10 Desktop and 6 Mobile Apps That Every Photographer Should Use

If one of your 2017’s major ambitions is to declutter and systemize your workflow and improve your work-life balance - we hate to break it to you, but you’re out of excuses delaying it. In today’s modern world, almost everything you can wish for - there is an app for that. In addition to the range of cameras and photography equipment there is an array of software and applications at hand, which can help you keep everything in check. From note-taking apps and e-mail organizers to photo editing and storage spaces, we amassed them all. But do you know which ones are the best for you?

10 Desktop and 6 Mobile Apps That Every Photographer Should Use

Fear no more, here is a short but sweet list of useful apps and software, all for your delight:

Desktop apps // software

1.  Evernote

Their tagline is “Remember everything” - pretty self explanatory, huh? Keep track of your to-dos, scheduled photoshoots and wishlists.   

2.  DropBox

Get to all your files and photos from anywhere, on any device, and share them any time.

3.  DropBox Paper

Teams can work together in Paper, everyone can contribute to growing better ideas in a beautiful, flexible workspace.

4.  MailChimp

MailChimp provides email marketing for more than 15 million people globally. Send better emails, connect your e-commerce store, and sell more.

5.  DF Studio

The best and most powerful software when it comes to delivering image galleries to clients.

6.  Serif Affinity Photo

Named the best app of 2015 for Mac. Affinity is a Photo editing app without compromise. With a meticulous focus on workflow it offers sophisticated tools for enhancing, editing and retouching your images in an incredibly intuitive interface, with all the power and performance you need.

7.  Adobe Photoshop

Need we say more?

8.  VSCO Film

Streamline your photo editing workflow with their collection of beautiful film presets that work in Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Camera Raw.

9.  VSCO Keys

Keys is a powerful keyboard shortcut tool created to drastically reduce image editing time in Adobe Lightroom CC, 6, 5, 4, and 3.

10.  JPEGmini

With JPEGmini you can optimize images’ size by up to 5x, while keeping their original quality and JPEG format and being a perfect fit using them for web.

Mobile Apps

1.  Things

Things lets you enter new to-dos the moment they hit you. It easily syncs between Mac & Iphone via Icloud.

2.  Timeshel

Some of life's best moments are stuck on our phones. Timeshel turns those moments into beautiful prints you can cherish forever.

3.  The Photographer's Ephemeris

TPE helps plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes. It’s a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth.

4.  Any Weather App

Next time you are planning a shoot, be sure to check out the weather situation. There is nothing more frustrating than ruined plans and shoes in mud (unless planned).

5.  Photo Mate R3

It’s a powerful mobile editor, capable of image viewer and raw-developer. Compared to other apps, Photo Mate can display and edit images in high-quality.

6.  Sun Scout

Powered by Science. Filled with Awesome. Sun Scout is for everyone who cares about the sun. Sun Scout shows you live what your phone's camera sees, but augments the image with where the sun will be at each hour of the day. To see everything that might cast a shadow on you, simply sweep your phone across the sky from dawn to dusk.

We feel confident that this awesome lineup will lend a hand into working smarter, not harder. What are some of your irreplaceable software and apps that you use for your venture?

Squaremuse Team.