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Tip - Taming Notifications On Your Mac

Date: 2nd April 2019

Duration: 06:36

Show ref: SCOM0826

Notification Center can be a great help in showing you alerts for important things at the right time, but it can also disrupt your productivity when you're in the zone.

In this week's tip, Mike shows you how to take control of notifications on your Mac. You also learn how to set up Do Not Disturb, and toggle that feature straight from the menu bar using a handy shortcut.

Path Finder 8 Foundation

Date: 29th March 2019

Duration: 39:32

Show ref: SCOM0825

In this screencast, Lee walks through an alternative to the native Finder application on macOS: Path Finder 8 from Cocoatech.

Using this powerful and feature-rich application, you learn how to be more efficient when navigating and organising files using features such as Dual Browser and Tab Sets. Lee also covers other built-in tools, like Convert Image, Batch Renaming, FolderSync and the very flexible Find feature.

Tip - AirBuddy for MacOS

Date: 26th March 2019

Duration: 05:06

Show ref: SCOM0824

If you use AirPods on multiple devices, you probably already know how much of a pain it can be to get them to connect to your Mac after using them on your iOS device. AirBuddy brings the same AirPods connecting experience you have on iOS to the Mac.

In this week's tip, Mike shows you how to set up and install AirBuddy so you can quickly and easily connect your AirPods to your Mac, even after they've been connected to a different device. You'll also learn how to use the Today Widget in Notification Center to quickly check the charge of not only your AirPods and the AirPods case, but your iPhone as well.

TaskPaper for macOS

Date: 22nd March 2019

Duration: 41:06

Show ref: SCOM0823

TaskPaper is a plain text to-do list app for Mac that is surprisingly adept. It may feel like a plain text editor, but it's backed by a powerful outliner to help you fold, focus, and filter any size to-do list.

In this episode, Mike introduces you to the TaskPaper app and its formatting, which can be used in other applications. You'll learn how TaskPaper handles projects, tasks, tags, and notes, how to set up custom searches, as well as import and export from the Reminders app. Also covered is how to customize the stylesheets to make your own themes, and install scripts to extend the functionality of TaskPaper to make it do just about anything you might want.

Tip - Aerial Screensavers

Date: 19th March 2019

Duration: 08:55

Show ref: SCOM0822

If you've ever used an Apple TV, you've probably gazed in awe at the beautiful aerial screensavers displayed in all their glory. Well now you can download and display that same collection on your Mac, thanks to an Open Source project called Aerial.

In this week's tip video, Don walks you through the installation and operation of this additional screensaver option, and shares some useful hints and tips on how to run it without using up a significant amount of your system drive's storage.

MarsEdit 4

Date: 15th March 2019

Duration: 45:15

Show ref: SCOM0821

MarsEdit is a very powerful and easy to use blogging tool that works with many blogging platforms, such as Wordpress and Tumblr. It gives you an easy way to style and upload images, add links, and preview your posts. More advanced bloggers will love being able to create macros for styling images and text. MarsEdit assists but also gets out of your way so that you can get down to the business (and pleasure) of blogging.

In this episode, Allison walks you through the creation of a blog using MarsEdit 4, and explains the various tools that help you create, edit, and publish your posts. Along the way, you learn the benefits of using the Media Manager for your images, and using Markdown to write your posts.

Even though you can save articles in your Safari Reading List, sometimes it's just not possible to read them based on your situation. However, if you can't read them, why not listen to them?

In this tip video, Don demonstrates how to use the built-in Speak Screen feature in iOS 12 to read your articles back to you with the least friction.

He also takes a look at how you can apply the same techniques to have the articles in the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly magazine read back to you!

ScreenFlow 8 Foundation - Part 2

Date: 8th March 2019

Duration: 45:08

Show ref: SCOM0819

ScreenFlow 8 is an amazing all-in-one solution for the capturing, editing and exporting of screencasts. This is a fantastic way for you to capture and spread knowledge, whether it's for friends, family, colleagues or even documenting processes or procedures for yourself.

Although both iOS 12 and macOS Mojave already have built-in capabilities for recording your screen, they are fairly rudimentary. ScreenFlow is truly optimised for screen captures and is also a full-featured video editor in its own right.

Due to the complexity and feature-rich nature of ScreenFlow, we're going to spread the tutorial over three episodes: the first episode, SCOM0815, introduced the basics of ScreenFlow. In Part 2, Don covers more hints and tips on working with clips on the timeline, gives you a tour of several of the inspectors, and shows you how they integrate with your screencasting and editing workflow.

The series will conclude in a couple of weeks with the third and final episode, where we'll look at some of the more advanced features in ScreenFlow 8.

Tip - Due for iOS

Date: 5th March 2019

Duration: 07:46

Show ref: SCOM0818

With so many notifications coming in, it can be easy to miss the important ones. Fortunately, Due helps make sure that you never forget by using nagging notifications to pester you into taking action.

In this week's tip, Mike shows you how to set up a reminder quickly in Due and take advantage of the Auto Snooze feature to persistently remind you of something until you mark it as complete or reschedule it. You also learn how to modify reminders straight from the Lock screen, allowing you to postpone reminders without going into the app.

GoodNotes 5

Date: 1st March 2019

Duration: 46:22

Show ref: SCOM0817

There are a lot of scenarios where it can be advantageous to take notes with paper and pencil, but going back and finding what you need later can be a pain. With GoodNotes for iOS, you can get the best of both worlds by combining the flexibility and retention benefits of analog note taking with digital search features that use Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

In this tutorial, Mike introduces you to the different note-taking tools in GoodNotes while demoing sketchnoting, a visual note taking method that is typically used when listening to something you're interested in. You learn how to utilize those tools in GoodNotes, convert your handwritten notes into text, as well as search your documents after you've created them. Mike also shows you how to import document templates into GoodNotes, and export your documents after you're done.

Tip - BitBar for macOS

Date: 26th February 2019

Duration: 08:02

Show ref: SCOM0816

We all know just how useful the macOS menu bar is for displaying information that we wish to see at a glance. As well as individual apps having their own menu bar icons, it's also possible to use third-party applications such as iStat menus to add additional useful icons.

BitBar is an open-source application that allows you to create scripts or plugins to display information in your menu bar. There is a whole library of plugins available to download and install, all for free.

In this week's tip, Don demonstrates how to install BitBar and configure a couple of plugins.

ScreenFlow 8 Foundation - Part 1

Date: 22nd February 2019

Duration: 47:16

Show ref: SCOM0815

ScreenFlow 8 is an amazing all-in-one solution for the capturing, editing and exporting of screencasts. Screencasts are a fantastic way for you to capture and spread knowledge, whether it's for friends, family, colleagues or even documenting processes or procedures for yourself.

Both iOS and macOS Mojave already have built-in capabilities for capturing screencasts, but these are fairly rudimentary. ScreenFlow is a full-featured video editor in its own right but is optimised for screen captures.

Due to the complexity and feature-rich nature of ScreenFlow, we're going to spread the tutorial over three episodes. This first part looking at the basics of ScreenFlow, followed in a couple of weeks with a second and third episode highlighting and explaining some of the more advanced features.

Tip - Screenshots on macOS Mojave

Date: 19th February 2019

Duration: 10:24

Show ref: SCOM0814

Apple has done a terrific job in macOS Mojave in facilitating taking screenshots and screen recordings. All done using a single, easy to remember keyboard shortcut with immediate access to markup and editing tools.

It's never been easier to manage screenshots with the new Screenshot app.

This tip video walks you through the basic features of Screenshot, including annotating and editing, organizing your screenshots and screen recordings using Stacks, and even sharing them using iCloud Drive.

Todoist Task Manager

Date: 15th February 2019

Duration: 52:11

Show ref: SCOM0813

In this week's tutorial, Lee walks you through one of the most popular cross-platform task management applications available today, and that's Todoist.

With access to your data from almost any device, as well as advanced features such as recurring tasks, project templates and web integrations, It will help you keep on top of those important tasks, no matter where you are. Lee shows you Todoist on the web, on a Mac, and concludes with a guided tour of the iOS interface on iPad.

Tip - Forest for iOS

Date: 12th February 2019

Duration: 08:33

Show ref: SCOM0812

Have you ever sat down to work on something and found yourself distracted by your smartphone? That's exactly the problem Forest aims to solve.

In this tutorial, Mike shows you how using an iOS utility called Forest can help you eliminate distractions by incentivizing you to not touch your smartphone, helping you stay focused, be present, and build productive habits.

MS Office Tips

Date: 8th February 2019

Duration: 38:45

Show ref: SCOM0811

In this tutorial, Richard revisits Word, Excel and PowerPoint and shows you some useful tips and tricks to make your life easier when using these powerful apps.

You learn how to create page and section breaks and convert existing text to a table in Word, merge cells and use the format painter in Excel, as well as distribute objects on your slide and organise your slides into sections in PowerPoint.

Tip - Travel Shortcuts

Date: 5th February 2019

Duration: 08:29

Show ref: SCOM0810

One of the problems with Shortcuts on iOS is finding a use for them!

This week's tip video demonstrates some real-life examples that Don used on a recent holiday. If you've ever cruised, you know just how expensive Internet access can be, and what a palaver it is, switching Wi-Fi on and off, accessing the ship's webpage and messing about with Mobile Data settings.

Why not create some shortcuts and add them to your Today View as Widgets? Or even trigger them using Siri?

This tip video explains all...

Jump Desktop

Date: 1st February 2019

Duration: 43:13

Show ref: SCOM0809

If you need or want to connect into other Macs or PCs in your home or business via your Mac or your iPad, you'll want to take a look at Jump Desktop. This remote desktop application supports standard protocols like RDP (to connect to Windows Server and Windows Professional machines) and VNC, but those protocols require advanced networking knowledge to use outside of a local network.

Jump Desktop includes its own remote desktop protocol called Fluid which allows you to connect from anywhere in the world with no network configuration at all.

In this week's show, Allison walks through how to install a free application called Jump Desktop Connect on the machines you want to control. She'll also show how to connect from an iPad and introduce the features that allow you to easily control a desktop interface using a touch interface.

Tip - Moodnotes on iOS

Date: 29th January 2019

Duration: 06:32

Show ref: SCOM0808

Moodnotes is a simple iOS app that allows you to capture and improve your thinking habits through an innovative approach to journaling.

In this week's tip, Mike shows you how to log your emotion state using Moodnotes and the type of insights you can glean from the data that it collects. You'll learn how to track your mood using its simple swipe interface, and how to use trends and insights to detect patterns and avoid negative thinking traps.

Sorted for iOS

Date: 25th January 2019

Duration: 49:04

Show ref: SCOM0807

Everything on your to-do list must be completed within the context of time, but looking at a huge list of things can be overwhelming. Sorted takes a different approach to task management by giving you powerful tools to quickly create a plan for your day, including both tasks and calendar events, into a timeline.

In this tutorial, Mike shows you how to use features like Auto schedule and Magic Select to keep your daily plan up to date within Sorted. You'll learn how to implement schedule-based task management using the Sorted interface, allowing you to allocate time for the things that you want to do instead of feeling paralyzed looking at a long, daunting to-do list.