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Software that can help you get a job done a little better or a little faster than before.   This is an regularly updated directory of 349 (and counting) mobile, tablet, and now desktop applications. We only include apps made for and used by film, television, and digital media professionals.

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App Details
Added
Cost
Popularity
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Actor Genie

1221208275

Added over 3 years ago

999

$9.99

583  
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Adobe Lightroom for iPad

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for directors and cinematographers
  • Capture the moment and make it your own with Adobe Lightroom. Get essential tools to craft incredible images everyday, everywhere — whether you’re a beginner or a pro. It’s all your photography. ... More »
  • App made by Adobe@lightroom
1429676942

4/2015

0

Free

163  
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Adobe Lightroom for iPhone

1429677119

4/2015

0

Free

103  
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Adobe Premiere Clip

1418592848

12/2014

0

Free

318  
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Adobe Voice

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for directors and producers
  • App Store Editors’ Choice. #1 Best New App. “One of the simplest, most creative, most joyous apps ever written.” — David Pogue, Yahoo! Tech Voice helps you create stunning animated videos ... More »
  • App made by Adobe@adobevoice
1418971164

12/2014

0

Free

524  
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Artemis Director's Viewfinder

1285513533

9/2010

2999

$29.99

1271  
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Artemis HD (Director's Viewfinder for iPad)

1326872810

1/2012

2999

$29.99

210  
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Blux Movie

1422924517

2/2015

199

$1.99

209  
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Cadrage Director's Viewfinder

1382202692

10/2013

1099

$10.99

930  
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Cameo

1395354269

3/2014

0

Free

453  
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Camera for iPad

1291967040

12/2010

099

$0.99

168  
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Camera Order

1322191077

11/2011

1999

$19.99

810  
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Celtx Shots

1333756800

4/2012

499

$4.99

655  
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Chrome Remote Desktop

1421186738

1/2015

0

Free

196  
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Cine3D Stereographer

1285796040

9/2010

4499

$44.99

150  
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CineDroid

  • Google Android
  • Useful for directors and cinematographers
  • NO LONGER IN DEVELOPMENT - SOURCE CODE NOW ON GITHUB CineDroid - Android Pro Video Camera Film video with pro camera features! *App tested with HTC One S. Devices with custom roms and kernels ... More »
  • App made by shrthnd interactive
1392923132

2/2014

0

Free

1526  
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Cinema FV-5

1401907892

6/2014

499

$4.99

903  
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CinePlay

1366929093

4/2013

999

$9.99

170  
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CinePro

1340485080

6/2012

099

$0.99

273  
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CollabraCam

1354436175

12/2012

499

$4.99

149  
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COPRA4

1304460228

5/2011

0

Free

247  
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Cross Process

1370651836

6/2013

199

$1.99

134  
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Dale Grahn Color

1359065358

1/2013

399

$3.99

164  
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DGA Quarterly

1333757114

4/2012

199

$1.99

106  
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Director's Viewfinder

1221208275

Added over 3 years ago

299

$2.99

925  
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Dream Filmmaker

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for directors
  • Dream will amplify your filmmaking talents to new heights. Design a poster, write an outline and create storyboards without knowing how to draw so you can focus on what’s important, being creative. ... More »
  • App made by A.V. Investments
1268388774

3/2010

499

$4.99

140  
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Dropbox

1254239063

9/2009

0

Free

113  
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DSLR Filmmaker Toolkit

1322191544

11/2011

799

$7.99

163  
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DubScript

1382154823

10/2013

0

Free

1066  
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Duet Display

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for directors and editors
  • Duet Display allows you to use your iPad or iPhone as an extra display. Developed by a team of ex-Apple engineers, duet is the first high performance solution that has zero lag. Work more effective ... More »
  • App made by Rahul Dewan@duetdisplay
1418943105

12/2014

999

$9.99

318  
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Ember

1386833652

12/2013

0

Free

280  
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Extreme Production Music

1365657109

4/2013

0

Free

167  
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Fhotoroom

1354513353

12/2012

0

Free

171  
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FiLMiC Pro

1370651109

6/2013

799

$7.99

919  
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Flixel Cinemagraph

1409169595

8/2014

1999

$19.99

346  
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Frameographer - Stop Motion & Time-Lapse

1366928683

4/2013

499

$4.99

123  
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Geminos Lens Matcher

1404333710

7/2014

299

$2.99

231  
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GoPano

1354435852

12/2012

0

Free

153  
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GoPro App

1350514999

10/2012

0

Free

426  
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iMovie

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for directors and editors
  • Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fun, feature-rich video editing app for iPhone 4. Create a video postcard of your day at the beach and publish it to the web without ever leaving y ... More »
  • App made by Apple Inc.
1277831940

6/2010

499

$4.99

90  
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Index Card

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for writers, directors and editors
  • Best App for Index Card Writers - Peter Meyers, Author, Best iPad Apps ★★★★★ “I love your program!!!! Great for screenwriting.” — Jesse Alexander, Emmy-winning Co-Executiv ... More »
  • App made by DenVog, LLC
1296942928

2/2011

499

$4.99

121  
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Instaviz

1344823501

8/2012

999

$9.99

475  
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ioShutter PRO

1336492260

5/2012

999

$9.99

169  
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iStockphoto

1365656866

4/2013

0

Free

100  
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iStoryboards

1304303040

5/2011

499

$4.99

972  
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KataData

1319755352

10/2011

499

$4.99

153  
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Kessler

1350515492

10/2012

0

Free

198  
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KitCam

1354432236

12/2012

199

$1.99

178  
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Luminance

1370649545

6/2013

099

$0.99

217  
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Lumu Video

1406921914

8/2014

0

Free

339  
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Lurzer's ARCHIVE

1354436350

12/2012

0

Free

98  
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Magic Bullet Arsenal

1346292052

8/2012

499

$4.99

127  
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Magic Bullet Arsenal Reader

1346291956

8/2012

0

Free

83  
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Map-A-Pic Location Scout

1327454150

1/2012

399

$3.99

529  
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Mark II Artist's Viewfinder

1405641013

7/2014

2499

$24.99

684  
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MySetLife

1288295040

10/2010

0

Free

527  
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Noir Photo

1389899171

1/2014

299

$2.99

254  
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Nutshell Camera

1434827599

6/2015

0

Free

48  
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OnSet

1304303280

5/2011

499

$4.99

560  
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Paper by FiftyThree

1336193400

5/2012

0

Free

576  
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Photosynth

1326927014

1/2012

0

Free

355  
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PIXPRO Remote Viewer

1423092828

2/2015

0

Free

144  
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PowerFinder

1434828170

6/2015

1999

$19.99

71  
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Pro Camera Guide

1338484281

5/2012

399

$3.99

237  
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Prompster Pro - Public Speaking Teleprompter for iPhone

1339631645

6/2012

299

$2.99

238  
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Prompster Pro for Android

1339632198

6/2012

999

$9.99

224  
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Prompster Pro for iPad

1339631645

6/2012

999

$9.99

246  
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Promtr

1339632307

6/2012

199

$1.99

146  
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ProPrompter

1277090820

6/2010

999

$9.99

137  
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scenechronize

1400107186

5/2014

0

Free

1049  
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Shot Designer

1353141720

11/2012

0

Free

625  
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Shot Lister

1340172202

6/2012

1399

$13.99

581  
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ShotList - Movie Shoot Planning

1322190908

11/2011

1199

$11.99

436  
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Shotlist Assist

1322358251

11/2011

499

$4.99

122  
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ShotPro

1434829288

6/2015

2999

$29.99

215  
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SL Director's Viewfinder

1382206755

10/2013

999

$9.99

502  
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Smart35

1389294494

1/2014

1499

$14.99

254  
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Storyboard Composer

1250344079

8/2009

1499

$14.99

287  
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Storyboards 3D

1384806970

11/2013

0

Free

1735  
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StorySkeleton

1359065844

1/2013

899

$8.99

233  
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Strata Lite - Remote Control for ATEM Switchers

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for directors
  • Strata Lite Remote for BlackMagic Design ATEM Switchers, including ATEM Television Studio, ATEM 1M/E, ATEM 2M/E, Production Studio 4K and 1M/E / 2M/E Production Studio 4K. Strata connects directly ... More »
  • App made by Mark Gilbert
1428940276

4/2015

999

$9.99

98  
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Strata Pro - Remote Control for ATEM Switchers

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for directors
  • Strata Pro Remote for BlackMagic Design ATEM Switchers, including ATEM Television Studio, ATEM 1M/E, ATEM 2M/E, Production Studio 4K, 1M/E Production Studio 4K and 2M/E Production Studio 4K Strata ... More »
  • App made by Mark Gilbert
1428939841

4/2015

4999

$49.99

47  
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Sun Scout

1326926648

1/2012

999

$9.99

259  
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Teleprompt+ for iPad

1340123729

6/2012

1499

$14.99

204  
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Teleprompt+ for iPhone

1340124785

6/2012

799

$7.99

105  
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Teleprompter Pro

1427582286

3/2015

499

$4.99

174  
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TeraView

1408308368

8/2014

0

Free

611  
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The Music Bed

1365656627

4/2013

0

Free

183  
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Tiffen Cool fx

1373750964

7/2013

199

$1.99

150  
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Tiffen Photo fx Ultra

1373751859

7/2013

299

$2.99

218  
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TiltShift Video

1370652133

6/2013

499

$4.99

146  
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Time-Lapse

  • Google Android
  • Useful for directors, cinematographers and editors
  • Create your own artistic time-lapse videos easily with upload to YouTube. Click! Easily shoot your own timelapse videos at resolutions from 176x144 to 2048x1536 with playback rate up to 30 fps. Videos ... More »
  • App made by Sheado
1319675760

10/2011

199

$1.99

172  
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VideoGrade Color Editor

1370652057

6/2013

599

$5.99

185  
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VideoHelper Music

1365657827

4/2013

0

Free

100  
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VideoPro Camera

1370662308

6/2013

499

$4.99

211  
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Viewfinder Cine

1326927165

1/2012

2399

$23.99

219  
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Vimeo

1301432400

3/2011

0

Free

177  
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Vine

1383627633

11/2013

0

Free

90  
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VisualDOF

1340172540

6/2012

499

$4.99

112  
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VSCO CAM

1359397540

1/2013

099

$0.99

139  
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Weekend Read

1392166453

2/2014

0

Free

570  
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Where I'm At

1283233980

8/2010

0

Free

102  

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Directors Notes • 3/2010
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