Do you want to start or grow your blogging business? You need to know what blogging apps to use to help manage your business even when you can’t use a computer.
The right apps can help with everything from content creation and distribution to project management. Read on to learn about the best apps to try.
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One of my favorite blogging apps is the WordPress app. Since I use WordPress with SiteGround for all of my blogs, I use the mobile app to check on things like stats and pull blog post links on my phone.
You can use the app to draft a blog post, which is nice if you like to write on the go. However, I find it difficult to write a lot of content on a smartphone.
Still, it’s useful for checking up on how a blog is performing. I can view the stats and see what post have gone live that day between the multiple blogs that I run.
You can even respond to comments and make other small changes within the app. That can be nice if you need to update something right away but can’t get to your laptop or desktop.
Medium is a blogging platform that can be a great option for beginners. You don’t have to worry about setting up a website, so you just create an account and start writing, and it has a built-in audience that can see your posts.
If you get an idea for an article, you can start writing it in the Medium app. For a while, the company took away that feature, so you could only write on the desktop site.
However, I sometimes like to at least make an outline for the stories I publish on Medium. Then, I’ll usually write the whole thing on my laptop.
Of course, since Medium is also a bit of a social network, you can read articles from others. You can respond to and save articles that you like.
Pinterest is probably the best social media platform to grow your blog. You can create a graphic for your blog and attach the blog post link when you share the graphic.
The Pinterest algorithm will then distribute the pin across the platform to people who may be interested in it. Then, those people can click the link to visit your blog and read your post.
Users can also pin the content to one of their boards to reference later. You can also share video pins and Idea Pins, which are kind of like Rees and TikToks, but they’re for Pinterest.
A lot of bloggers get a good chunk of traffic from the platform. Unfortunately, it may not be the best for some niches, depending on if your ideal readers use it or not.
Another good social media app for bloggers is Facebook. I know, you’re probably thinking that I’m crazy for saying that, but let me explain why.
On Facebook, you can join groups that are relevant to your blog niche. Then, you can follow those groups and pay attention to whenever people ask questions.
When possible, you can answer a question in the comments, and you can link to a related blog post if you have one. If not, you can add that question to your list of content ideas to write about later.
Depending on the rules of the group, you may even be able to post directly to the wall to share blog post links. Just make sure you don’t overdo it, or you could end up breaking the rules of a group and getting kicked out.
Instagram is yet another decent choice when it comes to the best blogging apps. Some people treat Instagram almost like a microblog, so they share short posts in the captions of their photos or videos.
I’ve used Instagram to build a brand outside of my blogs and to help promote the blog. Now, Instagram can make it hard to get a lot of traffic to your website.
However, it is a good place to connect with other creators in your industry. You can also build a reputation for yourself and potentially get brand deals for your Instagram and blog.
If you want to start using Instagram for business, I’d recommend the Instagram Marketing and Sales Academy. It’s an excellent course, and you get regular group calls to ask questions and get feedback.
If you want to use a third-party scheduling tool for social media, I’d suggest using Later. I’ve used it to schedule Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, and it has an app and desktop version.
The program offers a free version, but if you want to take more advantage of it, paying can be well worth it. There are multiple tiers you can choose from based on the number of posts you want to schedule each month.
I like how you can drag and drop your posts to make sure they look good. Sure, that’s not as important as it once was, but you can also drag things around based on the order in which you want to share things.
There are a lot of third-party schedulers, but Later works with a lot of the most popular social media apps. That makes it a great choice for bloggers and other business owners.
As much as I love writing, I have to admit that video is becoming more and more popular. At this point, I mostly use YouTube to share my Instagram Reels to a wider audience, so the app is perfect for that.
But you can also make longer videos and share them as normal videos to your channel. The nice thing about YouTube is that you can also monetize it.
From the start, you can include affiliate links in your video description boxes, so you can make money when people click and buy something through your links.
After you reach 1,000 subscribers and get 4,000 watch hours in a year, you can apply to the YouTube Partner Program. Then, you can make money from ads and channel memberships.
Canva is another one of the best blogging apps you can use. It lets pretty much anyone do some basic graphic design and photo or video editing, and you can use it for free.
I’ve used the free version for years, and it has plenty of features to fit my needs. But you can also pay for a Premium account to get more features, like transparent backgrounds.
Personally, I only create and edit designs on my computer because the app is a bit hard to use. However, I like having the app because I can easily download images and videos to my phone.
I’ve started making a lot of Reels in Canva. Instead of having to transfer them from my MacBook Pro to iPhone, it’s easy to just open the mobile app and download the video directly.
I use Trello to track all of my blogging projects, from my content to client work. Trello lets you create different boards that you can title and give a specific purpose.
Within a board, you can add lists and add cards to those lists. Each aspect gets a title, so you can easily organize your boards to find what you need.
Like with Canva, I mostly use Trello on my computer with the website. However, I’ll occasionally use the app to quickly check on the status of a blog post or project.
I’ll also use it to copy and paste Instagram captions into the Instagram app. I usually write the caption ahead of time as a comment on a relevant Trello card, so it’s easy to grab the caption when posting content.
10. QuickBooks Self-Employed
Once you start making money from your blog, you’ll want to use an accounting app. I use and love QuickBooks Self-Employed, and it’s worked great for the past few years.
You can connect the app to your bank so that it imports transactions automatically. I’ve just input transactions manually because I’ve gotten paid through various sources, such as PayPal.
The app is easy to use, and you can track your income over the year. It also helps estimate how much you’ll owe when you pay your quarterly self-employed taxes.
If you use TurboTax for your taxes at the end of the year, importing your data from QuickBooks is super easy. Now, the app is free, but you do have to pay for a QuickBooks subscription, but it’s so worth it.
When looking for the best blogging apps, you have a lot to consider. You should start with apps that help you with your blog, such as WordPress or Medium.
Then, you can look into social media apps, from Pinterest to Instagram. Finally, don’t forget apps that help with the business side of blogging, such as Trello or QuickBooks.
Be sure to add all of these apps to your smartphone to help run your blogging business!