 1TB of data in that 30-day period, without impacting on your iCloud storage.

In this tip video, Don takes you through configuring and using Mail Drop on macOS, iOS, and iCloud.com.

Ferrite for iOS

Date: 19th April 2019

Duration: 40:48

Show ref: SCOM0831

The touch interface of your favorite iOS device combined with the simple design of Ferrite provides a great environment for editing and publishing audio for the web. There's something about editing audio with your finger or Apple Pencil that makes this task more personal and more enjoyable.

This week, Mike explains how you can use Ferrite to edit, and even record, a podcast. He shows you some basic editing techniques and guides you through the built-in tools and effects that make Ferrite such a great tool for podcasters. You also learn how to set up automation like fading out an intro track, adding artwork and chapter markers for export, and leveling your audio for the final mix.