5 Apps That Every Blogger Needs For Daily Content Creation
Hi there! First off, I’d like to apologize how scattered my posts have been lately: I thought I’d established a schedule that works for me, but what with work being insane lately as well as life in general flitting back and forth, my spare time has been pretty minuscule. Alas, I’m still posting three times weekly, but when I can find the time to create something that I see as up to standard, instead of rushing through it and uploading crap content. Let’s just say they’re a surprise for all you lovely readers, eh? Today I’m bringing you five apps that I think are necessary for every blogger to have on their phone/iPad/tablet/whatever, as they’ll make your blogging life much simpler, and a lot more structured. Hope you find this post helpful!
By far the best photo-editing app I’ve ever used. I even prefer it to the editing software on my computer! Afterlight has so many filters, textures, frames, gradients, and so much more. Have an idea in your head of what you want your photos to look like? I guarantee you, Afterlight can achieve it! I can’t upload even one photo to Instagram without letting this app do it’s magic first. And by do it’s magic, I mean I’M doing all the work, ’cause I’m a wizard, don’tcha know? Back to the point, this app is a STEAL at only €0.99, as it has all of the capabilities of Photoshop, easily. I distinctly hope it’s never lost to the trash bin of the internet, because I’ll be lost without it. Legit.
Let me ask you this though… Do you ever just forget to tweet? As much as you may not believe this what with my embarrassingly high tweet count, sometimes I can go days on end without realizing I haven’t tweeted. Now I’m not saying this is the end of the world, and I am one to live in the realm outside of the internet (sometimes – ONLY sometimes), but when you’re trying to grow a following on social media, it’s good to check in at LEAST once a day. It’s like blogging, you’ve got to keep them coming back for more, right? Buffer makes this incredibly easy.
When I’m feeling organized (RARE – but it happens), I like to format a few tweets and schedule them to upload every two to three hours. It means I can have a life AND be active online all at once, it’s genius! Of course, like sometimes forgetting to tweet, I forget to schedule tweets too… But hey, nobody’s perfect, right? Seriously though, it’s a life saver, especially when you’re promoting new posts etc. As for actually talking to people? That may require a more personal touch… Oh, app-designer?
Also known as “The modern frame app”, and modern it is! To put it simply, it’s a collage app, and everyone loves photo collages from time to time, am I right? I chose Tiled in particular because of the variance it gives, and how you want your photo to look. It has basic formats, also based on whether you use square or framed photos on Instagram/other social media platforms. You can also make jigsaw, zigzag, a picture framed by pictures, spiral, and so many other types of collage. With 90 different templates, there’s something for everyone, with everything from basic to downright wacky n’ wonderful.
One of the best apps for making generic images look like graphic designs. There are so many options for adding fonts to your images, whether it be for a logo, title post, or just to add a little something to an image that you might find a little dull. I personally use it to make title images for blog posts when I post about them on Instagram, or for my blog/Twitter header images. There’s so many different fonts and ways to format the images, so you can make your creations look professional with ease. And, it has the Vogue font. And yes, I mean the infamous magazine. Need I say more, really?
Originaly designed one of the fashion-styling apps, Polyvore has developed over time into something that’s so much more. It’s 100% versatile, it makes everything so EASY. It can be used for so many things: fashion sets, wishlists, interior design, favourites, and so on. I use it for all of my Get The Look and Wishlist posts, creating a set takes five minutes and making everything look chic and put-together comes so easy. It also inspires me to style my outfits a multitude of different ways, but considering all of the amazing things you can do with Polyvore, that’s just a bonus.
What are your favourite apps, for blogging, or in general?