Other Apps by Agile Tortoise
Other Apps by Agile Tortoise
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.
Task Management Apps Discussed:
Previous Episode with Craig: Automation and Advanced Workflows
Carrot Weather - Our Favorite Weather App for Apple Watch
Slack - Team Communication Tool
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.
Edit: Since recording, the Dorico Manual was released in PDF form. Download here.
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
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