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My Must Have Blogging Apps

  • January 27, 2017

When I started blogging I quickly realised that it’s bloody time consuming! There’s no such thing as a “quick blog post” and thinking of ideas for posts can take up a lot of time.

Between work, school runs, and general life I’m not in front of my laptop until the evenings so if I have any ideas during the day I need to be able to make a note of them.

These are the must have blogging apps that help me stay a little bit organised…

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WordPress

This is an obvious one but if you have a WordPress blog then you need the mobile app too. You can write posts in the app, though I only use it for drafts as find the formatting and adding of images not very user friendly. You can also approve comments and check stats.

Trello

I use this at work, and thought it’d be handy for my blogging and freelance too. It’s free to use and you create a different board for each project. I have a blogging board with various to-do lists for post ideas, things to research, admin etc. If I think of something I need to do I can quickly add it to a to-do list via the app.

Google Analytics

I’ve posted before on how important it is to use Google Analytics to view your stats and the app is a really handy tool if you get a bit obsessed with the numbers. You can view how well a post is doing and where the traffic has come from. It’s not as in depth as the full  website, but handy to check numbers on the go.

Hootsuite

I’m at work all day so I have to schedule all of my social media posts or nothing will make it as far as Twitter or Facebook. I do most of my scheduling of an evening on my laptop, but the Hootsuite app is handy if you want to double check anything or make changes when you’re away from your computer.

Aviary

Every blogger needs a photo editing app! I’ve used Aviary for ages as at the time the Android photo editors were all a bit limited. You can do all the usual cropping, editing, and adding of filters as well as adding text and creating memes.

Google Drive

I save all my docs to Google Drive so that I can easily access anything when I’m out and about. All of my photos sync so I can grab them to upload to WordPress on whatever computer I’m using.

 

Do you use any of these? What are your must have blogging apps?

Sarah
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40 Comments

  • Debbie - Hello Deborah

    I use Trello and WordPress, but I’m finding the WP app to be a bit buggy at the moment. THEre are so many good photo editing apps. I use Snapseed and VSCO.

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  • lucie

    Love hootsuite, it’s my fav for twitter!
    Great list of apps hun!

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  • Abi - Something About Baby

    Great list! I like the sound of Trello, definitely going to look that up. I have to say I’m NOT a fan of the wordpress app, mine now doesn’t let me approve comments anymore! So I can’t do much on it. I need to start using a social media scheduler, otherwise I end up cramming my social media in on the commute and my lunch break! Need to get more organised.

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  • Rebecca | AAUBlog

    I have the WordPress app and find it really useful. I have heard of Trello and good things about it, so think I need to look into it!

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  • Emily and Indiana

    I love having the GA app on my phone, makes it so easier to check on posts when out and about. I couldn’t be without my notes section on my phone – I’m always jotting down ideas and bits and bobs in there. Of course you needs ALL the social media apps too haha 🙂 x

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  • Amy @ The Smallest Of Things

    I have just been introduced to trello and excited to try it out! I’m so rubbish at editing my photos aha ox

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  • Sonia Cave

    Thankyou! That was a really useful post and helpful list to a relative newbie like me 🙂

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  • Emma

    Ooh I’ve not heard of Trello before… off to download! x

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  • Lindsey

    i love hootsuite, I literally can not fuction without it, I am still however trying to get my head around Google Analtics any tips would be great.

    Lindsey xx
    http://www.londonmumma.com

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  • Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    I’m obviously a Google girl as I make lots of use of Google Analytics and Google Drive. I also love Keep for taking really quick note reminders of things. I keep hearing about Trello – must read a bit more about it and see what it’s all about. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  • natalie

    I need to bookmark this list. My twitter and facebook are getting no attention at all right now so I need to get scheduling! Great post! #marvmondays

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  • Kerry Norris

    I haven’t heard of aviary before. Must look into that one x

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  • Sarah Howe

    Thanks for this lovely.. not heard of a couple of these at all – Trello and Aviary! I find I do most on the laptop but they apps would help x #marvmondays

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  • Coombe Mill

    I always find it interesting to read what others use, Trello is a new one on me and Aviary #MarvMondays

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  • Fran Back With A Bump

    Aviary and Font Candy are too of my main apps I use, as well as wordpress which currently I’m having issues with. Thanks for sharing for #marvmondays x

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  • RawMum

    I use WordPress and Hootsuite too. Very handy. I love having great apps to make things easier. Has anyone done any articles on other parenting apps? I’m new to this. The only related app I’m using at the moment is Clue as I’m trying to conceive and it’s a brilliant period/fertility tracker.

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  • Chloe

    Hi, thanks for sharing this list of apps that no doubt many will find helpful. I’ve not heard of Aviary so I shall take a look at this, Chloe http://://pinkiebag.com #MarvelousMondays

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  • My Petit Canard

    Ooooh, great post! I have and use lots of these too, but theres a few that I havent tried so may check out for myself. I totally agree its all about handy apps to make everything as efficient as it can be! Great post, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

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  • Mrs Mummy Harris

    I use wordpress and google drive but to be fair i dont really like wordpress app for posting. i only use it for access to my dashboard and stats. Even though they arent 100% accurate at least I can ensure im getting a steady increase.
    My favourites are Canvas, picmonkey and layout #marvmondays

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  • dearmummyblog

    We use the WordPress app but it is proper buggy at the moment with notifications not clearing and it timing out. A great list here. We need to start using hootsuite more x #MarvMondays

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  • Laura - dear bear and beany

    I love google drive! I’ve heard lots about Trello and did to check it out. I am a list girl and I think this would be something that I would love. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

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  • Becki Parsons

    Downloaded Hootsuite off the back of this and I LOVE it! Also installing Aviary as I type 😀 #sharingthebloglove

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  • The Pramshed

    Really useful post and I agree with you that blogging can be so time consuming. I wish I could find an app or something where I don’t have to manually plug in all the linky reminders each week. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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  • Cherry - The Newby Tribe

    Oooh, I’ve not used Aviary before – I’ve been using PicMonkey which I find is OK but will definitely give this one a try! #sharingthebloglove

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  • Lucy

    I really need to learn Google Analytics. I don’t even k now where to start! I’ll have a look at your post!! #SharingTheBlogLove

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  • Cathryn- Little Paper Swans

    Will definitely be giving these a go. My time management needs a bit of work!

    #SharingTheBlogLove

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  • Kimberley | Oh Just My Little Blog

    I don’t use any of these at the moment. I best get downloading! x #SharingtheBlogLove

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  • Kirsty - Winnettes

    I would have some of these on my list too, I love trello. I have Lightroom for photo editing though which obviously works with my photoshop. I’d be lost without it.
    #SharingtheBlogLove

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  • suz

    Well I never knew there was a WordPress app. Off to look for it right now. Thanks for a really useful post
    #sharingthebloglove

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  • Helen @Talking_Mums

    Will have to take a look at Aviary for images. Already use GA and google drive. Great so I can work online and offline on my phone and on my laptop and everything is synced. Thanks for the tips x
    #SharingTheBlogLove

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  • organisedjo

    Fab list of s. I have used most of these and love Hootsuite and Trello. I must admit I hadn’t heard of Aviary. #sharingthebloglove

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  • Louise - Mummy Miller

    I am terrible and always forget to edit my photos, I have both Lightroom and VSCO but I just forget! Thanks for sharing your tips #SharingtheBlogLove

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  • Peachy and her Mommy

    Great list. I’ll have to check out the ones I haven’t already installed. #SharingtheBlogLove

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  • Sarahbel

    Ooh I use hoot suite too, it’s great! Going to try aviary – thanks for the tips #sharingthebloglove

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  • Jules Pondering Parenthood

    I like the sound of Trello! Off to download it now… #MarvMondays

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  • catherine

    Such a useful post. I’m definitely going to look up Trello, and I never knew you could get google analytics on your phone – theres my new obsession! #sharingthebloglove

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  • Helena

    There’s always lots to learn and remember. I like the sound of trello. #SharingtheBlogLove

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  • Jaki

    Love posts like this. I’m finding the WordPress app a real pain at the moment. It needs a huge update! #sharingthebloglove

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