Apps have been developed to bring technology to our fingertips as many of them are smartphones compatible. If you want to blog smarter and take your blogging to a whole new level yet with a minimum effort then you must consider harnessing technology offered by some of the apps listed below:
1) Grammarly Keyboard.
When we asked bloggers in our community for things that put them off about a blog, unedited work ranked high among the reasons they cited. Grammarly is an application that edits your work to ensure you do not publish substandard articles. You can set Grammarly as your default keyboard on the phone or add it to your browser. It will auto punctuates, correct grammar and spellings, as you type! Download for iOS or Android.
We are all guilty of opening a lot of tabs we never get to read. Instapaper allows you to save your articles for offline reading later. It does more than the pocket app! You can highlight a passage of the article, Instapaper will create a quotable snippet ready for tweeting. Download for iOS or Android.
A blog with nice graphics attracts a lot of visitors who also stay longer on the site. Canva is a graphic designing app where you can design your graphics for your blog like a professional. It offers over 60 000 templates of fliers, logos, headers, Instagram posts, Facebook covers, invitations, and many others to choose from. Check out our article on how to use canva for blog graphics. Download for iOS or Android.
4) Mix (Formerly StumbleUpon).
This is a social curation app that allows you to collect web articles of your interest. It enables you to follow and be followed by people of similar interests. This is an amazing way to increase your blog readership since you can add your articles to your collection making them discoverable to more people. Download for iOS or Android.
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A must-have for everyone who has a WordPress blog. A well-packaged app that brings all the WordPress online publishing tools into your palm. You can access your dashboard anywhere anytime. Uploading photos are, even more, easier on this app than on the web. Download for iOS or Android.
If you are a blogger on Instagram this is for you. This app allows you to view how your insta will look like before you publish a photo. It arrays the photo you intend to publish alongside those you have already published. You can check if a photo will disrupt or fit into your publishing theme. Download for iOS or Android.
This is a social managing app. We all know how difficult it is to create a post and continuously share it on all our social media accounts. Buffer allows you to create, and schedule your post for various social media accounts. Say you publish an article today, you can create a post for your social media accounts to be published immediately, then another after 3 days and another after a week. This will ensure your work remains visible for a longer time on social media. Download for iOS or Android.
9) Google Analytics.
We all need to know how our site is performing, where our traffic is coming from, and what our most searched word is. Google Analytics helps track your site statistics and more Download for iOS or Android.
Ideas have a way of coming to us in the weirdest of places and unexpected times. Evernote allows you to quickly photograph, record, or write notes about your idea, which you can access and develop into a blog post later. Download for iOS or android.
This list of apps is by no means exhaustive. Apps are created and discarded every day as technology improves. Notable mentions, are Google keep, Bloglovin and Pocket.