Most people would agree that journalists are among the busiest individuals on earth. They are constantly on the lookout for fresh and latest news so they have to bring with them their laptops, recorders, and other materials needed to cover the news. Thankfully, iPad has a lot of applications that are helpful and useful for writers. Here are several iPad applications for journalists.
# 1 – 5-0 Radio HD Police Scanner
Journalists have to be constantly updated with current news and events so this application can help them do so. It comes with a police scanner that enables users to know the latest happening or updates in their city. It also has a recording feature that can make recording convenient. This can be shared to others via email. Users can chat live and share radio feeds with others. Updates are made in an hourly basis so journalists are constantly in touch with the latest news.
# 2 – Dragon Dictation
For: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
Journalists who do not have time or space to write the news or story can definitely make use of this application. Users can simply dictate their stories and view its transcription on their iPad screen. This can be sent via email, SMS, Facebook, and Twitter. However, a user's iPad needs Internet connection for the app to work. The ratings and reviews from users are favorable, which simply means that the features of this app are indeed reliable.
# 3 – Maxjournal
This application works perfectly even without Internet connectivity. Journalists can write down stories, news, and other current events wherever they are. They can also upload photos to make the journal look more interesting. It supports multiple journal creation to separate news and stories for various situations. Privacy and security are guaranteed since it is protected by a password, and the interface is simple and easy to use.
# 4 – Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine
For: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPad
This application makes it easy for journalists to gather and have all types of newspapers and magazines in just one section. Users can also flip or browse through their Twitter and Facebook accounts, Google Plus, YouTube, Instagram, and many other social networks. This application has actually been recognized as Application of the Year by Time Magazine.