But there are many mobile and web apps around to choose from, and using more than the essentials can end up adding to your workload - how many news aggregators can you really keep up with every day?
To help you pick a handful of apps you really need, USC Annenberg professor Robert Hernandez put together a list of 16 apps to help with anything from staying organised to transcribing interviews or producing video.
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