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Quicken 2017

Date: 8th September 2017

Duration: 59:34

Show ref: SCOM0663

Update: Please be aware the Quicken 2017 is only available for the US and Canada.

Quicken has been around for many years and has become the go-to finance management software for the PC. Quicken's history with Apple products has not been as good however, with many of the features either missing, or not functioning as well as their PC counterpart.

Quicken for Mac has seen some software improvements that brings it a lot closer to the PC version in terms of its feature set.

In this screencast Todd Olthoff takes a look at some of the differences, and covers most of the features available in the 2017 version of Quicken for Mac.

Quicken has some great features for tracking your bank and credit card accounts, as well as the ability to track your investments and loans to help you see your overall financial picture. We also take a look at Quicken for iOS, which allows you to see your financial picture on the go, and syncs with the desktop version.

Tip - Fing Network Scanner

Date: 5th September 2017

Duration: 05:06

Show ref: SCOM0662

If you want to shock yourself and discover just how many devices are hanging off of your network, download Fing and take a look.

Fing is a fantastic utility that gathers all sorts of data about your local area network and the devices attached to it.

Great for diagnostics and troubleshooting, Fing is also great fun if you like that sort of thing!

Alternative Email Clients for Mac

Date: 1st September 2017

Duration: 50:09

Show ref: SCOM0661

Apple Mail is a solid app that has pioneered some innovative features over the years (like VIPs and Handoff), but it also has some shortcomings that can make processing your email harder than it has to be. In this episode, we take a look at several third-party email clients for the Mac to take your email management workflow to the next level. Whether you're looking for something with a better user interface or that has more power and flexibility, there are a wealth of options for Mac users. In this video we compare some of our favorites, side by side.

  • The problems with Apple Mail
  • What to look for in a third-party email client
  • Airmail
  • Postbox
  • Spark
  • MailMate
  • Mailplane
  • Newton
  • Side-by-side comparison

Tip - Safari Reading List

Date: 29th August 2017

Duration: 05:07

Show ref: SCOM0660

Apple have continually updated the Reading List feature, transforming it into a very useful utility within Safari.

Capture web pages and links for offline reading, and sync them between all your devices. Capture a web page on your Mac and have it appear within seconds on your iPhone.

Items within your Reading List can be marked read or unread, searched and deleted.

Swiping through your Reading List is effortless and a great way to keep up to date with interesting articles.

Alternative Writing Tools for Mac & iOS

Date: 25th August 2017

Duration: 35:15

Show ref: SCOM0659

Ulysses is yet another app to switch from a traditional single payment purchase to a new recurring subscription model.

As with previous apps, this has caused much consternation as many people refuse to adopt a subscription model for software applications.

In this episode, I take a look at Ulysses and the changes to the app, along with a potential way of sticking with Ulysses using SetApp, another subscription-based service, but one that gives you access to over 80 Mac apps in addition to Ulysses.

If you really don't want to go down the subscription route, I also take a look at two alternatives to Ulysses: Byword and iA Writer, two terrific, cross-platform, single-payment apps.

Of course, we can't forget to mention Scrivener when considering powerful writing apps. Since I've already covered Scrivener extensively on other shows, you'll find the link to those in the show notes.

Tip - Picatext

Date: 22nd August 2017

Duration: 04:00

Show ref: SCOM0658

You know the frustration: you go to select some text on your Mac to copy and paste and it isn't selectable!

Picatext is a great little utility that allows you to capture text you never thought could be highlighted. Just select the area on screen that your want to capture and Picatext (using OCR) converts the text into selectable text, it's like magic.

You can extract text from images, too!

Check out this week's tip video to see it in action.

YNAB - You Need A Budget

Date: 18th August 2017

Duration: 50:53

Show ref: SCOM0657

YNAB is a financial software application that has all of the basics needed for tracking and managing your accounts, but it does so using a budgeting interface that helps you track your spending so you are in control of where your money goes.

YNAB includes both a typical register for tracking your individual accounts and daily transactions, as well as a robust budgeting system that can be customized to fit your needs. Where this application differs from other money management programs is that it comes with a method of how to work with your money, and ways to be successful in setting up a budgeting system that is not too rigid and allows you to roll with any changes or challenges that life may throw your way.

YNAB is a web-based application. It lets you view your finances and spending from any computer with a web browser, making it easy to access no matter what device you are using. There is an iPhone and iPad application, and a macOS version is on its way, for those who like having it on their Mac.

In this episode, Todd Olthoff will walk you through the YNAB approach to budgeting, and take you through all the steps to managing your money using the application.

Tip - Safari Bookmarks

Date: 15th August 2017

Duration: 04:58

Show ref: SCOM0656

Use bookmarks in Safari on both macOS & iOS to keep track of all your favourite websites.

In this tip video, we show you how bookmarks are organised and synchronised between all your devices.

We also demonstrate how easy it is to save bookmarks in the location of your choice.

ScreenFlow 7

Date: 11th August 2017

Duration: 35:41

Show ref: SCOM0655

ScreenFlow is the ultimate video capture and editing tool for creating screencasts. In addition, it's one of the simplest yet powerful linear video editors for standard video projects.

With the recent release of ScreenFlow 7, Telestream have improved performance and added even more features to this very capable app.

In this tutorial, we bring you up to date with all the new features of this great new release.

Tip - Safari on iOS - Part 2

Date: 8th August 2017

Duration: 05:08

Show ref: SCOM0654

The problem with a touch interface is that things are not always as intuitive as they should be. This tip delves into some of the hidden features of Mobile Safari on iPad.

iCloud Tabs are Mobile Safari tabs that are open across all your Apple devices. As long as you're logged in to the same iCloud account, all of your tabs from your Mac, iPad and iPhone appear on all of your devices - if you know where to look, that is!

I also take a look at "Private Browsing Mode" - it's certainly private when you're using it but don't forget to close your private tabs when finished! I demonstrate why that's important in this tip.

Alfred 3 Workflows - Part 2

Date: 4th August 2017

Duration: 41:20

Show ref: SCOM0653

We're revisiting Alfred 3 to take a closer look at Alfred Workflows. In show 0643, we showed you how to use the basic building blocks to construct your own Alfred workflows.

In this episode, Mike Schmitz will dive deeper into some specific examples of what's possible with Alfred Workflows using several simple scripting examples.

Alfred is a really powerful application, and in this episode Mike shows you how to tie things together and solve common problems on your Mac by using specific workflows. He'll also show you some more complex examples, and point you to some great online resources if you're looking for even more workflows as inspiration.

Tip - Customising System Preferences

Date: 1st August 2017

Duration: 04:03

Show ref: SCOM0652

A quick tip video taking a look at how you can access and customise the System Preferences window to remove unused icons and access commonly used ones.

Transmit 5

Date: 28th July 2017

Duration: 43:24

Show ref: SCOM0651

Over seven years in the making, Transmit 5 has just been released.

Transmit is the gold standard of file transfer applications with support for a multitude of file transfer protocols and 10 new cloud services. With a refreshed UI and a ton of performance enhancements under the hood, Transmit covers pretty much every file transfer task you could imagine.

In addition, Panic have brought Panic Sync to Transmit for the first time. Panic Sync is a free sync service that allows you to sync your configuration settings seamlessly between your Macs as well as your iOS devices running Transmit and Coda.

Tip - Safari on iOS - Part 1

Date: 25th July 2017

Duration: 04:37

Show ref: SCOM0650

Mobile Safari is one of the most used apps on the iPad and iPhone.

In this, the first part of a multi-part series, we take a look at some of the hidden features of Mobile Safari on the iPad.

Affinity Photo on iPad

Date: 21st July 2017

Duration: 55:31

Show ref: SCOM0649

We've previously covered Affinity Photo for the Mac but as announced in the 2017 WWDC keynote, Affinity Photo for iPad has now been released.

In this tutorial, Allison Sheridan walks us through Affinity Photo for iPad, the powerful image editor and Art & Design tool from Serif. This isn't a simplified version of the desktop app, but rather a full-featured version optimized for iOS and iPad.

Since we've already covered Affinity Photo for macOS in tutorials 560, 565, and 603, this tutorial focuses on the interface rather than how every single tool works.

Tip - Stickies on the Mac

Date: 18th July 2017

Duration: 04:17

Show ref: SCOM0648

Sometimes you really just want to slap a Post-it sticky note on your desktop. Reminders, to-do lists, notes, keyboard shortcuts - anything you want to be reminded about visually.

Well don't clutter up your monitor with bits of paper, clutter up your Desktop with Sticky Notes!

Stickies is a free app supplied with macOS which can be very useful. Create multi-coloured sticky notes containing formatted text or images, and position them where you want. Arrange them, colour-code them and they'll open in the same position each time you open Stickies.

Ninox Database for macOS & iOS

Date: 14th July 2017

Duration: 44:38

Show ref: SCOM0647

Ninox is a simple but elegant database application for the Mac & iOS, that provides a number of pre-made database templates, as well as the option to create your own database from scratch.

Ninox allows you to create your own custom databases for storing all kinds of information, and it does it in an easy to use interface. You can create multiple tables to hold different types of information, import and export information to and from your database, and create forms and reports for analyzing, sharing and printing your database information. It also syncs with iCloud, which lets you take your databases with you no matter what device you are using.

There are two versions of Ninox: Personal and Cloud. The Cloud version provides a web version of the application, that can be accessed by multiple users and requires a subscription.

In this episode, Todd Olthoff covers the Personal version of Ninox Database.

Tip - Markup Tools on iOS

Date: 11th July 2017

Duration: 04:13

Show ref: SCOM0646

Need a quick and easy way to edit or annotate images and PDFs?

Both macOS and iOS contain system-wide markup tools that appear in various locations.

In this Tip video, we take a look at annotating your images and PDFs in Preview, Mail and Photos in iOS.

Time for an update show this week, with updates to some of our favourite apps!

Plex - We've covered Plex many times for managing recorded media, but now you can watch and record Live "off the air" TV with the addition of a hardware tuner. This segment describes what you need and demonstrates how easy it is to configure.

iWork - After recently finishing a series of update shows for Pages, Numbers and Keynote, Apple have just released a slew of updates - some minor, some quite significant. Learn all about them with this latest update segment.

Tip - Markup Tools on macOS

Date: 4th July 2017

Duration: 05:01

Show ref: SCOM0644

Need a quick and easy way to edit or annotate images and PDFs?

Both macOS and iOS contain system-wide markup tools that appear in various locations.

In this Tip video, we take a look at annotating your images and PDFs in Preview, Mail and Photos on the Mac.