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.
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.