What are the best iPhone apps for journalists?

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    #1Microsoft OneDrive

    Microsoft OneDrive
    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. 

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    William Deng
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud storage system centered around Windows operating systems."
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    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.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Daniel Foster
    Written on July 1, 2018
    "This app simplifies so much when it comes to audio and video editing. I'd been editing audio on and off for years and I always kind of dreaded having to struggle to get the software to do what I wanted, but with this app I've never had a problem with that."
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    #3iA Writer

    iA Writer

    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.  


    Android, Mac, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Robert Gordon
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "So I like what google already has to offer when it comes to writing apps, however this app is very different. It takes the distractions away from normal typing. It takes the Fonts, the sizes, the formatting and leaves you with a canvas in which to express your mind. The reason this is so functional is because I can remember all too often going off on a writing spree and not wanting to stop. All of a sudden, i want to switch to a new paragraph, press something on my keyboard I didnt mean to, and not Im 3 pages down, font is changed, and the line formatting doesnt match. It can make for a very frustrating experience. So this app aims to take away all of that."
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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.   


    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Amy McCoy
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "Keep notes organized all in one spot. There is even a free version. I could put it to use. So I am sure journalists could find this useful."
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    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. 

    Mac, iOS

    $10.99- with in-app purchases

    Christina Walsh
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I'm a journalist. I needed an app for my iPhone for writing in plain text. My colleague recommended Byword. This app is everything I need. It's simple, elegant, and efficient. I love how easy it is to use. It's distraction-free, which I absolutely love; it's just the white of the writing area and my writing. That's it. I highly recommend this for writers and journalists. You'll love it."
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    #6Voice Recorder & Audio Editor

    Voice Recorder & Audio Editor

    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).



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Frances Tucker
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "This voice recorder made is extremely easy for me to quickly and efficiently record interviews with people. Most recording apps that I have used have been difficult and take a while to use which makes for an awkward first few minutes of an interview. This app took out the guess work of opening up the recorder and has great sound quality to go with it."
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    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.


    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Samuel Miller
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "I personally think that this is made more for someone that wants to make business conference videos and not for a journalist. "
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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.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Bobby Simmons
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Very useful for when I run out space on my computer, and can share my files with anyone!"
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    Pocket is an app that allows you to quickly save, discover, and recommend the stories that interest you on all your devices: iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle.  


    Android, Chrome, iOS


    Arjun Dutta
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Pocket is convenient for managing any resources you stumble upon on the web but don't have the time to read immediately. You can save a link and it will sync up with all your devices for easy access. The only problem is the search function needs to be refined if you like to manage many links."


Best What are the best iPhone apps for journalists
1Microsoft OneDrive Software 11 Free
2VoddioApps 10 Free
3iA WriterApps 9 Free
4EvernoteApps 9 Free
5BywordApps 7 Paid
6Voice Recorder & Audio EditorApps 7 Free
7MagistoApps 5 Free
8DropboxApps 4 Free
9PocketApps 2 Free

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