Journalists are increasingly looking for ways to be more efficient and more reliable in researching, reporting, and filing stories. TabTimes looked at the 12 most important tablet apps for the profession.
- Download iPad/iOS [$94.99]
iTeleport for iPad
- Download iPad/iOS [$24.99]
Surprisingly great for dictating notes, whether that be for reminders, fully-fledged interviews or for piecing together your prose using just your voice. The dictation is not always 100% correct, but you’ll get the gist of what you’ve dictated. Integration features for email, Facebook, and Twitter make life a lot easier.
- Download iPad/iOS [Free]
Looking to break your story live via Twitter or Facebook? Tweetdeck is the best way to go, allowing budding journalists to push their exclusive news to their company and personal Twitter accounts, as well as Facebook.
Webster’s New World Dictionary
It may be expensive at $15.99, but it’s the official dictionary of the Associated Press and has over 163,000 entries. Allows journalists to look up words quickly, bookmark words for future learning, and works offline. Law and medical versions are available for Android.
- Download iPad/iOS [$15.99]
An affordable app with an array of features, WriteRoom lets journalists write articles, create and organize folders, and sync work with Dropbox. The app has a simple word counter, lets user jump letters or words in one fell swoop, and search for word definitions.
- Download iPad/iOS [$4.99]
It’s a little limited in what it offers, but WordPress is a fine app for updating your (or your company’s) blog on the iPad or iPhone. If you’re a blogger, chances are you’re already using the platform.
Used by the likes of Sky, Fox and the Washington Post, CoverItLove enables journalists to publish live commentary, photos, audio and video in real-time when at an event, as well as approve comments and post and manage Tweets.
There you have it folks, the best tablet apps for journalists and writers. What is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.