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Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers, Chapter 10 - Misc. Apps and Utilities, with Dr. Ken Elpus (Season 2, Episode 10)

This week Dr. Ken Elpus joins the show to talk about productivity apps and utilities that he uses to get his busy and multifaceted job done. Ken is the Associate Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Maryland College Park. He is an absolute power user when it comes to leveraging his computer in amazing ways to better do his job!

Note: Around the 49 minute mark, Ken’s voice gets weird. Sorry.

Dr. Ken Elpus

Website | Twitter | UMD

Show Notes:

Apps Mentioned..

Audio Hijack - tool for rerouting the audio of your apps | Ulysses - Writing tool for Mac and iOS | Google Photos | Dropbox | Evernote | Waze - maps app with crowd sourced traffic data | Fantastical on Mac and iPhone - natural language input calendar app | OmniFocus - Robby and Ken’s task app of choice | Things - a beautiful and intuitive task app | Keynote | Canvas | Wuphf! | Unibox - organizes email by contact | AirMail - powerful mail client for Mac and iOS | Spark - Robby and Ken’s iOS mail client of choice | SaneBox - service that automatically sorts and organizes your mail | Slack - team communication tool | Remind - app for messaging students | Google Voice | Spotify | forScore | Notability | GoodNotes - note taking app for the iPad with presentation features | iAnnotate | Goodreader | Papers - Reference management software | Scrivener - authoring tool for Mac and iOS | DevonThink | Amphetamine - keeps your Mac awake | 1Password | Magnet and Moom - Window management utility for Mac | Roku | Plex | Boxer - MS Dos Machine | Dorico | MindNode | Alfred/Launchbar - Powerful Spotlight replacements | Screenflow/Tapes - screencast tools | Yoink | Transcribe App/Amazing Slow Downer - tools for slowing down, speeding up, transposing, and looping audio recordings | Taskclone - service that links your Evernote account with your task app

Keyboard shortcut for hide everything except active window: Option+Command+H.

 

Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers, Chapter 9 - Working with Video, with Guest Kevin Eikenberg (Season 2, Episode 9)

Kevin Eikenberg of Four/Ten Media joins the show to talk to Robby about strategies for working with video. Four/Ten Media is made of up Kevin and Evan Chapman, a past percussion student of mine. Kevin produced the video trailer for my book and Evan’s band, Square Peg Round Hole, provided the background music.

Kevin Eikenberg

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Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers

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Products, Apps, and Services Mentioned this Episode:

Final Cut Pro X | iMovie | iMovie Theater | Q3 Video Recorder | H4N Handy Recorder | macOS Tags | Adobe Premiere Pro | After Effects | Adobe Creative Cloud | Build a PC Subreddit | Plex | Dropbox | Canon EOS60D | Canon C100 Canon Camcorders | Sony A5100 Mirrorless Camera

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