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iA Writer

Date: 9th August 2019

Duration: 34:06

Show ref: SCOM0863

iA Writer is a powerful plain text editor built to give you total ownership of the words you write. It gives you a clean, simple, and distraction-free writing interface that is available all on Apple platforms, as well as Windows and Android. iA Writer bucks the subscription trend by offering a quality productivity app as a one-time purchase for each.

In this tutorial, Mike walks you through some of the unique features in iA Writer like the Keyboard Bar (and how to customize it), syntax highlighting, tasks, export options, and more.

Cardhop for iOS

Date: 26th April 2019

Duration: 33:10

Show ref: SCOM0833

Cardhop is now on iOS!

Widely acknowledged as one of the best (if not the best) contacts app on macOS, Flexibits has recently launched Cardhop for iOS.

This new version brings the same power and ease of use as the macOS version, with some subtle new additions for the mobile platform.

In this tutorial, Don looks at the basics of setting up and using Cardhop, as well as customising and getting the most out of the versatile Parser or Search Bar. He also shows you the brilliant new "Business Card" feature, perfect for use on iPhone.

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.

Tip - Due for iOS

Date: 5th March 2019

Duration: 07:46

Show ref: SCOM0818

With so many notifications coming in, it can be easy to miss the important ones. Fortunately, Due helps make sure that you never forget by using nagging notifications to pester you into taking action.

In this week's tip, Mike shows you how to set up a reminder quickly in Due and take advantage of the Auto Snooze feature to persistently remind you of something until you mark it as complete or reschedule it. You also learn how to modify reminders straight from the Lock screen, allowing you to postpone reminders without going into the app.

GoodNotes 5

Date: 1st March 2019

Duration: 46:22

Show ref: SCOM0817

There are a lot of scenarios where it can be advantageous to take notes with paper and pencil, but going back and finding what you need later can be a pain. With GoodNotes for iOS, you can get the best of both worlds by combining the flexibility and retention benefits of analog note taking with digital search features that use Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

In this tutorial, Mike introduces you to the different note-taking tools in GoodNotes while demoing sketchnoting, a visual note taking method that is typically used when listening to something you're interested in. You learn how to utilize those tools in GoodNotes, convert your handwritten notes into text, as well as search your documents after you've created them. Mike also shows you how to import document templates into GoodNotes, and export your documents after you're done.

Todoist Task Manager

Date: 15th February 2019

Duration: 52:11

Show ref: SCOM0813

In this week's tutorial, Lee walks you through one of the most popular cross-platform task management applications available today, and that's Todoist.

With access to your data from almost any device, as well as advanced features such as recurring tasks, project templates and web integrations, It will help you keep on top of those important tasks, no matter where you are. Lee shows you Todoist on the web, on a Mac, and concludes with a guided tour of the iOS interface on iPad.

Tip - Forest for iOS

Date: 12th February 2019

Duration: 08:33

Show ref: SCOM0812

Have you ever sat down to work on something and found yourself distracted by your smartphone? That's exactly the problem Forest aims to solve.

In this tutorial, Mike shows you how using an iOS utility called Forest can help you eliminate distractions by incentivizing you to not touch your smartphone, helping you stay focused, be present, and build productive habits.

Zapier Automation

Date: 18th January 2019

Duration: 44:42

Show ref: SCOM0805

With so many web applications and services available, it's becoming possible to automate more and more things. Zapier is the glue that can make all your web apps and services work together and do things you never thought possible.

In this episode, Don takes you through the basics of using Zapier using examples with Slack, OmniFocus, and MailChimp - just three of the 1000+ apps and services available to be integrated using Zapier.

You also have a peek at some of the integrations we use here at ScreenCastsOnline to work more efficiently and automate posting to social media.

OmniFocus 3 for Mac - Pt 2

Date: 23rd November 2018

Duration: 47:04

Show ref: SCOM0789

In this episode, we dig deeper in OmniFocus 3 for Mac by focusing on Capture and Custom Perspectives.

Mike looks at additional capture methods, including Mail Drop, the Clippings shortcut, importing from TaskPaper-formatted text, as well as direct integration with a few email clients. PopClip also makes a cameo as an additional tool to send things to your OmniFocus Inbox. You also learn about the extremely useful Custom Perspectives feature available in the Pro version of OmniFocus, and how to create them using several real world examples from Mike's workflow.

Tip - Text Case for iOS

Date: 20th November 2018

Duration: 05:22

Show ref: SCOM0788

Without a cursor as a selection tool, text manipulation on iOS can be a pain. Fortunately, Text Case makes this much easier.

In this episode, Mike walks you through how to change text on your iOS device into one of several popular formats using a simple iOS utility. You learn how to use Text Case's input tool, importing existing text, and even use Siri Shortcuts to put Text Case to good use.

iThoughts - Foundation

Date: 14th September 2018

Duration: 61:22

Show ref: SCOM0769

Mind maps are a terrific method to capture and then organize ideas for any kind of project. iThoughts from toketaWare is a power user mind mapping tool. It's designed for the Mac and iOS, and also runs on Windows. With advanced features like built-in research tools, Markdown support, and animated slide creation, iThoughts might be the tool you need to help organize anything from a complex project to writing the next great novel.

In this week's show, Allison dives deep into iThoughts on both macOS and iOS to show you how incredibly useful and powerful this top-notch mind mapping application is.

Tip - Scanning with Office Lens

Date: 11th September 2018

Duration: 07:51

Show ref: SCOM0768

Apple Notes is great but is sorely missing Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, for scanned documents. This enables you to search for words inside scanned documents. Perhaps we'll see that in a future release.

In the meanwhile, using Office Lens, you can scan documents, whiteboards, and business cards today on your iPhone or iPad and make them fully searchable. Unfortunately, you can't bring the searchable documents into Apple Notes, but if you use an application like Microsoft OneNote, you can search the entire contents of your scanned items - it can even search your handwritten notes.

In this tip, I show you the basics of using Office Lens and OneNote.

Tip - Managing Apps on Apple Watch

Date: 28th August 2018

Duration: 06:08

Show ref: SCOM0764

Spend some time organising your Apple Watch watch faces, complications and Dock and boost your productivity.

After a time spent using the Apple Watch, you become aware of the Apps you most commonly access. This tip video shows you how to customise your watch faces, complications and the dock to have these most commonly used apps available to you.

Drafts v5 for iOS - Part 2

Date: 17th August 2018

Duration: 53:54

Show ref: SCOM0761

Manipulating text on iOS can be tricky. But with the powerful export actions available in Drafts version 5, it gets a whole lot easier. In the first of two tutorials Drafts v5 for iOS - Part 1 Mike explored the basics of using Drafts.

In this tutorial, Mike walks you through the export actions available in the Pro version of Drafts 5. You learn how many of them work using practical, real world examples. You can then start building your own text-based workflows using Drafts and start saving time on your iOS devices today.

Agenda - Note Taking

Date: 27th July 2018

Duration: 39:17

Show ref: SCOM0755

One thing we're not short of is note taking apps for the Mac or iOS.

Agenda approaches note taking in a new and unique way. With close integration with your calendars, you can now organise and access your notes based on events. With a beautiful user interface and a full-featured editing environment, Agenda can adapt to many different functions to boost your productivity and make you more organised.

Available for both macOS and iOS, Agenda utilises iCloud for seamless syncing between all of your devices and recently was awarded an Apple Design Award at WWDC 2018.

Agenda is free (and will remain so) but has a unique business model to ensure the app is continually developed and supported: An in-app purchase option unlocks current premium features, and any new ones that are added in the twelve-month period following the purchase. Agenda does not have a subscription model.

In this week's full tutorial, Don shows you Agenda in great detail on the Mac, including its current premium features. He also goes over the app on iPad, showing some of the main features so you can see how they translate to iOS.

Tip - macOS Hot Corners

Date: 24th July 2018

Duration: 06:11

Show ref: SCOM0754

You can configure the four corners of your Mac display to instantly invoke some pre-defined system commands. It's really simple to set up, and a very useful Mac customisation.

In this week's tip, I show you how it all works.

Things 3 Update

Date: 20th July 2018

Duration: 44:45

Show ref: SCOM0753

It was just a year ago that we took a look at the newest version of Things, and examined all of the interface changes and new functionality that were added to an already well-designed application. Since then, the team at Cultured Code have added six new updates to further increase the functionality of Things 3.

In this screencast, Todd takes a look at updates that both improve automation and make managing your tasks easier.

He also demonstrates some new workflows using third-party applications (for both macOS and iOS) that can be leveraged to take advantage of these new automation features included in Things 3.

If you're sick and tired of the constant exchange of emails to try and schedule a meeting or book an appointment, WhenWorks might be your ideal solution.

WhenWorks is an iOS app for iPhone or iPad that integrates with most calendar services.

As a host, you set up some event types and rules, then send out invitations. The recipients (called guests) receive the email invitation and can pick a suitable date and time from a web-based service - they don't need to be WhenWorks users themselves.

Once the guest picks a time slot, your calendar is updated and an email confirmation is sent out. Either the host or the guest can reschedule or cancel the appointment with just a few clicks. Want to have single point of contact without sending out invitations every time? You can make your available time slots public and send anyone a web link.

If you need to set up one-to-one meetings on a regular basis, WhenWorks can be a tremendous boon!

OmniFocus 3 for iOS

Date: 29th June 2018

Duration: 50:39

Show ref: SCOM0747

OmniFocus 3 is out for iOS, and it makes managing your tasks even easier. While the biggest change is the adoption of tags, there are several new features in OmniFocus 3 that can take your task management to the next level. Whether you're new to OmniFocus or you've been using it for years, there are several compelling reasons to upgrade to version 3.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use the different perspective views to filter your tasks, how to harness the full power of tags for getting things done, and even show you how to set up a few custom perspectives of your own.