For many of our users blogging is not just a hobby, it is a serious business that requires full time attention. Thankfully there are plenty of mobile apps that you can install on your phones that allows you to stay connected even when you are away from your desk. In this article, we will show you some of the best mobile apps for bloggers. We use all of these apps and find them immensely useful.
Buffer is our favorite status sharing service. It allows you to share a status message simultaneously on your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn profiles. But that’s not all, it also allows you to schedule your status posts. You can use it with a combination of other apps like IFTTT to automate your whole social sharing process. Buffer is available for Android, iOS, and as browser extension for Google Chrome and Firefox.
Keeping yourself up to date with the latest news and trends is an integral part of a blogger’s daily work routine. Feedly is the best way to read all your favorite blogs and news in one place. It is a modern RSS feed reader with beautiful magazine style layout. It allows you to tag, categorize, and share your feeds.
There is so much information available on your news feeds and social streams. It is impossible for anyone to read every interesting piece of information they find. This is where Pocket comes in handy. It is a modern bookmarking tool that allows you to save your favorite articles and read them later at your convenience. It allows you to tag, collect, and share your favorite articles.
After adding the Tweet button, and Twitter follow buttons on your site, its time to actually engage with your Twitter following. The default Twitter app makes this easier and fun. With its simple user interface, it allows you to Tweet, view your Twitter stream, manage your lists, share your location, etc.
5. Facebook Pages Manager
If you are trying to promote your Facebook page in WordPress, then this app is a must have for you. It allows you to easily manage all your pages, get instant notifications, share posts from other apps, etc. You can post status, photos, and stay in touch with your audiences on the go.
6. LastPass Premium
We recommend our users to use a password manager app like LastPass to keep their passwords stronger and unique for each website. LastPass is our favorite password manager, and it is available for both Android and iOS as well as Windows and Mac PCs. To use LastPass on your Android or iOS device you will need to upgrade to premium, which costs around $12 per year.
Evernote is hands down the best app to take notes, create to-do lists, schedule appointments, saving bookmarks, etc. It is available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS and keeps your notes synced on all your devices. It also has an intuitive interface which makes saving notes faster and pleasant.
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Skype is the easiest way to conduct meetings with remote co workers. If like us, you are working with a team of editors, designers, developers, and support staff, then Skype is a must have tool for quick video calls, chat, and collaboration. You can even show your Skype contact and status in WordPress.
9. Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts is the closest and perhaps the strongest alternative to Skype. With voice and video calling, plus chat, and integration with other Google services, Google Hangouts is a great tool for bloggers. The best part of hangouts is that you can embed a Live Google+ Hangout with your audiences and broadcast it live on your site. Hangouts is available for both Android and iOS.
Dropbox is an cloud based storage service available across different devices and platforms. It is a must have app, simply because it makes it super-easy to share files not with other users but also across your devices. The free version comes with 2 GB of free storage. Several WordPress backup plugins allow you to store your website backups directly to your Dropbox account.
11. Google Drive
Google Drive is the best alternative to Dropbox. It allows you to store your documents and files on the cloud and easily share them with anyone across different devices and platform. You can even embed your docs directly into WordPress. If you are using Google Docs, then Google Drive is a must have app for you.
WordPress has an intuitive app available for Android, iPhone and other mobile devices. It allows you to write posts, moderate comments, upload photos, etc. You can even connect multiple WordPress sites to the app. See how to use WordPress app on your mobile device.
13. Google Authenticator
Google Authenticator is used to add a two step authentication to web apps. We recommend our users to enable two step authentication on their WordPress sites. Google Authenticator generates a temporary password on your mobile device which adds an extra layer of security to your WordPress login form.
Pingdom is a popular website uptime monitoring service. You can set it up to monitor one site’s uptime for free. Pingdom’s mobile apps alert you when your site is down. It also shows you the status of your website and the services you are monitoring.
Instagram allows you to share your moments in a fast and fun way. The instagram app for Android and iPhone are immensely popular among bloggers and their audiences. You can easily display your recent Instagram photos in WordPress sidebar. Sharing a single photo from Instagram is also extremely simple, all you need to do is copy paste the photo URL in WordPress. We think it is a must have app on every blogger’s mobile phone.
We hope this article helped you find the best mobile apps to use as a blogger. There are plenty of other useful apps for bloggers, you just need to use what works out best for you.