Apps for organizing digital TTMs
Found in: Forms & Organization
Julia B., Canada
I use an app on my iPad that is called “Documents” and is by Readdle. I know there are likely plenty of other good organizational apps out there, but here’s why I like this one.
1. It has a documents section (for storage) and a browser built in as well, for easy downloading.
2. I can set up file folders for Simply Music programs, then use the browser to access the SM TTMs, and download the files directly into the folders I’ve created. Instant organization!
For example, in my file for Foundation 4, I have the F4 teacher notes, F4 Reference book, F4 Music book, F4 audio file, F4 evaluation form and my own personal teaching notes on F4 which I imported from my computer.
3. Besides Simply Music stuff, this app makes it really easy for me to download, store and organize pretty much anything from the internet: I can save web pages in html format (like recipes with photos), pdf files, audio files etc…
4. I’m used to working with the windows filing system on my PC, so it feels very familiar to me — no big learning curve to get used to something really new.
Does anyone else have any apps they are using for this purpose?
Laurie Richards, Nebraska
Thanks, Julie! I hadn’t heard of this app, and I love to organize all my stuff.
I have been using ForScore for the same purpose. You can annotate PDFs in this app. I love hearing about new apps that are relevant to our studios.
Jacqui G., Canada
Thanks for the tip, Julia. I see Readdle also offers an app for annotating and editing PDF documents.
While searching for the Readdle info, I came across an interesting article on Verge.com about the origins of the little Ukranian company, which was started by four friends working out of an apartment who wanted to read books on the iPhone. There was no app for this, so they created one. Now the company has 43 employees and many more apps. Sweet story – sounds like Neil’s dream that came true!