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Recommended Android, iPhone apps for journalists

by: Amy Gahran |

Recently Journalism.co.uk published two useful lists of recommended smartphone apps for journalists: 15 for Android devices, and 15 for the iPhone. Many are free; prices for non-free apps are listed in Euros.

Recommended Android apps include:

  • Imagegeotag. Camera app that lets you tag images with location, date, time, compass data and more.
  • Multimedia Slides Creator. Create quick audio slideshows.
  • PCM Recorder. Records audio at a much higher quality than the standard Android voice recording app.

Recommended iPhone apps include:

  • Byword. Text editor with easy Dropbox.com sync.
  • Vyclone. Allows up to four phones to record footage of the same event.
  • 1st Video. Full video editing suite for iPhone.

Many of the apps on these lists have versions available for both mobile platforms. Some of the iPhone apps also have iPad-optimized versions available. The iPhone apps probably will also be fairly easy to use as-is on the new iPad Mini, announced yesterday by Apple.

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Amy Gahran

Amy Gahran is a journalist, editor, trainer, entrepreneur, strategist, and media consultant based in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to writing
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