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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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