Didn’t you wish now and then there would be an app that makes your work life a lot easier? Well, there is an app for almost everything you need as a journalist, you just have to know which one is best. Today we have prepared a list of seven apps for a journalist. Our focus has been on those apps that give a solution to common problems in a day-by-day life of a journalist: from recording a phone call from your mobile, to editing a video from your phone... have a look at the best seven picks and let us know your feedback.
1. Google News: Google news gives you a very quick overview of what is generally happening in the world from a mix of news sources based on your location/preferences.
2. Adobe Photoshop Fix: As a journalist, sometimes you also need to edit quickly a photo, right? You can do it easily and from your phone with Adobe Photoshop Fix. You can remove unwanted “litter” from photos, for example. These images can be transported across the Creative Cloud for further use. The app is free and available for both Apple and Android devices.
3. Videolicious: Making professional quality videos from your iPhone is easy with Videolicious. Videolicious Academy provides users with “video recipes” and tips.. The app claims millions of users, including major news companies. The academy has specific tips for journalists. The basic Videolicious app is free from the App Store, but special features must be purchased.
4. Bigvu: Bigvu is the future of mobile reporting. With only a phone needed to record a video package, journalists will enjoy this app. Bigvu allows you to record video, use a teleprompter, share to all social media and more. Available free on both Google Play and the App Store
5. Journalism Dictionary SMART Guide: JD SMART GUIDE defines more than 1,000 journalism terms from 13 categories. Just hit play to hear a definition. Quizzes can be taken to test your knowledge. The app is free, available on iPhones.
6. Type a call: A very useful app for recording phone interviews — which it is especially interesting if you don’t have a landline phone anymore but only operate on mobile.
7. Stitcher : Stitcher is an app that helps you discover exciting podcasts and keep up to date with them. It is very inspiring — so give it a try if you are listening to podcasts on a regular basis and are keen to find out the newest ones before everyone else does.
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