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Apps for Cinema Artists

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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 290 (and counting) mobile, tablet, and now desktop applications. We only include apps made for and used by film, television, and digital media professionals. Questions, comments, or ideas? Contact Us or tweet @fwdlabs

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iPhone / iPod Touch

186 professional iPhone Apps for filmmakers

  • Note: According to Apple, "almost all" iPhone apps work with the iPad

  App Details Added Cost Popularity

3D Slate

1353144220
Added Nov 17, 2012
1499

$14.99

18

3D ST

1375858593
Added Aug 06, 2013
1999

$19.99

11

AClapBoard

1242138513
Added May 12, 2009
599

$5.99

16

Action Log Pro

1283096700
Added Aug 29, 2010
3299

$32.99

33

Actor Genie

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
999

$9.99

71

Actor Genie: Audition

1318034341
Added Oct 07, 2011
0

Free

22

ActorsRez

1297455391
Added Feb 11, 2011
499

$4.99

12

Adobe Story

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for writers
  • The Adobe Story companion iPhone application allows you to access and comment on your Adobe Story scripts and documents anywhere. You will need a valid Adobe Story account to use this application. Onc ... More »
  • App made by Adobe
1335494820
Added Apr 26, 2012
0

Free

17

Air Display 2

1328237610
Added Feb 02, 2012
499

$4.99

18

AJA DataCalc

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
0

Free

15

American Cinematographer

1354437069
Added Dec 02, 2012
0

Free

119

AOTG

1328135360
Added Feb 01, 2012
0

Free

16

ARRI Alexa Data

1361998439
Added Feb 27, 2013
0

Free

46

Artemis Director's Viewfinder

1285513533
Added Sep 26, 2010
2999

$29.99

103

Basecamp

1374179578
Added Jul 18, 2013
0

Free

49

Cadrage Director's Viewfinder

1382202692
Added Oct 19, 2013
1099

$10.99

85

Cameo

1395354269
Added Mar 20, 2014
0

Free

102

Camera for iPad

1291967040
Added Dec 09, 2010
099

$0.99

24

Camera Order

1322191077
Added Nov 24, 2011
1999

$19.99

56

Camera Sensor/Lens Calculator

1377060811
Added Aug 20, 2013
099

$0.99

25

Celtx Scout

1353142969
Added Nov 17, 2012
499

$4.99

64

Celtx Script

1281466200
Added Aug 10, 2010
499

$4.99

16

Celtx Shots

1333756800
Added Apr 06, 2012
499

$4.99

48

Celtx Sides

1353142741
Added Nov 17, 2012
499

$4.99

17

Cine Meter

1359066131
Added Jan 24, 2013
499

$4.99

26

cine TimeLapse

1379981657
Added Sep 23, 2013
199

$1.99

25

Cine3D Stereographer

1285796040
Added Sep 29, 2010
4499

$44.99

25

CinePlay

1366929093
Added Apr 25, 2013
999

$9.99

26

CinePro

1340485080
Added Jun 23, 2012
099

$0.99

34

CINEPRO dataCalc

1379981423
Added Sep 23, 2013
0

Free

37

CineTape AIR

1389294927
Added Jan 09, 2014
1999

$19.99

43

Codec Calc for FCP

1322191239
Added Nov 24, 2011
199

$1.99

14

CollabraCam

1354436175
Added Dec 02, 2012
499

$4.99

19

Crew Time Card

1393828311
Added Mar 02, 2014
199

$1.99

63

Cross Process

1370651836
Added Jun 07, 2013
199

$1.99

11

DataCalc Pro

1380514637
Added Sep 29, 2013
499

$4.99

36

Department Time Card

1393828506
Added Mar 02, 2014
499

$4.99

57

DGA Quarterly

1333757114
Added Apr 06, 2012
199

$1.99

10

Director's Viewfinder

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
299

$2.99

114

DOFMaster

1283096940
Added Aug 29, 2010
199

$1.99

16

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
Added Mar 12, 2010
499

$4.99

14

Dropbox

1254239063
Added Sep 29, 2009
0

Free

15

Drylab Cam Report

1386464971
Added Dec 07, 2013
1499

$14.99

31

DSLR Filmmaker Toolkit

1322191544
Added Nov 24, 2011
799

$7.99

16

DSLR Slate

1277835789
Added Jun 29, 2010
999

$9.99

19

Easy Release

1342211400
Added Jul 13, 2012
999

$9.99

35

Echograph

1383439565
Added Nov 02, 2013
0

Free

25

EditCalc

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
099

$0.99

18

Ember

1386833652
Added Dec 11, 2013
0

Free

57

f/8 DoF Calculator

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for cinematographers
  • AppCraver.com: Score 9/10 Photography Gadgets: Field tested and highly recommended. CNET Reviews: One of the five favourite iPhone photo apps. iLounge: One of eight good to great new photography ap ... More »
  • App made by Bitwerkz
1221208275
Added Sep 12, 2008
399

$3.99

44

FDX Reader

1306282886
Added May 24, 2011
799

$7.99

9

Festival Genius

1295980980
Added Jan 25, 2011
0

Free

13

Film Counter

1246869889
Added Jul 06, 2009
099

$0.99

14

Film Rate Calculator

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
199

$1.99

17

FilmCalculator

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
2499

$24.99

67

Filmic

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for directors
  • Best Apps of 2012, App of the Day, Week, Month - Gizmodo Best Video App of 2011 - TUAW, Editors choice 2nd Best Video App of 2011 - TUAW, Reader\'s choice App of the Week - Time.com/Techlan ... More »
  • App made by Cinegenix, LLC
1331422852
Added Mar 10, 2012
0

Free

29

FiLMiC Pro

1370651109
Added Jun 07, 2013
499

$4.99

96

FilmSlate

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
499

$4.99

12

Final Cut Pro Field Guide

1281464700
Added Aug 10, 2010
399

$3.99

18

FlickerFree Calculator

1326926778
Added Jan 18, 2012
0

Free

36

Focalware

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
499

$4.99

15

FPS Calculate

1283097600
Added Aug 29, 2010
099

$0.99

16

frameCalc

1322191356
Added Nov 24, 2011
199

$1.99

8

Frameographer - Stop Motion & Time-Lapse

1366928683
Added Apr 25, 2013
099

$0.99

20

Free Slate

1302710640
Added Apr 13, 2011
0

Free

54

Gel Swatch Library

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
999

$9.99

32

GoPano

1354435852
Added Dec 02, 2012
0

Free

26

GoPro App

1350514999
Added Oct 17, 2012
0

Free

38

Grat's Film Slate/Clapboard

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
099

$0.99

21

Green Screener

1375856550
Added Aug 06, 2013
999

$9.99

37

Helios

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
2999

$29.99

9

iAudition

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for actors
  • Voiceover artists…your app is finally here! Never a miss another voiceover audition with iAudition - designed for the iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. You can record, edit and send your auditions from ... More »
  • App made by Everyday Giants LLC
1318034468
Added Oct 07, 2011
499

$4.99

11

iHandy Carpenter

1326926878
Added Jan 18, 2012
199

$1.99

34

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
Added Jun 29, 2010
499

$4.99

15

Instaviz

1344823501
Added Aug 12, 2012
999

$9.99

52

ioShutter PRO

1336492260
Added May 08, 2012
999

$9.99

22

iPerform

1352503117
Added Nov 09, 2012
599

$5.99

23

iSlate

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
299

$2.99

12

iStockphoto

1365656866
Added Apr 10, 2013
0

Free

11

iStoryboards

1304303040
Added May 01, 2011
499

$4.99

71

iTC Calc

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
499

$4.99

18

iTorch4

1326939138
Added Jan 18, 2012
0

Free

13

Jumpstart LTC

1307826521
Added Jun 11, 2011
1999

$19.99

24

KataData

1319755352
Added Oct 27, 2011
499

$4.99

11

KeeMe

1289155200
Added Nov 07, 2010
099

$0.99

27

Kessler

1350515492
Added Oct 17, 2012
0

Free

34

KeyFrame Cam Report

1375987965
Added Aug 08, 2013
2999

$29.99

26

KitCam

1354432236
Added Dec 01, 2012
199

$1.99

18

KODAK Cinema Tools

1281465000
Added Aug 10, 2010
0

Free

54

Lapse It Pro

1363547596
Added Mar 17, 2013
199

$1.99

27

Light Calc

1283097240
Added Aug 29, 2010
499

$4.99

27

Light Source Pro

1375857719
Added Aug 06, 2013
2999

$29.99

44

Lighting Designer

1338484980
Added May 31, 2012
2499

$24.99

92

LightMeter

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
299

$2.99

16

LlamaSlate

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
099

$0.99

6

LMGA Location Resource Guide

1353142039
Added Nov 17, 2012
0

Free

28

Location Scout

1277693355
Added Jun 27, 2010
0

Free

64

Luminance

1370649545
Added Jun 07, 2013
099

$0.99

26

LVRUSA

1386465161
Added Dec 07, 2013
0

Free

50

Magic Hour

1333756931
Added Apr 06, 2012
0

Free

42

MagicHour

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
399

$3.99

13

MatchLens

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
999

$9.99

11

microRemote

1275462000
Added Jun 02, 2010
0TBA
14

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Mill Color

1244502263
Added Jun 08, 2009
0

Free

18

ML Finder Pro

1302710940
Added Apr 13, 2011
3999

$39.99

20

Motion Tracking Markers

1333757114
Added Apr 06, 2012
099

$0.99

36

MovieSlate (Clapperboard and Shot Log)

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
2499

$24.99

35

mRelease

1277017200
Added Jun 20, 2010
299

$2.99

25

MySetLife

1288295040
Added Oct 28, 2010
0

Free

59

Noir Photo

1389899171
Added Jan 16, 2014
299

$2.99

37

NSC Rating

1305917116
Added May 20, 2011
899

$8.99

7

OptimumCS-Pro

1354437600
Added Dec 02, 2012
699

$6.99

23

Panascout

1306254616
Added May 24, 2011
999

$9.99

14
1275462000
Added Jun 02, 2010
0

Free

14

pCAM

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
2999

$29.99

15

Photometrics

1385148859
Added Nov 22, 2013
0

Free

83

Photosynth

1326927014
Added Jan 18, 2012
0

Free

31

Plastic Bullet

1283097840
Added Aug 29, 2010
199

$1.99

20

Pocket Call Sheet

1283098020
Added Aug 29, 2010
699

$6.99

39

Pocket DIT

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for cinematographers
  • This is your cinematography cheat sheet” that includes: * RED ONE virtual menu navigator that allows you to navigate the REDs menu system before even approaching the camera. * Menu search fe ... More »
  • App made by Clifton Production Services LLC
1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
0

Free

58

PocketLD

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
1999

$19.99

22

ProCutX for Final Cut Pro X

1381560971
Added Oct 11, 2013
0

Free

45

ProjectorCalc

1283097060
Added Aug 29, 2010
499

$4.99

16

Prompster Pro - Public Speaking Teleprompter for iPhone

1339631645
Added Jun 13, 2012
299

$2.99

29

PromptWare Plus

1389469625
Added Jan 11, 2014
0

Free

32

ProPrompter

1277090820
Added Jun 20, 2010
999

$9.99

14

ProRemote

1342211100
Added Jul 13, 2012
5999

$59.99

29

RealD Professional Stereo3D Calculator

1281465240
Added Aug 10, 2010
5499

$54.99

12

Rehearsal 2

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
1999

$19.99

17

Scene Partner

1297455534
Added Feb 11, 2011
499

$4.99

17

Screen Time Calculator

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
0

Free

14

Screenplay

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
499

$4.99

9

Scribbeo

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for editors
  • Scribbeo allows individuals and groups to view, comment, and collaborate on visual content. • Annotate video & images directly on screen • Email notes and markups via PDF/HTML • Notes incl ... More »
  • App made by DFTi, LLC
1328235702
Added Feb 02, 2012
099

$0.99

10

ScriptCalc

1395173771
Added Mar 18, 2014
499

$4.99

37

Scripts Pro

1281464880
Added Aug 10, 2010
1299

$12.99

14

ScriptWrite

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for writers
  • Screenwriting for the iPhone done right. Made by screenwriters, for screenwriters. Write an entire screenplay or a quick scene on the go, all with one easy interface. As opposed to breaking the cr ... More »
  • App made by Filter Apps, LLC
1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
499

$4.99

11

setLighting

1322358465
Added Nov 26, 2011
799

$7.99

33

Shot Designer

1353141720
Added Nov 17, 2012
0

Free

67

Shot Lister

1340172202
Added Jun 19, 2012
1399

$13.99

52

ShotList

1322190908
Added Nov 24, 2011
1199

$11.99

40

Shotlist Assist

1322358251
Added Nov 26, 2011
499

$4.99

14

Simple DoF Calculator

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
199

$1.99

13

SKATER Dolly Rotation Calculator

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
0

Free

24

Smart35

1389294494
Added Jan 09, 2014
1499

$14.99

47

Storyboard Composer

1250344079
Added Aug 15, 2009
1499

$14.99

20

StorySkeleton

1359065844
Added Jan 24, 2013
899

$8.99

45

Sun Position

1250004730
Added Aug 11, 2009
099

$0.99

5

Sun Scout

1326926648
Added Jan 18, 2012
999

$9.99

37

Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
499

$4.99

24

Super Index Cards

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for actors
  • iOS4 compatible. Super Index Cards brings the simplicity and flexibility of using multi-colored index cards to Apple’s iphone and itouch. Super Index Cards was created for the free flow an ... More »
  • App made by Seven Wells
1384806445
Added Nov 18, 2013
499

$4.99

16

Syd Field Script Launcher

1345769586
Added Aug 23, 2012
799

$7.99

29

Sync OnSet

1392755354
Added Feb 18, 2014
0

Free

103

TC Calculator

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
0

Free

17

TCCalc

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
499

$4.99

8

Technicolor

1304302800
Added May 01, 2011
0

Free

84

TechScout Touch

1326927292
Added Jan 18, 2012
0

Free

41

TechScout Touch, Lighting Edition

1380224546
Added Sep 26, 2013
0

Free

33

Teleprompt+ for iPhone

1340124785
Added Jun 19, 2012
799

$7.99

13

The Music Bed

1365656627
Added Apr 10, 2013
0

Free

14

The Screen Actors Guild App

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for actors
  • Get instant, mobile access to important news and video from Screen Actors Guild, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and independent filmmaking resource, SAGIndie. Useful information for actors, producers, in ... More »
  • App made by Screen Actors Guild
1318033815
Added Oct 07, 2011
0

Free

13

theGripApp

1307752492
Added Jun 10, 2011
799

$7.99

35

Tiffen Cool fx

1373750964
Added Jul 13, 2013
199

$1.99

21

Tiffen Photo fx

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
299

$2.99

15

TiltShift Video

1370652133
Added Jun 07, 2013
499

$4.99

22

Timecode

  • Apple iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Useful for script supervisors
  • Timecode is an essential tool for every script supervisor working in the tv and movie industry. With this application it is possible to quickly sync your iPhone with a timecode. Ideal in those situ ... More »
  • App made by Nuncha
1395174418
Added Mar 18, 2014
099

$0.99

63

Timecode Slate

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
399

$3.99

22

Toland ASC Digital Assistant

1277393820
Added Jun 24, 2010
3999

$39.99

19

TouchOSC

1277091840
Added Jun 20, 2010
499

$4.99

13

TrueDoF-Pro

1354437277
Added Dec 02, 2012
599

$5.99

8

vAD

1353142542
Added Nov 17, 2012
199

$1.99

45

VFX screens

1392754832
Added Feb 18, 2014
0

Free

141

Video Space Calculator

1366929176
Added Apr 25, 2013
399

$3.99

19

VideoDoF

1354437520
Added Dec 02, 2012
299

$2.99

17

VideoGrade Color Editor

1370652057
Added Jun 07, 2013
499

$4.99

26

VideoHelper Music

1365657827
Added Apr 10, 2013
0

Free

15

VideoPro Camera

1370662308
Added Jun 07, 2013
499

$4.99

50

Viewfinder Cine

1326927165
Added Jan 18, 2012
2399

$23.99

38

Vimeo

1301432400
Added Mar 29, 2011
0

Free

15

Vine

1383627633
Added Nov 04, 2013
0

Free

15

vis-à-vis

1375858386
Added Aug 06, 2013
0

Free

30

vniSlate

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
299

$2.99

13

VSCO CAM

1359397540
Added Jan 28, 2013
099

$0.99

20

Weather Radar

1326941562
Added Jan 18, 2012
299

$2.99

15

Weekend Read

1392166453
Added Feb 11, 2014
0

Free

93

Where I'm At

1283233980
Added Aug 30, 2010
0

Free

22

Wrap Time Lite

1302710400
Added Apr 13, 2011
199

$1.99

25

Press for "Apps for Cinema Artists"

"FWD:labs carries the most complete listing of linked professional apps I know besides of the fragmented Android Market (google play) and the iPhone App Store. I suspect it is a tenuous work to compile and link all proven working apps and much more your site offers. I thank you for sharing such complete list of iPhone and android apps for the cinematographer and the entertainment industry in general. I could not pass the opportunity let know my readers about your meticulous resource."
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Directors Notes • 8/2010
"I thought [FWD:labs] had put together a useful list when I saw it last year, but that was nothing compared to now. If you're a filmmaker and looking for a little portable help in pre/production/post then chances are you'll find it in the Apps for Cinema Artists. I know I can be a little iPhone-centric when it comes to these things, but you’ll be pleased to know the list is completely platform agnostic."
Directors Notes • 3/2010
Pretty much every iPhone or Android App you'll ever need/want if you're a filmmaker
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