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MailSuite

Date: 17th May 2019

Duration: 52:58

Show ref: SCOM0839

Have you ever wished you could do more with the built-in Apple Mail app on your Mac? Well with MailSuite, you can. MailSuite combines four powerful email tools in a single Apple Mail plugin, giving you the power and flexibility you need to crank through mountains of email effortlessly and still keep it all neatly organized.

This week, Mike explains how to take your email game to the next level using the different tools included in MailSuite. You'll learn how to apply rules to emails using keystrokes, apply tags and keywords to messages, set up custom perspectives when working on a big project, and how to set up signatures that you can use across email accounts.

Yoink for Mac and iOS

Date: 12th April 2019

Duration: 43:13

Show ref: SCOM0829

By providing a temporary space to park your files and app data, Yoink makes moving those items around more intuitive and efficient.

This handy utility accepts any file from Finder, as well as data from almost any app. Whether you want to move or copy files to a different folder or hard drive on your Mac, or wish to collect images from a website before you move them to your desired destination, Yoink has got you covered. On iOS, Yoink is your shelf for all the things you drag, copy, and share.

This week Richard gives you a tour of Yoink, and shares a few of his favourite tips on the Mac.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tip - Mac Security & Privacy - Pt 1

Date: 6th June 2017

Duration: 06:57

Show ref: SCOM0636

One of the simplest things you can do to secure your Mac is to configure it to request a password when exiting Sleep or a Screen Saver.

This tip walks you through the process of setting this up, and gives you some best practices on setting Screen Savers and putting your display to Sleep.

If you're a MacBook Pro user with TouchBar, we also take a look at customising the TouchBar Control strip with single buttons for Sleep, Screen Lock and ScreenSaver.

Tip - Automator - Re-scale Action

Date: 16th May 2017

Duration: 04:02

Show ref: SCOM0630

The Mac is extremely customisable and it's really easy to extend its functionality by harnessing the power of Automator.

In this short and handy tip, we demonstrate just how easy it is to create an Automator action to rescale images, and install it as a service, right in the contextual menu in the Finder. So now you can re-scale any image with a few clicks.

Tip - Photos - Location & Privacy

Date: 9th May 2017

Duration: 04:23

Show ref: SCOM0628

The addition of location data to your photos and videos when using your iPad or iPhone is a tremendous boon. With it, you can search by location or even see your photos and videos on the "Places" map view.

But there may be times when you don't want to publish the location information with shared photos and videos.

In this tip, I demonstrate both switching off location acquisition when taking images, as well as stripping location metadata using a 3rd party tool called ViewExif.

The Finder on macOS

Date: 5th May 2017

Duration: 44:33

Show ref: SCOM0627

In this episode, Allison Sheridan shows you how to use something you already use every day, and that's the Finder in macOS.

You might be a really sophisticated user who has been using the Mac for a long time, or you could be new to the Mac, but either way she's positive she will show you a trick or two when using the Finder.

Allison digs through all of the Finder Preferences first, learning how to customize the Finder Sidebar to configure it to match the way you work, followed by the Finder toolbar, finishing off with a look at the various options in the view menu.

Mac Automation - Part 2

Date: 24th February 2017

Duration: 46:26

Show ref: SCOM0607

The Mac offers some really powerful automation options, especially when you apply a systems mindset to your work and learn to string automations together to automate common tasks.

In Part 2 of this Mac automation series, we dive deep with several more powerful automation workflows. We show you what typical automation chains look like, and explain how to use the building blocks of Mac automation to solve complex problems on your Mac.

Mac Automation - Part 1

Date: 20th January 2017

Duration: 53:21

Show ref: SCOM0597

There are some really powerful Mac automation tools out there, but it can be difficult to know where to start. In Part 1 of this Mac automation series, we introduce some basic automation principles and some key ideas for developing a systems thinking mindset.

We also take a look at five common automation tools for the Mac (TextExpander, Hazel, Keyboard Maestro, Automator, and AppleScript). For each tool, we go through its strengths and weaknesses and explain what situations they are best suited for, so you can start to recognize opportunities for automation in your own everyday use.