Mobile journalism looks nothing like it did even 10 years ago. With the advent of smartphones and tablets, journalists don't have to go out and buy gigantic laptops and other expensive equipment. The quality of Apple's products and all the journalist apps available make doing the job much easier, from taking and editing photos and videos to writing articles. Here is our list of the best iPad apps for journalists.
The best iPad apps for journalists
2 Jan 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Journalism Dictionary FREE allows you to work on becoming an amazing journalist. You will learn the fundamentals of Journalism, Press Laws and Ethics, Print Media, and more with this app. There are over 1100 terms loaded, making this a must-have app for both students and professionals. There is a quiz, a storyboard that lets you draw and create different scenes, auto play function, and you can save the terms you need most frequently. Categories covered in the app include Advertising, Agencies and Organisations, Cyber Journalism, Design & Graphics, Management, Miscellaneous, Press Laws and Ethics, Print, Public Relations, Radio, Research, and TV Production.
- Over 1100 terms
- Quiz to help you test yourself
- Auto play function
- 12 categories of knowledge covered
- Free with in-app purchase to unlock Premium version
Paper is one of the best ways to take down and connect photos, notes, and sketches. You can sketch diagrams, create checklists, spotlight details in photos, and more. The best way to describe it is like a wall of sticky notes for things that inspire your creativity. The app offers swipe-to-style formatting, siloed lists, the ability to share via Keynote, PowerPoint, and PDFs, and automatic text formatting. This is a paint and drawing app for all ages, and for anyone who needs to be able to take down notes and create sketches and capture photos all in one app.
- Put your inspirations here
- Create checklists
- Capture and connect notes, drawings, and photos
- Share via professionally formatted PDFs, PowerPoint, and Keynote presentations
- Free iPad app for journalists
RecorderHQ will turn your iPad into a voice recorder that directly supports Wav, mp3, and m4a format. You can share audio files to Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive, and OneDrive. Share audio files via Facebook, iTunes, email, or Airplay. Save to your Camera Roll, organize your voice files in a folder, and upload and download from SoundCloud. The app supports Bluetooth microphones, background recording, playback, and Open In feature. You can pause, rewind, and forward, and trim your audio file or merge it with other files. When you upgrade to the Premium version you get more features like a stereo mater, the ability to adjust input gain, and the ads are removed.
- Transfer files from iPhone to PC via browser, WiFi, and iTunes
- Organize files in folders
- Supports background recording and playback
- Save audio files to Camera Roll
- Free with in-app purchase for Premium
Broadcaster by Logitech is meant to be used with the Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi camera so you can stream live video, or record HD on your iPad. You can use the app while streaming live video to control the camera, announce your video broadcast and share the live URL, preview video, interact with your audience, and modify broadcast settings. While recording HD video to your device, you can store video clips, trim and post clips directly to YouTube or Facebook, and export video clips. You'll need access to a wireless network, a Logitech Broadcaster camera, and an iPad with iOS 5.0 or later.
- Stream live video across the web
- Record HD video on your iPad or iPhone
- Pan, zoom, and tilt
- Trim, store, or post clips
- Free iPad app for journalists
This is a live audio and video capture app that allows users to broadcast HD-quality events while on the go. It’s easy to configure and use, has low latency streaming, front and rear camera support, publication authentication, auto restart, torch mode, touch to focus and expose, 3D touch support, social sharing, 4K streaming and many more terrific features. This app could be just what you need to separate yourself from other journalists or to turn your content into something unique and informative with high quality videos.
- Capture live video and audio, Easy to configure and use
- Touch to focus and expose, 3D touch support
- Auto restart, Torch mode, Low latency streaming
- Front and rear camera support
- 4K streaming, Social Sharing of content
This app is a companion tool to live streaming production software from Wirecast 6.0.1 and above. Stream audio and video from your iOS device to Wirecast over Wi-Fi and then share it with the world. The app has full HD/1080 video, hardware accelerated coding, configurable resolution, pinch to zoom, front and back camera options, torch to light subject, adjust focus and exposure, keyframe interval and more. This app also requires iOS 8 or higher. If Bonjour is connected to your wireless network, then your Wirecast cam will automatically be detected.
- A companion tool to Wirecast software
- Automatic discovery via Bonjour
- Stream audio and video over the internet
- Full HD/1080 videos, Adjustable settings
- Use front and rear cameras, Torch mode
Flow (News Intelligence for Journalists) by Streem Pty Ltd provides editors, producers, and journalists a real-time news environment that will save users valuable time, help create audience-engaging content, and increase visibility over competitors. You will need an Enterprise subscription from your broadcaster or publisher. The recent update added support for push notifications and auto-refresh after being resumed after a period of inactivity. This is a free app for journalists.
- Real-time news environment
- For editors, producers, and journalists
- Increase visibility, save time, create engaging content
- Push notifications
- Free app for journalists
Report-IT Enterprise Edition turns your iPad into your very own IP audio codec. This is handy for journalists as well as TV and radio reporters as it allows you to stream live, low-delay bidirectional audio to a Timeline IP audio codec at the studio. It's easy to set up and use, and has a variety of features like offline recording, automatic or manual file transfers using AAC-LC or WAV, the option to connect a microphone and headphones when reporting, and high security. You can display your own station logo and byline during a pre-recorded or live report, and insert multiple recordings in playlists for live reports.
- Turn your iPad into an IP audio codec
- Display your own station logo and byline
- Centrally administer all user accounts
- Trial a demonstration
- Free app for all journalists
Contributor is your way of connecting with professional news broadcasters all over the world. They share breaking stories and you report on them. Just choose a job and if you can report on it, click “Accept” and go do your thing! You will perform a live video/audio report. When you accept a job, your Skype ID and location is shared so the broadcaster can start a Skype TX call and put you on live TV. If you're just starting out in journalism, this is a great way to do it because it will get your name out there with local, national, and international broadcasters.
- See job postings of breaking stories to report on
- Accept a job nearby
- Perform a live video/audio report
- Broadcaster puts you on live TV via Skype TX
- Free journalism app for iPad
The Whoz? app is a reference app filled with information on places and people. There are entries on more than 80,000 places worldwide and over two million persons of interest like sports players, poets, composers, politicians, writers, and more. You can search for places and people nearby, or search anywhere; get info like birth and death, profession and age, and more, on interesting people and read the corresponding Wikipedia article; filter by elected occupational groups; and if you see an error, you can make edits directly in the app and help make it a better experience for everyone.
- Get information on places and people
- Over 80,000 places and two million people
- Basic information like date of birth and death, age, occupation, and more
- Read the corresponding Wikipedia article
- Free app for journalists, students, and those who love knowledge