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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 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 2, Task Management with Dr. Frank Buck (Season 2, Episode 2)

Guest: Dr. Frank Buck

Website

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

Book - Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders

Frank Buck is a former middle school band director, veteran school administrator, public speaker, productivity coach, and writer. He is the author Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders. Dr. Buck helps people achieve their goals through organization and time management. He has spoken to audiences throughout the United States and into Canada to acquaint them with how to work with total control and peace of mind.

Great Apps for Task Management

Frank’s App of Choice: Toodledo

Robby’s App of Choice: OmniFocus

What makes a good task management app?

Buck’s Magnificent 7

  • Assign a due date and sort by due date
  • Repeating tasks
  • Notes field
  • Search
  • Sync across all devices
  • Interfaces with email ** - Voice recognition

Robby’s Must Have Features

  • Quick capture
  • Inbox
  • Review
  • Due dates

Getting Things Done by David Allen