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#3 - iPadOS 13 and macOS Catalina, with Paul Shimmons

Paul Shimmons, author of iPad and Technology in Music Ed, joins the show to talk about Apple’s new software releases: iPadOS 13 and macOS Catalina. But we also find time to talk about our favorite apps, microphones, recording workflows, subscription pricing for software, Siri Shortcuts, iPad apps for Mac, the new iPhone, and the new Apple Watch.

Show Notes:

Due to a bug in my version of Shortcuts, I am currently unable to share shortcuts. I hope to update this soon.

  • Tonal Energy Tuner Siri Shortcuts

Go to Preferences and select Siri Shortcuts. Tap on the action you would like to turn into a shortcut and then assign a Siri phrase for it.

App of the Week:
Paul Shimmons - Newzik

Robby - Pixelmator Photo

Album of the Week:
Paul Shimmons - Steven Meade - Diamonds

Robby - Sturgil Simpson - SOUND $ FURY

Where to Find Us
Paul Shimmons: Twitter | iPad & Technology in Music Ed

Robby Burns: Twitter | Blog

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

Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers Ch. 11 - Automation and Advanced Workflows, with Guest Craig McClellan (Season 2, Episode 11)

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!

Show Notes:

Craig McClellan

Craig on Twitter | The Class Nerd Blog | Craig’s Micro.blog

Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers

Buy from Oxford University Press | Buy from Amazon | Watch the Trailer

Mentioned this Episode:

My Blog Post “The Six Best Automation Apps for iOS

Drafts App

Markdown

Automating iOS: A Comprehensive Guide to URL Schemes and Drafts Actions - MacStories

Apple Acquires Workflow

Workflow App

Robby Burns + Friends Episode on the GTD Methodology and Task Apps…featuring Dr. Frank Buck

Marco Arment, developer of…Tumblr/Instapaper/Overcast

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)

My Blog Post on Using TextExpander in the Music Classroom

TextExpander

TextExpander for iOS

Bear Notes App

Evernote

IFTTT

Zapier

Launch Center Pro

Editorial iPad App

Fujitsu Scansnap Ix500

Hazel File Management App

Squarespace Websites

Pythonista for iPad

Lynda.com

 

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 6 - Working with PDFs, with Guest Paul Shimmons (Season 2, Episode 6)

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.

Paul

Twitter | Blog | Podcast

 

Show Notes:

 

Recommended PDF Apps:

Preview | Adobe Acrobat Pro DC | PDFpen | PDF Expert | Documents 5 | GoodReader | PDF Converter | PDF Office | Evernote | iBooks | Kindle | Notability | Microsoft OneNote |

Misc

Rogue Amoeba | Audio Hijack | iOS 11 | Readdle Apps | Spark Mail App | Readdle Drag and Drop | OmniGraffle | Workflow | AirTurn | FileMaker | Squarespace Websites