When it comes to managing our blogs, bloggers NEED the right kind of apps. AMIRIGHT, bloggers?! Between blog analytics, social media platforms, content creation and photo editing, we need apps that are efficient and make our lives easier.
For any new bloggers out there, I’m sharing the TOP blogger apps you need, to stay on top of things and get sh*t done.
TOP 5 BLOGGER APPS:
If you’re a blogger, and don’t have Google Analytics at your finger tips, you need it asap. This is basically your statistics for your entire blog. Connect your blog to Google Analytics and make sure you’re constantly look at your growth. This app tells you the demographics of your readers (age, gender, country, city, etc), what pages they are frequently visiting, keywords they are using to search for things, how many pageviews you’re getting in a day/week/month/year, and so much more. You need to be looking at this almost daily, if not daily. This is a great blogger app to download and keep at your finger tips.
This blogger app is another good one to see how your Instagram feed will look. I mean, most of us care about the aesthetics of our Instagram feed, right? I know a lot of Instagrammers that don’t, and that’s okay. I personally do and like to see how my feed will look before posting a photo. With Preview you can upload your photo to the feed and it will show you exactly how your Instagram feed looks like before you actually upload to Instagram. There are lots of apps like this out there, so you can get whichever one you like. I have found Preview to be a good one!
Unfold is a VIBE. Such a cool blogger app and everyone should download it now. There are some really cool templates that you can use for photos. It’s a great way to start branding your Instagram account. There’s something special about recognizing whose Instagram account you’re on before you even look at the account name. That basically means you’ve nailed your branding. If you’re looking for cool ways to brand your Instagram account, check out Unfold. They’ve got LOTS of cool templates you can use for free. There are even cooler ones that you have to pay for, for a small fee.
I feel like most bloggers have this app, so I won’t go into too much detail about this one. But if you’re new and just started blogging, Lightroom is a photo editing app. It’s AMAZING! Even if you’re not a blogger and are just into editing photos, this is the app you want. You can do everything on here!
Another really great blogger app! This is also a photo editing app, however, I find that the one tool that this app has that other don’t is the ‘Whiten’ feature. With this feature you can literally whiten your background. So, if your Instagram aesthetic is mainly white, you’ll love this feature. You can take a picture anywhere, and if there are any yellow areas in your photo, you can easily whiten it with this feature. I use this ALL the time to whiten my walls, or kitchen, etc. It’s amazing! After I whiten my background, I bring my photos into Lightroom and adjust lighting/brightness/contrast.
Okay, what blogger apps are you guys using? I know there are TONS out there, but what are the best ones? You know, the ones you CANNOT live without? Share below.
I’m off to whiten the backgrounds of all the secret photos I took of Andrew while he was napping today.
++ If you enjoyed this post, check out my post on Wanting to Start A Blog.
+++ Oh and, you may want to check out How To Perfectly Edit Your Photos.
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