Other Apps by Agile Tortoise
Other Apps by Agile Tortoise
The epic conclusion of season two of Robby Burns + Friends has come! Thank you for listening to this season all about my book, Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers. The book was released one year ago this month. I have had an absolute blast interviewing music educators all year long on topics relating to organization and technology in the music classroom. Be sure to check out all of the other episodes in this series. Coming this week: Season 3!
This week Craig McClellan, of The Class Nerd, joins the show to talk abut automation and advanced workflows. We will save you 1,000s of clicks!
My Blog Post “The Six Best Automation Apps for iOS”
OmniGraffle Designing App
Link to Download My Workflow for Managing Seating Charts (Note: You must replace the PDF in this Workflow with your own seating chart if it is going to work)
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.
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.
In this weeks episode, I am joined by Paul Shimmons (band director, music tech in education blogger, and podcaster). We have a great time talking about our various workflows for reading, editing, annotating, and organizing our PDFs. This episode was recorded shortly after the announcement of iOS 11 which will bring a lot of new productivity features to the iPad. Naturally, we had to discuss these announcements and how they might reshape our PDF workflows next fall.
This episode has chapters!!!! Using your podcast app of choice, skip to any topic in the episode by taping on the title of that chapter.
In place of a formal introduction, Chris and I launched straight into a discussion about our recording setups and how to successfully record using iOS devices*. Then we jump into over an hour of action packed information on scanning. Scanning documents. Scanning music. Scanning with scanners. Scanning with phones. OCRing text. Automatic handwriting recognition. Automatic music notation recognition. Doing it all on PCs, tablets, phones, you name it.
Christopher Russell is a middle school choral and general music educator, music technology in education expert, blogger, and podcaster. Click the links below to read about him.
*This discussion was eye opening for me and I am glad I tried recording into my iPad for this episode but I would like to note that ...
1) Ferrite's touch editing interface was cumbersome enough for me that I ended up just doing it all in Logic Pro
2) Something about this setup resulted in a bit of a distorted sound on my voice which I did my best to clean up but apologize for.