10 Awesome Apps for Actors – 2016 Edition
A new year means new apps to help you on your quest to master your acting career. From time management to transportation, there are some great apps that can help you become the awesome actor that you are. Here are some of our faves:
Parrot Teleprompter – FREE
Parrot Teleprompter takes any script and scrolls through it just like a mini teleprompter. It’s perfect for reading lines while practicing for an audition and gives you the experience of reading off of a teleprompter.
Sloth – FREE
Head-shots, cold reads, updating your resume … do you have an endless list of tasks? Sloth might be what you need. Equal parts time management and task manager, Sloth allows for you to set a timer to ensure you complete each task within a reasonable timeframe. Sometimes, all you need is the pressure of a clock counting down to get the job done.
Dropbox – FREE
Dropbox isn’t a new app, in fact the file hosting service has been around for eight years. Regardless, it’s a great tool that will come in handy when you are sending large video files (like auditions or reels) to your agent or vice versa.
Klok – FREE
Are you in Toronto but you have deadline in L.A.? Be sure to get those time-zones correct or else you could miss out on role. Here is where Klok comes in. Klok is a beautiful and functional app that makes keeping track of different time zones a breeze.
Hootsuite – FREE
We’ve sung the praises of social media aggregators for scheduling posts in the past, but we can’t get enough! Our personal and in-house favourite is Vancouver-based Hootsuite. Scheduling your Tweets/Facebook posts through Hootsuite alleviates the pressure of posting or forgetting to post. Plus, you can separate your interests by lists which makes keeping track of appealing content easy and manageable.
Headspace – FREE
After a stressful day of auditions and running around, it’s important to keep yourself grounded. Headspace is a simple meditation app that teaches meditation and mindfulness in just 10 minutes per day.
Nike Training Club – FREE
Staying in shape can be an important aspect when it comes to the perfect role. In fact, it’s a pretty significant aspect of feeling great overall. Nike Training Club is a great app that will help you stay on track and serve as your personal trainer. Have a group of friends looking to get fit? Add a crew and be each other’s motivation.
Centrallo – $4.99
Similar to Sloth, Centrallo aims to keep your to-lists organized. From deadlines to grocery lists, Centrallo allows you to create unlimited notes and checklists that you can share or keep private. As Centrallo claims: “keep you brain open for thinking, not remembering.”
(How To) Pronounce
Have you ever come across a tough word in a script and you’re not sure how to pronounce it? (How To) Pronounce has got your back! Just type in the word or phrase and the app will explain how to pronounce it. Even better? You can adjust the speed of the word to hear each detail.
What ever your poison is, some sort of car share service app is a must. For those days when that audition is on the outskirts of the city or when public transit just isn’t your friend, using a car share service is the perfect way to arrive to your audition on-time (given that traffic behaves) and a tad more calm.