☀☀☀☀ Despite the odd name, IFTTT is one of the most versatile apps to have in your pocket. Plus, it’s free. The app brings together mini programs called applets, each designed to do different things. Meteorologists need the forecast for different places? Done. Reporters need a spreadsheet of their contacts directly from their phones? Done, in a few simple taps. The app’s only drawback is that it has to be running in the background to work, but the wide range of applets for any kind of journalist seems worth the sacrifice of a little battery life. — Chris McCrory

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