Over a year ago (God it actually feels longer) I did a post on free blogging apps and discussed what were my favourite 5 to use. You’re more than welcome to check it out here before reading on. It was mainly on the apps I found most enjoyable and were beneficial ton writing content and promoting it. Some were social media related, some were graphic design and writing. Ever since then however I felt I’ve expanded my creative skills much more. I’ve experimented with new tools on the back of recommendations from other bloggers. Then I decided it would be a great idea to do a follow up to it by sharing with you 5 of the best apps for bloggers to use.
Canva is my go to app when it comes to designing graphics for my blog. My thumbnails, banners, pins and other infographics are all designed with the help of the app. You can either create graphics from scratch or use the countless of templates available on the app. Having mentioned templates the wide variety of them gives you room for experimentation to create graphics that fit your blog’s theme.I started using Canva in 2018 and I have never looked back. It’s incredible how much you can do on there. Mind you its for free too. I’ve even gone as far as to use it to create content for my work’s socials.Download on iOS and Android
Hootsuite is a scheduling app that allows users to schedule tweets and posts at specific days and times. You can create a post schedule that allows you to post to your liking or use an auto schedule. Search the latest trends either on a global, nationwide or in your local area.I’ve struggled and grappled with finding the time to be on socials doing promo for my content regularly. Being able to schedule posts for the next few days or potentially week has been huge pressure for my shoulders and can be the same for your blog also.Download on iOS and Android
Pinterest has really grown on me over the past few months. For creatives it’s a great tool for getting more engagement for your content and generating more blog traffic if you’re a blogger of course.Now dont hate me for this but initially I never saw the Pinterest as a big priority for me. I just honestly didn’t understand the appeal of it.Since I got back from my blogging break I’ve made a conscious effort with it. Ive been pinning over 30 times daily, started creating more pins for my blog posts and checking on my analytics often. It’s been doing some good for my stats on the platform and my blog. My Pinterest monthly views have gone from 7.5k to 55k views since the beginning of April. I’m stocked with the progress I’ve had with it. I wouldn’t say I’ve “made it” or “mastered it” yet but I’m taking small steps towards getting there.Download on iOs and Android
I had Pexels on my previous list and it’s very much an app I use regularly for getting most of the stock images you see on my blog often. You can download as many as you need and/or share with friends across multiple social media and instant messaging platforms. Many of the images are of high resolution and are published by freelancersIt can be time-consuming going on Google to look for photos so having the app installed saves me the trouble. Plus those images may be copyright or watermarked by a company so more trouble potentially saved on the legal side.Download on iOS and Android
Unsplash (or Resplash) is a image library app much like Pexels. Over 12,000 HD Images can be downloaded at your fingertip and come in different layouts, shapes and sizes. It’s very useful to have as an extra app of it’s kind just in case I cant find what I want from Pexels, and vice versa. Again it makes the process of finding images to compliment my content smoother and efficient.Download on iOS and Android
Those are 5 of the best apps for bloggers to use. Special mention to Buffer, which I have as a backup in case Hootsuite starts to go array for some reason. Ivory Mix is another app with a stock photo library that I’m looking to test the waters with. I hope this post can help new and aspiring bloggers take their blogging content to a higher standard. What are some of your favourite apps you use for your blog? You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest of course xDStay safe and stay sane guys!