Today the entire world is submerged in the world of apps. In fact, we are spending more hours on apps than on anything else. Flurry, a mobile analytics firm, says that US mobile consumers spend 02 hours and 48 minutes with their device, and approximately 86% of that happens with apps alone. The trend can also be observed here at home in India, which ranks third, in terms of Internet usage, after US and China.
When we have apps for entertainment buffs, social networking fans, games and sports enthusiasts and bibliophiles, then why not for technology journalists. With this in mind, I scoured the Web to find need of the hour apps for technology journalists.
If journalism is your passion, then the current blog on must-have journalism apps will interest you. These can help you shoot and edit photos, video, and audio, plus write text and gather and share stories using social media.
1. Camera ZOOM FX Premium
Awarded with Editors’ Choice by Gizmodo and SlashGear technology magazines, the app is available at Google Play Store at ₹ 180. Shoot, edit and share images and videos with just a click. Whether your Android phone features a hi-definition camera or a mediocre one, the app makes no bias, it understands quickly what you need. It houses powerful features like real-time digital zoom, best photo mode, stable shot, timer, voice-activation, burst mode, collage, time lapse, silent camera mode, and more. Post processing, edit your images and videos & share them on the Web.
Write, collect, find and present – this is what that defines the application best, which is available at Google Play Store for free. However, it doesn’t mean that in any way it’s lagging behind the paid ones. You would be surprised to note that it has received accolades from New York Times, TechCrunch Crunchies, Mashable & the Webbys.
3. Camera FV-5
Download it from Google Play store for just ₹ 199 and give professional touch to your images with the DSLR-like manual controls at your fingertips. Never miss any technology event, product launch or any get together with this, and post-process them later to see vivid and stunning results. Additional, but salient features include: full-fledged exposure bracketing, built-in intervalometer, program and speed-priority modes, long exposure support, and more.
Google Play Store offers it at ₹ 98.21. Want an aesthetic shooting interface packed with more filters and post-processing effects? The app will not disappoint you. With this enjoy tilt-shift photography, cross process, duotone, LOMO, toy camera, and more. The only limit is your imagination and creativity!
5. Cameras360 Ultimate
Get it absolutely Free. Have doubts about its capabilities? You could be wrong. The application brings top features like 10+ free camera modes (selfie camera, filter camera, scene camera, funny camera, tilt-shift camera, audio camera, video and more), 200+ free exclusive filters, free limitless cloud album, near field transfer for instant free photo sharing, and intelligent facial recognition and beauty skin smoothing and thinning features, and classic photo editing and sharing tools.
Hope, you would love them. However, this is not the end, help us extend the list. Speak your mind, and let us know what you feel about the technology journalism apps.
Date: November 7, 2014