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Advice Blogging Blogtober 2018

Apps I Use for Blogging

While I wouldn’t exactly count myself as an expert in the way of blogging tools, I do find it interesting to see the kind of apps other bloggers use to create and share content. I’m always on the lookout for new, helpful ways to keep up the blog and its social media. So, I thought I’d share with you all some of my favourite apps for content creation and organisation!

Canva

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that I sometimes include a wee quote here and there on my feed. I love a good motivational quote! I make these simply by using Canva; I always used their website to make graphics, but only recently I discovered they also have an app! This of course makes it way easier to just create graphics on my phone and have them there to put straight onto Instagram, rather than have to send them over. It’s also really useful for creating Pinterest graphics to include in your blog posts. Whether you use their website or their app, Canva is such a fab and easy way to create content!

WordPress

It actually took me a while to realise that WordPress also had an app – do you see a theme here? While I still prefer writing posts and managing my blog from my laptop, having access to an app version means I can still do things like monitor stats and schedule posts while I’m out and about. Plus, sometimes I actually find it easier to start off a post when I’m just chilling on my phone. I try to treat it like I’m just typing away to someone on WhatsApp, and it kind of works. Especially when I’m going through a bit of writers block!

Buffer

I was a little sceptical about how useful Buffer would be for me, especially as a big fan of Tweetdeck. The app’s usefulness finally hit when I realised I wouldn’t always be by my MacBook or a desktop computer to schedule tweets! I find that most of my traffic comes from Twitter, so it’s a huge help to be able to queue up tweets to go out throughout the day – and it only takes a quick five minutes out of my morning to set up! It’s also got a very user-friendly interface, so it’s pretty easy to get the hang of straight away.

Enhance

One I’ve only started using in the last while, but has made a huge difference to editing photos. Especially when it comes to photos for Instagram posts; one of my pet hates is discovering that your carefully-edited photo doesn’t quite fit into Instagram’s squares. It’s such a simple impact on my editing process, but using their Instagram template and then editing on there makes things so much easier and prevents quite a bit of heartbreak.

Cleaner for Instagram

Another Instagram one! This is one I’m constantly falling in and out of love with. I saw some fellow bloggers recommending it and so I decided to try it out, but I wasn’t too big on the idea of constantly keeping an eye on my followers and who was unfollowing me – I’m too sensitive for that sort of thing! But it slowly became more and more useful, especially as my follower count started to grow… and fall, and grow… I’m not funny about people not following back or anything, but it’s good to see who’s playing the “follow-unfollow” game. It’s also accidentally caught out one guy I knew IRL who blocked me and another who “quietly” unfollowed me, so y’know, there’s that aspect too.

Anyone use any different apps? Let me know!

whathannahwrote

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26 COMMENTS

  • Laura

    I absolutely love Canva! Thanks for sharing the rest of these apps, I’ve never heard of Cleaner!
    Laura / https://www.laustworld.com

  • Vansh Tiwari

    Hey, Adobe Spark is also a very good tool. Earlier I was using canva now I use Adobe Spark 😄.

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Ooh, interesting! I’ll have a wee look ☺️

  • polley93

    Very helpful information! Hadn’t heard of a couple of these so very helpful indeed!
    Polley93
    Lifeinasuitcase.net

  • Such good recommendations! I’ve never heard of Enhance so think I’ll download that one now. I’ve been loving Unfold to up my instagram story game 🙂

    Sarah x
    http://www.saraheliza.co.uk

  • Sophie

    These are some really useful recommendations! I’m going to give Canva a try right now, hopefully it will create some cute pins!

    Soph xx
    http://www.sophie-Elise.weebly.com

  • pixieskies

    I love canva for doing blog graphics but I never realised they had an app, I’ll definitely be checking it out!

    Megan // https://pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com/

  • rosaliem8

    Thanks for your reminder about Buffer!

  • Emily

    I love Canva! Such a great app – thanks for sharing what you use for apps!

  • Nancy

    I always love reading about the apps people use for blogging. It’s always nice to use WordPress on a mobile or tablet. So much easier than having to get up and going to a computer. Oooh, I need to check out Cleaner for Instagram!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  • Bailey Armitage

    I haven’t tried any of these but I’d love it!!

  • Lindsey

    Canva sounds really good – I hadn’t heard of it until now but definitely going to have to check it out. I’ve also just discovered Buffer despite being a TweetDeck fan and, like you, really loving it! Great post.

  • melisliving

    Love reading what other people use! I love Canva as well and also use Lightroom / Snapseed for instagram. Google analytics app to keep an eye on blog stats. Unfold for insta stories!

  • arthritisfighterleann

    Will need to try some of these apps out especially canva and cleaner for insta. I’m not a fan of the follow unfollow game on there.
    Great tips and share. Thanks. Leann

  • kelsibryanne

    I like to use social drift to manage my social account followers. I’m not a big fan of Che king that often either because I can be sensitive as well but I also like to see who is playing the follow-unfollow game.

  • Wafaa

    Hi, hope having great time 🌹☺️
    I only used canva from what you are using and I use for editing photos on Instagram picsarts and snapseeds not currently though because I stopped using IG awhile now bur planning to get back soon

  • Abbey Fibrogirl

    I love the Canva app! Some apps like that don’t work as well as the web version but it’s fab! I’m definitely going to try out that Buffer app though!

    Abbey | Diary of a Fibro Girl

  • justnatonya

    Hey Hannah! Canva is legit for creating graphics, I’ve been using it a lot more lately with my blog posts and Pinterest images. Awesome idea about using the WordPress app for on-the-go, never registered to me I should be doing that 😂 I never heard of the cleaner for Instagram that seems like a really helpful app, checking it out really soon thanks for introducing something new to me.

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

  • Kayla Jayne

    OMG I didn’t know Canva had an app! Definitely going to be downloading!

  • Aaliyah

    This is a really great post, I’m always interested (a little nosy) about what apps people use especially the editing apps I’m always looking for new ones to try xx

  • blacktulipbeauty

    I love and use these religiously bar the last two, I’ve been looking for a decent app to watch my followers for a while as a lot of them are SO buggy so I’ll definitely give this a go! I’m always looking for new editing apps too as a photography fan so Enhance is being downloaded ASAP. I love when people share their blogging tips and helps, proves that not all bloggers are out for themselves!
    Alice Xx

  • lifeofshar

    I loveeee Canva! You can make so many great things on there too. The wordpress app is fab but I do find myself looking at my stats a lot! I have a love hate relationship with buffer too! I recommend these 100% though! As for Cleaner, I have GOT to give that a go! I have never heard of Enhance before but I will be checking that out too! Great post!! x

  • Paula |The Value of a Moment

    This is really helpful! I didn’t know about a few of these, but I’m going to look them up. Thank you!😊

  • Dhawal Joshi

    Try google snapseed app for editing. Its a bliss to edit out pics. Also you can crop it and make it square.

  • Gloria Yasmín

    I’m going to have to download Buffer. It’s actually the first time I hear of. Thank you for that. As for the IG cleaner, I kind of want to, but also not sure I want to know who unfollows. I feel I’ll end up being a tad bit petty. Lol and as for Canva 💟💟💟 I love that app. I like these kind of posts and I’m so glad I read your blog about it.

  • Its my crazy beautiful life

    I love love love canva! But the other ones I will have to try out!

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