Music iPad App Review #5: Early Edition
Finally – your own personal, daily newspaper! The Early Edition takes all of the news sources that you enjoy and presents their content in a format which is familiar, stylish and intuitive.
And now now in 1.1 you can import feeds from Google Reader or OPML file, discover feed URLs by entering web links and even categorize your news feeds into sections, just like a traditional newspaper!
Each time you collect news, articles from your source list are collected and assembled into a daily edition and stored in Archives for later reference.
With The Early Edition you can skim through pages of article teasers or tap a headline to view the article in full screen. And if you want to share a story, the action button lets you copy or email the link or send it to Instapaper for reading later.
If you’re someone who checks the news throughout the day, tapping the Fetch button will collect new stories since your last fetch and add them to the front of the paper.
Developer Website: http://www.glasshouseapps.com/apps.html#t1
iTunes Direct Link: Click Here for the Direct Link to the Application
Application cost: $4.99 U.S.
MusTech.Net Quick Text Review:
This is a must-have application for all those interested in an interesting way to read RSS feeds and import OPML files into an iPad RSS reader. In my mind, this Application completely negates the need to create specific applications based on RSS topics for the iPad. The real GEM of this program is how neat, useful, and visually appealing the integration is with RSS and OPML files.
Make Early Edition instantly useful by downloading the PO-EM file of RSS feeds. This file contains DOZENS of Music Education related topics written by the top Music Educators using Online Technologies today:
To find the other Technology-related Websites OPML file that I discussed in the YouTube review, go here:
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Recommended for your iPad music tool arsenal? You Betcha!!! It’s like having you own Personal Development Information Network (PDIN) -on an iPad!
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.