ScreenCasts Online App on AppleTV

Sco meYou know I’m a big fan of Don McAllister’s ScreenCasts Online. I think it’s the best way to learn how to use applications on the Mac and iOS. It’s a subscription service at $6/month if you buy the yearly subscription. Think about that price compared to other online training courses.

I’m biased because Don lets me create screencasts for him every couple of months but I’ve been an avid viewer of his subscription podcast for ages. I’ve learned so much from him even about products I’ve used for years.

Anyway, I’m bringing all of this up again because I’m delighted to tell you that ScreenCasts Online now has an official AppleTV app and it’s really really cool! Don has built a great interface and you get access to the entire ScreenCasts Online back catalog on your big screen TV.

Not only can you view simply the latest videos, you can also view by categories. Categories include Apple Watch, Business, Design, Productivity, and my favorite, Photography. For some reason Don’s got tutorials on Audio and Music too. There are hundreds of videos in his catalog. You can also view by playlists, like his entire series explaining iOS 9, or All about Apple Photos, and a series on El Capitan and a lot more.

I’ve included a few photos of the interface so you can see how pretty it is. Another thing you might want to take into consideration is that Don goes to great expense to have subtitles included in his screencasts, so if you’re hearing impaired, or even if you want to watch while your partner is sleeping, he’s got you covered.

Now it’s time to plug myself here. The latest video screencast on ScreenCasts Online is one of mine! It’s the one I talked about a couple of weeks ago where Steve helped me do a three camera shoot using a screencast, a camcorder, and an iPhone 6s for 4K video. I demonstrated three cool tools: Duet Display to let you use an iOS device as a secondary monitor for your Mac or Windows PC. Then I showed Astropad, which lets your iOS devices access your Mac apps by mirroring the screen. It works on all iOS devices but it rocks to use an iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil for find detail work. Finally I wound up with one of my favorite apps, Bookpedia from Bruji, that lets you create a database of all your books.

If you want to check out my latest video for Don and get access to the entire back catalog, you can get a free 14 day trial over at http://screencastsonline.com

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Three Camera Shoot for ScreenCasts Online

3 cameras screenflowI’ve mentioned before that I do video screencasts for Don McAllister’s ScreenCasts Online subscription podcast. He lets me pick the topic (with veto powers) but this time he probably should have talked me out of it.

Video screencasting is tough work but it’s made easier by the fantastic application Screenflow from Telestream. It captures your desktop video and audio source(s) and has a fantastic editor. Like I said, it’s really hard work but it’s fun.

Applications I Demonstrated

This week I thought it would be interesting to demonstrate two apps that allow you to use your iOS devices as accessories for your Mac. Duet Display allows your iPhone or iPad to work as a secondary display. This is wicked cool, especially when you’re away on travel and don’t have your dual monitor setup (if you’re that spoiled). I’ve used the iPad Pro as a second monitor to the 12″ MacBook and it’s glorious.
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Fun With QFDs!

I have been fixing to make a plan to do screencasting on podfeet.com for years and I finally started!

If you’ve ever had trouble making a decision, you’ll enjoy this short video explaining how a QFD (Quality Function Deployment) can help you decide. Delivered in Allison’s “unique” style, all you spreadsheet nerds are going to love this.

Here’s a link to the Example QFD file in the video for you to play with: https://goo.gl/VILg2U

Using a Screen Reader? click here

Thanks to Steven Goetz, aka @goatman for helping me beta test my QFD.