Are you wondering how to get that picture to look just right? Do you want to know which social media apps to use? Look no further! I’ve broken my list into three sections: blog tools, social media, and photo. Why do I have a whole section dedicated to photos? One of my favorite aspects of blogging is the creation of the pictures that accompany each post. Plus it helps others feel at home when they read your blog. Images are imperative to the look and feel of your blog. I have also added links for the apps for iPhone and Android in the list below.
On that note, we will begin with the…
I use this app to make edits to photos I’ve taken on my phone, such as adjusting the brightness or giving it an interesting filter. It’s also great for blemishes for you selfies.
This is the app I use to overlay text on photos. There are plenty of fonts pre-loaded, but you can also download fonts directly to the app from the web. I’ve actually decided to pay the $2.99 for the full version, but you can just pay $0.99 for the import tool that I described above. It’s well worth it, in my opinion.
Not available on Google Play, but here’s a link to a similarity search.
This app is good for putting various pictures together into one. You can cut an outline of one and paste it into another. Example below.
This is the app I use for stock photos. Mostly for the backgrounds of some of the headers I use, but I usually blur them out quite a bit with the text, more so than the pictures I take myself.
This is a basic app that will allow you to change the pixel specifications on a photo so it’ll be just the size you need.
This particular app is not on Google Play, but here’s an alternative called Photo and Picture Resizer you can try.
A board based place to share websites and articles you like.
You only get 140 characters and it’s mostly hashtag based. Lots of retweeting.
Picture sharing. Hashtags are important here as well.
Basically an old school style message board (kind of like a forum) but it’s modernized.
I’m new to this one, but it’s a social media platform for bloggers specifically.
This is where I post my blog. I can do the majority of things on the app, so I very rarely use the desktop version.
This is an app that will shorten your links (very handy for Twitter and Instagram) and then give you statistics on how many times it’s been clicked and such.
CoSchedule Headline Analyzer
This handy tool was referred to me by another blogger: Mike from Mike and Tiff’s Blog. This handy tool will analyze your headline and score it depending on what kinds of words you used: Common, Uncommon, Emotional, and Power.
This is the app I use to jot down ideas and keep notes on things related to my blog. It has a regular website as well, so I like to log into it at work to keep track of blog ideas I get there.
Are there any blog tools or apps you like that I missed? Feel free to discuss in the comments below.