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Top 10 Must Have iPhone Apps for Bloggers

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Top 10 Must Have iPhone Apps for Bloggers

The web is going mobile and it is going faster than anyone can think. Majority of the bloggers are now using their iPhone or similar style phones to jot down ideas, write entire posts, stay connected and so much more. In this showcase we will be highlighting some of the most essential iPhone Apps for bloggers.

1. WordPress for iPhone

WordPress for iPhone

Introducing the only iPhone app that lets you write posts, upload photos, edit pages, and manage comments on your blog from your iPhone or iPod Touch. With support for both and self-hosted WordPress (2.7 or higher), users of all experience levels can get going in seconds.

2. Shape Writer

Shape Writer for iPhone

Store notes and send email using ShapeWriter on your iPhone. ShapeWriter is a revolutionary text input technology that enables you to enter text into the iPhone by tracing word shapes rather than typing letters. Each shape traced on the soft keyboard with your finger is recognized as a word. Error correction is fast and easy. For rare names and acronyms, type only once and you will be able to shape write the next time. Shape writing is many times more efficient than letter-based handwriting recognition.

3. Twitterrific

Twitterrific for iPhone

A fun application that lets you read and publish posts (called “tweets”) on the Twitter social network. Stay connected with friends, family, and co-workers through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

4. EverNote


Evernote helps you remember everything from your real and digital life using whatever device or platform you find most convenient.

Evernote for iPhone is part of the Evernote service. With it, you can take notes, snap photos, create to-do lists. and record audio. Everything is seamlessly synchronized with the web, and made available across all the devices and platforms you use, including iPhone, Evernote for Mac, Evernote Web, and Evernote for Windows.
Snap photos of any thing from whiteboards to business cards to wine labels, and Evemote will make the text within those images searchable.

Need something from last week or last year? Evernote instantly connects to the Evernote web service so you can get what you need. Find what you’re looking for by searching or filtering by tag, date, location. and more.

5. Jott for iPhone

Jott for iPhone

Jott is a voice-to-text transcription service. Instead of typing out your long emails using iPhone’s keyboard, with Jott all you have to do is start speaking into the recording interface, and it’ll show up in your Jott notes. You can then forward the Jott e-mail to whomever you want. This is a real time saver.

6. Byline

Byline for iPhone

Simply use your free Google Reader account to subscribe to websites you’d like to keep track of. Byline will automatically bring you new content, putting thousands of RSS and Atom feeds at your fingertips. When you read an item, it stays read. The same goes for the items you star: Byline will let Google Reader know the next time you have an internet connection. Even when you have no internet connection, Byline’s offline browsing feature gives you instant access to complete web pages. Perfect for flights, subway journeys, and (if you’re an iPod Touch owner) those long dry spells between Wi-Fi zones. Byline will cache the web pages linked to by your notes, starred items, and (optionally) new items. This allows you to save any news item you read and any website you visit for offline browsing.

7. Omnifocus

Omnifocus for iPhone

OmniFocus for the iPhone brings task management to your fingertips.

  1. Keep track of actions by project, place, person, or date.
  2. Bring up a shopping list, agenda items to discuss at work, tasks for home, and any other lists you need.
  3. Using your location, OmniFocus can create a custom list of actions to complete nearby.
  4. Buying groceries? OmniFocus can show you the closest grocery store and create an instant shopping list.

8. Fring for iPhone

Fring for iPhone

The best IM/messaging client that combines Google Talk, AIM, Skype, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Twitter, plus VoIP calls over Wi-Fi in one lightweight app. So now you can tweet, call your clients over skype, chat on your favorite IM tool and get your work down when you are outside with your iphone.

9. Pixel Pipe

Pixelpipe for iPhone

PixelPipe is a free and most complete photo sharing app that lets users easily send and geotag their photos to any of 50 supported sites including Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Seesmic, Facebook, FriendFeed, Tumblr, WordPress, and others.

10. Air Sharing

Airsharing for iPhone

Mount your iPhone or iPod touch as a wireless drive on any Mac, Windows, or Linux computer, so you can Drag-drop files between your iPhone or iPod touch and your computers. This app is very handy especially if you do not have your cord.

If you are an iPhone user, which app do you use? Share them with other bloggers if you think your apps are useful.

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  1. Jovan Valdeze says:

    Great post I must say.. Simple but yet interesting and engaging.. Keep up the awesome work!

  2. inkatechnology says:

    Nice list, I especially like the Fring for iPhone.

  3. jameshobson10 says:

    i have used wordpress for iphone app in my iphone for blogging. There is a button to add a link but it is greyed out unless you select text. To add a link you have to close the keyboard. This unselects your selection which greys out the link button.

  4. jimbrwn609 says:

    I really like this list. Thank you very much for taking your time to create this very useful and informative blog. Thanks for sharing this.

  5. Warren O'Donoghue says:

    WordPress for iPhone and Twitterrific works for me, life is made that bit easier with these apps and a little more fun too, great post and keep up the good work :)

  6. Nan says:

    WordPress for iphone is essential, after that you kind of lost me. Evernote is good but overrated. And the person above has a good point about paying for apps – why pay when there are plenty of free ones that are better.

    That said my top 10 essentials for blog life are (and yes some are paid apps):

    – WordPress (for wordpress,

    – QuickVoice (great for impromptu interviews or lectures…)

    – iXpensit (finances are important)

    – DocsToGo (edit, create and carry Word, Excel & PowerPoint docs)

    – PI Lite (calendar and full GTD functionality)

    – 2Do for lists and stuff (this is my preference over Evernote, though Evernote is much more media friendly)

    – IM+ Lite (For IM’s though as far as I know it doesn’t accept SIPS, which is where fring stands out – though fring drops my calls a lot anyone another?),

    – Skype (because fring keeps dropping the calls)

    – Delicious Bookmarks (not the best but my internet reference life is delicious stream and its at my fingertips)

    – Remote and VLC Remote (perfect if your in another room and need to change the music or if your reviewing media and need to access your media collection for reviews)

    – VNC (remotely connect to your computer just in case you forgot something at home)

    and a bonus game

    – Paper Toss (perfect for writers block)

  7. Rick says:

    Great list. I’m a big fan of EverNote, which is an excellent personal organizer service.

  8. Steve Summit says:

    I’ve just started using Omnifocus and I find it really helpful with day to day tasklist. I really love my iPhone the choice of apps is great. Thanks for compiling the list great read.

  9. Brett Kelly says:

    Personally, I use WriteRoom to draft a lot of my blog posts, particularly those for my Posterous blog, which I post to via email. I also like Photoshop Mobile for easy image fixing (crop, rotate, etc.). Evernote is essential for capturing different reference material for post topics or sources. I also use Remember the Milk to track different post topics I’d like to investigate and possibly write.

  10. JPat Valentik says:

    I think dropbox may be better than air sharing, since you can edit from several machines (desktop, pod/phone), all update the changes,

  11. Andrew Hyde says:

    I’m 3/3 having posts lost with the WordPress iPhone app! Is there an alternative?

  12. Beth says:

    As a blogger who doesn’t care for WordPress, I update my blog using BlogPressLite, a free app for Blogger/Blogspot (Google’s blog site) blogs. It was available for free for a limited time but I don’t know if it is anymore. It’s an amazing app that does everything: update posts, photos, editing, anything I really care to do on my iPhone if I wanna update on the go!

  13. Frog says:

    My two pence – nice! Another good roundup

  14. rafael says:

    What? You have to PAY for some of those apps? it really makes me angry. I don’t pay for anything on the internet. Those who give for free deserve donations. but those who charge, they deserve to be hacked and cracked and shared over piratebay.

  15. robert roundtree says:

    I really like this list, I did not know about the task manager app. I use the wordpress one, and I’m going to start to use the voice to text app. I like Ixpense. It allows you to track your receipts and you can even take a photo and it will save it with the entry you put into it.

  16. Ash menon says:

    I have to say toodledo works for me wonderfully as a to-do-list app. It perfectly syncs with my desktop and my online account, so i’m updated wherever i go.

  17. Web Design Maidstone Kent says:

    Good list, will check some out, thank you!

  18. K Powell says:

    I can’t be too happy with my Iphone as I have a daily 50% drop call or call failure rate…shouldn’t I be able to use it as a cell phone??? And I live in a major metropolitan area.

  19. jim says:

    Thanks for sharing list. Did you take a look at NeuroMobile? I’ve been using it for several weeks now and love it. You may want to add it next time.

  20. Kathryn says:

    I have to agree with Jasha to some point. These are not necessarily the “best” apps. There are others out there. In actuality, it really just depends on what the user prefers. Nice list though.

  21. Jasha says:

    Guys, sorry i don’t agree with 50% of the apps listen in this post!
    i mean, you advice fring? it sounds like a joke :D If you’re looking for an IM client than 2 are the good choices: Beejive or IM+

    About Twitter, Twitterrific is great especially because it’s free. If we are talking about “best” apps, well there are several clients far better than twitterrific. Examples? Simplytweet (great, simple with push notification) or Tweetie 2!

    And than, filesharing, where’s Dropbox? If you list AirSharing you can’t miss Dropbox! Fileshared across all the notebooks and computers.

    Ok guys, great website, but with this post you missed the target!

  22. Jeb Dickerson says:

    Dropbox is a new fave. Install it on your computer, and any others you want, then on your iPhone, and you can ‘Drop’ any files you want in there and have access to them from any computer on which it is installed and your iPhone. Basically, it’s a folder that holds any pics/pdfs/whatevers that you can access from anywhere. Super awesome.

  23. BrilliantJeni says:

    Stellar job sharing these apps! I’ve already tried a few and am in love with evernote. Air Sharing has been a long time friend and am now unable to do without that one! Same with WordPress for iphone.

    I’d add SenseApp to the mix as well- anyone who has google adsense on their blogs will appreciate their stats on the go.

  24. Johan says:

    Very interesting list, will check some of the apps out. I have iPod Touch and use Tweetdeck for Twitter.

  25. Erik Manassy says:

    I’ll have to give Shape Writer a shot. Looks like an interesting concept. I love Evernote. One of the best apps for the Web, iPhone and Mac. I use it for everything!

  26. Matthew Kettlewell says:

    For Twitter, I really like the SimplyTweet Application …. my favorite feature is the ability to locate fellow Tweeps that are within a certain distance of me, and can even filter that result based on search criteria.

    Also, I use the Ping! app that allows me to text messsage other iPhone users that are using the Ping! app. Saves a ton on texting charges.

    Way Cool List Guys!

  27. says:

    Evernote is one the most useful tools out there. I’m using it for bookmarking web pages. Doesn’t matter where I am, I can access my bookmarks anytime.

  28. tayyabr says:

    hmmm nice iphone!!!

    • Taranfx says:

      You forgot the most important: iBlogger – The only App that is a true Multi-Platform Blogging. Supports almost all Blogs.

      • Phaoloo says:

        iBlogger is the king of blogging app on iPhone. I use it on the go esp. reading the drafts again before publishing.

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