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Cloud Outliner

Date: 5th January 2018

Duration: 40:57

Show ref: SCOM0697

Cloud Outliner is an inexpensive and yet powerful outlining app for the Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Cloud Outliner is available through the Mac App Store or through Setapp. Outlines are stored within Cloud Outliner and can be synced across devices through iCloud (App Store version only), Evernote, or through Cloud Outliner's free syncing service.

The Mac app includes easily-discoverable menus, handy menu bar buttons or a vast array of keyboard shortcuts. The choice is yours on how to interact with Cloud Outliner.

The iOS apps include full functionality for editing outlines from the Mac app and use intuitive gestures for manipulating outline content.

Tip - Gemini De-Duplication

Date: 2nd January 2018

Duration: 08:23

Show ref: SCOM0696

Space is always a premium on your Mac, and keeping it uncluttered can give you a performance boost. Gemini 2 from MacPaw makes de-duplicating your Mac a breeze. It won the Prestigious International Design Award - the Red Dot.

Available from the App Store or via your Setapp subscription, Gemini finds identical files and even similar files on your Mac, allowing for automatic removal. It also gives you the option to manually select duplicates or similar files for deletion. Not sure if you want to delete immediately? Setup Gemini to move your duplicate files to a temporary folder before deletion - just in case.

End of Year Action - Optional

Date: 31st December 2017

Duration: 03:05

Show ref: SCOM0999

If you are already receiving ScreenCastsOnline tutorials via the SCO Members app or via the ScreenCastsOnline Website, please ignore this short instructional video.

This is an optional step for ScreenCastsOnline members to take if they want to keep subscribing to 2018 ScreenCastsOnline shows via an RSS feed.

Pages Automation

Date: 29th December 2017

Duration: 33:01

Show ref: SCOM0695

As 2017 comes to a close, the newest version of Pages still does not support basic mail merge.

However, all is not lost as Sal Soghoian and the macosxautomation.com website has it covered.

This episode takes a look at some of the scripts and utilities available from this tremendous resource, and demonstrates how to:

  • Generate a template form letter and populate it with data from a Numbers spreadsheet using a special app.

  • Use the Contacts App, Pages and Mail to generate a personalised letter to a single group within your Contacts.

Tip - Gladys

Date: 26th December 2017

Duration: 08:43

Show ref: SCOM0694

Drag & Drop is great on iOS 11, but sometimes it can be difficult to drag to an application that's not immediately available. If you're dextrous, it's doable, but more often than not it can be quite troublesome.

Wouldn't it be great to just drag content to a storage area that you can access easily later on?

That's where Gladys comes in!

Gladys is a "shelf" app for all your dragged content. Just drag to Gladys and worry about where to use it later. Build a persistent library of content that you can search or filter, then just drag it out of Gladys when you're working in another application and need that content.

Gladys syncs using iCloud, so you can access your library across all of your iOS devices. It's a very useful and polished utility for iOS.

Keyboard Maestro Update

Date: 22nd December 2017

Duration: 38:31

Show ref: SCOM0693

Keyboard Maestro is an essential productivity app that provides you with a a simple user interface to automate just about any action on your Mac. Version 8 brings a bunch of new features to help you take your automation game to the next level - even if you've never written a single line of scripting code in your life. This update is focused on making the creation of macros as easy as possible, making it quicker than ever to automate common functions so you can start saving time on your Mac today.

The full tutorial covers:

Set up a Hyper Key to make hotkey triggers more convenient Gesture-based triggers iMessage actions Drag-and-Drop editing Idle triggers Cron triggers Prompt with List actions Macro palettes on the Touch Bar and much more!

Tip - macOS - Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

Date: 19th December 2017

Duration: 06:06

Show ref: SCOM0692

Most people know that the keys to enhanced productivity are the mastery of keyboard shortcuts and a good muscle memory!

But what if your most-used command doesn't have a keyboard shortcut?

Well, the good news is that macOS allows you to add your own keyboard shortcuts, either within a specific application, or for all applications on your Mac.

This tip video walks you through the process of setting up custom keyboard shortcuts.

Adobe Lightroom Update

Date: 13th December 2017

Duration: 48:13

Show ref: SCOM0691

Adobe recently announced some changes to it's Creative Cloud options for Lightroom. With users moving more and more to mobile devices, Adobe decided to go towards a mobile-first solution for Lightroom. In the process, they've separated their desktop and cloud-based products, calling them Lightroom Classic for the desktop version and Lightroom CC for the cloud-based one. This has caused some confusion not only over the names of each of the products but also which one to use in your photography workflow. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to do an update show on Lightroom.

In this screencast, we will look at the differences between the two versions of Lightroom, and go over some of the feature updates and user interface changes in each. We'll also take a look at some ways you can use features from both the desktop and CC versions in your photo workflow, using a real-world example.

Tip - AirPrint using Printopia

Date: 12th December 2017

Duration: 08:28

Show ref: SCOM0690

In order to print from your iPad or iPhone, you need an AirPrint-compatible printer connected and configured to use your Wi-Fi network. If you already have a printer connected to your Mac, there's no need to buy a new printer; just use Printopia.

Printopia is an app that automatically converts any printer connected to your Mac into an AirPrint-compatible printer. Extremely easy to set up, it requires no additional software to be installed on your iOS devices. Your printer simply appears as a network printer to all your iOS devices.

Bitcoin Primer - Part 2

Date: 8th December 2017

Duration: 57:40

Show ref: SCOM0689

Following on from last week's tutorial, we take a further look at the fascinating world of cryptocurrencies, more specifically Bitcoin.

In this second and final episode of our two-part series, we take a look at an alternative method of purchasing Bitcoin using the GDAX exchange. In addition, we learn how to use a dedicated offline hardware wallet to secure your valuable Bitcoins.

Tip - iOS 11 - Long Presses in Mobile Safari

Date: 5th December 2017

Duration: 06:07

Show ref: SCOM0688

Mobile Safari is one of the most used applications in iOS and as such, is very feature-rich. However, many of its features are hidden behind long presses, which by their very nature are hard to discover.

In this tip video, we expose some of the more useful long press-triggered features to help you get the most out of Mobile Safari.

Bitcoin Primer - Part 1

Date: 1st December 2017

Duration: 46:25

Show ref: SCOM0687

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general are one of the most misunderstood and, to many people, mysterious areas of technology. Despite a chequered past, Bitcoin is on the cusp of becoming mainstream and has seen its value soar over the past few years.

So what is Bitcoin, what is the blockchain, and why is it important?

In this first of a two-part series, I'll try and unravel the mysteries of Bitcoin and show you some of the common services and software that allow you to gain entry into the world of cryptocurrency.

Although Bitcoin is not Mac-or iOS-related, I explore Mac and iOS software that help you manage your Bitcoins, and take a look at one of the most popular web-based exchanges for converting USD and Euros into Bitcoins or fractions of a Bitcoin.

Tip - iOS 11 - Further Tips

Date: 28th November 2017

Duration: 06:29

Show ref: SCOM0686

We may have covered the major points of iOS 11 in the full shows, but there are still further hints and tips to share.

This tip show covers three really useful tips when using iOS 11.

Cardhop

Date: 24th November 2017

Duration: 34:15

Show ref: SCOM0685

Cardhop by Flexibits is a new way to access and update your iCloud contacts.

Beautifully designed with a powerful built-in parsing engine, it's never been easier to create, search for, or update contacts information.

Your contacts are now just a keystroke away and Cardhop allows for all sorts of interactions and actions with your contact data.

Because the application uses your iCloud contacts database, any changes, deletions or additions you make are synchronised with your other devices via iCloud.

Tip - macOS HS - Further Tips

Date: 21st November 2017

Duration: 06:26

Show ref: SCOM0684

macOS High Sierra was primarily an under-the-hood upgrade and we covered many of the new features recently in a full ScreenCastsOnline tutorial.

This tip show uncovers some features that didn't make it into that full tutorial.

MailButler

Date: 17th November 2017

Duration: 46:14

Show ref: SCOM0683

Ever find yourself wanting more from Apple's Mail app? With MailButler, a popular Apple Mail plugin, you may not have to switch to a third-party email client to get the features you're looking for.

In this episode, we'll show you how to supercharge Apple Mail using MailButler so you can:

Snooze emails in your inbox

Create tasks from individual messages

Track whether emails you've sent have been opened

Trigger automatic follow-ups for messages that don't receive a response

Create beautiful email signatures

Do much, much more!

One of the problems of moving to a new iPhone is that the restore process brings everything across. As well as the important information, you also end up with a tonne of applications that you never use and just can't be bothered to weed out.

Wouldn't it be nice to start off with a fresh build of iOS and just the stock apps? You can do this of course (instead of restoring your iPhone) but you'll loose all your Activity, Health and Watch data.

In this tip video, I demonstrate how you can do a partial restore to a new or existing iPhone to remove all the detritus, yet keep all your Activity, Health and Watch data. A third-party utility is used to achieve this (do so at your own risk) and there is no guarantee that it will work with future releases of iOS. However, I used it on my iPhone X and it worked amazingly well! The developers have stated that it is supported on iOS 11.2 beta so it looks promising!

Decipher Activity Transfer is free, but there is a paid version that allows you to transfer additional components in addition to your Activity and Watch data.

watchOS 4

Date: 10th November 2017

Duration: 34:46

Show ref: SCOM0681

watchOS 4 is Apple's latest update to the operating system powering the Apple Watch.

In this week's episode, we take a look at some of the new features and changes to the already-familiar apps on the Apple Watch.

Tip - iPhone X First Look

Date: 7th November 2017

Duration: 10:24

Show ref: SCOM0680

The new iPhone X is out and in this video, I take you through the unboxing and initial setup of the iPhone X.

After a just a few days of use, it feels like Apple have reinvented the iPhone. Face ID and the new gestures are a delight to use.

Face ID works flawlessly, although there are some areas where it can't replace Touch ID -- such as when leaving your iPhone on a desktop -- but in most instances, it's comparable or even better than Touch ID.

Using Face ID to authenticate within apps is fantastic, and even quicker than Touch ID in most cases. Add in the beautiful design and the gorgeous OLED screen, and I think Apple have a winner.

I've even learnt to embrace the notch as it's really a non-issue if case you're wondering!

iStat Menus

Date: 3rd November 2017

Duration: 47:54

Show ref: SCOM0679

iStat Menus 6 from Bjango is a terrific update to an essential Mac utility. This update brings a host of new options on how to display information about the performance of your Mac. New colors, new icons, new graphs; it's all about tailoring to your needs.

In this update show, Allison Sheridan will demonstrate the new features that have been added since her tutorial from July 2015, SCOM0513.

You'll learn about the enhanced options in tracking CPU/GPU performance, memory management, disk speed, network speed, thermal sensors, battery and power, including connected Bluetooth devices, date and time, and an entirely new section providing local weather.

The folks at Bjango have even added notifications to alert you of problems such as a process that has been chewing up too much CPU for too long, a sensor that's reading high temperatures, or if your disk is getting dangerously full.

Allison will also demonstrate a pair of utilities (iStat Server and iStat View) that allows you to monitor the computers (Macs, PCs or Linux boxes) on your network. This can be done from either an iOS device or a Mac.