5 Of The Best Apps For Bloggers To Use

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.

1. Canva

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

2. Hootsuite

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

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3. Pinterest

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 Android5 Of The Best Apps For Bloggers To Use | Pinterest

4. Pexels

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 Android5 Of The Best Apps For Bloggers To Use | Pexels

5. Resplash

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 Android5 Of The Best Apps For Bloggers To Use | Resplash5 Of The Best Apps For Bloggers To Use | Resplash

Final Word

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!

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44 Comments

  1. May 28, 2020 / 1:27 pm

    Some great suggestions here, Johnny! I don’t have all these apps as I don’t really do my blogging on my phone. All my writing, imagery etc is done on my laptop. I have the Canva app but find it really fiddly to use, personally! I couldn’t live without Pinterest though!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 29, 2020 / 2:59 pm

      Thats fair enough, each to their own really and seeing from your blog life is great for you without it. And yes! – amen to Pinterest!

  2. May 28, 2020 / 3:11 pm

    I love Canva, it is so simple to use. I have taken to using it on my laptop as well as the app, I can then make changes on the app while I watch the TV! Perfect!

    I adore pinterest but I hate in in equal measure! I have little successes and then it all falls down around me, Wahh kiss my ass pinterest but not really because of all the amazing things on there! Oh so torn!

    Brilliant suggestions, I’ll check the others out x

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 28, 2020 / 4:20 pm

      Anytime!

    • May 28, 2020 / 4:39 pm

      I love canva for making blog and Pinterest images. Pinterest I use bit not heard of pexels or resplash, will have to have a look at those. Thank you for sharing.

  3. May 28, 2020 / 3:46 pm

    I’m very new to all this and Pinterest is the only one I’ve heard about. Great information and highly readable. I will definitely check them out—thanks!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 28, 2020 / 4:19 pm

      You’re welcome, they’re really easy and straightforward to use so I’m sure you won’t have any issues getting to grips with it all

  4. May 28, 2020 / 3:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I’ve used canva a few times for my wattpad and its a great tool to use. This is a very helpful post so thank you. ☺️

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 28, 2020 / 4:18 pm

      You’re welcome Faiza!

  5. Amber Page
    May 28, 2020 / 4:25 pm

    I love all of these apps! Unsplash is deffo my go to for pictures!

  6. May 28, 2020 / 4:54 pm

    These are some really great suggestions. I’ve used the web version of all of these but never used the apps. Maybe I’ll check out the apps now for more on the go blogging.

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 30, 2020 / 8:55 am

      I’m sure the web and app versions are quite similar but yeah I guess it doesn’t help seeing any potential differences and having them on your phone to make things more convenient for you.

  7. May 28, 2020 / 5:03 pm

    I’m definitely thinking about getting Hootsuite for when I go back to work!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 30, 2020 / 8:53 am

      I can see why, makes a lot of sense to use it more when you’re busy

  8. May 28, 2020 / 5:05 pm

    Fab post! Found this really helpful as I’m trying to find out what apps/sites are best when blogging, thank you!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 30, 2020 / 8:53 am

      No worries at all!

  9. May 28, 2020 / 6:18 pm

    Such great apps! Definitely going to start using HootSuite and I’m still trying to get the hang of Pinterest. For the image download apps, are they free? I signed up for iStock for stock imagery, but you have to pay for it 🙁

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 29, 2020 / 2:39 am

      Okay all the best with the both of them. Yeah Pexels and Unsplash are both free of charge which is the best thing about it for me.

  10. May 29, 2020 / 9:01 am

    I started using camva way back when I got my first blog. It helped me a lot. And… we all love Pinterest – it’s my main source of inspiration these days x

  11. May 29, 2020 / 2:20 pm

    Great stuff! I love Canva! Really easy to use.

  12. May 29, 2020 / 4:28 pm

    Saving this post for later! I spray use some of these programs, but others are new to me. This is very helpful!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 30, 2020 / 8:48 am

      Thats great! Good to hear you’ve found my post handy!

  13. May 29, 2020 / 4:51 pm

    I didn’t know about Resplash! Thank you.

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 30, 2020 / 8:46 am

      No worries, least you know now 😊

  14. Lamara Travels
    May 29, 2020 / 10:01 pm

    Some of these I didn’t even know about! People have been telling me to create a Pinterest account to help with blog traffic and I’ve held it off as like you I didn’t see the hype… With your stats though it might be worth it? Very helpful post though, thanks 🙂

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 30, 2020 / 8:46 am

      You’re welcome Lamara, glad it was able to be of help. Yeah I felt similarly about it in that I didn’t have as a priority. So happy that I consciously made it one and it’s worth any blogger’s time giving it a good go. It’s been quite a fun process actually

  15. Millie
    May 30, 2020 / 8:34 am

    I hadn’t thought of using an app for scheduling tweets, I just tend to use TweetDeck. Do you think there is a particular advantage to using an app instead? Also Canva has completely changed the game for so many bloggers and the fact that it’s free is crazy! Thanks for sharing Johnny! 🙂

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 30, 2020 / 9:11 am

      Honest I’ve not that had much luck with Tweetdeck, though it could be that its not compatible with the smartphones I’ve had. With apps like Hootsuite and Buffer I guess there’s more support and you can use it for more platforms than Tweetdeck. Definitely Canva has been a revolution of some sorts, let’s hope it stays free for a long time to come 🙂

  16. May 30, 2020 / 10:52 am

    I had no idea about Resplash so thanks. I struggle with scheduling so always good to see a different recommendation.

  17. Virevolte
    May 30, 2020 / 12:23 pm

    Great suggestions thank you!
    I never hard of the last 2 resplash and pexels they look like something I could use.

  18. May 31, 2020 / 10:40 am

    Great recommendations here! I personally love canva and use it for pretty much everything!

  19. May 31, 2020 / 11:41 am

    What a fantastic blog! I couldn’t live without Canva. After reading your tips, I will definitely start investing some time into Pinterest. Thanks for sharing.

  20. May 31, 2020 / 2:35 pm

    Great suggestions! I’ve been looking for stock images so I’ll have to check out Pexels and Resplash!

  21. May 31, 2020 / 5:47 pm

    I love this list! I use Canva every single day just about. I’ve been debating about adding Hootsuite or CoSchedule because they definitely make a blogger’s life easier!

  22. June 3, 2020 / 10:20 am

    Thanks Johnny, great suggestions. I’m personally using all except for Pinterest at the moment. Been thinking about getting into it but it seems like a lot of additional effort on top of everything else.

  23. Lisa Alioto
    June 3, 2020 / 12:27 pm

    Love love love canva!!! Best find for me was when someone introduced me to it!

    • Johnny
      Author
      June 3, 2020 / 1:51 pm

      Me too! Cannot say enough about Canva myself

  24. Rebekka Kaur
    June 3, 2020 / 12:28 pm

    Glad someone finally mentioned pinterest, pexels and unsplash! They are like really important 💁‍♀️

    • Johnny
      Author
      June 3, 2020 / 1:50 pm

      Very very important 😊

  25. Amanda Zoya
    June 3, 2020 / 5:17 pm

    Thanks for the Apps. I need more experience with Canva and will also check out Pexels which I haven’t used.

  26. June 3, 2020 / 8:27 pm

    This is a beautiful list of great sites! I love juggling for images between Unsplash and Pexels, and Canva is my go-to for creating pins, since it is a lot easier to put together something then, say, using Photoshop.

  27. June 10, 2020 / 7:50 pm

    I love Canva – it’s so so good! Pinterest, I honestly have no clue how to work it and I’ve tried over the years (it must just be me). I’ll check out the other 3 though, they sound interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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