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Tip - Paste for macOS and iOS

Date: 29th June 2021

Duration: 12:09

Show ref: SCOM1060

Available as an in-app purchase from the App Store or as part of your Setapp subscription, Paste allows you to copy, organize and paste all sorts of information across all of your devices.

In this screencast, Don takes you through the core functionality of Paste on both macOS and iOS and shows you how to use the app using real world examples.

Amplenote Pt. 2

Date: 25th June 2021

Duration: 32:12

Show ref: SCOM1059

In part one of this two-part series on Amplenote, you learned how to capture information and create notes from a variety of sources.

In part two, Lee continues down the Idea Execution Funnel, and guides you through the creation of tasks, setting up your own Inbox, and using Amplenote to prioritise what you need to be doing next. You also learn about connecting this information to your calendar.

Amplenote Pt. 1

Date: 18th June 2021

Duration: 33:26

Show ref: SCOM1057

Note-taking applications are everywhere at the moment so as new ones enter the market, they need to do something different. Using the Idea Execution Funnel concept, Amplenote lets you capture information, process it, prioritize it, and finally schedule it.

In the first of a two-part series, Lee shows you how to capture information on macOS and iOS, use Amplecap to capture information from the web, create and collaborate on notes, as well as encrypt and email content directly to Amplenote.

Tip - Hook 3.1 Update

Date: 15th June 2021

Duration: 09:52

Show ref: SCOM1056

In this video, Lee walks through some of the new features with Hook on macOS. First covered in May 2019 as a beta application, Hook continues to improve and with the release of version 3.1, has innovated and continues to add more features to its already impressive arsenal.

Lee reviews why Hook is so useful, as well as looks at some of the new applications that have compatibility and new features such as Deep PDF Linking.

Microsoft Excel Tips

Date: 21st May 2021

Duration: 31:31

Show ref: SCOM1049

Continuing the theme of looking at the Office 365 suite of applications in more detail, Lee takes you through some tips and tricks that he has picked up whilst trying to master Excel.

Whilst lots of people know the basic functionality the app provides, some of the more complex functions can be overwhelming. In this screencast, Lee covers Pivot Tables, and Data Validation, as well as other useful tips that will make your life in Excel Land more joyful.

DEVONthink To Go 3

Date: 23rd April 2021

Duration: 34:42

Show ref: SCOM1041

DEVONthink has long been a favorite database application on the Mac due to its useful features and stellar search capabilities. The previous companion iOS application allowed you to take your databases with you, but it did not have feature parity with its macOS counterpart.

Enter DEVONthink To Go 3 for iOS, which adds a number of key features previously only available on the Mac version. In this screencast, Todd takes you on a tour of the app and shows you how someone might use DEVONthink To Go as their primary database on iOS, separate from the desktop application.

Increasing Productivity with TextExpander

Date: 2nd April 2021

Duration: 31:12

Show ref: SCOM1035

In this week’s episode, Lee puts TextExpander through its paces and shows you some workflows that you may find both useful and time-saving. You learn how to use TextExpander as a tool to aid memory, eradicate mistakes, simplify repetitive tasks via the use of templates, and much more.

Tip - Apple Notes and Productivity

Date: 30th March 2021

Duration: 08:47

Show ref: SCOM1034

In this second tip video covering some of the handy features of Apple Notes on the Mac, Don looks at using the various views and the Attachments Browser. You also get a few tips on organising and identifying important notes using custom images.

Tip - Session

Date: 23rd March 2021

Duration: 13:06

Show ref: SCOM1032

In this video, Lee introduces you to an application that can have a dramatic effect on your ability to achieve tasks in a relatively short, focused amount of time.

Session is available on both macOS and iOS and here, Lee guides you through the Mac version of the app. You learn how to set timers, notifications, and block tempting websites and applications in order to finish your working day knowing you have achieved what you set out to do.

Tip - Apple Notes - Pt1

Date: 2nd March 2021

Duration: 09:08

Show ref: SCOM1026

Apple Notes is a very capable app and as it's available on Mac as well as iOS, it can be the go-to app for your note-taking needs, and more.

This week, Don takes you through organising your notes, using emojis to make folders more identifiable, and creating a makeshift tagging system.

Moneydance

Date: 26th February 2021

Duration: 43:36

Show ref: SCOM1025

Many of us have used financial management applications on our computers at one time or another. Some applications specialize in the fundamentals of tracking money while others offer more features and give you the big picture of your entire net worth in addition to banking and budgeting.

In this week’s show, Todd introduces you to Moneydance, an application that has just about everything you need to manage your finances. You learn about its main features and get familiar with its layout as Todd sets up accounts from scratch and walks you through a day in the life of a Moneydance user.

Dictation and Voice Control in Big Sur

Date: 12th February 2021

Duration: 24:49

Show ref: SCOM1021

With the advent of Voice Control in macOS Catalina and its further refinement in Big Sur, it's now possible to not only use hands-free dictation but also fully edit and format your text. In this episode, Don takes you through using basic keyboard dictation commands before pulling the curtain on the full power of Voice Control.

Tip - Calendar and Contacts in Big Sur

Date: 5th January 2021

Duration: 10:53

Show ref: SCOM1010

Not a lot has changed in Calendar and Contacts in Big Sur, other than the expected visual refresh. With that in mind, Don shows you some lesser-known features from both of these core macOS applications, and adds a little Automator trick as a bonus!

Microsoft Teams - Pt3

Date: 4th December 2020

Duration: 41:09

Show ref: SCOM1001

In the third and final part of this deep dive into Microsoft Teams, Lee moves away from basic messaging, communications and file sharing and into some of the different applications and integrations that can be made with the software. He shows you how applications like OneNote and Microsoft Planner can be used in a Teams environment, and how you can configure third-party applications using Trello as an example. The series concludes with a look at Teams on iOS.

PDF Expert for iOS

Date: 23rd October 2020

Duration: 41:19

Show ref: SCOM0989

There are a number of powerful PDF Applications for the Mac that allow you to do just about anything with your PDFs. Many of these applications were first developed on MacOS and later ported over to iOS in a non-feature complete version. For those who work with iOS devices primarily, this made it more difficult to work with PDFs with the tools they were familiar with on the Mac.

PDF Expert 7 is a full-featured PDF application that was first released for iOS and has since added features to the place where a MacOS version was released! In this screencast, Todd walks you through all of the features of PDF Expert 7 including the built-in file manager, the many ways to customize how you view your PDFs, the tools available for working with your PDFs like annotations, editing, and filling in forms, and the various search, export, and security options built into the application.

 PDF Expert 7 really is a powerful desktop application made natively for your iPad and iPhone!

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

Show ref: SCOM0976

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

Show ref: SCOM0967

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.