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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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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

 

Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers, Chapter 7 - Working with Scores on the iPad, with Guest Chris Russell (Season 2, Episode 7)