Not a member? Sign up

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.

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Amy Gahran

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

Events
Submit an event

IRE 2015 Annual Conference, June 4-7

June 4, 2015

The Investigative Reporters & Editors annual conference in Philadelphia attracts the best in the business and offers more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats.

2015 Ippies Journalism Awards Ceremony

Thu, June 11, 2015 12:00 am

The Ippies is a journalism awards ceremony to honor reporting in English and languages other than English by the ethnic and community press.

Allied Media 2015 Annual Conference, June 18-21

June 18, 2015

Save the date for the 17th annual Allied Media Conference, June 18-21, 2015 in Detroit.

New Civics Practitioners Conference

Wed, June 24, 2015 12:00 am - Thu, June 25, 2015 12:00 am

New Civics Practitioners Conference to Help Educators Support the Next Generation of Civically Active Youth

Submit an event

Mobile development and data analytics higher priorities for media companies

By Nancy Yoshihara
5/19/2015 | 9:53 am GMT

News publishers see top four priorities for the year ahead: Digital growth, mobile development, data analytics management, and mobile revenue,...

Mobile resources: 3 tips for engagement & more

By Amy Gahran
5/17/2015 | 8:42 am GMT

Today I'm giving a short talk about mobile -- part of a session on social media at this year's Knight...