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iPhone apps I use for blogging

I’ve had requests to post about the applications I use for blogging a few times now. To be honest, I think my iPhone is a…

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I’ve had requests to post about the applications I use for blogging a few times now.

To be honest, I think my iPhone is a bit wasted on me when it comes to making the most out of blogging. I never blog on my phone and rarely use it to note ideas down.

I do, however, use a few different apps to help me stay on track in other ways and for social media. So here are the top apps I use that help me in some blog-related way.

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Buffer.

I’ve spoke about Buffer in a few of my previous posts:

While scheduling Tweets with buffer is usually done before I leave the house, I have the App handy for days I run out of time or forget. I lose a considerable amount of traffic if I don’t Tweet blog posts!

The Buffer app is a quick ‘tap once then send’ type app that makes it easy to schedule your social media posts to multiple networks.

WordPress App.

I am terrible at replying to comments on my blog. It’s just time consuming, fiddly and I’d much rather give the commenter a visit and comment on their post in return.

It seems so much easier to reply in the WordPress App. It’s just like sending a text message! I tend to reply to comments this way while I’m on a work break or on the bike at the gym. If you have WordPress, I recommend you download it and use it for this, too.

Chrome.

I have no idea why anyone would want to use any other browser apart from Chrome. I love how the browser links up with every other browser on my laptop and desktop.

I’ve been using Chrome since it was first released and I wouldn’t even consider another browser. I was all about Firefox before that, but I have not looked back once!

I use Chrome to check my e-mail when I’m out and about. I also read some blogs.

Twitter.

I like to have a flick through Twitter if I need a bit of on the go entertainment. I will reply to Tweets on it but in general, I do most of my Tweeting from my computer.

The Twitter app is a must have for every human, not just blog type humans!

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PhotoCollage.

I make a lot of photo collages to put on my Instagram, mainly gym related posts.

PhotoCollage is an easy way to put your pictures into collages with lots of templates to pick from. You can also edit the photos inside the app and upload it straight to social media.

VSCOcam.

I mostly just use the editing functions inside Instagram, but if I want something with more functions, I use VSCOcam. It’s something I do need to play with a bit more!

Analytics.

I’m a stat freak. I like to know how my blog is doing and with having Google Analytics on my phone, I can easily check in with my statistics.

One of my favourite things to do, is look at the real time stats to see how many people are currently reading my blog. It just makes me happy to be able to check it.

Apart from when it says no one is reading my blog. Then I feel lonely.

Facebook Pages

I use the Pages app to manage the notifications and messages for my Facebook pages. I have a page for my blog and also run a page for work.

To be honest, I don’t use Facebook loads because I don’t get a lot of traffic or engagement on it, so have my  blog posts set up to autopost on Facebook and my instagram photos autopost to my blog Facebook page, too.

I just check the Pages app once a week or so to look at my notifications.

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Adsense.

Again, I have this because I’m a stat freak.

It’s easy to see what I’m earning. It’s much quicker to check the app than log onto the desktop version. I don’t spend loads of time the app but check it about once a day.

Instagram.

Instagram is one of my favourite apps. I’ve been putting in a lot of effort lately to upload pictures daily and upping my following on there. I’ve finally got over 1000 followers and I must confess, getting lots of likes really does feel good.

People send me dick pics, too. This does not make me feel good.

OneNote

I use this app for work, but it’s worth mentioning because you could use it for blogging or your work.

It’s like the notebook app, but you can add tabs to organise your notebook into different sections. You can take and insert photos, you can add checklists and it just makes my life easier.

I hate having loads of paper and I try to be as paperless as possible. I need to print a lot of reports at work, I’ve started just photographing the reports and putting them in various organised sections of my OneNote app. Then I can bin the paper.

It’s made a massive difference to my communication and organisational skills. I feel less weighed down!

What are your favourite apps?

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27 comments

  1. Such a useful post, thank you for sharing. I ve started using buffer, which I think is great, but I am definitely gonna look into some of those others you’ve mentioned that I don’t currently use such as One note, chrome and photo collage and VCSOcam. Anything to make my blogging a bit slicker and efficient!

  2. Just went and downloaded about half of these, as I already had the other half! Thanks for the advice <3

  3. I really need to rock the stats I do some but I loose interest quickly. Notes I use, have a few photo editing on the go and crowd fire for Twitter Lucy x

  4. I didn’t know Buffer and One Note before. Better go check it out. I like how I can transfer phone photos straight to my media manager on the WordPress app. So useful.

  5. Great pics, I use a few myself and you’ve mentioned some I want to go check out! I’m always noting down blog ideas on my phone, I’m one of those people, if I don’t write it down, chances are it will never come back to me! I’ve lost GOLDEN ideas because I didn’t write them down – that’s what I’m telling myself anyway!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  6. Cool app selection I have an android but miss on some of my old iphone apps that android do not offer.

  7. I hadn’t heard of buffer before, sounds really useful! I also keep meaning to check out VSCOcam, I keep seeing those hashtags on instagram!

    Ash | Liakada Travel

  8. There are so many good tools out there!!! I only use about half of what you listed!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  9. Never been sent a dick pic in my life, and I am so grateful for that. :’)

    I’ve noticed that my traffic is increasing the more I use Twitter, so I’ll definitely be downloading Buffer soon – this is the second recommendation I’ve had for it in as many days!

    Emilie xx

  10. I didn’t know there was a WordPress app!! I don’t think I should get Analytics though, I might become obsessed with checking my stats haha 🙂

    ♥.•*¨ AmandaSays ¨*•.♥

  11. This is a very useful post, Corinne! Hands down Buffer is my favorite app for blogging and VSCOcam has absolutely everything to edit pictures like a pro. I also love Pinterest and Afterlight. Thanks for sharing! xx

    http://alemint.blogspot.com/

  12. I really need to start using Buffer. It sounds really helpful and would really help me with Twitter. I finally joined Instagram recently and it’s pretty addictive.

  13. This was such a lovely post! Very helpful as well because I have been looking for a good app to schedule tweets etc. I will be looking into Buffer!

  14. im def gonna have to download some of these

    check out my newest post
    xx
    Tyana
    cityofglitter.com

  15. there’s a buffer app?? Ooh I need that… I thought it was only online.. Gotta go get that now 😀

  16. I didn’t know that Analytics even had a mobile app! So interesting. I always love taking a peek into what apps people use! I’m just nosy like that. Hah! Thanks for sharing, though.

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