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Best apps for journalists

1.Microsoft OneDrive

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Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service where you easily store, share and backup your files such as documents, photos, and other files from anywhere, on any device or computer. 

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  • Anthony Gibson

    by Anthony Gibson

    OneDrive is a great cloud system for backing up your files. Upload them to the OneDrive app and you can access them from anywhere with any device as long as you have an internet connection. You won't have to worry about data loss either. This is high More

2.Byword

Paid: $10.99 with in-app purchases
Byword is a markdown app for writing in plain text efficiently. This will help you to avoid distractions and focus on writing while syncing your texts in iCloud and Dropbox to access them wherever you may be. 

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  • Ai Gong

    by Ai Gong

    I was looking for an application that would help me with my journalism work, but Byword does not have the features I need. While Byword could be capab More

  • Gerald Robinson

    by Gerald Robinson

    If you just need something to write with without all the other features, this is for you. It is basic but highly reliable and very user friendly. I ha More

3.iA Writer

Paid: $29.99 with in-app purchases

iA Writer is a plain text editor that supports Markdown, and provides a clean space for the creator's mind. The main goal for the app is allowing the user to focus on the text, with no distractions.  

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  • Stephen Garrett

    by Stephen Garrett

    Smartphones aren't the best tools for writing text, but this app helps quite a bit. It's even used by professional writers. The ability to focus on one sentence at a time allows one to concentrate and produce better work. The filing system is a handy More

4.Voddio

with in-app purchases

Voddio is an audio and video editing app specially designed for journalists and storytellers. You can send media files from your device to a variety of destinations, like websites or media company ingress systems.

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  • Zachary Duncan

    by Zachary Duncan

    What makes this app better than just opening your phone and taking a video and then cropping it, is that its a professional video editor. It separates More

  • Billy Fox

    by Billy Fox

    Honestly a fantastic app. There isn't really much to take away from it negatively and in retrospect few seem to do this task as well. I have my little More

5.Voice Recorder & Audio Editor

with in-app purchases

Voice Recorder & Audio Editor is a free app for iPhone and iPad that offers unlimited recordings, text notes attached to the record, cloud support and some advanced features. It also transcribe recordings into text (in-app purchase).

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  • Stephanie Reyes

    by Stephanie Reyes

    When you're a journalist, you can't always have a tape recorder with you. That's why I like this app so much. It's on my phone, so I can just whip it  More

  • George Miller

    by George Miller

    The voice recorder can be a valuable tool for a journalist to go over an interview a few times while they write their piece. The recordings must be do More

6.Smart Voice Recorder

Free download
Smart Voice Recorder is an app helps you to recorder long conversations or declarations developed by SmartMob. The app works in the background and it can record up to 2 GB per file limit. 

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  • Kathy Kim

    by Kathy Kim

    It seems to be a very well put together application for live sound recording, and it seems very easy to export out of the application to share via thi More

  • by Lawrence Duncan

    Excellent recorder app. My work requires long-form recording at times, and this is a godsend. Being able to skip periods of silence quickly is a game  More

7.KineMaster

with in-app purchases

KineMaster is a professional video editor for your devices. You can apply color LUT filters, add effects, and transitions. The video editing app for Android and iOS supports several layers of video, images, and text. 

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  • Paul Medina

    by Paul Medina

    This used to be a pretty decent app, and worth paying for the upgrade. However, the most recent update drastically lowered the output quality. I'm hop More

  • Harold Castillo

    by Harold Castillo

    KineMaster is a wonderful tool for journalists. I use it frequently to edit videos for both personal use as well as for work. I love how I can easily  More

8.Magisto

Paid: $4.99 Varies by plan

Magisto is a smart video editor application which has the capability to make professional looking videos. This app is recommended for people who do not have any prior formal video editing skills. It is available for iOS and Android devices.

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  • Stephanie Oliver

    by Stephanie Oliver

    This is a great way to make professional looking movies and videos. The way technology is constantly improving, keep up with video marketing is an important tool and concept to have. I think Magisto is easy to use and will make your videos look profe More

9.Dropbox

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Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service for personal or business use, available on computers and mobile devices. Easily store all your data in a safe and secure location that sync across all your devices or can be shared with friends or co-workers for collaborative work.

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  • Moisés Valdez

    by Moisés Valdez

    Dropbox is a great app for pretty much anybody who needs to share files with other people. The sharing functionality is great for a journalists who mi More

  • He Shen

    by He Shen

    Dropbox is essential for journalists. Anytime you need to transfer or store files, Dropbox is the easiest solution.

10.Cameo

Free download
Cameo is a video editor that lets you combine clips from your Camera Roll to edit, trim and splice. It's easy to use and it allows you to create professional looking videos with high quality filters, themes and the soundtrack you choose.

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  • Walter Moore

    by Walter Moore

    This is a pretty good video editing app that you could use as a journalists. But i could see a more inclusive app being more useful.

11.Evernote

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Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

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  • Frank Jenkins

    by Frank Jenkins

    Evernote is good way to stay organized, as it provides high-quality diagramming features. I also appreciate that it has multiple levels or tiers of pr More

  • Will Gu

    by Will Gu

    Evernote in my opinion would be a great app for journalists, with the amount of things you can store and organize. I think evernote is the best.

12.Happy Scribe

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Happy Scribe is an online tool which will help you transcribe your audio or video files in just a few minutes using a voice recognition technology. The transcription can be accessed and edited with its Interactive Editor.

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    by Gwendolyn DeSilva null

    It translates audio to text or video to text in a matter of minutes, reducing the need for manual transcription. It speeds up turn around time immensely.

13.Blackboxai.tech

Paid: $8 Varies by plan

Blackboxai.tech is a note-taking tool that provides transcriptions of meetings, speeches, news conference, and interviews. It allows users to search for files using any keyword, and it plays back the instance where the message is mentioned.

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  • R Rizk

    by R Rizk

    Hi Everyone, here's a video of Blackbox the mobile application that is transcribing instantly the State of the Union Address of the Former President Obama, and making voice searchable. Sign Ups are open from the website for early access at $8/Month u More

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