If you have trouble keeping track of and joining all your videoconferencing calls, Julio Ojeda-Zapata suggests a couple of helpful apps that make the process easier. We constantly work with screenshots here at TidBITS, and Josh and Adam have found the Picsew iOS app indispensable for combining, framing, and editing screenshots. Finally, Adam takes a hard look at the standard iOS and macOS dictation capabilities and how poorly they compare with the Voice Control dictation feature that Apple introduced in iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Catalina. Notable Mac app releases this week include Final Cut Pro X 10.4.9, Compressor 4.4.7, and Motion 5.4.6; BusyCal 3.10.3 and BusyContacts 1.4.9; iMovie 10.1.15; ScreenFlow 9.0.5; and Fantastical 3.1.5.
Videoconferencing has surged during the pandemic, and keeping track of meetings on multiple platforms is a hassle. Julio Ojeda-Zapata tried two software tools, Meeter and Fantastical, that promise to make this juggling act easier.
Picsew is a handy iOS app for stitching together, cropping, bordering, and otherwise cleaning up screenshots. We walk you through some of our favorite features.
Oddly, Apple has two seemingly independent dictation capabilities available for both iOS devices and Macs. The standard dictation feature is, unfortunately, pretty weak in comparison with the dictation feature that you get when you enable Voice Control. Adam Engst looks at the differences and suggests features that Apple could move over from Voice Control.
Maintenance updates with bug fixes and improvements for Apple's trio of professional video editing apps. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates)
Bring enhancements and bug fixes to the two personal information management apps. ($49.99 new for each, free update, 23.1/12.7 MB)
Adds five new filters that bring more of a hand-drawn look to your movie projects. (Free, 2.1 GB)
Maintenance release with several improvements and bug fixes for the screencast recording and video editing app. ($129 new, free update, 54.7 MB)
Adds support for the Circuit, Vidyo, and StarLeaf conference call platforms. ($39.99 new, free update, 22.8 MB)