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Capto

Date: 21st February 2020

Duration: 47:50

Show ref: SCOM0919

In this week's episode you learn about Capto, a versatile and feature-rich utility for capturing screenshots and recording screencasts.

Using Capto, you can capture an entire web page and catalog those screenshots right inside its built-in library. Taking screenshots of application menus, as well as floating panels is also very easy. Allison shows you the many screencasting features also available inside the application, including the ability to record your webcam along with your computer's desktop. After going through the many annotation tools available to enhance your captures, she wraps up with a look at exporting them.

Tip - Find My app - Tips and Tricks

Date: 18th February 2020

Duration: 06:47

Show ref: SCOM0918

In this tip, Rosemary shows you how you can use the Find My app inside of Messages, and how you can send and receive notifications based on your location.

Tip - Adding Captions to Video

Date: 4th February 2020

Duration: 10:59

Show ref: SCOM0914

It's 2020 and all videos should have subtitles or captions. These can assist both non-native language viewers and the hearing impaired, and also help optimise your video engagement.

Rather than laboriously typing out your voiceovers and other sounds into captions, Don shows you how easy and cost-effective it is to use an online service called Rev. Once you have your captions back, he demonstrates using HandBrake to generate video files with either embedded or burned in captions.

Tip - Streaks

Date: 28th January 2020

Duration: 08:18

Show ref: SCOM0912

Creating and establishing habits is hard, and it's easy to fall off the bandwagon if you don't have a little help.

In this week's tip, Rose shows you how Streaks for iOS can help you choose and track your habits. You learn about its integration with the Health app for automated tracking, as well as setting up timers for habits like "Read for 10 minutes."

Tip - CheapCharts for iOS

Date: 21st January 2020

Duration: 08:29

Show ref: SCOM0910

This tip video is all about CheapCharts, a handy iOS application that helps you track prices of iTunes media, including movies and TV programmes, as well as books, audiobooks and apps. Focusing on movies in this tip, Lee shows you how to browse content currently on sale, create targeted filters, and set up price alerts. You also learn how to keep track of specific actors and directors, whilst keeping on top of notifications so you can take advantage of the best deals on movies you love.

Carbon Copy Cloner - Foundation

Date: 17th January 2020

Duration: 47:49

Show ref: SCOM0909

Carbon Copy Cloner is a modern, powerful and yet simple to use backup utility.

It includes the usual methods of cloning to an external drive on a schedule, but it also allows you to back up to another Mac, or even a disk image stored on network-attached storage.

If you want more advanced features, it can do things like power on your Mac to execute the clone, only clone on weekdays, run scripts before and after the clone, and much much more.

Tip - Pulltube

Date: 7th January 2020

Duration: 09:25

Show ref: SCOM0906

In this tip video, Lee shows you how to use Pulltube, a macOS application that can retrieve video files from a variety of online sources and download them to your Mac for offline viewing. Lee explains how to download videos, convert them to different file formats, use browser extensions, and more. You also learn about various useful settings inside of Pulltube.

Alfred 4 Update

Date: 3rd January 2020

Duration: 35:54

Show ref: SCOM0905

This week, Lee walks through some of the improvements made to the popular Spotlight alternative for macOS - Alfred - which is now on Version 4.

In this video, you will be shown how to configure themes from scratch, run through the new preferences setup, look at new workflow utilities such as Conditional Utility and Split and much, much more.

Tip - Bobby for iOS

Date: 31st December 2019

Duration: 06:29

Show ref: SCOM0904

Do you have a few different subscriptions to keep track of?

This week's tip video shows you how Bobby for iOS can help you stay on top of any subscriptions or even regular bills you have. With reminders, custom intervals, and even suggested bills there's plenty to love.

Tip - Just Timers

Date: 24th December 2019

Duration: 06:32

Show ref: SCOM0902

In this tip video, Lee shows you a handy little utility application for iOS that allows you to create multiple timers and give them unique names. This allows them to be activated by Siri with ease.

Shortcuts on iOS

Date: 20th December 2019

Duration: 38:57

Show ref: SCOM0901

In this episode, Rosemary shows you the new Shortcuts application for iOS and iPadOS. There are a lot of changes in this greatly improved version of the app, now part of the iOS and iPadOS operating systems. They range from home and personal automation, the addition of many actions to automate common tasks, as well as much broader support for third-party apps.

Rose also shares two of her custom shortcuts and shows you, step by step, how to build them from scratch.

Tip - Grocery for iOS

Date: 3rd December 2019

Duration: 12:18

Show ref: SCOM0896

In this week's tip video, Lee introduces you to an iOS application that can intelligently create shopping lists: Grocery.

You will learn how to create shopping lists and configure different stores with geofencing data. Lee also shows you how to configure stock levels and expiry dates for your inventory, as well as create recipes, complete with ingredients and timers.

Tip - CalZones

Date: 26th November 2019

Duration: 08:40

Show ref: SCOM0894

This week, Lee introduces you to CalZones, an iPadOS & iOS application that helps solve the problem of scheduling appointments with people across different time zones.

You learn how to add and remove time zones, as well as create and view appointments. Lee also shows you how to set up the widget for quickly viewing time zone information, and configure the different versions of the Apple Watch complications.

Tip - Slidepad

Date: 19th November 2019

Duration: 10:15

Show ref: SCOM0892

Slidepad is a fantastic utility for your Mac. It allows you to have all of your most commonly used websites, webapps, documents, PDFs and more in a super useful slide-out panel.

Inspired by the Slide Over feature on iPadOS, Slidepad appears with a keyboard shortcut or by moving your cursor to either edge of your screen. It's easy to configure and is a great boon to productivity.

In this week's tip video, Don takes you through the setup and usage of Slidepad.

Tip - LookUp for iOS

Date: 12th November 2019

Duration: 09:30

Show ref: SCOM0890

In this tip video, Lee walks you through the features of a dictionary application on iOS called LookUp.

As well as learning how to find definitions of words and phrases, Lee shows you how to leverage other functionality within this clever utility. This includes translations, creating collections, configuring Siri Shortcuts, and much more.

Hazel Foundation

Date: 25th October 2019

Duration: 46:22

Show ref: SCOM0886

As a Mac user, there will invariably be tasks you perform on your files and folders that are repetitive in nature. Wouldn't it be nice to have some way to automate those actions so you can focus on more important work?

Hazel is a popular utility that can monitor folders and files, and then take action based on rules you set up.

In this week's Foundation screencast Todd introduces you to the latest version of Hazel. He goes from installation and setup to the anatomy of a rule, as well as the various settings Hazel gives you. Todd then walks you through building a task made up of several pieces that work together to create a more complex and efficient workflow.

macOS Clean Install

Date: 18th October 2019

Duration: 40:41

Show ref: SCOM0884

There are many good reasons you might consider doing a clean install on your Mac. Perhaps it has gotten sluggish over the years, you may have had a hard drive replaced which necessitates the process, or you'd like to have as close to a stock operating system as possible before installing the next major release of macOS.

But performing a clean install (some call it a "nuke and pave") may seem like a daunting task, one you may be reluctant to take on. In this week's show, Allison talks about all the reasons why you might want to do it, suggests some strategies to attacking the task, and then shows the process in action.

Tip - One Switch

Date: 24th September 2019

Duration: 05:33

Show ref: SCOM0876

A very neat menu bar app that gives you direct access to a host of utilities and system functions.

In this tip video, Don explores some of the options and demonstrates just how useful One Switch can be.

Tip - TrackMySubs

Date: 10th September 2019

Duration: 10:12

Show ref: SCOM0872

With the ever-increasing number of subscriptions for software, apps and services, TrackMySubs is a great way to keep on top of everything.

This week, Don shows you TrackMySubs' free plan which allows you to track up to 10 subscriptions to assess your costs as well as receive optional alerts when subscriptions are due. This allows you to decide if you want to proceed or cancel before the subscription payment is taken.

Ironically, TrackMySubs also offers a subscription service if you want to monitor more than 10 subscriptions. Depending on your situation, the potential savings you could make on your unused subscriptions could easily offset that cost!

Tip - Opener

Date: 16th July 2019

Duration: 05:25

Show ref: SCOM0856

Ever wish you could open up links on iOS in other apps? Well with Opener, now you can.

This week Mike shows you how to open up web links in other apps you have on your device using this handy iOS utility.