I have been an avid user of iPhone from last 2 years and needless to say, iPhone has increase my productivity big time. There are over 5 lacks apps on iPhone app store, and you can find endless options for your requirement. As a blogger, I look out for Blogging apps for iPhone, which I can use to increase my productivity and most important I can do things when I’m travelling.
Though, most of these iPhone apps which I mentioned below, requires Internet connection but with the availability of 3G and upcoming 4G technology, high speed internet connection is not an issue. In last couple of years, people using mobile and smart-phones for browsing is increasing tremendously.Using a smartphone, not only helps you in getting in touch with your friends but also there are many apps which helps you to get work done fast. Being an iPhone user, here I’m listing Blogging apps for iPhone, which every Blogger should consider installing on their Apple iPhone.
List of such apps are endless and explaining them in detail within one post is not possible, so I will rather pick top 10 Blogging apps, which I believe you (iPhone user) might like to grab it right away.
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This list consist of apps from Blogger and normal internet users point of view. I’m not including common Blogging apps here as we have covered a lot in last post on Popular Blogging iPhone applications. Rather, I will pick some of those apps, which you might not have heard or might have never used to increase productivity. Also, I’m not including Blogger iPhone app, as it turns out to be a disappointing app and here are some more apps, which you would like to consider installing on your iPhone/iPad.
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Useful Blogging apps for iPhone:
Some of the below listed iPhone applications are free apps for iPhone and some are paid. I couldn’t find the best free alternative to them, though you can always jailbreak and use vShare to get all apps in second, but if you are a serious blogger and don’t mind spending dime to increase your productivity, you can consider buying them instead.
1.) Adobe Photoshop Express
Before, editing images and photos to be used for a blog post can be a daunting task for bloggers on their mobile devices. But, there is a solution to that now since there’s an iphone app that you can use to do this task easily. That means you do not have to wait for more extra hours until you get home to edit photos for your next blog post. The Photoshop Mobile app lets you crop, change color, and rotate photos in just a few clicks on your iphone device without hassle. This app is also available for android phones. app store>
2.) WordPress iPhone app
Not only can you write, edit and read, but can manage multiple WordPress blogs and publish as well. This official WordPress app for iPhone devices is something you just couldn’t do without as a blogger who wants to work with ease anywhere you are.
This app lets you post and publish article inside your WordPress admin area without stress via your iPhone device. You wonder how that can happen. No need for that because it is a wonderful app developed by the CMS giant, WordPress developer team themselves.
The app will also enable you to post photos on your blog via the phone and you can see that using the Adobe Photoshop Mobile app to edit photo can be interesting since you can then upload that same image to your blog via WordPress for iPhone App. This app is a must for bloggers that need changes in their blogging activities. <Link>
3.) Oblique Strategies
What would you do when you are out of ideas to write on? I doubt you will certainly go back to your reading table. But, what if something is available for you that can keep your company during that trying time? I know you will jump on that opportunity as if it wouldn’t come again.
Now, you don’t need to because that thing that can keep your company when things are not going the way it should go is now available freely for you to use. Oblique Strategies is a deck cards that lets you break through a creative block. The app offer inspirational phrases or short questions that will help you make your next blog post perfect. You needn’t worry yourself about a loss for words anymore because this app will help you with that in no time. <Download link>
4.) Idea Organizer – Paid
What if you got another post idea and you lost it due to lack of proper jotting down of the idea? How would you feel when that happened? I know you will find it very difficult to understand if you found yourself in such a situation.
Losing a single post idea worth countless amounts of dollars for a blog that have large readers base such as SML. But now, you will never lose those blog post ideas anymore since there’s an iphone app for you to use to make things better for yourself as a blogger.
iPhone Idea organizer lets you record both in voice and text, by giving you the freedom to create post ideas anywhere you are. <Link>
Drupad is one of the best available iPhone app for drupal users. You can do various management related tasks like, manage multiple drupal sites, flush cache, moderate comments & content, edit user account and many more. Like WordPress for iPhone, this is also a popular app among drupal users. <Link> Similarly, you can consider adding tumblr app or posterous app, if you are using them for your micro-blogging purpose.
6.) ShoZu – Paid
Blogging is not only limited to writing content but social media promotion is an essential part of it. When we talk about Blogging apps for iPhone, we need to look into some of the best possible solution to stay updated on all social networking sites. We can achieve this by using standalone app for Twitter, Facebook, DailyMotion but then updating one by one, is a big time waster.
ShoZu enables social promotion of your blogs via multiple social networking sites such as Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, Photo bucket etc. although, this app doesn’t come free but the price tag on it worth its features. <Link>
7.) WriteRoom – Paid
Distraction is one of the enemies of all bloggers and they needed to avoid this dreadful enemy. They help bloggers wastes more time without anything to show for it. If you’ve had such experience before, you needn’t to worry anymore because this app will help you stay clear of all form of distractions from any angle. Your iPhone can even be one of those distractions, so WriteRoom will help you stay away from those fancy distractions so that you could be able to finish your writing job perfectly hassle free. Write without distraction on your iPhone device with ease. <Link>
8.) Instapaper – Paid
For blogger who wants to access a webpage offline instead of wasting their internet connection, this app will work out for you than any other. It work in the same way like ReadItLater but this one is more than just a web portal application, it works on iPhone device as well. It lets you save webpages for later offline use. You should know that all the contents that you’re storing on this app while you are still surfing the net are completely optimized for all apple device screen for better readability. <Link>
9) Pinterest iPhone app: Free
Pinterest is one of those social networking site which created a buzz in social networking industry. It went up in terms of traffic and popularity in no time. Pinterest iPhone app, lets you upload and browse photo with ease. All you need to do is keep updating your Pinterest profile with interesting and sharable photos, and keep your Pinterest follower count growing. Also, you can use this app to find new images, people on Pinterest. One click share also enables sharing uploaded images with Facebook and Twitter account. One useful app to keep popular social networking account updated. <Download link>
10) Bufferapp for iPhone:
We have already reviewed Bufferapp sometime back and this awesome online service is not available on iPhone. Though, it comes with many limitations on iPhone, but if you are using Bufferapp, this app will take care of your analytic needs. What I miss is, a default option to add my feed links via this app, but if not link, you can always add your quotes and things you would like to share on Twitter & Fb. Bufferapp manages, multiple twitter and Fb account, so you can imagine how handy it is for serious bloggers who are managing multiple social networking account. Alternatively you can also look into Hootsuite for iPhone, which is also useful for iPhone bloggers to increase productivity. <Link>
As I mentioned above, there are endless Blogging apps for iPhone which you can find on App store (free & paid), but my suggestion is add 1-2 app every day and use it to maximum potential. Once, you are comfertable using it, add more app and take control of it. Adding endless app, will not guarantee your productivity but using single app to it’s maximum potential will ensure maximum productivity.
If you are looking for video blogging solution from your iPhone, I would suggest you to try Twitvid or uStream app. Do let us know, what other iPhone apps you are using on your iPhone to cut down your blogging time & to increase productivity?
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