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Tip - New in Notability on iPad

Date: 13th October 2020

Duration: 09:12

Show ref: SCOM0986

Notability from Ginger Labs has been around for over ten years. It turned the iPad into a full-featured note-taking app and has remained a favourite with countless users since.

In her very first ScreenCastsOnline tip video, Allison Sheridan walks you through some recent improvements to Notability that enhance handwriting. You learn about drawing shapes, creating various types of lines, and take a peek at the handwriting recognition feature.

Tembo for macOS

Date: 8th September 2020

Duration: 09:31

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We've covered HoudahSpot from Houdah Software in the past on ScreenCastsOnline. It's my go-to app if I want to do some serious searching on my Mac. But if you want to do a simple search and Spotlight just doesn't cut it, I'd recommend Tembo for macOS.

Tembo, also developed by Houdah Software, is a quick and efficient way of searching for files on your Mac. In this tip video, Don takes a look at its core functionality and shows you how to customise some of the settings.

HEY for Email

Date: 28th August 2020

Duration: 34:17

Show ref: SCOM0973

There are plenty of email clients out there for using existing email services in different ways. Invariably, these include plugins or kludges to enhance the original email service to work in a slightly different way.

HEY isn't an email client. It's a brand new email service that has been designed from the ground up to overhaul what email is and how it's used. Most people would agree that if you've had an email account for a while, things can get out of control, and it's so easy to end up in a complete mess. HEY provides the tools required to take control of your email and even make it a delight to use.

In this week's tutorial, Don takes you through the steps of setting up a free trial account with HEY, setting up mail forwarding from Apple Mail, and then screening your email to tame the deluge.

You'll never believe how much fun can be had with email!

Agenda Update

Date: 21st August 2020

Duration: 33:57

Show ref: SCOM0971

We last covered Agenda back in 2018 when it won an Apple Design Award. Since then it has continued to grow and improve and is now at version 10. Agenda is a date-focused note taking application with a unique approach. It takes your notes and connects them to both your calendar and reminders apps.

In this screencast Todd walks you through the various improvements and updates, including the ones that are part of the premium version of Agenda.

Taskheat

Date: 7th August 2020

Duration: 36:36

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In this tutorial, Rosemary introduces you to Taskheat, a flowchart-friendly project management system that uses flowcharts. This approach allows you to quickly create a series of tasks and connect them together as you see fit, much like organizing your ideas using a mind map program.

Rose also shows you what Taskheat looks like on both iPhone and iPad, discusses its similarities and differences, and goes over the import and export options this useful app offers.

Tip - OmniFocus Shortcuts & Automation Plugins

Date: 4th August 2020

Duration: 15:20

Show ref: SCOM0966

Rosemary shows you in this week's tip how to retrieve tasks using the custom OmniFocus actions in Shortcuts. You also learn how to install and use Omni Automation plugins.

iOS Markup

Date: 31st July 2020

Duration: 37:36

Show ref: SCOM0965

This week, Allison dives deep into screenshots and the Markup tools on iOS and iPadOS.

After going over the various ways to take screenshots on iOS devices, you learn how to annotate them together using the various tools Markup has available. Allison also shows you how to take screenshots of long-form content, like webpages or Keynote documents, and save them as PDFs.

Tip - Overcast Smart Playlists

Date: 14th July 2020

Duration: 07:17

Show ref: SCOM0960

Overcast is a popular third-party podcast player, which we covered back in June of 2019.

In this tip, Rosemary revisits its Smart Playlists feature on iOS. You learn about sort orders, including and excluding specific episodes, and how to prioritise podcasts.

iMeetingX

Date: 3rd July 2020

Duration: 42:35

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In this video, Lee walks you through an application that he uses daily to manage meetings in his role as a Project and Programme Manager: iMeetingX.

Meetings can be a huge drain on both energy and finances, so this application helps to keep them organised and productive. You learn how to use iMeetingX to set up your project, set up document templates for Invitations, minutes and event tracking. Lee also goes over how to schedule meetings, send out minutes, assign tasks and decisions, and archive meetings for future reference.

Tip - Ghostnote 2

Date: 30th June 2020

Duration: 10:32

Show ref: SCOM0956

Ghostnote 2  is a fantastic app which allows you to 'pin' formatted notes and to-do lists to many different types of objects on your Mac, including individual emails in Apple Mail.

Want to add some notes to a website? Just navigate to it in Safari and open Ghostnote. You'll be presented with a blank note where you can enter plain or formatted text, lists, even clickable to-do lists. The next time you open the website, that note will be available in Ghostnote 2.

In this week's tip, Don demonstrates different types of objects supported by Ghostnote 2, along with some practical examples. You also learn about its note browser, and how to set up keyboard shortcuts for quick access.

Tip - Dropbox Paper

Date: 12th May 2020

Duration: 20:59

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In this tip show, Rosemary gives you a tour of Dropbox Paper, a collaborative web document editor directly integrated into Dropbox.

From managing projects to viewing timelines, or even inserting images or document links, Dropbox Paper offers a whole host of features designed to maximise efficiency and productivity.

Tip - Dropzone 4

Date: 28th April 2020

Duration: 17:16

Show ref: SCOM0938

This week, Rosemary revisits a useful app that we looked at back in 2018, Dropzone. Now on version 4, this menu bar utility for Mac acts as a temporary storage shelf where you can drop folders and files that you want to act on later. It also offers various actions so you can perform repetitive tasks more easily.

In this tip you discover the ins and outs of Dropzone 4 using common scenarios you might encounter while using your Mac.

Fantastical 3 - Part 2

Date: 24th April 2020

Duration: 38:39

Show ref: SCOM0937

In the second part of his Fantastical two-part series, Lee looks at some at some of the more advanced features that version 3 of the calendar application has to offer, such as Time Zone support, Invitee Availability and Weather. You also learn about template creation and get a tour of the configuration options within Fantastical's Preferences.

Tip - Shortcuts and NFC Tags

Date: 21st April 2020

Duration: 08:42

Show ref: SCOM0936

We've previously seen the power and flexibility of shortcuts and automation on iOS. With NFC tags you can take your automation to the next level. NFC tags are small, discrete and inexpensive "stickers" that can be used as triggers for shortcuts in iOS. With an iPhone XS or newer, you can run a shortcut just by tapping it on an NFC tag.

Don takes you through the simple process of assigning an NFC tag to a shortcut with two real-life examples: Firstly, switching smart LED lights in your home on and off, and then opening the charge port on a Tesla Model 3, with a simple tap of the iPhone.

NetNewsWire

Date: 17th April 2020

Duration: 40:26

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In this video Rosemary walks you through the newest version of NetNewsWire on the Mac and iPad. After getting a tour of the user interface, you learn how to add news feeds, organise them into folders, and sync all your content between your Mac and iOS devices using Feedbin.

Tip - Zoom

Date: 7th April 2020

Duration: 41:57

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Zoom is an extremely popular video conferencing application, that is used by the British government for press conferences, as well as by schools, universities, and businesses around the world.

In this special tip show, Rosemary shows you how to configure Zoom and quickly host your first meeting, even before creating an account. She then goes on to show you many of its great features including the ability to schedule recurring meetings, create templates that make hosting the same type of meeting or webinar more efficient, how to use the built-in chat, and much, much more. You also learn the many settings Zoom offers to customize your experience.

Some privacy-sensitive issues where Zoom installed a local server on your Mac, or the iOS app sending data to Facebook, have both been resolved and should no longer be a concern for users.

Fantastical 3

Date: 27th March 2020

Duration: 40:47

Show ref: SCOM0929

In the first video of a two-part series, Lee starts to take a deep dive into the new version of Fantastical, by Flexibits. Fantastical 3 has added a lot of premium features and in this screencast, you learn how to get started with the application on all platforms. First by understanding the new licensing model, installing the app, and adding calendar accounts.

Lee also goes over creating and editing new events, adding calendars within an account, how to create Calendar Sets, as well as subscribing to external calendars that focus on your key interests.

Tip - HazeOver

Date: 3rd March 2020

Duration: 10:15

Show ref: SCOM0922

This week, Lee shows you how to use a utility application on macOS that helps you deal with focusing when you have multiple windows cluttering your desktop.

HazeOver will fade out non-active windows and bring focus to the currently used window(s) in the active application, allowing you to work without the need to minimise application windows to remove distractions in the background.

Microsoft To Do

Date: 7th February 2020

Duration: 40:14

Show ref: SCOM0915

In this video, Lee introduces a task management application that has recently undergone a change of ownership.

Formerly known as Wunderlist, Microsoft To Do is a cross-platform task management solution that allows you to make quick lists of tasks that require completion. You learn how to create tasks and lists, configure notifications, use attachments and notes, and collaborate with others. Lee also walks you through the configuration of Siri Shortcuts to add tasks to lists on the move. After switching to the Mac, he wraps up with a short section that shows how Outlook and To Do work together.

Drafts for Mac Update

Date: 31st January 2020

Duration: 43:07

Show ref: SCOM0913

In this tutorial, Rosemary shows you the new features added to Drafts for Mac since its launch. You learn about dictation, multiple window support, and merging drafts, before diving deep into the headline feature: Actions.

As well as finding out what Actions and Action groups are, you learn how to install and edit them. You also see how Actions can be created from scratch. Rose concludes this screencast with a look at Workspaces, which combines tags and Actions to help you improve your efficiency and productivity while using Drafts.