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New York Film Academy Useful Apps

An actor’s craft is one of constant refinement and improvement of skills and there is no shortage of apps out there that will help an actor to hone their abilities, be it working on voice overs or rehearsing for an audition. Discover some of the best apps now available to actors with smart phones and tables.

Device: iOS
Price: $4.99 (or free with ads)
Current Rating: 3/5
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There are numerous line memorization apps out there, but Scene Partner is a fine balance between price and effectiveness (particularly if the aforementioned Rehearsal 2, at $20, is a stretch out of budget). Even supports the ability to upload your own scripts and rent other big titles.

Device: iOS
Price: $9.99 (for full functionality)
Current Rating: 4.5/5
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It won’t turn you into Robert DeNiro or Charlize Theron over night, but for those who are just starting out on the road to acting, this theory-filled app will help hurry along the pace with a wealth of tips, glossary of terms and useful acting books, classes throughout NYC and LA and numerous training exercises.

Device: Android & iOS
Price: Free
Current Rating: 4.5/5
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No matter whether you’re on the acting or the directing side of a project, Casting360 is the go-to app for casting calls. Tried and trusted by thousands of professionals, it’s thankfully available on both Android and iOS devices.

Device: iOS
Price: $19.99
Current Rating: 4.5/5
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Designed by one of the best acting mentors in the world, this is essentially Margie Haber’s brain in an app.

There are a wide range of apps available for actors today, but the majority provide advice on tools, resources and guides to coaches, while others offer links to possible jobs or a way to download and breakdown a script. Haber's app, however, is unique because it's her own system developed over many years.

Device: iOS
Price: $0.99
Current Rating: 4/5
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While not strictly an acting app per se, any veteran or even novice will immediately recognize the importance of index cards. This is the best digital representation we’ve found: You can create and edit cards in portrait or landscape mode, shuffle, re-order and change colors of cards.

Added bonus: This version of the app automatically backs up your data to a free server account in the non-‘local’ version of the app.

Device: Android 2.2 and up
Price: Free
Current Rating: 3.7/5
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A teleprompter tool that can help actors remember their lines. You can attach any keyboard to the device to control it wirelessly, and the text you input can be modified to change its scroll speed, font size, color and more.

You can position the Android device under the camera on its own or in conjunction with a prompter mirror. This app is ideal for newscasts, rehearsals and emergency line recalls in film and theatre productions.

Device: iPhone & iPad
Price: $9.99
Current Rating: 3.5/5
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Whether you're practicing on your own or soliciting the help of a friend or costar, My Lines can help make memorizing your lines easy.

This tool organizes the script in a way that will highlight your lines separately from those of the rest of the cast, to make it easy to keep track of your part. You can also easily place bookmarks and have your lines read to you through audio recordings.

Device: iPhone & iPad
Price: $19.99
Current Rating: 3.5/5
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This app allows you to organize your script for auditions and rehearsals. The app has been used professionally by television and film actors, and it's one of the most powerful rehearsal apps of its kind.

The app allows you to break the script down into scenes, track continuity and create reports. You can also use it to plan your blocking, shots and storyboards to discuss them with the director. Finally, the app allows you to record your voice and email the performance, making voice acting interviews a breeze.

Device: iPhone & iPad
Price: $9.99
Current Rating:
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This personal assistant is a must-have for performers of all kind. The app allows you to track career info, manage your auditions and callbacks, organize your scripts and access your calendar. You can also use it to manage all of your social networking.

You don't need a device to access the iPerform Online service, but the app makes it easy to ue this powerful cloud software.

Device: Android 2.2 and up /
             iOS 4.3 or later
Price: $9.99
Current Rating: 3.5/5
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Stay up to date on what's happening in the L.A. or New York City scene with this powerful app. Actor Genie lists every TV show and film currently in production in those two areas. You can tell at a glance who's casting, who's directing, what assistants are on the staff, what date the show will start filming and more.

Having this powerful resource in your pocket makes it easy to keep track of who's who in the industry and keep you informed.




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