Often times, I get a few people asking me about what apps I use for certain things blog related. In addition to that, thanks to The Blogger Point NG, I have been feeling a lot more generous and open to sharing the little blog knowledge I have!
So I decided it was about time to create a post about some of your favourite blogging mobile apps and that’s exactly what this post is about!
Now, I have a lot of mobile apps that I use for blog related stuff, but there are some that I use more often than others. From my phone screen above you can see current top 9 mobile apps. Going from left to right, from the top to the bottom the applications are :
- Instagram – off course ^_^
- Photoshop express
- Pic Stitch
- Text on Photo
- MailChimp – and last but not the least
Now you may have read that list and wondered why some of them were on there, like YouTube and Facebook, yes? Well, the 3 apps at the bottom are more of tracking apps for me. By that I mean, I use them to track my blog progress on those platforms/websites, use them to reply to comments and so on.
The 3 middle apps are all picture related applications and I use them mostly to edit my pictures on the go for either Instagram or my blog. Even the pictures in this post were put together using Pic Stitch! They are all fairly easy and straight forward to use and are really useful tools once you get used to them and learn how to use them effectively. However, the Photoshop app is probably my most used photo application and it’s used mainly to adjust the exposure of my pictures, add or remove shadows, make them more vibrant and remove skin blemishes. Most times, I just get the raw pictures as shot from my camera and edit them in PS Express for Instagram and so far so good I’m quite pleased with the results from this application. Text on Photo is also very useful for me as it is the application I use for all my quote posts on Instagram.
The 3 apps on the top are my all time favourite – cannot do without applications. They are literally my go to apps for everything. Off course we all know how Instagram works so I will just skip talking about it and show you a little more about how and why I use the other 2 applications!
Any creative person will agree with me that ideas come to you at the most random times and in the most random places. You will also agree that for most people on planet earth today, your mobile phone is always with you. So whereas a lot of people will advice you to write down your ideas in a note-book or journal, I prefer to start drafting my posts right on my blog dashboard the minute I get an idea – Hence the WordPress app!
I also love this application because it is pretty much just as functional as the desktop dashboard and has almost (if not all) the same functions as the desktop version. There are many posts that I have written and edited using the mobile app and are now published on my blog! The only thing I usually need to do after drafting a post on my phone is to check it out on a desktop just to make sure it looks just as good on a full screen.
The mobile app is also good for tracking your blog stats, scrolling through the WordPress reader and very useful for responding to blog comments on the go. I always get a notification of a post comment, share or like on my phone which is really helpful especially when a reader asks a question about my post!
This app might be a little controversial for some, but after speaking to a few other creative people, I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing wrong with it. UNUM is an app that helps you draft your Instagram posts and some people feel it’s deceitful to do so as instagram should be ‘spontaneous’
Some people are of the opinion that you shouldn’t need to draft your posts for Instagram but as a blogger, who knows what my next 3-4 posts will be and has a picture to accompany it for Instagram, I think it’s okay to sorta draft or plan your Instagram posts too. Of course not EVERY SINGLE post on my iG timeline was drafted or planned as I do have a lot of spontaneous posts from things I’m up to during the day.
That said, UNUM is a great tool to use if you are considering using an Instagram theme or want to know how your pictures will look side by side once posted. It’s also very useful if you’ll like to get a grip on your instagram timeline and would like it to look a certain way.
When I also post a temporary post, I use UNUM to see what my IG will look like once it’s deleted and there are so many other uses of this app which you can only find out by yourself. So if you’re looking to ‘redesign’ your timeline, then UNUM will be a good tool to use!
So yes! Those are my top 9 blogging apps with a bit more info on some of my favourites and I hope someone found this useful!
What are your favourite mobile blogging apps?