Blogger Apps – The Apps I Use Everyday

Blogger Apps – The Apps I Use Everyday

I must admit, I was dragged into the 21st-century kicking and screaming! It’s only in recent years that I have begun to use my phone as anything else other than a device to ring and text from. I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of blogger apps. I had no clue which ones would help and which would hinder. So, as soon as I deleted the Candy Crush app (a damn addictive game) I got to work! 

Blogger Apps

For some, this may seem like a rather obvious list of blogger apps. Yet for others, they may get some tips from this post! So, here’s a list of blogger apps from a former technophobe!

Pinterest

I am relatively new to Pinterest, but since getting a handle on it, I absolutely love it! It took me a while to realise Pinterest is, in fact, a search engine rather than a social media app. I even use Pinterest myself as a search engine now!

I upload all of the images from my blog onto Pinterest and also pin other people’s images to my boards. This not only gives me essential information at my fingertips but also increases my exposure and following on Pinterest. One of the most useful boards on my Pinterest account is my ‘blogging’ board. I save tips, tricks and content from other bloggers which I can refer to at a later date. I have found Pinterest absolutely invaluable for enabling me to access posts and information from other bloggers.

I follow a variety of accounts I find interesting (obviously including many bloggers).

Twitter

Twitter was another site I was slow to get on board with. But now I have, I’d find it difficult to live without! Twitter is a great tool to connect you with other bloggers. The app makes it easy to share your posts, to tweet and retweet.

I tweet all of the posts I publish. I also retweet other bloggers’ posts in order to network. I can comment on other people’s tweets, just as I would from my laptop.

Instagram

Instagram has been the ultimate blogger app for me! As soon as I started blogging, I set up my Instagram account. I love to share my images on Instagram. I also share images from each and every blog post on this social media platform. If you love taking pictures, then Instagram is a great app to use. Various filters can be added to an image to enhance it.

I have been included in a number of bloggers groups on Instagram. This is a great way to connect with other bloggers! Every time a member of the group uploads an image on Instagram, they can let other members of the group know through the private messaging group. This then increases the exposure of the image.

Followers

I detest the whole follow/unfollow game on Instagram. To keep a track of the accounts that simply follow me and then unfollow me, I downloaded the ‘Followers’ app. I only use the free feature. This enables me to see who has unfollowed me as well as any new followers I have. I can then return the follow!

Asana

Asana is another app I am totally new to but I am enjoying exploring its various features. Asana can be used by one individual or worked can be shared among team members who also have the app. The app is great for scheduling and planning projects, which is why it is so great for bloggers. The thing I love about Asana is that you can create visual project plans. This is still an app I’m getting to grips with, but the features are awesome!

WordPress

I downloaded the WordPress app to my phone about 6 months ago and I have found this app invaluable. After signing into my WordPress account, I can now access my blog throughout the day. The app allows me to check the stats of my blog. It notifies me whenever anyone comments or likes one of my posts. I can even draft and publish posts from the app.

One of the fantastic features of the app is the ability to follow other bloggers. This has then enabled me to connect more effectively with my peers. I can comment and like their posts whenever I want to.

Canva

I am rather new to Canva, and to be honest, I’m not sure how I lived without it! Canva is amazing! The app allows you to create images for your blog, for Pinterest and all other social media platforms. This amazing app is a must for all bloggers! It comes with a variety of templates that can be used you create anything from Pinterest Graphics to Instagram Posts and Infographics. I have found Canva an invaluable tool for creating blog banners and graphics.

The app is great for when I’m on the go. When I’m at home, I can also use the Canva website to create my designs.

Google Photos

The Google photos app is an absolute must for me! I’m always taking photos! I have a phone with a pretty decent camera, but also 2 cameras I use when I’m out and about. I like to keep all these images from multiple sources in one place, and I’ve found Google photos to be the perfect place! I can upload images from my laptop onto the site and then access them through the app on my phone. This is an excellent way to ensure I keep my Instagram account up to date with all my latest images.

Outlook

I’ve had the Outlook app on my phone since I started blogging. Outlook allows me to check my emails when I ‘m away from home. Not only that, the app allows me to add multiple email accounts to this one app. So, I can check my work, social and business emails in one convenient place. Importantly, I can also respond to emails through the app.

One Note

One Note is an app I made full use of when I was a student. When I was writing up my thesis, I would always have ideas pop into my head. I would add them to a One Note page, and then access them later on my laptop and follow up on the idea. I use this app in the same way now for blogging. I have created multiple ‘notebooks’ and within these, I can then add various sections and pages.

I find this an extremely useful app, as it’s a great way of organising my posts into categories too.

Of course, I have all of these apps on my phone, but nothing beats the original app! Pen and Paper! I still find myself scribbling on reams of paper and filling entire notebooks with my plans and ideas.

Are there any other blogger apps you can recommend? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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27 Comments

  1. March 25, 2019 / 2:07 pm

    I use almost all of these. I’ve never heard of the followers app or Asana. I’ll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing these!

    • Lellalee
      Author
      March 25, 2019 / 2:22 pm

      Thank you for reading, and sharing via Twitter Michelle xxx

    • Lellalee
      Author
      March 26, 2019 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you lovely xxx

  2. March 25, 2019 / 11:46 pm

    I’ve never heard of Asana so will have to check this out but I use most of the others you’ve mentioned. I’m loving Canva at the moment!! X

    • Lellalee
      Author
      March 29, 2019 / 12:04 am

      I’m addicted to Canva- it’s amazing xxx

    • Lellalee
      Author
      March 27, 2019 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you for reading Jen xxx

  3. March 26, 2019 / 10:51 am

    I use a lot of these every day too! Like the social media apps and the WordPress app (don’t know what I’d do without that one!) I also use YouTube every day cos I’m big on YouTube and it’s a nice way to switch off every now and again throughout the work day!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

    • Lellalee
      Author
      March 27, 2019 / 11:12 pm

      Yes, Youtube is a great distraction for me too! Although, my kids usually take over it so all the suggestions are Peppa Pig at the moment 🙂 xxx

  4. March 26, 2019 / 7:28 pm

    I love Canva so much and can’t believe I wasn’t using it before a few months ago!!! Great post by the way xx

  5. Lena Dee
    March 29, 2019 / 3:11 am

    Ouuu awesome sauce, I actually learned of a couple new apps! I swear Twitter is like one of my faves lol I can’t always keep up with it but it can be such a carefree app that you don’t feel pressured to…the same with Pinterest tbh. I used to use Asana for work but never considered using it for Blogging 😮 Great post hun 😀

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • Lellalee
      Author
      April 1, 2019 / 7:36 pm

      Thank you Lena, I’m glad you found some useful info xxx

  6. March 29, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    Canva is my absolute favorite! I use of all of these except Asana and One Note – I’ll have to check them out! I also never knew that Pinterest is a search enginge – wow. Thank you for sharing xo

    GABBY | http://www.gabbyabigaill.com

    • Lellalee
      Author
      April 1, 2019 / 7:38 pm

      Thinking of Pinterest as a search engine blew my mind! Thank you for reading Gabby xxx

  7. Kim
    March 31, 2019 / 10:15 am

    I used most of these apps too but I’ve never heard of Follower or Asana, so I’ll have to check those out. Canva and WordPress are two of my favourites and I really don’t know what I did without them! Great post lovely.

    • Lellalee
      Author
      April 1, 2019 / 7:59 pm

      Thank you Kim xxx

  8. bossbabechroniclesblog
    April 5, 2019 / 9:11 am

    I use almost all of these apps. My absolute favorites are the WordPress app and Canva. LOVE them.

    • Lellalee
      Author
      April 9, 2019 / 11:57 am

      Thank you lovely xxx

  9. April 13, 2019 / 2:29 pm

    Nice post! I am fairly new to the smart phone world as well. In fact sons of my students recently told me that it’s just a phone and that I don’t need to keep calling it a smart phone. 🙂

    Pinterest is still new to me but I’m exploring and learning. Twitter is the my main social media app right now but I want expand my horizons. Instagram scares me because I feel inadequate when it comes to creating quality images. I also love canva!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Roger

    • Lellalee
      Author
      April 14, 2019 / 7:57 pm

      Thank you for reading Roger xxx

  10. May 22, 2019 / 5:13 pm

    I will have to look into Followers and Asana! All others I am an avid user of.
    Thank you so much for these suggestions, I am always looking for different things to make this whole thing a little less hectic!

    – Nyxie

    nyxiesnook.com

    • Lellalee
      Author
      May 22, 2019 / 10:18 pm

      Thank you for reading xxx

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