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Tip - Integration with Marked 2

Date: 21st February 2017

Duration: 03:25

Show ref: SCOM0606

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well worth taking a look!

Tip - macOS & iOS - Twitter Mute Filters

Date: 14th February 2017

Duration: 06:16

Show ref: SCOM0604

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

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

Affinity Photo 1.5 Update

Date: 10th February 2017

Duration: 48:03

Show ref: SCOM0603

In SCOM0560 and SCOM0565, Allison Sheridan introduced us to the highly capable image editor, Affinity Photo from Serif. This $50 Mac App Store application is turning the photo editing world on its head.

In the previous tutorials, Allison taught us how to use the Affinity Photo extensions within Apple Photos, and then revealed the full power of this excellent application.

In this week's tutorial, Allison is going to show us the massive capabilities that Serif added (for no upgrade cost) with their update to Affinity Photo 1.5. In addition to being able to round trip images to Affinity Photo from Apple Photos now, you can edit 360 photos, record macros of common tasks, do batch processing on many photos at once, focus merge, shallow depth of field images, and they've even added HDR and Tone Mapping.

Whether you're a professional photographer or an amateur who just enjoys photography, Allison promises you'll find these tools easy and intuitive.

Tip - macOS - Preview Tips - Pt 2

Date: 7th February 2017

Duration: 03:41

Show ref: SCOM0602

Tip Video: Preview on the Mac is known for its PDF capabilities, but it really is a "Swiss Army Knife" amongst applications. Supplied free as part of macOS, Apple are continually updating and improving Preview with additional functionality.

In this second part of a short series, I take a look at some of the file manipulation and export capabilities of Preview.

Backups & iCloud Drive

Date: 3rd February 2017

Duration: 42:05

Show ref: SCOM0601

With the introduction of iCloud Drive Desktop and Documents sync in macOS Sierra, I felt it was time to revisit the how, what and where of backups.

Even with the prevalence of online backups and services, local backups are still advisable including bootable backups if you want to get back working in a hurry. In this episode, I take you through the principles of creating a local bootable backup to a USB drive, as well as setting up a Time Machine backup to the same USB drive.

In addition, I demonstrate using a NAS or Network Attached Storage device (in my case a Synology NAS) as an expandable Time Machine Backup.

Another requirement is to sometimes backup or sync files across two Macs or more, and I demonstrate setting this up using ChronoSync and ChronoAgent on your Mac.

Finally, I take a look at the recent changes to iCloud Drive with Desktop and Documents sync and assess how these changes impact on your backup strategy, as well as demonstrating how to restore deleted files and folders from iCloud Drive within the 30 day limit.

Tip - macOS - Preview Tips - Pt 1

Date: 31st January 2017

Duration: 6:18

Show ref: SCOM0600

Tip Video: Preview on the Mac is known for its PDF capabilities, but it really is a "Swiss Army Knife" amongst applications. Supplied free as part of macOS, Apple are continually updating and improving Preview with additional functionality.

This first part of a short series takes a look at some of the graphical functionality of Preview including resizing, adjusting and cropping digital images, as well as using the "Magnifier" to examine your photos. I also take a look at some of the new tools in the Markup Toolbar.

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.

Tip - iOS - 3D Touch

Date: 24th January 2017

Duration: 4:04

Show ref: SCOM0598

3D Touch is a great boon for iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 users, but the feature needs to be explored to get the most benefit.

In this tip video, I demonstrate some of the more useful 3D Touch features in Control Centre and Settings.

There are some really powerful Mac automation tools out there, but it can be difficult to know where to start. In Part 1 of this Mac automation series, we introduce some basic automation principles and some key ideas for developing a systems thinking mindset.

We also take a look at five common automation tools for the Mac (TextExpander, Hazel, Keyboard Maestro, Automator, and AppleScript). For each tool, we go through its strengths and weaknesses and explain what situations they are best suited for, so you can start to recognize opportunities for automation in your own everyday use.