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Parallels Toolbox

Date: 6th October 2017

Duration: 48:56

Show ref: SCOM0671

Parallels Toolbox is a very unusual application. It's a toolbox that is filled with over 20 tools that each do one thing and do it well. While much of its capability can be accomplished via other utilities, Parallels Toolbox contains them all in one simple interface. It replaces the need for complicated Terminal commands or hard-to-remember keystrokes. Whether it's keeping your Mac awake, finding duplicate files, or making animated GIFs, Parallels Toolbox has got it. (It even works on Windows!)

In this episode, Allison Sheridan will walk you through each tool, and show you how to configure them to get the most out of each one.

Tip - macOS - ScreenFloat

Date: 12th September 2017

Duration: 06:31

Show ref: SCOM0664

A very useful utility for the Mac that allows you to take a partial screen capture and have it float on top of all your windows. Great when you want to capture part of your screen for reference purposes and have it available at all times.

You can also create floating panels or Shots, as the app calls them from files and also from your clipboard.

If you have shots you refer to often (as l do) you can build a library of them in the Shots Browser and create manual or smart collections.

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 - 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.

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.

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.

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 - 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.

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.

Alfred 3 & Workflows

Date: 30th June 2017

Duration: 51:57

Show ref: SCOM0643

Alfred 3 is a powerful application launcher and general productivity app for the Mac that makes many common actions easier and more efficient. Alfred 3 brought new features and functionality, including a complete revamp of how Alfred handles workflows. Once you understand a few essential principles about how the basic building blocks fit together, Alfred's workflows become much easier to master.

In this episode, we dive deep into Alfred's new workflow format. We'll walk you through some of the example workflows in Alfred, show you how to build your own workflows from scratch, and explain how you can quickly and easily install workflows using online workflow directories.

Things 3

Date: 9th June 2017

Duration: 44:42

Show ref: SCOM0637

Things 3 is the latest update to the popular task management application by Cultured Code, and is is currently receiving rave reviews. So much so that we've been inundated with requests to cover it on ScreenCastsOnline!

Things 3 is available for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad and includes syncing between all three platforms. Redesigned from the ground up, Things 3 has with a brand new UI design, along with many new features and enhancements which we cover in this screencast.

UPDATE: Things 3 has just been awarded an Apple Design Award at WWDC 2017!

Numbers Update - 2017

Date: 2nd June 2017

Duration: 42:33

Show ref: SCOM0635

In the second of this occasional series, we take a look at the changes to the latest version of Apple's premiere spreadsheet application: Numbers for macOS and iOS.

With lots of extra features, Numbers is still the best way to crunch numbers and present them beautifully!

Also in this episode, we take a look at protecting your Apple ID using two-factor authentication. This is due to a mandatory requirement starting June 15, 2017, for any third-party apps to use app-specific passwords if they access iCloud services.

Tip - macOS - Preview Tips - Pt 4

Date: 30th May 2017

Duration: 06:55

Show ref: SCOM0634

Preview really is the Swiss Army knife of Mac applications, and it's free with macOS.

In this fourth tip show covering Preview, we take a look at some more not so obvious features of this versatile app.

These include:

  • Password protecting PDFs

  • Reducing the size of your PDFs

  • Arranging, merging and deleting pages in PDFs

  • Using Instant Alpha & Smart Lasso on your image files

MailMate - Email Client for the Mac

Date: 26th May 2017

Duration: 45:23

Show ref: SCOM0633

MailMate is a keyboard-centric email application for Mac. It may not be the prettiest, but it is a very powerful, flexible, secure, and standards-compliant email application that allows you to plough through mountains of email in record time.

In this episode we dive into the basic features of MailMate and show you how to set everything up. We walk you through the many settings, different views, and how to use MailMate integration with other productivity apps to process your email faster and more effectively.

In this tutorial we demonstrate:

  • Recommended settings
  • Setting up integration with other productivity apps
  • Using the powerful search feature to quickly locate any message
  • How to use the Thread Arc view to get the entire message history
  • Using Markdown to compose new messages
  • Setting up Smart Mailboxes by using tag searches
  • Creating your own key bindings

Pages Update - 2017

Date: 19th May 2017

Duration: 47:04

Show ref: SCOM0631

Apple have continued to update and refine Pages, Numbers and Keynote, since they had a complete re-write several years ago.

This tutorial is the first in a number of "update" shows, designed to get you up to speed with the changes and improvements in the latest versions.

In this first tutorial, we take a look at the latest version of Pages on both macOS and iOS.

EagleFiler - Digital Filing Cabinet

Date: 7th April 2017

Duration: 43:15

Show ref: SCOM0619

EagleFiler is a digital filing cabinet for your data. It includes a finder style layout that allows for a variety of ways to import and organize your information, add metadata, and quick and easy search methods for finding your information.

What makes EagleFiler unique is the way it stores your files and folders in the finder in an easily accessible way allowing you to use the database and finder side by side to navigate and access your files and folders.

Tip - macOS - Preview Tips - Pt 3

Date: 28th March 2017

Duration: 06:06

Show ref: SCOM0616

Following on in the occasional series about the fantastic Preview app on the Mac, this weekly tip video covers some of the "party tricks" built right into Preview, and exposes a surprise in iOS too.

Firstly, I demonstrate how to extract beautiful full sized Application Icons from your installed apps with a few simple keystrokes, and use Preview to resize and export them.

Then I move on to the really smart way of setting up signatures in Preview on the Mac - either using your trackpad, or using your camera to snap your signature to use in your PDF forms.

Unfortunately there is no separate Preview app for iOS, but did you know that you can actually access Preview functionality on your iOS device, even creating and applying signatures? Annotate, create Loupes, add Text - it's all available for free in iOS - even if slightly hidden away.

What's more, any annotations you make to your documents will sync between your Mac and iOS, but even your signature "Library" will sync too.

Watch this week's tip and all will be revealed!

Reminders is a surprisingly powerful application that comes with macOS, iOS and watchOS. With Reminders, you can bridge the gap between your calendar and a to do list. Reminders can be set for when you arrive or leave a location, they can be set for specific times and dates, they can repeat, and they can even be set to remind you to do something when you get into or out of your car.

Reminders even lets you share lists with other Apple users so you can collaborate on tasks. You can use Siri to set up Reminders on your Mac, but Siri on iOS and the Apple Watch, makes Reminders the best tool for when you're on the run.

Tip - macOS - iTunes Views

Date: 21st March 2017

Duration: 04:27

Show ref: SCOM0614

This week's tip is all about using iTunes views to access your music.

The main views all look very pretty, but they aren't very information dense, at least, not enough for my liking.

In this tip, I cover the main views, but focus mainly on the Song view, and take a look at using the Column Browser. The Column Browser allows you to display more information on screen, and allows you to filter your music with a greater degree of control.

Using Genres is a bit of a blunt instrument to organise and categorise your music. What if you have a ton of Rock tracks but many many different "sub genres"? Well it's possible to create your own "sub genres" using the "Groupings" feature.

All is revealed in this week's tip show.

Tip - macOS & iOS - Apple Photos - Keywords

Date: 7th March 2017

Duration: 05:32

Show ref: SCOM0610

Tip Video - We have covered Apple Photos in depth on ScreenCastsOnline, but in this short tip video, I want to revisit how to create and manage metadata with your iCloud Photo Library.

On both the Mac and iOS, Apple Photos is getting smarter by applying machine learning technology on the device, to automatically categorise photos. However, there are still instances when you want to add your own personal metadata in the form of titles, descriptions, keywords or location information.

In this tip video, I focus on adding title and keyword metadata via the Info Panel and the Keyword Manager.