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RapidWeaver 6 - Part 1

Date: 14th November 2014

Duration: 31:38

Show ref: SCOM0477

Rapidweaver is acknowledged as a fantastic replacement for the long abandoned iWeb. Now with the release of RapidWeaver 6, it's now even easier to create and publish your own stunning websites.

We've covered RapidWeaver before, but a refresher is well overdue so Todd Olthoff takes us through some of the basics of RapidWeaver 6.

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MoneyWell for iPad

Date: 14th November 2014

Duration: 23:13

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As promised, following the coverage of MoneyWell for the Mac in episode SCOM0471, Todd Olthoff takes a look at MoneyWell on the iPad.

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MoneyWell - Personal Finance Budgeting

Date: 27th September 2014

Duration: 33:07

Show ref: SCOM0471

MoneyWell is one of the most respected personal finance applications for the Mac.

Using a unique approach of using "buckets" for your various budgets, it allows to to easily keep track of income and expenditure, ensuring you remain on budget.

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BetterTouchTool & Leap Motion Controller

Date: 20th September 2014

Duration: 26:10

Show ref: SCOM0470

Gestures on the Magic TrackPad are all well and good, but they are a bit limited.

In this episode, I take a look at creating custom gestures using BetterTouchTool (BTT).

You're only limited by your imagination as BTT includes support for a wide range of actions as well as custom keyboard shortcuts.

As well as the Magic TrackPad, you can also use it on your Magic Mouse, MacBook TrackPad or even the Leap Motion Controller.

I also include a short video snippet of the leap Motion Controller in action, being controlled by BetterTouchTool gestures.

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Drop Shadow and AppDelete

Date: 13th September 2014

Duration: 27:23

Show ref: SCOM0469

Two desktop utilities in this week's show:

Drop Shadow - Create drop shadows, frames and borders with this simple to use utility,

App Delete - Don't just delete the application, delete all the cruft that goes with it. AppDelete will search out all the hidden files that comprise an installed application and delete the lot. It will also allow you to delete and archive, allowing you to re-install the application at any time in the future.

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Parallels Access for iOS

Date: 6th September 2014

Duration: 15:43

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Parallels Access is a unique solution to the problems of remotely accessing your Mac from your iPad or iPhone.

There are plenty of remote access solutions out there (we've covered quite a few on ScreenCastsOnline) but there has never been a solution that solves the issue of trying to access a large, high resolution display from a device with a smaller screen. Most remote access apps will allow you to scale the desktop to full size, but then everything is too small to either see or control. Otherwise, you can zoom the screen up to full size on your iPad or iPhone, and then end up scrolling everywhere.

Parallels Access gets around both these problems by allowing your Mac apps to appear just like iPad or iPhone apps, each app taking up the full iPad or iPhone screen. You really need to see it in action to see how different (and how effective) this is, compared to other remote access applications.

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Scapple, AccessMenuBarApp, VideoGIF

Date: 23rd August 2014

Duration: 31:28

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Three applications in this week's show:

Scapple - Scapple is a great app from the makers of Scrivener - it's like a mind mapping tool but without the constraints of a fixed or hierarchical structure. Completely free form in its approach, Scapple is ideal for roughing out ideas on a huge canvas.

AccessMenuBarApp - Is your laptop resolution causing menu bar icons to become hidden? AccessMenuBarApp allows you to show them all with a single keystroke or mouse gesture.

VideoGIF - Create animated GIFs for support or just for fun. VideoGIF allows you to capture or convert any video clip into an animated GIF and share via social networks, email or via websites. In this segment, I demonstrate using QuickTime X to do a video screencapture, convert to a GIF and incorporate into a Clarify document.

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Giffer Pro - Create Animated GIFs

Date: 23rd August 2014

Duration: 13:10

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After playing with animated GIFs on this week's Mac show, I wanted to see what was available on iOS.

Giffer Pro is an amazing app that allows you to create animated GIFs from your iPhone or iPad camera, from a series of still images or from an imported video clip. You can create your own library of GIFs or share via it's built in web service or via social media, email or iMessages/SMS.

It also includes support for creating CinemaGraphs - animated GIFs where just a portion of the GIF is animated - very cool!

Giffer Pro is both simple to use and yet offers amazing control over the creation and editing of your GIFs

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Launchbar 6 Update

Date: 1st August 2014

Duration: 30:08

Show ref: SCOM0463

Launchbar has recently had a major update with the release of Launchbar V6. Primarily known as an "Application Launcher", Launchbar is actually much more complex, and much more capable than that.

This episode is not a full review of Launchbar 6, but is intended to give a flavour of some of the new features, especially for Alfred users who are intrigued as to how Launchbar now differs from Alfred.

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Creating Documentation with Clarify 2

Date: 25th July 2014

Duration: 30:55

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Clarify 2 is the brand new version of the app designed to make producing screenshot based documentation a breeze.

With built in screenshot tools and comprehensive annotation tools, making support documentation has never been easier.

Whether it's to show friends, family or colleagues how to step through simple or complex processes, or even as a reminder to yourself, Clarify 2 takes away the friction of producing outstanding and easy to follow documentation.

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Alfred Refresher & 9 Killer Workflows

Date: 28th June 2014

Duration: 58:00

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Something different this week, a live episode of ScreenCastsOnline!

Direct from MacMania17, I've included one of the live sessions as this week's Mac show, covering a refresher on Alfred, as well as a look at 9 killer workflows to boost your productivity.

Take a look at the video page for a full list of links to the workflows.

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Home Inventory for Mac

Date: 7th June 2014

Duration: 31:56

Show ref: SCOM0455

Home Inventory is an easy to use application that allows you to rapidly build a catalogue of all your possessions, or keep track of your various collections of "stuff".

In conjunction with two free iOS helper apps, Home Inventory takes the friction out of building a personal database of all your belongings, to help you stay organised and give you peace of mind! Highly rated on the Mac App store, Home Inventory has previously been a Mac App Store Editors' Choice and a Mac App Store Best of 2013 pick.

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Home Inventory - Remote Phone & Mobile Backup

Date: 7th June 2014

Duration: 18:56

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Following on from this week's Mac show, Allison Sheridan takes us through two free iOS helper applications for "Home Inventory" on the Mac.

Home Inventory Remote Photo - To capture barcodes and images of items to transfer into your Home Inventory application.

Mobile Backup - To back up your Home Inventory database to your iOS device.

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Easy Photo and Video Transfers with PhotoSync

Date: 22nd May 2014

Duration: 16:20

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PhotoSync allows you to transfer photos and videos to your other devices (as well as most cloud based services) in an instant. Simply select your images or videos, select your target and boom!

With support for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android as well as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box and more, PhotoSync removes any friction in transferring your media.

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Documents 5 - Part 2

Date: 16th May 2014

Duration: 15:22

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Documents 5 is a multifunctional application. It's a file viewer, media player and download manager, all wrapped up as a free iPad and iPhone application.

This second of a two part series explores some of the more advanced features of Documents 5.

With support for a wide range of file types such as PDF, iWork and Office files, Documents 5 is a central hub to manage and review your files, and so much more.

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Little Snitch 3

Date: 9th May 2014

Duration: 36:45

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Little Snitch 3 gives you absolute control of what your Mac connects to, and what or who connects to it!

Little Snitch is an application designed to improve the security of your Mac by constantly identifying in-bound as well as out-bound connection requests to and from your Mac. Once identified, Little Snitch will enable you to allow or deny such requests, giving you full control of all network connections.

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Documents 5 - Part 1

Date: 9th May 2014

Duration: 18:19

Show ref: SCOI0162

Documents 5 is a multifunctional application. It's a File viewer, media player and download manager, all wrapped up as a free iPad and iPhone application.

With support for a wide range of file types such as PDF, iWork and Office files, Documents 5 gives you a central hub to manage and review your files, and so much more.

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Paprika Recipe Manager for Mac

Date: 2nd May 2014

Duration: 29:40

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Paprika Recipe Manager is designed to help you with all aspects of your cooking.

With it you can browse the web to research and find new recipes, capture recipes directly from supported websites with a single click, produce smart grocery lists for single recipes or even an entire week's worth at the touch of a button.

Paprika is the ultimate recipe manager, assisting you whilst you cook with multiple timers, pinned recipes and some other clever tools. It can even help you plan your meals and assemble menus.

Add in cross platform support and seamless syncing, and you'll wonder how you ever managed without it!

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Paprika Recipe Manager for iOS

Date: 2nd May 2014

Duration: 20:12

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Paprika Recipe Manager is designed to help you with all aspects of your cooking.

With it you can browse the web to research and find new recipes, capture recipes directly from supported websites with a single click, produce smart grocery lists for single recipes or even an entire week's worth at the touch of a button.

Paprika is the ultimate recipe manager, assisting you whilst you cook with multiple timers, pinned recipes and some other clever tools. It can even help you plan your meals and assemble menus.

Add in cross platform support and seamless syncing, and you'll wonder how you ever managed without it!

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Default Folder X

Date: 11th April 2014

Duration: 34:32

Show ref: SCOM0447

OSX is great, but some things could be better!

Case in point is the File Open and File Save dialogue boxes.

Yes, you can open and save files, but sometimes it would be really useful to do more than that, without having to switch to the Finder. And wouldn't it be great if you could assign a "default folder" to save or open files on an App by App basis?

Well you can do all this and more with the indispensable utility - Default Folder X