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

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 8 - Working with Audio, with Guest Will Kuhn (Season 2, Episode 8)

Music technology educator, Ableton Live expert, and author, Will Kuhn, chats with me about organizing the audio files on our devices. We also speculate the future of professional audio and video software on the iPad.

Will Kuhn

Website | Twitter | Will's Book - Interactive Composition | Lebanan High School Electronic Music Group

Show Notes:

Referenced Articles

 

The Will Kuhn Audio Organization Workflow

  • iTunes is for finished stuff

  • Student work is shared in Google Drive

  • iCloud desktop folder for short term storage and syncing across devices

  • With video files - don’t keep the scraps!

 

Products and Apps Mentioned

 

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