Taking Notes with Drafts, featuring Greg Pierce (Season 3, Episode 5)

Apple Education Event, with Friend Chris Russell (Season 3, Episode 4)

Task App Showdown, with Friend Craig McClellan (Season 3, Episode 3)

Craig returns to the show to talk about how we manage tasks, and the apps we use to manage them. There is a strong emphasis here on two of the premium task apps for Mac and iOS, Things and OmniFocus. 

This episode isn't so much a showdown between Craig and I or one app and another. It is more a celebration of the great features of pro task apps that we depend on to manage our teaching careers. For me, there is an ongoing showdown between these apps in my mind, as I constantly contemplate which tools best help my brain to stay focused on the task at hand. It was fun to process that with Craig.

Craig

Twitter | The Class Nerd Blog

Show Notes:

Task Management Apps Discussed:

Things | OmniFocus | Todoist | 2Do

Todoist Education Pricing

GTD (Getting Things Done) Methodology - Getting Things Done by David Allen

Previous Episode with Craig: Automation and Advanced Workflows

Carrot Weather - Our Favorite Weather App for Apple Watch

Waterminder - Water Intake Tracking App

Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle

David Sparks (Macsparky Blog)

Federico Viticci (Twitter | MacStories Blog)

Slack - Team Communication Tool

 

Dorico, featuring Daniel Spreadbury (Season 3, Episode 2)

Daniel Spreadbury, Product Manager of notation editor, Dorico, joins the show.

Once we got going, this conversation ventured into great detail on the subject of Daniel’s start at Sibelius, using the different modes of Dorico, user interface design, the challenges of software development, the future of Dorico on mobile, and much more.

Daniel’s articulate thought and meticulous attention to detail made this a really fun episode to record. You can hear Daniel’s inner nerd pour out over every side of the product. From the backend code, to the user experience, to the customer support.

Daniel Spreadbury

Twitter | Dorico | Blog

Show Notes:

Dorico YouTube Channel

Lynda.com

Cubase

Cubasis

Marco Arment

Overcast Podcast App

Forecast

My Book - Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers

Audio Hijack

Edit: Since recording, the Dorico Manual was released in PDF form. Download here.

Updating to iOS 11, with Friends, Chris Russell and Paul Shimmons (Season 3, Episode 1)

Paul Simmons and Chris Russell (Co-hosts of the Music Education Technology Podcast) join the show to talk about all of the new features in iOS 11. We touch on it all! The dock, multitasking, the new Files app, new Notes features, and even the iPhone X announcement. This is a great episode to listen to if you have seen Apple’s prompt to update and you are on the fence. We will walk you through all of the major changes, and how we are using them.

The Guests

Paul: Twitter | Blog

Chris: Twitter | Blog

Music Education Technology Podcast

Show Notes

Apple’s iOS 11 Page

MacStories iOS 11 Review

Amy Burns’s Post About 32 Bit Apps Leaving the App Store

My post about syncing a Logic file on a Mac with a GarageBand file on an iPad

Made with ARKit

Note! In our review of all the ways to launch an app into multitasking mode that is not on the dock, I forgot one. If a Bluetooth keyboard is attached to your iPad, you can press Command+Space to launch Spotlight, search for an app, start dragging the icon, and drop it into place next to your existing app. It isn’t pretty, but it works.