NCRA members share their favorite apps

Photo by Jason Howie

The May 27 Question of the Week in the JCR Weekly asked members to recommend their favorite apps for their mobile devices. The list below describes the recommended apps along with the price and availability on Android, Apple, and Windows.

Adobe Acrobat Pro

  • View and edit PDFs, along with other functions from the Adobe Acrobat Pro computer program
  • $24.99; Adobe Acrobat Reader free with limited capability
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Briefpedia

  • Create and share steno briefs
  • Free
  • Available on Android

CamScanner

  • Scan, store, and share content (create PDF files for sharing)
  • Free; paid premium version available
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Evernote

  • Write, organize, and share notes, checklists, and content, including Web articles
  • Free
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

eWallet

  • Protect secure information, including credit cards, usernames, passwords, and PINS
  • $9.99; eWallet GO! available for $4.99 on Windows
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Genius Scan

  • Scan, save, and export documents to a cloud service
  • Free; paid premium version available
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Gmail

  • Read and respond to email; view and save attachments
  • Free
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Google Calendar

  • Organize and view future events, including photos of locations
  • Free
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Google Maps

  • Navigate by car, bike, or foot with traffic conditions and voice-guided GPS
  • Free
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Key Ring

  • Store loyalty and membership cards and organize ads, coupons, and shopping lists
  • Free
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

MapQuest

  • Navigate by car or foot with traffic conditions and voice-guided GPS
  • Free
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Mint

  • Organize financial accounts, track expenses, and create a budget
  • Free
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Netflix

  • Watch TV episodes and movies
  • Free with Netflix membership
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Oxford Dictionary of English

  • Look up spelling and definitions for words and phrases; also encyclopedic information
  • Free
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Parkmobile

  • Pay for public parking, export payment information, and receive notifications for soon-to-expire parking
  • Free
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Personal Capital

  • Organize financial accounts and track expenses, including investments
  • Free
  • Available on Android and Apple

Square Register

  • Accept payment and send receipts; track inventory and view business analytics
  • Free
  • Available on Android and Apple

SugarSync

  • Sync, share, search, and access documents, photos, videos, and music
  • Free
  • Available on Android and Apple. Third-party app available on Windows

Trivia Crack

  • Play trivia game with six categories: science, entertainment, art, geography, sports, and history
  • Free
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Vocabulary Builder

  • Build vocabulary with games, including pronunciation, definitions, and example sentences
  • Free
  • Available on Android and Apple

WeatherBug

  • Check weather forecasts and severe weather alerts; project home energy costs
  • Free
  • Available on Android, Apple, and Windows

Curious what your fellow court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers have to say about other elements of their work lives? Be sure to look for (and answer!) the Question of the Week in every issue of the JCR Weekly.