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Tip - Deliveries

Date: 7th May 2019

Duration: 06:20

Show ref: SCOM0836

Deliveries for iOS helps you keep track of all your packages, so you always know where they are and when they'll be delivered.

This week, Mike shows you how to set up the Deliveries app so you're notified the moment your packages arrive. You learn how to get detailed information in the app about your deliveries while they are en route, set up notifications so you're alerted when your package gets to your doorstep, and create a Siri Shortcut to check on status.

Tip - Wallpaper Wizard and Endurance

Date: 30th April 2019

Duration: 10:28

Show ref: SCOM0834

This week, Lee walks you through two very different, and very useful applications for macOS, both available inside of Setapp.

If you are bored with the standard wallpapers that come with the operating system yet don't want the hassle of uploading your own photos and images, Wallpaper Wizard 2 is the application for you.

Endurance is for laptop owners who are concerned about their battery life. It's a menu bar application that will help you maximise the shelf life of your battery through various configurable settings.

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 - CARROT Weather

Date: 9th April 2019

Duration: 13:33

Show ref: SCOM0828

In this tip video, Lee walks you through an iOS application that is both fun and informative at the same time: CARROT Weather.

With guidance on how to view upcoming weather forecasts for your area, unlock special feature sets as well as tame the snarky AI assistant, this tutorial will show you that checking the weather doesn't have to be boring!

Path Finder 8 Foundation

Date: 29th March 2019

Duration: 39:32

Show ref: SCOM0825

In this screencast, Lee walks through an alternative to the native Finder application on macOS: Path Finder 8 from Cocoatech.

Using this powerful and feature-rich application, you learn how to be more efficient when navigating and organising files using features such as Dual Browser and Tab Sets. Lee also covers other built-in tools, like Convert Image, Batch Renaming, FolderSync and the very flexible Find feature.

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 - Stitching Screenshots with Tailor

Date: 4th December 2018

Duration: 05:41

Show ref: SCOM0792

Taking screenshots on your iOS device is easy, but combining multiple screenshots from a message thread or long website can be difficult.

In this episode, Mike shows you how to stitch multiple screenshots together quickly and easily using Tailor. From combining screenshots, to copying and pasting the finished image out of Tailor and then exporting it using the iOS Share sheet, you can quickly become familiar with this clever tool.

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.

Tip - Handy Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Date: 21st August 2018

Duration: 06:03

Show ref: SCOM0762

We frequently interact with the Save and Open dialog boxes when using our Mac. This tip video gives you some keyboard shortcuts to help navigate those actions, as well as change the target location when saving your files.

If you really want to supercharge your use of the Save and Open actions, I briefly show you an application that I've covered before, and that's Default Folder X. Well recommended!

Tip - Text Expansion & Safari

Date: 3rd July 2018

Duration: 06:57

Show ref: SCOM0748

Two quick updates in this week's tip show:

Text Expansion

Back in episode 0738, we covered using the built-in features of Text Auto-correction in both macOS and iOS. This is an easy way to use abbreviations to expand to simple words and phrases. However, text expansion is not just limited to simple words and phrases. It can also be used for multiple paragraphs, making Text Auto-correction so much more useful! In this tip, Don shows you how to create a multiline text snippet that will sync across your devices.

Subtitles or Captions in Safari

One of the main support issues we come across are people being unable to switch off subtitles when viewing tutorials on the ScreenCastsOnline website or, even worse, seeing two sets of subtitles displayed at once. This is easily fixed and is due to Safari itself displaying subtitles. In this segment, Don shows you how to easily switch both sets of subtitles off, giving you an uninterrupted view of your tutorials.

Archive Utility & Keka

Date: 22nd June 2018

Duration: 46:28

Show ref: SCOM0745

Sending and storing files and folders in the most secure and efficient way means you need to adopt some or all of three core technologies - compression, archiving and encryption.

Thankfully, these are all available via macOS, either as part of the OS or in the Archive Utility application.

In this week's tutorial, Allison starts with some definition of just what compression, archiving and encryption means and the many standards that are available. In the next part, she goes over the many options available in Archive Utility. Whilst Archive Utility is available and provides basic functionality, it's possible to use additional features and functionality with an inexpensive 3rd party app called Keka.

Keka was updated to version 1.1 during the post production phase of the tutorial, so we've added an extra section describing the additional features and changes to the UI in v1.1.

Tip - macOS Get Info Panel

Date: 12th June 2018

Duration: 08:36

Show ref: SCOM0742

Want to know more about your files or folders? Want to change its default icon? How about changing which files are opened by specific applications? All this and more can be achieved by using the Get Info panel built right into Finder on macOS.

In this week's tip video, Don takes you through the basics of mastering the Get Info panel.

BetterTouchTool

Date: 8th June 2018

Duration: 44:35

Show ref: SCOM0741

One of the joys of having a Mac is having access to tools that allow you to automate common tasks which increase your productivity. BetterTouchTool is a unique twist on automating your Mac as it does so using various input devices that are connected to your Mac such as the Magic Trackpad, Mouse, Keyboard, and even your iOS device. Each of these devices can be set up using BetterTouchTool to run automations with the click of a mouse, taps on a trackpad or even by drawing gestures on your trackpad.

In this screencast we will walk through how to set these automations up on various devices. We will also show practical ways to set up your automations based on global settings or even on an app by app basis. So if you have ever wanted to run automations with minimal effort, then BetterTouchTool may be for you.

Tip - Text Auto-correction

Date: 29th May 2018

Duration: 06:30

Show ref: SCOM0738

There are plenty of very capable and very sophisticated text auto-correction apps on the market. However, if your needs are simple, why not use the text auto-correction features built into macOS and iOS?

In this week's tip video, Don walks you through setting up and using auto-correction and auto-completion on the Mac and iPhone, and shows you how those text snippets sync in real time between devices.

Tip - HoudahSpot Tips & Tricks

Date: 22nd May 2018

Duration: 08:06

Show ref: SCOM0736

Spotlight is great but HoudahSpot is so much better!

HoudahSpot gives you a more detailed and powerful interface into your Spotlight searches. By exposing a multitude of metadata attributes and combining that with a highly flexible and customisable query engine, you'll never lose a file again.

In this week's tip video, Don gives you some of the reasons why HoudahSpot is his go-to search utility on the Mac.

Tip - Managing Messages - PhoneView

Date: 15th May 2018

Duration: 07:02

Show ref: SCOM0734

Following on from a request from a ScreenCastsOnline member, Don went on a quest to find out the best way to extract messages from the Messages app for use in emails or other applications. The best solution he found was PhoneView from Ecamm - but it does so much more!

In this week's tip video, Don takes you through the initial setup of PhoneView and demonstrates how easy it is to create PDFs, Text files, CSV files and more from your messages. You can even extract the media files and play them independently. PhoneView is also a great way to create permanent archives of your messages.

Tip - Dropbox Syncing

Date: 8th May 2018

Duration: 09:00

Show ref: SCOM0732

Dropbox is fantastic service for cloud-based storage. With the Plus service and above, you can store up to 1TB of data within Dropbox - even more if you're a Dropbox Business user. Not many of us can sync our entire Dropbox account on our Mac however, so how do we manage with a Mac that has limited space?

In this week's tip video, Don shows you two very useful Dropbox features to help manage your storage: Selective Sync and Smart Sync.

Travelling with Your iOS Device

Date: 20th April 2018

Duration: 35:34

Show ref: SCOM0727

Following on from episode SCOM0719 - Travelling with your Mac, we take a look at how you can optimise your iOS device for security and privacy. We also learn how to configure a VPN to secure your network connections whilst out and about.

In addition, we look at the implications of using your iPhone or iPad as you primary camera and what steps you can take to backup your photos and videos when you are away from a decent Wi-Fi connection.

Tip - Screenshot Shortcuts in macOS

Date: 17th April 2018

Duration: 09:10

Show ref: SCOM0726

There are plenty of third-party screen and video capture tools available for macOS, but you might be surprised at just how capable the built-in macOS capture tools actually are.

This tip video gives you some examples of just how powerful screen capture is on the Mac - once you master a variety of keyboard combinations!

Change ScreenShot Location Command

defaults write com.apple.screencapture location

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