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Monday, April 10, 2017

Best 15 apps a Blogger must have

Everyone wants to take out more with less time and effort. Finally, I have listed out best apps for bloggers to increase productivity. Why should I use apps? You cannot take your laptop everywhere. Instead of the laptop smartphones, iPad and tablet are easy and handy to use. They are light in weight so you can even carry while traveling. Apps will allow bloggers to blog from anywhere anytime. There are plenty of apps which help you write better and track their website and social media stats.



1. Wordpress / Blogger

This is the basic app you should download, depends on which platform you are using. You can read, write and publish your article from anywhere using this app. You can also check comments and note down your blog post ideas directly to the dashboard. 

2. Social Media app (Instagram, Twitter etc.)

The social media marketing plays a huge role in the success of any business. It's better to have all social media apps handy. I keep Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook on all my devices. These makes easy to share anything on social media and you can share stuff with your readers every now and then. 


3. Evernote

The Evernote is my all time favorite app. These will be the best app for on the go writing because you can write it offline as well. You don't need an internet connection to work with this app. You can list all blog post idea and create a document. It is also easy to add a picture and write the blog post in article format. New updated Evernote app also allows to record audio, make a sketch and attach a file.

4. Dragon Dictation

The Dragon Dictation will give huge relief with the typing pain. This is a revolution in writing world because you don't have to type anymore. It records your voice and once you click done it will translate it to text. You can directly use this text either to publish on facebook and twitter or send as SMS and email. 

5. Planner Pro

The Planner Pro app is just like your Planner but in the digital version. Hence, no worries about carrying your planner diary everywhere. This planner stays in your pocket and you can add any event, task, and notes anywhere. It will also work as a reminder so you don't have to check every time in your diary. 

6. Canva

The Canva is a perfect app to create any kind of design for social media images, brochures, and blog graphics. It has predesigned layouts and if you don't like any of them, then you can create your own. It allows you to upload your own pictures and edit them with different filters. If you don't want to pick predesigned template then you can customize the size, text, frame every single thing.  

7. SocialPilot

The SocialPilot is a post scheduling app for a social media. Now with the use of SocialPilot, you can schedule posts for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, Pinterest, Tumbler, VK, Xing. The free plan allows any three social media platform to connect with it. For Facebook post scheduling, you can do it from the Facebook app. Hence try to add other three accounts in SocialPilot. 

8. Google Analytics

After all this writing and marketing work, we need to check does it really pay off? Configure google analytics with your blog by setting up an account. Once the account has been set up, you can track your blog traffic, page views, unique visitors etc on the go. It also gives the detailed analysis of country wise visitors and the specific city as well. This is the best analytic tool. 

9. Google Drive

You must be thinking why you need google drive. The Google drive is best sharing space for all the documents. You can upload all required pictures, write ups and documents in google drive and access that information from anywhere. You don't have to carry hard disk, pen drive or any external device. Just log in to your google drive account and use it.

10. Crowdfire 

I was using this app to find my un-followers and non-followers for Instagram and Twitter. As Instagram had updated their privacy policy this app doesn't show un-followers for Instagram but it still works for twitter. They provide daily prescription which helps to increase your followers and now you can add your Pinterest and facebook account as well.


11. Followers

If you have blogged for a while then you must be knowing many people play follow - unfollow game to gain followers on their social media. If you don't know this game then let me tell you in simple words. They follow you first and once you follow back, they unfollow you. This app will let you know your unfollowers and followers on your Instagram account.

12. MailerLite

The MailerLite is free E-mail marketing service till 2000 subscribers. You can track your subscribers from the app itself. You can design E-mail and send to your subscribers anytime. They also provide facility to schedule your E-mail with a customized template. 

13. Pocket

The Pocket is an app to store things which you want to view later. Suppose you are reading an article and you got few ideas for your blog and you want to use it for reference. Hence, add this article into the pocket, to view whenever you get time. 

14. Google Translate

Google Translate is a life saver when comes to deal with different languages. Sometimes when you want to explain the regional word in English this app can help you a lot. It offers translate options in more than 20 languages. 

15. PhotoCollage

The PhotoCollage is the fun app to play with the pictures. It has a lot of options to choose from different styles of the grid. You can add frame, text, stickers and much more. This is a great app to make picture collage for your blog.

 

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