5 APPS YOU NEED AS A BLOGGER

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As a blogger, your phone will quickly become your BEST FRIEND! It’s an easy tool which allows you to edit your blog photos, schedule posts and promote them in just a few simple clicks, what could be better ay? I thought today I would share with you some of my fav apps to help my blog:

BUFFER

There are plenty of this kind of apps out there but ‘Buffer’ is my preferred choice, it allows you to schedule tweets and Instagram posts ahead of time, even months in advance. This means if you’re having a busy day and y’know you won’t have time to post on social media you can still keep your sites active! This app is literally a lifesaver for when I’m at work, family gatherings or just any other event which is taking up my time.

LATER

THE KEY TO A FAB INSTAGRAM FEED! (even though mine could have a little more sparkle to it) The app is designed for you to schedule Instagram pictures however that’s not what I use it for, I use it to see if my new picture will fit into my feed. Basically, once you’ve scheduled your picture ‘Later’ enables you to preview what the image would look like in your feed; you can see if it’s too light/dark for your theme or if you just have too many selfies in a row!

INSTA REPORT

I’m sure you know one of the best ways to get traffic to your blog is social media, the best ones for me are Twitter and Instagram. The app ‘INSTA REPORT’ allows you to keep track of when you are gaining and losing followers, for example; if you don’t post anything for 3 days and you lose 40 followers, you would know that you need to make sure you’re posting more regularly. The app also provides stats such as average likes per picture and video which can be interesting to view every now and then.

BLOGLOVIN

I’ve had a Bloglovin account since I started my blog but I never used it much until I got my new phone and downloaded the app. I LOVE LOVE BLOGLOVIN NOW! It makes it so much easier to catch up with all your fav bloggers, especially if they just a different platform to you to host their blog, ie: I use WordPress for my blog and Bloglovin makes it super easy to get updates from ‘Blogger’ Bloggers. It’s also a great way to come across new bloggers when you follow someone on Bloglovin the site suggests other blogs you may like, what a fab feature! You find most rad blogs to read and other bloggers gain readers, it’s a win-win situation!

PIC-MONKEY

This one is a little bit of a cheat as it’s a website, not an app but I LOVE IT SO MUCH that I thought I had to include it. This is the site I use to edit the majority of my blog pictures, all I do is turn up the exposure (by about 40) and maybe turn the brightness up a little, depending on how the images are looking. I know my images aren’t the best but this site makes my images look 100 times better than just using natural lighting!!

There are plenty of other apps I use on a daily basis such as all my social media’s, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and all that lot. (these are linked in my sidebar if you fancy checking them out)

I’d love to hear what apps you love using for your blog, I’m always after need ones to try out!

Bryony xx

45 Comments

    • March 9, 2017 / 5:42 pm

      SAME!you should give ‘Later’ a try, I’m a little addicted to it x

  1. March 9, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    I’m definitely going to have to look into these apps 😊 I’m already using Bloglovin but need to use it more x

  2. I love Pic Monkey! So handy and easy to use! Buffer is my go-to for scheduling tweets. Don’t use any of the other apps but may give it a try! Thanks for sharing! xx C&K

  3. March 9, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    Will look into the other apps, but I hardly use bloglovin’ on my laptop maybe it’d be better on my phone.

  4. March 9, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Buffer and Later are exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’ve found similar apps but everything cost money; unfortunately, I don’t have the financial flexibility to purchase a monthly subscription so these are PERFECT.

    Thank you for sharing, really useful post.

    ♡ Christine Anne
    A Blueberry Girl

  5. March 9, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    LATER sounds like a fantastic app! I’ve never heard of it before but I’ve recently started using Instagram a lot so this may be one to look into (: xx

  6. March 10, 2017 / 8:29 am

    Nice tips, I’m going to try these apps!
    love, elena

    outnaboutweb.wordpress.com

  7. March 10, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I have Bloglovin already but i definitely need to check out buffer! It’s hard to stay on top of things when you’re busy :/

    • March 10, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      it’s definitely an app worth trying out!x

  8. March 10, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I have Buffer, occasionally use Bloglovin’ & sometimes Picmonkey but by the sounds of it I have to start using Later! I really really want to be able to preview my feed beforehand & NEED an app that lets me schedule Instagram posts so that sounds amazing & I hadn’t even heard of Insta report but I’m definitely getting t now! Such a helpful post, thank you for sharing xx

    • March 10, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      You’re welcome!! I’m glad you enjoyed reading it☺️☺️x

  9. March 10, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    This is so helpful thank you!

    • March 10, 2017 / 9:02 pm

      you’re welcome, glad it helped x

  10. March 10, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I absolutely love PicMonkey, I use it for all my blog photo editing! I use hootsuite instead of buffer but I’d never heard of Later for Instagram, I’ve got to check that out!

    Abbey ✨ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • March 10, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      I’ve never heard of hootsuite before, i’ll have to check that one out x

  11. March 10, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Thanks for or sharing these apps! I will be downloading some of these!
    Sam xox
    samslifeadventures.wordpress.com

  12. March 10, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Great post! I LOVE Buffer and Pic Monkey so much! I wanna get into using Canva for my thumbnails and pinterest photos – I heard it’s just as great as Pic Monkey. I also use Blog Lovin religiously!

    • March 10, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      I’ve never used canva before, ‘Phonto’ is a good one though for putting writing over a picture for a thumbnail x

  13. March 10, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    I will definitely be trying out these apps! Very helpful post!

    Ruby Ray xxx
    missrubyrayblog.wordpress.com

  14. March 10, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    I’m so badly trying to get a theme going on my Instagram, maybe I need Later in my life 🙈

  15. Terri
    March 12, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Ah I can’t live without Buffer! Definitely gonna check out the other apps, such a helpful post!

    Terri x
    http://www.territalks.co.uk

  16. March 12, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    I love buffer, it is fab to promote your blog so glad I found it!!
    I need to use BlogLovin more, I just don’t understand it!! AhHa
    Great tips lovely!! xox

  17. March 12, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Did know “Later” existed, really need to get it! It’s exactly what we were looking for 😀 thanks for sharing these tips 🙂 x

    Kirsty
    http://www.corinneandkirsty.com

  18. March 12, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    I absolutely love Buffer! Helps me out so much when i know i want a few lazy days, then i know my blogs all taken care of.

    These were some really great suggestions i’m definitely going to have to check a few of these out.

    Laura xo

  19. March 12, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    I love Buffer and Bloglovin but I’ve never heard about instareport. Sounds like a very useful app.

  20. March 12, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Buffer is such a life saver! Although I do forget to use it, or just get lazy, I can really see the difference in my stats when I remember to use it! Later sounds like something I need to look into – I hate uploading an Insta to then see it doesn’t match the theme I’m trying to make! Very helpful post!

    Ashley x
    https://ashlexyz.wordpress.com/

  21. March 12, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I need to look more into these apps! I don’t use apps enough and I need to use Buffer more! I’ve never heard of Later but it is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Thank you for the great post xx
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk

  22. March 12, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Love pic monkey and Bloglovin! Thank you for the great app suggestions!

  23. March 13, 2017 / 1:40 am

    This was extremely helpful ! I never knew about hardly any of these apps so this was a great read , thanks again 🙂 keep up the great work !

  24. March 16, 2017 / 11:21 am

    This is SO handy – I have even bookmarked it so I remember to get some of these apps! x

    Claire | clairesyear.com

  25. March 17, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    I love Buffer! It’s so easy to use and I love how I can rebuffer old posts to boost traffic. I use Google Analytics just to check on my blog 🙂

    Rae // http://www.raechic.com

  26. March 19, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    I’m definitely going to look at getting some of these apps especially bloglovin xx

  27. March 19, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Buffer is such a great app! Makes it so much easier that you can schedule tweets throughout the day! 🙌🏻

  28. March 30, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Oooo does buffer post to insta too? Or just schedule like Hootsuite?

    Great suggestions

    Big Love,

    Siobhan

    • March 30, 2017 / 10:28 pm

      It posts to insta too, I’m pretty sure x

  29. October 31, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Awesome post! I never heard of Insta Report, glad i learned something new today 🙂

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