I have a Mac, iPhone and iPad and I have various apps on all these platform to help me with blogging. Earlier I have covered blogging apps for iPhone and in this edition I’m covering those iPad apps which I have on my iPad to help me with the blogging.
One reason why I love iPad is because of availability of it’s functionality and numerous apps. Specially when 2015 is a year for mobile apps, all popular online services are coming with a dedicated app for iPad. In this resource, I’m sharing all those blogging apps for iPad which I’m using and few of them which are recommended by many other professional bloggers.
I have been using an iPad from last 3 years and it’s probably one of my best investment in terms of gadget. Initially I used to use iPad for reading only with the help of apps like Flipboard, Feedly. But in 2014, I have noticed a great number of services launching a dedicated apps for iPad which will help you to get more work done in less time.
Here goes my collection of iPad apps which helps me in day to day blogging. You can read about them in brief and download one which suits your need. Not everyone of them is free, but those paid once are also worth your money.
iP Blogging apps for iPad
If you are a WordPress blogger, this is the first app every WordPress blogger would like to have on it’s iPad. This is an official free app from WordPress team and it lets you do tons of thing and works great for blogging directly from your iPad. Though mostly I use it to reply to comments, check stats and quick editing of a post. Specially, if you running a personal blog, WordPress app on iPad will make your blogging life easier on iPad.< Download >
One of the way you could be a better blogger is by staying ahead with the latest information from your industry. One way is by subscribing to updates from your favourite blogs ( which is old school method) as in 2015 you will find a lot of new blogs and bloggers launching themselves every day. A smart way to keep yourself updated with latest information is by using an app like Zite which shows you latest news from the topic of your choice. Zite is a content discovery app which is available for iPad and iPhone, and you can use it to subscribe to topics of your interest. Zite will help you to keep yourself updated with the topics that you are interested in and from various new sources. I have been using this app for almost 14 months and I would recommend you to start using it right away. This is a free app and make sure you pick your interest carefully to get the best and relevant updates.
Flipboard for iPad:
When it comes to reading apps, Flipboard along with Zite are my favorite Feed reader for iPad. Probably, if I make a feed reader blogging apps for iPad, these two will take the number one chart. Most of the time, iPad works as a reading device for me and I have already showcased Flipboard earlier at ShoutMeLoud, and it’s perfect app if you are planning to use iPad to keep track of latest news. You can integrate Flipboard with your Twitter, Facebook, Google reader and custom searches. The magazine style look would make your reading experience really comfortable. <Download >
Snag it and Camtasia are two of my favourite desktop tools for image and video capturing respectively. Both of these software is by a company call TechSmith and I have been using these software’s for almost 3 years now. Fuse is an iOS app (iPhone & iPad) which will let you transfer photos from your iPad to Snagit and you can use then edit it on your desktop. This is a free app and you should definitely use it with Snagit. You can learn more about Snagit with this video over here. You can download 30 days free trial of Snagit for your Windows or Mac OS from here. Now, download Fuse app for iPhone or iPad from here and transfer photos,screenshots quickly with it. (If you need a tutorial for the same, let me know via comments).
Evernote and Dropbox:
Both this app doesn’t need any introduction. One biggest advantage of Dropbox and Evernote as they are available on Cross-platform and making this app available on iPad, they quickly make into the list of must have Blogging iPad apps. I have Evernote and Dropbox installed on my laptop and on my iPhone and iPad. This keep my everything syncs as they are one of my most used apps. < Download Evernote > <Download Dropbox>
Stumble upon is one of the top social bookmarking site which is use to find interesting and popular news based on your interested topic. Specially if you are in mood to learn new thing, Stumble Upon app on your iPad will be very handy. Their latest version of app added many new features which will keep you happy and might fall in love with stumble Upon again. <Download app>
See this video showing how iPad Stumble Upon app works:
Facebook app for iPad:
Though Facebook has not released any iPad optimized version but if you are using a Jailbroken iPad you can easily use a tweak from Cydia to get iPad optimized Facebook. Though it might take some time before we would see an iPad optimized version of Facebook, but if you have applied the tweak, certainly you will fall in love with Facebook app for iPad. <Download>
For any blogger, communication is the key. No matter, where ever you are travelling you need to have some gadget which can quickly hook you to chat or better video chat when required. Skype is one such app which I recommend to every blogger as it’s one of the professional free messenger which everyone uses. Specially when you are travelling, a quick video call will take care of all your worries. <Download>
Since we mentioned Facebook, how can we forget Google+. In coming days, Google+ buttons are going to be one of the factor to determine search engine ranking. And having tons of followers on Google+ will be very useful for you from now on. One simple way is to get more follower on Google+ is stay active. Keep sharing useful stuff and add meaningful comment on other posts. Though Google+ for iPad is also not optimized for iPad screen but it’s good enough to get your work done on your iPad. <Download>
Twitter for iPad.
This is a dedicated iPad app from Twitter and this is as good as any of the premium or paid Twitter app for iPad. Twitter app for iPad supports multiple Twitter account management, quick tweet and a neat interface to monitor your timeline. Before you read about any premium Twitter app, I would suggest you to try official Twitter app on your iPad. < Download >
Many more Blogging Apps for iPad:
- Google Analytics for iPad
- Youtube Capture for iPad
- Blogger app for iPad ( BlogSpot users)
- Google my business (Manage Google plus pages from your iPad)
- Google AdSense for iPad (Check Google AdSense income report from iPad)
- Facebook pages manager (Manage Facebook pages from iPad)
Do let us know your favorite Blogging apps for iPad. Which is one such iPad Blogging apps, that you would like to add in this list.
Do let us know what other free Blogging iPad apps you are using on your iPad?