With the release of iOS 10.3, MacOS 10.12.4, and updated iWork apps, collaboration is now even better. It is now possible to collaborate – work with others – on various iWork documents.
From your iOS device, you can “share” or collaborate with others using iCloud and the iWork apps in real time.
In the iOS iWork document, tap on the 3 dots and select “Collaborate With Others” and choose the way you want to share document. You can “Add People” to collaborate and choose a way to send the invitation to collaborate. You can invite people via Messages, Mail, and other methods.
Make sure you choose “Share Options” which allows you to set the permissions of who can access and what they can do with the document – edit v. read. The options you select determine who can read the shared document as well as who can edit it. Choose the parameters you want.
While working, you can see who you are working with and view changes in real time. PC users can access the documents via a PC web browser.
To read more about collaboration with iWork documents, click here.
Sometimes, when using an iOS device, you may quickly go through your camera photos and delete an image or video by accident. It may even be a few days before you realize you want the image or video back. There is a quick and easy way to recover recently deleted videos, photos and images on an iOS device for up to 30 days.
First, tap on the photos icon. Next, tap on the Albums icon at the bottom right next to the Shared icon.
The last album on the right is called “Recently Deleted.” It has a trashcan icon. Tap on it.
Then, you will see photos that have been deleted and the number of days remaining before it is permanently deleted.
To recover the image, tap on the photo(s) you want to restore and then, at the bottom right, tap on “Recover.”
The image is now restored to your camera roll available in Photos.
Recently, I was traveling to speak at a seminar out of state with my MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. While putting the final touches on my Keynote presentation, I realized I missed my external monitor to give me the extra room to also work on an Acrobat document for work.
Enter Duet Display, an iOS app you can download to make your iOS device an external monitor for your computer. You buy and download the app from the iOS store on your iOS device and then download the free app for your computer (Mac or PC) from the developers.
You will need the cable you usually use to connect your computer to your iPad. For the MacBookPro TouchBar and other Macs that use USB-C, you may need the cable that goes from USB-C to Lightning.
Once you have your device connected and have installed Duet Display on both your iOS device and computer, you can control various settings.
Your iOS device resolution can impact what you see and how much. The higher the resolution you set, the more you can see. There is even a setting to allow you to use via touch, your touch bar on your iPad.
To control the location of your display (whether it appears to the left or right of your computer), tap on the Duet icon at the top of your screen and then tap on the gear icon to make additional settings. For a Mac, you can read this Apple Support article.
So, if you have an iPad that you carry around with you and your Mac and want the benefits of an external monitor, you should definitely consider Duet Display.