App of the week: Hindenburg field recorder
Operating systems: Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
Cost: The Hindenburg field recorder lite is free; the full version is £20.99
What is it and how is it of use to journalists? An app for recording and editing audio. The free app stops the recording after one minute, which many journalists will likely find frustratingly limited.
One nice feature is the ability for users to add markers, which saves time when searching for the best parts of the recording. You can also geo-locate your recordings.
You can share sessions by emailing the wav or aac file, uploading to FTP, or, if you sign up for the desktop web app, you can send the audio to your computer and finish the editing process on a larger screen.
Reviews: It gets three stars in Apple’s iTunes store
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