iPhone/Android Apps Every Actor Should Use

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In this article we will go through the top 13 iPhone and Android apps every actor should use and answer the question “ Which apps should I use to boost my productivity in my acting career?

We often use Smartphones to run different apps. For a lot of people, these apps now play an important role in their lives, whether they want them to or not.

In the last decade, the acting industry has seen a lot of apps emerge that make things easy for actors. From management tools to job hunting and rehearsal a lot of innovations have been made.

Here are 13 amazing apps that will boost your productivity and make your acting career less stressful.


Backstage casting is a great iPhone app for actors looking for work in their vicinity.

It helps you to easily find casting calls and auditions in your local area and apply to them.

The mobile app provides you with a majority of the features the desktop version has.


  • Set up a profile and get notified with castings that match your profile
  • Search for different types of roles and save them
  • Apply for auditions and casting calls
  • Get audition details and rehearsal dates


This app gives you access to a video-chat-based platform that enables actors to read lines with other actors.

You can upload a script and read it alongside the video. You can find other actors to read your lines with you and you can also be a reader for others.

You can select readers with specific characteristics like an accent, gender, and experience level based on availability.

We chat also has a feature for recording an actor’s rehearsal on video and the reader’s voice on audio-only. You will particularly appreciate this app when you have those last-minute auditions.


A lot of actors use this great app to remember their lines and keep up to date with any screen revisions.

This app allows you to transform your iPhone or iPad into a teleprompter.


  • Upload your own script or create your own inside the app
  • Control scrolling, font, size and background color
  • Select speed, mirroring and looping options
  • Put markers on different parts of your script for quick reference.

Teleprompter provides actors the ability to practice their lines in any location and even bring it with them to shoots.


The actor’s access app is great for applying to roles on the go. However, it is costly and is only available for the ios platform.

You will have to pay monthly subscription fees that will be charged to your iTunes account.

If you are new to actor’s access use this section of their website to setup your account easily.


  • Unlimited and instant submissions for actor’s access members
  • Look at all the roles listed for a specific project
  • Receive instant notifications when a role matches your profile
  • Submit to auditions and respond to invitations
  • Review your schedule auditions


It’s an app that pretty much helps you manage your acting career.It is available for both android and ios platforms. iPerform helps you:

  • Manage your auditions and callbacks
  • Organize your scripts and manage your calendar
  • Manage your industry contacts, social network, and expenses
  • Lets you compile, track, and control all your career info in one place.

Another great app for organizing your acting tasks and info in one location is AuditionCal.


IMDB app is completely free and very handy if you need to research information regarding your project quickly.

It is also available on both android and ios platforms. It’s the go-to app for searching all sorts of different acting, film, and movie related information.

IMDB helps you:

  • Find the name of a director for a movie/project
  • Look up the actor’s credits
  • See trailers and reviews for movies
  • Buy tickets for upcoming films
  • Find listings for movie times and theatres near you
  • Celebrity interviews and more


Rehearsal app is one of the best line memorization apps in the market. It costs $20 to access all the app’s functions but a lot of actors have said that it’s worth it. The app is only available for ios platforms.


  • For line learning, you have highlighting, blackout, and teleprompter options
  • Works with short audition sides as well as full-length scripts
  • Easily upload physical scripts by scanning to pdf or taking pictures of the pages
  • Control the speed of a scene
  • Create bookmarks for quick and easy navigation
  • Record your lines in audio format with a playback function


With the Netflix app, anyone with a smartphone can stream thousands of movies, series, and documentaries wherever and whenever they want.

The app is available on both android and ios platforms.

While the app is free to download you need to pay a monthly subscription fee which ranges from $9 to $18.


  • Download select titles to view offline
  • Watch previews of new content based on your viewing history
  • Smart downloads feature deletes an episode of a tv-show when you finish watching it and automatically downloads the next one
  • Skip intro button
  • Create profiles for four different users
  • Block content of certain ratings with a PIN code


This app includes the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets, and 6 poems, including “doubtful” works).

Shakespeare Pro is available both on the Google Play Store and the Apple store. The basic version of the app is free with the pro version costing $10.

It’s a indispensable app for any classical actor.


  • Detailed scene breakdowns, character descriptions, and glossary.
  • The integrated glossary in the app is the best selling Shakespeare’s Words by David and Ben Crystal. (full glossary only in pro version)
  • This glossary provides acontextual definition in addition to the general one.
  • Get Shakespeare quotes by shaking your device
  • Read facts on the Bard of Avon’s life and view data about his works


Storyist is a great text editor with a lot of functional features for actors or writers. It helps users produce submission-ready manuscripts and screenplays. It is designed to help you brainstorm, organize, write, edit and publish large writing projects. Storyist is only available for Mac and IOS.


  • Formats your words automatically into Final Draft and Fountain script formats.
  • Store your work in iCloud and Dropbox sync
  • Provides you with an index card format
  • Project sync between desktop and mobile apps so you can work anywhere.
  • Comes with manuscript and screenplay formats which let you focus on writing

The iOS app is free to download and use for 14 days. To keep using it you have to pay a one-time fee of $20.


Improv Generator is an app that generates random characters, settings, and events from the world of improv theater.

The idea is that it will help you come up with spontaneous ideas for improvisational performances. It’s a tool that will save you time and energy on coming up with funny, witty character descriptions and scenes.

This fun app is only available on ios devices.


Tableread is a free, easy to use app that actors can use to read and listen to scripts for movies and other plays.

It is available on both Android and iOS devices.

When you import your script, make sure that it is formatted to PDF.

Table read will then automatically change it into an audio format that you can listen to within a few moments.

The pro version of this app unlocks 50 unique character voices.


It’s an app that really simplifies the complicated aspect of self-taping.

It lets you focus on your craft and easily record, edit, and share self-tape auditions all in one app.

The app was created with the collaboration of top casting directors in film, television, and theatre.

Slatable is only available on ios devices. For android users check out “ My Self-tape App “.


There are many apps out there that can help you boost your productivity in your acting career.

There are many apps out there that can help you boost your productivity in your acting career.

If you’re just starting out, there are some great apps that will help you find auditions and actors to work with.

There are also apps that can help you learn lines and audition for parts, but they’re obviously not as good as a professional coach.

So, what we’re trying to say is that there is an app for every stage of the process of becoming a successful actor.

Let us know which app/apps you are planning on using to Boost your productivity in your acting career below…

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