A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post about my favourite apps to use as a blogger. I thought that this was a good time to update this blog post as things have changed since then! I’m going to share with you five apps that help me as a blogger. I hope you find something new, whether you’re a newbie to the blogging world or already have experience.
As my blog is based on WordPress, I use their app on my phone and on my tablet in order to schedule my blog posts, check my stats as well as checking out other people’s blog posts in the reader section. I find the WordPress app very useful and convenient to use on the go. If you have your blog with WordPress then I would highly recommend using their app!
Another one of my favourite apps is Canva for photo designs. You can use this on your phone/tablet as an app. You can upgrade to a paid version if you want to for more features, but I just use the free version and that’s fine for me! There’s so much you can do with Canva and it’s the best free tool I’ve found out there.
You can use Canva to create designs for your blog as well as various social media platforms alongside your blog such as Instagram and Pinterest. I love Canva because you can create designs from scratch or you can choose from a lot of templates too which is very handy.
This is one of my favourite places to find high quality pictures from my blog for free and crediting back. I’ve been using Unsplash for well over a year now and would highly recommend it. This is a great way to find images to go with your blog post if you struggle to find the time to take photos yourself.
4. Google Docs
Since I purchased the G Suite alongside my blog, almost 2 years ago now, I’ve been using Google Docs to write my blog posts on the go and when I’m at home. This isn’t a necessity and you could use another word processing program such as Microsoft Word, but I personally use Google Docs at the moment and keep my draft blog posts in my Google Drive.
I don’t fully rely on writing my drafts in WordPress anymore as I have lost whole posts in the past. I would highly recommend writing your posts in a word processor of your choice beforehand. After the post is finished, I just put it into WordPress, format the post, add images and schedule the post!
You may or may not have heard of Tweetdeck before, but this is essentially a scheduling tool for Twitter. As Twitter is my main platform for promoting my blog, this is a great tool for scheduling multiple posts and tweets in general and it’s a great way of promoting your blog posts. I love being able to see different columns such as my scheduled tweets, direct messages, replies and so on. It’s such an easy yet great tool and it’s free.
What are some of your favourite apps as a blogger?