Smartphone Apps for Bloggers

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This “Smartphone App” guest post by Blake Sanders is a writer of technical information at broadband comparison site Broadband Expert.

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The versatility of today’s phones has made them an integral part of most of our lives. Smartphones users are on their way to making up over half of the cellphone population.

Their versatility has helped many users save time and keep up to date with the latest news while on the go.

Bloggers across the board can also vouch for this statement, as there are currently an array of amazing smartphone apps for bloggers. These apps can help them take care of matters related to both their blog and blogging in general. Making updates, finding news, moderating reader comments, and a plethora of other abilities make having the right apps essential for bloggers.

We’ve put together 10 of the best blogging smartphone apps for Android and iPhone at this moment.

Smartphone App: WordPress (Free at iTunes, 4 stars)

The WordPress app is a great way to kick the list off for bloggers who want to go mobile.It gives them a medium for updating their WordPress-powered sites. Users are able to edit their posts, moderate comments, and so much more. As the platform of choice for most bloggers, those with a WordPress site should definitely look into using the mobile WordPress app.

Side Note: Be sure to implement the WPTouch plugin so your mobile reading audience has an easy-to-read site while they are on the go as well.

 

Smartphone App: Evernote (Free at iTunes, 4 stars)

If you’ve ever wanted a simple way to easily record your ideas on the go, or take pictures/audio for remembering later, you’ll be delighted to know that Evernote has made this as easy as possible. Evernote makes it completely possible to never forget another great idea or become disorganized again.

 

Smartphone App: PayPal (Free at iTunes, 4.5 stars)

PayPal is a fantastic tool for bloggers as it gives them a free avenue for collecting revenue earned through advertising or other income sources. With PayPal, you can accept payments from others, send money, shop online, and more. Simply link a valid credit card and bank account to experience the full functionality of PayPal.

 

Smartphone App: Adobe Photoshop Express (Free at iTunes, 3 stars)

Photo editing on a mobile platform is a must for bloggers who wish to make quick tweaks to photos before attaching them to their blog posts for the world to see. Edit your photos taken with your mobile phone within a matter of seconds, and instantly attach the new photos to your post. The use of high speed internet providers might be needed for faster uploading of larger file types, as more detailed images will be slower to load.

 

Smartphone App: BlogPress iPhone Only ($2.99 at iTunes, 3.5 stars)

Although it is only available for the iPhone, BlogPress is the ultimate solution for any serious blogger who’d like a single solution for publishing to their many blogs with different platforms such as WordPress, Blogger, Typapad, etc. What’s even cooler is that the app will also integrate with social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more.

 

Smartphone App: HootSuite for Twitter (Free at iTunes, 4.5 stars)

Although HootSuite is heavily invested in Twitter, it also helps bring other major social networking icons together with it such as Facebook and Foursquare. After downloading this Smartphone app, it will be easier than ever to connect with your favorite social networking sites for quickly getting the word out about site news, new blog posts, and so much more.

 

Smartphone App: CoverItLive (Free at iTunes, 3 stars)

The hardcore blogger will definitely get a lot of use out of this surprisingly free app. Just by downloading this application, you could have instant access to powering live events and connecting your users to them on an instant basis. You can easily publish commentary as well as multimedia to your event so that your users can stay updated on your reports and simultaneously stay up on what is happening right then. Those using high speed internet providers at the time will get the most use out of this app, as it will help bloggers publish quickly and keep coverage as current as possible.

 

Smartphone App: Photobucket (Free at iTunes, 3 stars)

If you’ve ever needed a quick and easy photo hosting solution, Photobucket has always been one of the best, free options for mobile users. Upload videos and photos quickly using the mobile app while sharing them, geo-tagging them, and organizing them into albums. All of this can be done straight from your phone!

 

Smartphone App: Facebook (Free at iTunes, 3 stars)

Facebook couldn’t be left out of this list of apps perfect for bloggers. Using the Facebook app, you can post status updates as well as other media straight from your phone and onto Facebook for your friends, fans, and others.

 

Smartphone App: Twitter (Free at iTunes, 3 stars)

Twitter is also a necessity for any serious blogger who really wants to connect with their followers. With Twitter, any blogger can enjoy up-to-date tweeting with their community of followers, stay up on topics with hash tags, and so much more. Post links to new blog posts easily straight from your phone using the Twitter app!

Blake Sanders is a writer of technical information at broadband comparison site Broadband Expert. Blake specializes in wireless internet as well as news and information on high speed internet providers.

Please share your views on Smartphone Apps in the comments below.

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22 Responses to Smartphone Apps for Bloggers

  1. Kimi iPhone blogger December 15, 2011 at 3:33 am #

    Hi Blake and Andrew,

    I have seen wordpress app and blogPress app but I haven’t tried them though I have installed them lol.

    My only reason is just because to me, I feel more comfortable typing ina physical keyboard than on a screen.

    But I 100% agree we need these apps while we are on the go, my fav is Facebook app as I’m addicted to it, who isn’t. 🙂

    Thanks for listing other apps that I haven’t known before

    Kimi
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  2. Gary Ashton December 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    Hi Andrew,

    Those are indeed helpful apps for bloggers but i’d like to add Dragon Dictation. This is for bloggers who feel uncomfortable using the touch screen keyboard. It’s a type of voice recognition software that lets you speak into your phone and then instantly convert it into text. This is a lot more faster than typing on the touch screen keyboard. It’s free and it also works on iPad.

  3. Debbie
    Twitter:
    December 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    Hi Blake and Andrew,

    This is some great information. You really make things sound easy. Maybe it is time that I look into this. I am with Version, what kind of a phone do I need to do this, since I do have word press for my blog? What is the cost to have apps on your phone through your network?

    Andrew can tell you I am not the most technical person there is. LOL

    After this post you really make me wonder if I shouldn’t try this technology.
    thanks again and blessing to you both.
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  4. Joel
    Twitter:
    December 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    Now, if I had a smartphone these would be useful! However I sit at my computer too long for it to be worth having one, but my wife loves hers. The Facebook app is pretty buggy though, but probably the most used!
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  5. Cheolsu December 16, 2011 at 1:30 am #

    I recently installed the wordpress app on my iPhone. It is a handy app for posting and adding images. I have been using facebook (the new design looks great) and twitter apps for a while.
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  6. Young December 16, 2011 at 6:01 am #

    Great list. I only install WordPress in my iPhone, but rarely use it, since I prefer to web-based apps, which you don’t need to install anything but just opening your Safari browser, for example, you can manage the WordPress blog by just log in it from the Safari browser on iPhone.
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  7. Mark Aylward December 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Those are great suggestions for mobile apps, I just have such a tough time using my phone for data intensive typing that I can rarely use them.
    The LinkedIn app is a good one as well
    Cheers
    Mark
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  8. Ted December 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    Thanks for the tips. I’ve used the WordPress, Twitter and Facebook apps and find them very slick and easy to use. I haven’t tried any of the other ones but Evernote looks very interesting so I’ll have to give that a go.

  9. Blake Sanders December 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    Sometimes comments and replies bring the greatest suggestion! Dragon Dictation is certainly a great app all-around thanks to the speech-to-text. I’m told, though, that Siri pretty much replaces this app.

    Another good one not on the list is Dropbox. I’ve just recently started using it after a hard disk disaster! Definitely worth the 0 dollars to have automatic cloud backup 😉

  10. Raymond Chua
    Twitter:
    December 27, 2011 at 6:47 am #

    Great list, Andrew.

    My iPhone is running out of battery but I insist to add-on some apps from your list before I charge it. LOL

    BTW, what’s the difference between wordpress and blogpress. Which one do you recommend the most?

  11. Amy LeForge December 31, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    I agree with Kimi, that typing on the full keyboard is much easier. I can go along at a pretty good clip, but on the phone I’m slowed down considerably. I betcha that will change as voice input becomes more the norm.
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    • Blake Sanders January 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

      So true, Amy. I like how Windows has the voice recognition built in where it learns your voice as you go through the setup and tutorial. Does anyone know if the current mobile devices have this setup? That would seem like the next big thing to me.

  12. Steve January 8, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    I did not realize there was a WordPress App. Does it work with self installed sites or just the hosted WordPress.com sites? Should work with both since they are the same platform. Let’s hope.

  13. Tyrone
    Twitter:
    January 10, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Great list!

    I’d also add To-do list application called Wunderlist and also World Time Zone app called WorldClock. This helps me with setting appointments on the go and make reminders.

    -Tyrone.
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  14. kathyh June 7, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    I use Blogger as my blogging platform. From my Skyrocket Smartphone, there appears to be the (sucky) free blogger app. The other apps have about the same rating.
    I don’t have enough time to switch to WordPress before I go traveling. Which is the point. I wanted to blog while I travelled.
    However, it’s difficult to publish from the blogger app. While publishing, it also pixelated my image (grrr).
    Anyone out there know of a good android smartphone blogger app?

  15. Dan July 7, 2012 at 5:37 am #

    WordPress apps are great. I am glad you noted them.

    One App I found helps me deal with the fact that I run out of storage space by forgetting to download photos.

    A cousin of mind created an app to make it easy to automatically store photos on his own hard drive when he gets home http://www.msecurityapps.com check it out. It is great to avoid losing special moments.

    Dan

  16. Nwosu Desmond October 22, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    This is indeed a great list, though i already use some of the apps, i cant wait to add the rest to my list and try them out. Thanks for your post.

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