Last week, during the world’s first mobile journalism conference, MojoCon which took place in Dublin, there was a huge emphasis on apps. Below you will find some of the most popular ones mentioned and you will be pleased to know that some of them are free and the most expensive one only costs €9.99. As space may be a priority to those of us with an 8 or 16 GB device, you will be pleasantly surprised to hear that no app will need more than 68MB of space and some even come in under 2MB. It’s also worth noting that as the default Mojo devices are iPhones and iPads, none of the apps are available for Android or Windows phones but there is a beta of FiLMic Pro for Android devices launching soon.
Voddio is a video and audio editor that supports rich editing of two tracks of video and up to 4 tracks of audio. You can try it for free and the free version allows you to play back via Apple TV. For €9.99 you can unlock it so that you can export, send and share any files you created. Works with iOS 6.0 and above and it’s also optimised for the iPhone 5.
Burstio browses your burst photos taken with the built-in Camera app. You can play burst photos and convert them into a video or an animated gif. Works with iOS 8.0 and above and it’s also optimised for the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It only costs 99 cents.
Legend turns text into stunning animations. You can put your words in motion with just 2 taps. It works with Instagram, Twitter, iMessage and WhatsApp. You can save as a video or a Gif and at the moment it is 50% of in price and only costs 99 cents. Works with iOS 8.0 and above and it’s also optimised for the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Voice Record Pro allows you to record voice memo’s and interviews of unlimited length and you can also configure the quality. It is free to use but for €2.99 you can get it with no ads. Works with iOS 7.0 and above and it’s also optimised for the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
i-Prompt Pro is a professional Tele-prompting service that can be used out on the field when you are filming a report or filming live. i-Prompt Pro works with iOS 3.2 and above. It will work with iPhone’s and iPod Touches but it works best with iPads.
Storyline allows you to create, narrate and also share beautiful slideshows from your iOS device in seconds. You can add up to 20 photos, and then record your story which can be shared via text, email or your social networks. Storyline works with iOS 7.1 and above and it’s also optimised for the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It is free to download.
Storehouse lets you tell stories with photos and videos. You can seamlessly combine photos, videos, and text into a beautiful story. Storehouse works with iOS 7.0 and above and its also optimised for the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It is also free to use.
Steller is a storytelling app that is similair to storyline. Steller works with iOS 7.0 and above and it’s also optimised for the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It is also free to use.
DMD Topic – Talking pictures, allows you to highlight essential parts of your photo whilst also recording an audio description. You then get an animation that takes as much storage and bandwith as a regular picure, which can then be shared via Facebook, Twitter, instant message or email. DMD Topic works with iOS 6.0 and above and it’s also optimised for the iPhone 5. It only costs 99 cents.
FiLMiC Pro turns your mobile device into a broadcast worthy HD video camera. FiLMiC Pro gives you a real time, 4x zoom and full control over, focus and exposure, white balance and frame rates including a host of motion fx. Additionally, FiLMiC Pro has a ton of professional tools such as audio meters, and aspect ratio overlay. FiLMic Pro works with iOS 6.0 and above and it’s also optimised for the iPhone 5. It only costs €3.99 cents and if you have an older iOS device you can download FiLMic Classic for 99 cents. FiLMic Classic works with iOS 5.1 and above.
As none of the apps will break the bank or take up much memory, why not take a closer look at them and see just why they are the must have apps in Mojo.