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.



  1. November 6, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    Buffer is a life saver for me!! I’m thinking about doing a blog like this eventually becuase I love reading them and I’ve found some of my favorite apps through this posts!! xx

    • Rebecca
      November 7, 2017 / 8:24 am

      Yes, me too! I’ve read a few people’s and they’re really helpful. x.

  2. November 6, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Great post! So helpful 🙂

    • Rebecca
      November 7, 2017 / 8:25 am

      Thanks Kirsty!

  3. November 6, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    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!

    • Rebecca
      November 7, 2017 / 8:25 am

      You’re welcome, thanks for reading. Ooh I’ll have to have a look at Grammarly too then! x.

  4. November 6, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    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 |

    • Rebecca
      November 7, 2017 / 8:23 am

      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.

    • Rebecca
      November 12, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      Ah great! Wunderlist is so handy I love it. x

  5. November 11, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    Brilliany post! I have been blogging for nearly two years and have just downloaded wunderlist and canva thanks to your post xxxx

    • Rebecca
      November 12, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      Thanks Katherine – glad it helped you find some apps to download xx

  6. November 12, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    I’ve recently downloaded Canva, it’s such a good app to edit photos from your phone! 💕 Another great post, thank you Rebecca. I’m going to look at your other app recommendations 😘 xx

    Bexa |

    • Rebecca
      November 12, 2017 / 5:21 pm

      Thank you! Glad you liked it, it’s always good for apps seeing what others recommend! xx

  7. November 12, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    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

    • Rebecca
      November 12, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      Ooh ok I’ll give VSCO a go then! Thanks! xx

  8. November 14, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    I love Canva and I will definitely check out snapseed as well!! Great post Rebecca!!😊

    • Rebecca
      November 14, 2017 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks Keziah, I’m glad it was useful for you 🙂 xx

  9. Lisa Dimaline
    November 16, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    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!

  10. November 18, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Thanks. As a new blogger this was useful, esp as I see everyone’s lovely logos & wonder where they make them 👍

  11. November 22, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    This gives me such inspo! Thanks, I wouldn’t have even known about these!

  12. November 29, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    Thanks for this list! I knew of Canva but not the others. I will probably try out Buffer, sounds useful

  13. November 29, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I’d be totally lost without Canva – I’m not one for graphic design! I’m really keen to check out Buffer – I’ve heard only great things!

  14. November 30, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    I use snapseed to edit my photos as well but now I’m no longer pleased with the results and every other app just doesn’t seeem useful. I downloaded canva yesterday though; and I loved it!!

  15. December 17, 2017 / 11:12 am

    I love this post. Simple, yet helpful. I’m definitely going to try some of the apps out.

  16. December 18, 2017 / 7:00 am

    Great post! I love Canva, it is one of my go tos. 🙂

  17. December 18, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    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

    • Rebecca
      December 18, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      Oh no that’s a shame! I have an iPhone so only use the App Store. Great to hear your use of the apps too 🙂 xx

  18. January 13, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    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 @

  19. January 29, 2018 / 10:17 am

    Fab post, I’ll be checking some of these apps out!

  20. January 29, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Such great tips! Can I ask how you are promoting
    Your blog posts? Have abs my blog for over a year but just starting to work on it properly. 😀 xx

    • Rebecca
      January 30, 2018 / 4:44 pm

      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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