Smart Phones for Smart Journalists
Mobile Tools to Know and Download*
Photoshop Express: Crop images, apply filters, lighten/darken. Upload to Twitpic, Flickr
or Photoshop online. iPhone, Android
Flickr: Photo uploading, geolocation (for mapping images), photo publication online.
iPhone, Android, Blackberry, WAP, upload by email.
360Panorama: Capture 360-degree panoramic shots that can be embedded onto your
site. iPhone, Droid. $
Tout: Record, upload and share 15-second videos across your social networks. iPhone,
Qik: Live streaming, record and upload to many sites. iPhone, Droid, BB, Palm & some
dumb phones. $
UStream: Live streaming and sharing with many sites. iPhone, Droid, Nokia.
Audio & Notetaking Tools
Evernote: Record audio and/or typed in notes that sync together, allow for easy
publishing. $ option. Most devices.
Cinch: Audio recording and sharing, ideal for podcasting and reposting. iPhone, Android,
call-in option for other phones.
Voice Recorder: Audio recorder for Droid.
HT Professional Recorder: Audio recorder that picks up sound at a distance, can skip
silence. $. iPhone.
Tumblr: Quick blog posts in a short-form, shareable format. App for most devices (see
http://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/apps) or post by voice/email.
Wordpress: Blog tool with many professional capabilities. Apps for most devices, or post
Storify: Curate social media and content streams on the go. iPad, web.
ScribbleLive: Real-time chats & sharing, with photos, videos & audio. iPhone, BB, SMS
Cover it Live: Real-time chats with photos, videos & audio. iPhone, mobile web. $
iPhone: Twitter, TweetBot ($)
Blackberry: Twitter, Blaq ($)
Droid: Falcon Pro ($), Twicca
Hootsuite or Seesmic: Multiple account support. iPhone, Droid, BB.
Facebook: Most smartphones, mobile web, update by SMS/email.
On the Go Productivity
Dragon (Nuance): Talk-to-text dictation for texts, emails and more. iPhone, Droid, BB.
Omniture: View your website’s statistics on the go. iPhone, Droid, BB.
LogMeIn: Access your computer, documents & programs on the go. $. iPhone, Droid.
DropBox: Access and share files of all sorts on the go. iPhone, Droid, BB.
Scanner Radio/5-0 Radio: Public safety scanners on the go. Droid, iPhone.
Skype Mobile: Free or cheap international calls, chats. iPhone, Droid, BB, Verizon
Google Voice: Free or cheap international calls, free texts, records phone calls. iPhone,
Droid, BB, mobile web at m.google.com/voice
**Listed apps are free unless otherwise noted.