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Tip - Pages - Table of Contents Update

Date: 16th April 2019

Duration: 09:46

Show ref: SCOM0830

Recent updates have brought further improvements to Pages, Numbers and Keynote.

In this tip video, Don looks at the new ability to add Table of Contents to Pages for Mac and iOS. The Table of Contents can be used to navigate your Pages documents as well as exported PDF and ePUB documents.

You also learn about the creation and syncing of custom shapes across all your iCloud devices.

ScreenFlow 8 Foundation - Part 3

Date: 5th April 2019

Duration: 37:54

Show ref: SCOM0827

The third and final part of our look at ScreenFlow 8, the fantastic video editor, optimised for creating, editing and publishing screencasts.

In this episode, Don takes a look at some of the more advanced features including nested clips and captioning.

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.

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.

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 - 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 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.

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.

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.

Tip - iCloud Shared Albums

Date: 18th December 2018

Duration: 05:11

Show ref: SCOM0796

The holidays are the perfect time to share photos with the people closest to you using the Shared Albums feature in iCloud Photos.

In this week's tip video, Mike shows you how to set one up, add your favorite photos, then invite friends and family to view it. He also goes over the Public Website option so your album is accessible from a web browser on any device.

RapidWeaver 8 Foundation - Part 2

Date: 30th November 2018

Duration: 43:00

Show ref: SCOM0791

In Part 1 of our Foundations series on RapidWeaver 8 we covered the basics of setting up your own personal website. You learned everything you needed to know to build a website, do some basic customization, and then publish to the internet. For a lot of people, this is all they need to get a great website up and running using RapidWeaver.

In Part 2, Todd digs a little deeper into some of the settings in RapidWeaver 8 and explore more advanced topics. This includes designing snippets of code and text that can be used across your site using drag and drop, using Add-ons such as Stacks to customise your website, and optimizing it so search engines on the web can find it more easily.

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.

Have you ever wanted to create your own website but the thought of learning HTML and CSS scared you away? Thankfully, you don't have to know how to write HTML or any other web language to use RapidWeaver 8!

RapidWeaver is an all-in-one website design and publishing application that has everything you need to create and publish a website. It has a simple to understand interface that allows you to customize your website in a "what you see is what you get" way - while the coding happens behind the scenes. We have covered RapidWeaver in the past but with the new RapidWeaver 8 combined with our new Foundations series, we thought it was worth covering this great application from start to finish.

iMovie v10 for Mac - Foundation

Date: 31st August 2018

Duration: 48:59

Show ref: SCOM0765

iMovie is a fantastic video editing package built on the Final Cut Pro codebase and as such, shares many features with its pro-level cousin.

In this Foundation tutorial, Don takes you through configuring and using iMovie v10 to create stunning videos with minimal effort. The tutorial assumes no prior knowledge of iMovie and is designed for people who want to learn how to master the basics of iMovie on the Mac, from scratch.

iMovie is available for free via the Mac App Store and is pre-installed on all new Macs.

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

We'll take a look at iMovie for iOS in a future Foundation video.

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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