I have been blogging a really long time. And I have seen the whole world evolve through lots of different phases.
It used to be that all of our blogging was done on a computer desktop.
Those were the days.
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But now, not only do most of my visitors come from mobile, but I also USE my mobile phone more in my blogging process.
One way that I use my iPhone is to help me process my blog post images very quickly.
I used to take photos on my Canon DSLR and then insert the SD Card into my computer, upload the images, (hope I took a good one!), and then edit the photos in a service like PicMonkey or Stencil.
It was enough to keep from blogging at all.
Now, I am much happier having upgraded my phone and making the conscious decision to use more native applications for photo processing.
However, I will be the first to admit that there are certain shortcomings when you stick to Apple apps and you do have to branch out a bit to get the functionality that you need to blog on mobile.
I try to keep my third party apps to a minimum because it can become overwhelming. But these are a few that I use to help me blog on mobile on a regular basis.
You also may want to check out this list of 15 Mobile Apps Every Blogger Needs to Blog on the Go that my friend and mentor Ruth Soukup put together.
5 Mobile Blogging Apps That I Can't Live Without
I use the premium version of Evernote daily.
I have tried not to love it – believe me.
But Evernote just makes it so easy to save your thoughts and all kinds of files into your notebooks.
You can email notes to yourself or forward them. Use the web clipper to grab web pages. Save
- Microsoft Word Docs
- Voice Memos
and so much more.
Plus, Evernote Premium syncs across all your devices – you just can't beat it.
I have been a fan of 1Password almost since it's inception.
As a blogger, you end up with tons and tons and tons of passwords – much more than the average person.
Because of this you need to be extra diligent about security and privacy.
1Password makes it easy to create and use unique and complex passwords for every website that you visit.
And it syncs across all your devices as well – so you are never without the passwords that you need.
Pinterest is a huge source of traffic for my blog. And I rely on Tailwind to help me schedule and loop my pins.
I love that Tailwind has a mobile app that I can use to schedule pins on the go.
If you have spent any amount of time on Pinterest, you know that it can be a huge time suck.
So, if I can use any snatches of downtime that I have throughout the day to up my pinning game then I am all for that.
Google Analytics App
Can I just say that I love the Google Analytics App even more than the desktop version?
I am a stat junkie, and I can't stop.
So, if I am going to check my stats a bajillion times a day – might as well do it as efficiently as possible, right?
With the Google Analytics App you can get the numbers you need quickly and then move on to more important things like creating content.
This year, one of my goals is to create more videos for my blog – follow me on my YouTube Channel here.
That is actually easier said than done.
For me, video is really hard to do because I don't do it often enough to know how to process my videos quickly and easily.
Lately, I have been using iMove on my iPhone to edit videos as I take them.
It has been a huge help and it stops me from procrastinating.
I can't even tell you how many videos are trapped on my SD card in my DSLR camera.
Using my mobile phone to help me with this aspect of blogging has helped me to create more video in the past few weeks than I did in the preceding year.
That's pretty good I think!
In addition to my list of 5 mobile blogging apps, be sure to download Ruth's list of 15 mobile blogging apps that every blogger needs.
Ruth is a massively successful blogger and if she recommends it, it is golden.