Blogging has entered a realm of its own, from fad to industry. It is more than just a popular activity for the writing community. With huge amounts of innovation spurring the technological advancement of mobile phones, bloggers these days are doing many blogging-related tasks on their smartphones when they are away from their computer. With the number of blogging apps in the marketplace, it’s difficult to choose which ones you should go with. To help narrow your options, we present our list of applications that every blogger should have. Keep reading.
Without any doubt this is the very first thing every blogger wants. The popular platform has quickly become one of the most used, best blogging apps for Android and iOS users. This app, made compatible with self-hosted WordPress blogs as well as blogs hosted on WordPress.com, allows you to perform many essential tasks such as creating, editing and publishing blog posts, moderating comments, checking on analytics data as well as publishing photos or videos taken with the camera on your mobile phone.
It’s a must have app for bloggers to save their ideas at the right moment. With Google Keep you can store and add notes, photos, audio, and then organize them with easily-accessible labels and various colors for later finding. It quickly captures what’s on your mind and gives a reminder later at the right place or time. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed with google keep. It is available as a mobile app for the Android and iOS mobile operating systems and as a web application.
It is perfect for bloggers with multiple and popular websites. Access your Google Analytics account from your phone and stay up to date with your website and audience behavior. Also Analytics is a great little app that simply plugs into your Google Analytics account and presents the numbers in a format that is easy to read and understand. With this app, you can stop worrying about the traffic performance of your blog the next time you travel. gAnalytics is by far one of the best Android Google analytics apps and the most useful one for bloggers.
Writer was designed with simplicity in mind, helping you focus on your next blog post without the unnecessary distractions of traditional word processors. Apps and incoming notifications are the most common productivity killers. Writer is a stripped-down word processor that aims to solve this problem by providing a distraction-free writing environment within your smartphone or tablet so that you can focus solely on creating text content with peace of mind.
It allows bloggers to store all kinds of documents including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, images, audio, videos and many others in the Cloud. Google Drive is the best alternative to Dropbox. The app will sync these documents across multiple devices linked to your Google account. Once synchronized, bloggers can access their files wherever they are. If you have a blog post that is halfway done on your laptop, you can continue to work on it using your phone while commuting to work. If you are using Google Docs, then Google Drive is a must have app for you.
This is a popular platform that many personal bloggers use. The Blogger app provides all the features you know and love from the platform. If you have a blog on Blogger, then you should definitely give this app a try. It allows you to Edit new and existing posts, switch between accounts, embed multimedia, label your entries and more. However, the functionality of this app is still very limited as compared to the WordPress app.
This app allows users to browse through their Facebook, Twitter and Google+ streams, as well as Google Reader feeds in a beautiful flipping manner. It also consolidates and curates a stream of important stories for those who are too busy to go through everything. As a blogger, using this app and browsing through interesting news content daily will give you fresh ideas on what to write about in your next blog post. Flipboard launched its Android app recently.
If you are new to blogging we hope this article helped you and do let us know if you have used these applications and also if you know some other great applications that we might have missed.