Digital Tool Catalog

A partnership of

American Press Institute
Poynter
Knight Foundation

Digital tools can make your journalism and your business far more powerful. So we've created this catalog to guide you to the tools that can help you the most. Whether you're reporting and publishing news, engaging with your community, or looking for ways to make your business practices more profitable, we can help.

If you're already using these tools, please add your comments about how you're using them. (Make sure you log in first.) Your feedback can help other newsrooms in their digital transformation.

Have a tool you'd like to share? Simply log in and fill out our submission form. It takes just a couple of minutes, and we'll guide you through the details to share a description of the tool, contact information, screengrabs and more. (A quick note: While we review each upload for appropriate content, we don't edit or warrant the material.)

Want more ideas and digital tools training? We're creating a series of free webinar tutorials:

Digital Tools Tutorials


If you have questions, email us anytime at info@newsu.org.

The Digital Tools Project is a partnership of the American Press Institute and Poynter, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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  • NoNotes.com (Free Trial. Different paid plans based on need)

    NoNotes.com is one of the world’s largest transcription and call recording service providers, working with thousands of journalist and researchers across North America. NoNotes allows journalists to record important interviews and have these calls transcribed at the push of a button. Visit www.nonotes.com or download the iphone app (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/call-recording-by-nonotes.com/id522637615?mt=8).
  • Marquee ()

    Marquee pairs intuitive editorial tools with a powerful content platform, providing your organization with everything it needs to create the perfect publishing solution.
  • Wickr (Free)

    Encrypt the messages coming out of your phone.
  • Pop (Free)

    Remix GIFs, photos and videos and share them.
  • Videolicious (Free for basic, tiered for businesses)

    Make great videos! Just talk and tap.
  • Bambuser (Tiered)

    Share live moments from your mobile phone or webcam and steam live to your blog, site and favourite social networks.
  • FrontlineSMS (Free)

    By leveraging basic tools already available to most NGOs — computers and mobile phones — FrontlineSMS enables instantaneous two-way communication on a large scale.