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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 two episodes. This first part looking at the basics of ScreenFlow, followed in a couple of weeks with a second episode highlighting and explaining some of the more advanced features.

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.

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.

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.

Zapier Automation

Date: 18th January 2019

Duration: 44:42

Show ref: SCOM0805

With so many web applications and services available, it's becoming possible to automate more and more things. Zapier is the glue that can make all your web apps and services work together and do things you never thought possible.

In this episode, Don takes you through the basics of using Zapier using examples with Slack, OmniFocus, and MailChimp - just three of the 1000+ apps and services available to be integrated using Zapier.

You also have a peek at some of the integrations we use here at ScreenCastsOnline to work more efficiently and automate posting to social media.

KeyCue, PopChar X and Typinator

Date: 11th January 2019

Duration: 51:18

Show ref: SCOM0803

Using keyboard shortcuts is something many Mac users do on a daily basis, to speed up their workflow. But remembering them can be challenging, especially the ones that are not used often. This is where KeyCue can come to the rescue.

PopChar X and Typinator are also part of this productivity bundle from Ergonis Software. Organizing and inserting special characters easily, and expanding abbreviations to longer bits of text is made a lot more convenient by using these long-standing apps, which offer many advanced features.

In this week's show, Lee Garrett walks you through the basics of this handy and powerful trio. He shows you how to install and set them up on your system, and gives you some examples of their use in your daily workflow.

Timing

Date: 28th December 2018

Duration: 46:21

Show ref: SCOM0799

Time tracking is a great way to give your productivity a boost, but manual time tracking is a pain. Fortunately, Timing makes it easy by tracking the time you spend on your Mac (or Macs) automatically!

In this tutorial, Mike shows you how to make the most of Timing by tracking tasks and projects using automated rules. You learn what kind of insights you can glean from the data it collects and how to use the powerful reporting features to organize and export your time-tracking data.

MS Excel - Part 2

Date: 21st December 2018

Duration: 29:32

Show ref: SCOM0797

Excel is Microsoft's premier spreadsheet package, which helps you get work done and be more productive.

In Part 2 of this tutorial, Richard takes you through how to manipulate the data on Mac and iOS, as well as showing different ways to view it. He also demonstrates how Apple Pencil can be used in Excel on iOS to freely mark up your document with various writing tools.

Monitoring Disk Usage

Date: 7th December 2018

Duration: 36:40

Show ref: SCOM0793

The new SSDs in our Macs are fabulous for speed but they're smaller than our older spinning hard drives. This means that space is at a premium, so it can be very useful to have some tools to identify where disk space is being unnecessarily wasted.

In this tutorial, Allison looks at two utilities: a purely text-based tool called OmniDiskSweeper from the Omni Group, and a beautiful graphical app called GrandPerspective. Both can help you make the most out of the disk space you have, but take a completely different perspective in attacking the problem.

OmniFocus 3 for Mac - Pt 2

Date: 23rd November 2018

Duration: 47:04

Show ref: SCOM0789

In this episode, we dig deeper in OmniFocus 3 for Mac by focusing on Capture and Custom Perspectives.

Mike looks at additional capture methods, including Mail Drop, the Clippings shortcut, importing from TaskPaper-formatted text, as well as direct integration with a few email clients. PopClip also makes a cameo as an additional tool to send things to your OmniFocus Inbox. You also learn about the extremely useful Custom Perspectives feature available in the Pro version of OmniFocus, and how to create them using several real world examples from Mike's workflow.

MS Excel - Part 1

Date: 16th November 2018

Duration: 43:16

Show ref: SCOM0787

Excel is Microsoft's premier spreadsheet package to help you get work done and be more productive. In Part 1 of this tutorial Richard takes you through the basics of Excel on Mac and iOS including a tour of the interface, adding and formatting text and data, creating formulas, adding charts, and much more.

Mac Montage

Date: 9th November 2018

Duration: 35:52

Show ref: SCOM0785

This week we bring back the Mac Montage format. In this episode, Don takes a look at three of his favourite Mac applications (MacUpdater, Workspaces & Dropshare) and demonstrates how he uses them in his daily workflow.

OmniFocus has been a favorite task manager amongst productivity nerds for a long time, and with version 3 for Mac it's gotten even better. In this first part of our series on OmniFocus 3 for macOS, Mike walks you through the app interface and explains the basic concepts you need to know to start getting things done. This includes how to manage your Inbox, search for tasks, as well as learning about the Inspector and View Options.

Mike also introduces you to Projects, how to set up repeating tasks, using tags, the all-important Review, and much, much more.

Apple Watch & watchOS 5 Update

Date: 12th October 2018

Duration: 24:47

Show ref: SCOM0777

In this episode, Don takes a looks at some of the new features of watchOS 5 and demonstrates that you don't need an Apple Watch Series 4 to have a refreshed Apple Watch experience.

Initially, we take a look at the changes using an Apple Watch Series 3, followed by a brief look at Apple Watch Series 4 and some of its new features.

iOS 12 - Shortcuts

Date: 5th October 2018

Duration: 36:03

Show ref: SCOM0775

Ever wish you could do more with your iOS apps?

With the new Shortcuts app in iOS 12, you can.

In this tutorial, Mike shows you how to get up and running with Shortcuts and explains what you need to know to start building your own shortcuts and start saving time on your iOS devices.

He also talks you through a few multi-action, real world examples, including how to call up a specific playlist in the Music app, and quickly create a project in OmniFocus.

You'll also learn how to turn Siri suggestions into full-blown Shortcuts, as well as share your favourite Shortcuts creations with the world.

macOS Mojave 10.14 - Release Show

Date: 24th September 2018

Duration: 34:16

Show ref: SCOM0772

macOS Mojave is here, and in this special release show, Don takes a look at most of the new features.

With its new elegant Dark Mode, macOS has never looked better and Apple have also introduced some Dynamic Desktops images.

There's also a brand new way to organise your files on the desktop with Desktop Stacks, as well as many updates to the Finder. Don also shows you the smart new Continuity Camera feature that allows you to place images and scanned documents directly from your iOS device straight into your documents or file system on your Mac.

He brings it home with a look at the minor improvements to Mail, Safari and the Dock, as well as a brief look at three newly ported iOS apps: Home, News and Stocks.

We'll be taking a further look at macOS Mojave in upcoming tips videos.

iOS 12 - Release Show

Date: 17th September 2018

Duration: 40:07

Show ref: SCOM0770

iOS 12 is Apple`s newest OS for the iPad and iPhone. Scheduled for release on September 17 2018 - iOS 12 brings increased performance across the board, along with some updates to existing features and some brand new ones.

In this tutorial, Don takes you through some of the obvious and not so obvious changes in iOS.

iThoughts - Foundation

Date: 14th September 2018

Duration: 61:22

Show ref: SCOM0769

Mind maps are a terrific method to capture and then organize ideas for any kind of project. iThoughts from toketaWare is a power user mind mapping tool. It's designed for the Mac and iOS, and also runs on Windows. With advanced features like built-in research tools, Markdown support, and animated slide creation, iThoughts might be the tool you need to help organize anything from a complex project to writing the next great novel.

In this week's show, Allison dives deep into iThoughts on both macOS and iOS to show you how incredibly useful and powerful this top-notch mind mapping application is.

HoudahGeo 5

Date: 24th August 2018

Duration: 53:27

Show ref: SCOM0763

Handling the location and metadata for your photos can be an arduous task. Many photo managing apps don't make this easy and often times the metadata is only contained in the library and doesn't go along with your image files if you move them to another library.

HoudahGeo 5 is an application that streamlines adding location and other metadata to your files. The best part is that it writes that information to the files themselves instead of the library's catalog. HoudahGeo can also communicate with programs like Photos and Lightroom to make sure that those libraries are aware of the changes and perform the necessary updates inside the library.

This week Todd takes you on a tour of HoudahGeo 5. He walks you through the various ways to get photos into HoudahGeo 5 and then covers all of the geocoding and metadata options. You also learn how to add metadata to the files and share them with outside libraries. Exporting that added information to other services that read them is covered in the last section of the show.

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Drafts v5 for iOS - Part 2

Date: 17th August 2018

Duration: 53:54

Show ref: SCOM0761

Manipulating text on iOS can be tricky. But with the powerful export actions available in Drafts version 5, it gets a whole lot easier. In the first of two tutorials Drafts v5 for iOS - Part 1 Mike explored the basics of using Drafts.

In this tutorial, Mike walks you through the export actions available in the Pro version of Drafts 5. You learn how many of them work using practical, real world examples. You can then start building your own text-based workflows using Drafts and start saving time on your iOS devices today.

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