☀☀☀☀ Tedious note-taking and script-writing just became an afterthought. Bear allows journalists to house their notes, scripts, and even contact information and to-do lists all in one free app. A bonus for broadcast journalists: the tool provides an estimated read time for scripts. A reviewer for The Verge chose Bear over Evernote, noting that Bear contains fewer features, but saying it is “exponentially faster and more pleasant to use.” This product is available only for iPhone or Mac users, so Android users must wait on this easy-yet-powerful app. — Cole Feinbloom

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