awesome apps for actors

In our increasingly digital world most of us are rarely very far from a phone or tablet. Why not use this technology to learn lines, stay organized and book more auditions? Here are 12 apps for actors that will help you do just that!

We Rehearse gives you instant access to a rehearsal partner through video chat to help you run your lines. The app will notify thousands of readers, actors and coaches when you’re ready to work on your scene. We Rehearse makes running lines very easy, especially for those last minute auditions.

Rehearsal Pro is perhaps the most well-known of all the apps to help you learn your lines. You can record your lines and play them back, watching the script scroll by like a teleprompter, or you can even put your lines in “blackout mode” to test yourself. The app works with short audition sides and feature length scripts and is useful for actors in theater, commercials, theater, voiceovers, television, and film.

Tableread is a free, easy-to-use film and television app that allows you to read and listen to scripts, screenplays and teleplays on mobile. Simply import a professionally formatted script in PDF format and listen. The Pro Version of the app allows you to listen to scripts read by over 45 unique character voices and add an inspiring soundtrack from a library of genre specific scores.

My Lines let’s you have your script with you on a mobile device anytime, anywhere. You can rehearse and memorize your lines without a scene partner, by either looking at or listening to your lines. You can also see or hear cue lines when you’re ready to be off book.

AuditionCal helps you track and organize your auditions and events (networking, workshops, agent and manager meetings). The app includes a searchable database, data email export function, calendar view with notifications and reminders, and photo uploading. AuditionCal will help you stay organized right from the convenience of your phone.

Slatable is a new app that makes the often daunting task of self-taping simple. The app automates the technical process so you can focus on your performance without the need for tricky editing software or even a computer. Slatable also automates professional title cards and smooth transitions between each scene.

Social Media Apps are effective networking and relationship-building tools for your acting career. Not sure whether Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and/or Snapchat is right for your acting career? Find out how to choose the best platforms here!

IMDb  Part of your job as an actor is research. You must know who’s involved in the projects you’re auditioning for. You can do this research on your computer, but having the IMDb app on your phone is helpful for those last minute auditions. It's free so there’s no excuse not to have this one.

Shakespeare Pro includes the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including “doubtful” works) as well detailed scene breakdowns, character descriptions, and glossaries. It’s an essential app for any classical actor.

Storyist is a wonderful app for actor-writers who need to produce submission-ready manuscripts and screenplays. The app comes with manuscript and screenplay templates (so you can focus on writing instead of formatting), the ability to work with both Final Draft FDX and Fountain script formats, and multiple cloud storage options.

The Amazing Improv Generator app is a tool that will help you come up with spontaneous ideas for improvisational performances. This fun app will provide you with a random Character, Setting or Event all at the push of a button.

MyHeadshots let's you edit photos and resumes from your phone.  It's especially useful for child actors since a child's look changes so quickly as they grow. You can crop, edit, add your name, or borders to any photo on your phone or tablet creating a professional looking shot whenever you need one. This app makes getting get an up-to-date headshot a snap.

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Heidi Dean

    13 replies to "Apps For Actors"

    • yvonne

      So helpful! Thank you, definitely saving this for the future ??

    • Heidi Dean

      You’re very welcome Sergio! Have fun trying them out!

    • Sergio Rogalto

      Wow! Thank you so much Heidi, they all look great, I had done my research on apps for acting a while back, but I see the list has grown. Awesome!

    • Heidi Dean

      Slatable is great Vickie! Many of the apps I mentioned in the article have that same feature as LineLearner. There are actually a number of Line Learning apps I couldn’t include in the list….. But maybe I’ll do a Part 2! Thanks for reading!

    • Heidi Dean

      I know Stu!? That’s why I’m an Apple user because even social media updates usually roll out to Apple users first. But hold tight…I’m sure they’ll be available soon. Have an awesome weekend!

    • Heidi Dean

      You’re very welcome Erin!

    • Ashlyn Harris

      Thank you Heidi! This is very helpful for me as a new actor 🙂

    • Stu

      Great list. Wish most of these were available on Android.


      This is Brilliant! Thank you so much for these extra tools, Heidi!

    • Vickie Daignault

      Slatsble looks intriguing since I often use my iPhone with add-ons for self taping. Don’t forget about LineLearner, where you can record all the dialogue in a scene and it can playback with only the other character’s lines and perfect spacing for your own!

    • Heidi Dean

      No problem Toni! Thanks for reading!

    • marketing4actors

      Wonderful! Thanks for reading Joe!

    • marketing4actors

      Thanks so much Amber! So glad you enjoyed it!

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