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Delightfully Freckled

  • Writer's pictureSavannah Francis

7 Must Have Apps for Every Blogger!

Let's talk about Apps! There are approximately 2.2 million apps available in the Apple iTunes store and 2.8 million available on Google Play (Statista).

There are apps for finance, books, games, heath & fitness, sports and travel just to name a few categories. Apps have become a part of our everyday lives. Did you know that the average person checks their phone over 100 times a day?

Between all the different options if can be quite overwhelming. Which ones do you choose?

I wanted to share with you my 7 must have apps for every blogger!

First up; Timehop! I usually start my day with looking through Timehop. Timehop is a great tool for reminiscing and #tbt posts! Once you connect your various social media accounts it will gather all your information and take you for a walk down memory lane.

Timehop is free to download.

Next up is Canva. Canva is an amazing tool if you are a blogger or a business owner! I use it for EVERYTHING! I have designed marketing materials for my business, Facebook and Instagram posts, and so much more.

Canva is free to download but can be upgraded for a monthly fee for more options.

I am a Photoshop Fix fan. I do have Photoshop desktop and am able to sign into my account through the app. I can do so much with it, for example... I blurred out the background of these images with the app. I can clear up a blemish or crop out unnecessary items. I can brighten up a photo that is too dark. I can even change the color of my shirt! All from my phone!

Photoshop Fix is free to download and use.

Lets talk about Amazon Alexa! All my children have Echo Dots in their rooms. They love to listen to music at night while they are going to sleep. One of the selling points of the Echos is that they are voice activated. However, when you are trying to turn it off while your child is asleep with as little noise as possible it can be a bit of a challenge. The app allows you to shut down the Echo from your phone. You can set up your schedule, add reminders and create lists. There are tons of other amazing things this app can do but I haven't ventured out too much.

The Amazon Alexa app is free to download but only works with a Echo.

Candy Crush. Need I say more? Every blogger needs one guilty pleasure and this is mine! There are so many places I go to where my service is just terrible. For example... the doctors office. This app doesn't need the internet to work and allows me to pass the time with ease and as little thinking as possible!

Candy Crush is free to download and play but does have options to purchase in the app.

Hashtagger. Ya'll this app CHANGED MY LIFE! I obviously post a lot on social media. If your intention is to reach more people you have to use #'s. It's just the name of the game. Before I discovered this app I was manually typing each individual hashtag. I was having to think on my toes and hope I got everything that was applicable. With this app you type in what your main hashtag should be. It then populates the most popular hashtags associated with the one you typed. You select up to 30 (Instagram wont allow more than that), copy and paste into Instagram and BAM! Hashtags! Hashtagger is free to download and use!

Lastly. WIX! Let's re-address the fact that I like to blog. Blogging is fun but can also be a challenge. Having access to a laptop or a desktop computer isn't always convenient. There are sometimes where ideas pop into my mind and I need a way to get them out! That's where WIX comes in! WIX is the website that I used to design my site and where I manage my blog. It is a must have for me! If you are still deciding where to host your blog make sure that the site you use has an easy to use and convenient app!

WIX is free to download and use!

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