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Tip - Fonts on iOS - AnyFont

Date: 11th December 2018

Duration: 07:24

Show ref: SCOM0794

Following on from our recent tip show on installing and managing fonts on macOS, this week we turn our attention to font management on iOS.

Although external font support is not built into iOS 12, it is possible to install external fonts using an app such as AnyFont.

AnyFont allows you to install external fonts as configuration profiles so all of your applications can use them. This is perfect for creating and editing documents across platforms, by having access to the fonts on your iPad and iPhone that are also installed on your Mac.

In this tip video Don demonstrates how to convert font files into configuration profiles using AnyFont.

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.

HashPhotos for iOS

Date: 26th October 2018

Duration: 60:18

Show ref: SCOM0781

Think of HashPhotos as a way to augment Apple Photos. It works on your existing iCloud Photo Library but brings unique capabilities that simply don't exist in the Photos app.

You don't have to choose between Apple Photos and HashPhotos because they work together, allowing you to have the best of both worlds. Most of the features of HashPhotos act on your iCloud Photos Library, so if you create albums and folders in HashPhotos, they show up there, too. Edits you make to your images also carry over.

HashPhotos is incredibly fast, even on a giant iCloud Photos library, making it more efficient for some things than working in Photos on the Mac. But the real power is in the extra features, like adjusting the dates on photos, adding location data, creating film strips, and much more.

This week, Allison takes you on a tour of HashPhotos and shows you all of those features, using both iPad and iPhone.

Tip - Books on macOS & iOS 12

Date: 9th October 2018

Duration: 09:44

Show ref: SCOM0776

iBooks is now Books and has had a complete revamp.

The changes are more pronounced on iOS 12 with new "Reading Now" and "Want to Read" sections.

This week I take you on a tour of Books on both macOS and iOS.

Tip - iOS 12 - Stocks App

Date: 2nd October 2018

Duration: 07:50

Show ref: SCOM0774

Following on from our recent iOS 12 release show, I go over the revamped Stocks app, now available on iPad as well as iPhone.

Tip - Scanning with Office Lens

Date: 11th September 2018

Duration: 07:51

Show ref: SCOM0768

Apple Notes is great but is sorely missing Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, for scanned documents. This enables you to search for words inside scanned documents. Perhaps we'll see that in a future release.

In the meanwhile, using Office Lens, you can scan documents, whiteboards, and business cards today on your iPhone or iPad and make them fully searchable. Unfortunately, you can't bring the searchable documents into Apple Notes, but if you use an application like Microsoft OneNote, you can search the entire contents of your scanned items - it can even search your handwritten notes.

In this tip, I show you the basics of using Office Lens and OneNote.

iMovie v2 for iOS - Foundation

Date: 7th September 2018

Duration: 35:33

Show ref: SCOM0767

iMovie for iOS is a fully featured video editor for both the iPad and iPhone. With support for up to 4K resolution, it's possible to both shoot and edit your movies on the go, directly on your iPhone or iPad.

In this foundation tutorial, Don takes you through configuring and using iMovie v2 for iOS to create stunning videos with minimal effort. The tutorial assumes no prior knowledge of iMovie and is designed for people to learn how to master the basics of iMovie on iOS from scratch.

iMovie for iOS is available for free via the iOS App Store.

Once you get the hang of the basic principles, iMovie for iOS is super simple to use and allows you to create professional looking videos and movie trailers in minutes.

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.

Things 3 Update

Date: 20th July 2018

Duration: 44:45

Show ref: SCOM0753

It was just a year ago that we took a look at the newest version of Things, and examined all of the interface changes and new functionality that were added to an already well-designed application. Since then, the team at Cultured Code have added six new updates to further increase the functionality of Things 3.

In this screencast, Todd takes a look at updates that both improve automation and make managing your tasks easier.

He also demonstrates some new workflows using third-party applications (for both macOS and iOS) that can be leveraged to take advantage of these new automation features included in Things 3.

If you're sick and tired of the constant exchange of emails to try and schedule a meeting or book an appointment, WhenWorks might be your ideal solution.

WhenWorks is an iOS app for iPhone or iPad that integrates with most calendar services.

As a host, you set up some event types and rules, then send out invitations. The recipients (called guests) receive the email invitation and can pick a suitable date and time from a web-based service - they don't need to be WhenWorks users themselves.

Once the guest picks a time slot, your calendar is updated and an email confirmation is sent out. Either the host or the guest can reschedule or cancel the appointment with just a few clicks. Want to have single point of contact without sending out invitations every time? You can make your available time slots public and send anyone a web link.

If you need to set up one-to-one meetings on a regular basis, WhenWorks can be a tremendous boon!

OmniFocus 3 for iOS

Date: 29th June 2018

Duration: 50:39

Show ref: SCOM0747

OmniFocus 3 is out for iOS, and it makes managing your tasks even easier. While the biggest change is the adoption of tags, there are several new features in OmniFocus 3 that can take your task management to the next level. Whether you're new to OmniFocus or you've been using it for years, there are several compelling reasons to upgrade to version 3.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use the different perspective views to filter your tasks, how to harness the full power of tags for getting things done, and even show you how to set up a few custom perspectives of your own.

Drafts v5 for iOS - Part 1

Date: 1st June 2018

Duration: 64:11

Show ref: SCOM0739

Drafts is where text starts on iOS. It's a powerful application that allows you to quickly capture what's on your mind, then process and send that text just about anywhere on iOS. Version 5 of Drafts was released recently, bringing many new features and a revamp of the user interface.

In this first tutorial, Mike shows you how to get up and running with Drafts 5 by walking you through the interface and demoing several of the built-in actions included with the free version. He also explains how to modify and edit custom Actions (Pro feature), walks you through the different Modes and Settings, and goes over using the Messages and Apple Watch apps.

Travelling with Your iOS Device

Date: 20th April 2018

Duration: 35:34

Show ref: SCOM0727

Following on from episode SCOM0719 - Travelling with your Mac, we take a look at how you can optimise your iOS device for security and privacy. We also learn how to configure a VPN to secure your network connections whilst out and about.

In addition, we look at the implications of using your iPhone or iPad as you primary camera and what steps you can take to backup your photos and videos when you are away from a decent Wi-Fi connection.

Focos

Date: 16th February 2018

Duration: 40:27

Show ref: SCOM0709

Focos is an iOS app optimised for dual-lens iPhones. These devices can create Portrait Mode photographs with a sharp subject and a blurry background. With the advent of iOS 11 and the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF), Portrait Mode images store depth information data. Focos uses this data and allows you to manipulate the images after they've been taken.

You'll learn in this tutorial how to move the focus point and how to change the blurriness of the background, called the bokeh. You'll also discover how to change exactly how far back in the image the bokeh begins and ends using an unusual 3D view of your image. Allison will also show you how to use various filters to edit your images, again applying these effects to different areas of your image, by depth, alongside the bokeh.

Focos is an innovative app for iOS that works on your images in a truly unique way!

Tip - iPad Photo Frame

Date: 30th January 2018

Duration: 06:55

Show ref: SCOM0704

If you've upgraded your iPad or are just about to, why not repurpose your older device into a full-featured Digital Photo Frame?

Make use of iCloud Photo Sharing and create a shared Photo Album, then display it on the iPad in Guided Access mode. Gift it to friends or family, or keep it on your desk or shelf for a continuously refreshing photo display. You can even collaborate with friends and family and share photos to display.

This short tip shows you how to configure and set up your Digital Photo Frame.

Tip - Video Saving to iOS

Date: 23rd January 2018

Duration: 05:55

Show ref: SCOM0702

Whilst apps like Plex are great for syncing video to your iPhone or iPad for offline viewing, sometimes you just want to download a video from YouTube or Vimeo at a moment's notice. This happened to me last month just as I was about to board a plane.

The good news is that with a little setting up and some specific apps, it is entirely possible to download video content for offline use, directly to your iPad or iPhone.

Linea & Plotagraph+

Date: 19th January 2018

Duration: 28:30

Show ref: SCOM0701

This week I take a look at two stunning iOS Apps: Linea and Plotagraph+ Photo Animator

Linea is a simple but powerful sketching package for the iPad. There's no need to learn lots of controls or gestures; just fire it up and start sketching. I also show you Linea Link for the Mac, a companion app that gives you access to your iPad sketches on your Mac and export them in different formats or handoff to more complex apps.

Plotagraph+ Photo Animator is a unique application for the iPad and iPhone that allows you to animate static images. Create amazing effects and add life and dimension to your still photos. You can animate any image in seconds to produce some really spectacular results. Once animated, Plotagraph+ allows you to export your masterpiece in up to 8 different formats.

Although both apps are optimised for use with the Apple Pencil on the iPad, your can use both apps with touch only.

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.

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.

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.