My Favourite Apps as a New Blogger

My Favourite Apps as a New Blogger

As a new blogger there is a lot to get to grips with and adjust to. I started out by downloading apps that I felt would be most useful to me and seeing as everything is centered around phones and tablets I felt that I needed to organise my apps a bit better. I knew in my head what I wanted an app for but it was just finding the ones that are most suitable.

So hopefully this post will help other new bloggers out there!

Aside from the usual social media apps (Twitter, Instagram, Bloglovin etc.) these are my top apps for iPhone/iPad:


This app is a must have. It lets you create graphics including blog banners, logos, business cards and graphics for blog posts. There’s a wide range of templates you can use as well as stock photos, colours and fonts. Whilst it’s great on the go, I’ve found that using Canva on a desktop computer is a lot easier and there seems to be much more choice and flexibility.


This is by far the best app for making lists. I’ve used it before for keeping track of things such as what to pack for holidays or gifts to buy at Christmas, however it’s now become my best blogging friend. It is essentially a to-do list with reminders and allows you to keep on top of things. I use it as my blogging to list to help me keep on track of which blog posts I need to write and what I also like is that you can have sub-tasks too.


I use this to jot down all my blogging ideas I think of. On my iPad I also use it to start writing some of my blog posts. I can easily airdrop it to the Mac and finish editing them on there ready for publishing.


I’ve tried a few photo editing apps and aside from the usual features on Instagram I use this to edit my photos whether it be cropping, sharpening or adjusting the lighting slightly. It’s really easy to use and has a great range of features on it.


As a blogger that works full-time, there isn’t often chance to tweet during the day so this app is perfect. You can schedule up to 10 tweets in advance and once posted you can then re-buffer. You can also use it to schedule posts on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook but I haven’t got that far yet. It has a handy analytics tab so that you can see your stats for each post including how many clicks you got on your link. This can help you to maximise the engagement with other twitter users especially as twitter is where I get most of my blog traffic from.

I’d recommend checking all of these apps out. They can all be downloaded on the app store and the beauty is that they are all free (unless you want premium upgrades).

Have you tried these apps? What are your favourite apps to use as a blogger? x.

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32 thoughts on “My Favourite Apps as a New Blogger

  1. Canva is my favourite 😊 I haven’t heard of these other ones, but I’ll definitely look into it! Grammarly is a great one for of course grammar 😛 Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love Canva and Snapseed too. Agree that Canva is easier on laptop rather than mobile (annoyingly!). Color Story is also great for image editing alongside Snapseed. Buffer has been fab for Twitter, FB and IG but I’m finding 10 tweets a bit constricting so I’m going to look around. Lovely post, great tips! X

    Lisa |

    1. Thanks Lisa! Yes, I think I tried Color Story too, they all seem quite similar I think it’s just what you get used to. I’ve heard of Tailwind as an app for buffering too? x.

  3. I’d recommend VSCO if you haven’t seen it already. Some beautiful filters for photos! I forgot about Canva will be downloading that again! Thank you xx

  4. Buffer is great I use it for Twitter & sometimes Instagram such a lifesaver! Thanks for sharing about the others think I will give Canva a look have seen a few mention it!

  5. I was so excited when I saw that you had an app for canva but I can’t seem to find it on the google play store so I’ll just have to keep using my laptop for that. This is a great list, I use buffer on the laptop too as I find it easier and I’ve downloaded Wunderlist because I love making lists and I started off very organised with my posts but now I have a job it’s more difficult. I’m hoping to get more organised in the New Year so this will hopefully help with that!

    -Em xo

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this list! I’ve just downloaded Canva and I LOVE it, I’ve made a banner using a template I actually like. I had downloaded so many apps that I thought may help with making a banner but wasn’t satisfied but now I am so thank you!!

    Soffy @

    1. I tend to use Buffer to schedule posts on my twitter if I’m really busy. Otherwise I also take part in twitter chats pretty regularly. My pinned tweet on twitter has all the blogger chats on xx.

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