Best Blogging Apps For Mac Users: 2020 Edition

Best Blogging Apps For Mac Users
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I’m a huge fan of desktop tools that can help me in blogging and increase my productivity.

I prefer desktop tools over online tools because some of them give an option to work offline. Working without the internet is useful for ultimate productivity. I end up opening at least 10-15 tabs and forgetting that I’m supposed to be writing!

If you also have the same condition as me, I suggest you start using software that can let you work offline. I know it’s hard to unplug from the internet, but if you do it once, you will notice the increased productivity that comes with this.

You will be able to do much more work in much less time.

I have compiled this list of the best blogging apps for Mac. These are all apps I currently use and you should also consider using them to increase your productivity.

(Note: Not all of them work offline…)

Best Blogging Software for Mac OS

WordPress app for Mac

WordPress mac app
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WordPress launched an official Mac app that works for WordPress.com blogs or self-hosted WordPress blogs using the Jetpack plugin.

WordPress for desktops will soon come to Windows & other operating systems. You can download the Mac version for free from here.

Snag It

Taking screenshots is part of our day to day blogging work and we need to edit the image and resize it before adding it to our blog post.

Snag It is an image editing tool that I have been using for last two years. This is a complete Mac image editing app that will take care of all your image needs. This is a premium tool, but you can download it for free for 30 days.

Once you start using the Snag It app, you will be hooked.

Check out the above video to learn how I use Snag It.

Download Snag It!

ImageOptim

Imageoptim Mac Image Compressor
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A good post is incomplete without a good image. But before you add an image to your post, you need to compress it so that the image isn’t so large.

The smaller the size of the image, the faster your blog post will load. In the past, I have made the mistake of not optimizing my images, and they were as big as 1MB. Imagine if a post takes more than 10 seconds to load, would you wait around that long? Probably not.

With the internet world moving to smartphones, the goal is to make blogs load as fast as possible. Optimization of images is crucial in page load speed.

ImageOptim is a free image compression tool for Mac, and I have already talked about it earlier.

This lightweight app will help you optimize all of your images. Simply drag and drop the image on the ImageOptim workspace and it will do the compression automatically. This is a free app, and you can download it right now.

Download ImageOptim

Camtasia

Camtasia Mac Video Blogging app
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Video blogging is now a main-stream part of blogging, and it’s important for you to create videos for your blog.

If you are doing a white-board kind of video, you can use your DSLR camera or even your Smartphone camera. But if you want to do a video like the one I have embedded above (Screencasts), you need a video app that will let you capture, edit, and publish your screencast videos.

Camtasia is the best available video app for Mac, which every blogger and internet marketer should use. Again, this is a paid tool, but you can download it for free and try it for 30 days.

This is a seriously must-have Mac app for video bloggers. 

Download Camtasia for free

Mac FTP tool (CyberDuck) + (FileZilla)

CyberDuck Mac FTP App
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Being a blogger, you must have your own server where your website is hosted on. Chances are you will need to login to your FTP server at times to make changes.

It’s important that you have some kind of FTP software. There are various FTP apps for Mac, and I will suggest two of them:

  1. Cyberduck
  2. FileZilla

You can use either of these FTP tools and both work great.

They are very lightweight and designed for efficiency. You can save your FTP login info within the tool for an even greater increase in productivity.

I personally prefer Cyberduck, but if you moved from Windows to Mac and have used FileZilla before, you will probably like using the same tool now.

Download CyberDuck || Download FileZilla

Integrity

integrity broken link app
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This app is more like an SEO toolkit for your Mac OS.

It scans all the links of your blog and shows you which links are broken.

The best part is that it works with any blogging platform. If you are on WordPress, you can always use a broken link checker, but if you have a huge site, the broken link checker might end up freezing your hosting.

This is one reason I started using Integrity. You can read this tutorial to learn how to use integrity. It’s a free app, and you can download it for free from the Mac App store.

Download Integrity

Here is a quick list of other Mac apps that I use for everyday blogging:

The above list provides must-have blogging apps for your Mac. 

If you are using any other blogging apps on your Mac OS which are helping you with your blogging, I would love to know about them.  Share you tips with me in the comments.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

27 thoughts on “Best Blogging Apps For Mac Users: 2020 Edition”

  1. I mainly Prefer Desktop Application to Update my Blog because it saves much of my time.
    Web Browsers divert my interests to the social networking sites like Facebook & Twitter but desktop blogging applications keeps me concentrated especially on our blogs without diverting to other web stuffs!

  2. Natchi Lazarus

    Thanks for the list, Harsh!

    Just a quick feedback on Blogo. I purchased Blogo and it was ok to start with. But I started having problems once the number of blogs and number of sites started increasing (I have 5 sites with an average of 30 posts in each).

    I wrote to the customer care. They are responsive, but are unable to solve the problem. I had recommended this earlier to a friend, and he also seems to have the same issue on his mac.

    Last week, I had typed a 1000 word blog and the app crashed and restarted again. I assumed it has saved my work. Then it said there is a conflict between the local version and the wordpress version. Assuming that the local must be recent, I chose the local version, only to find that I had lost all my content! Very annoying.

    But having said that, Blogo is a great piece of software, I just wish they sort out these bugs.

    Thought of giving this info to help the readers of this blog. Just about to try Desk. Lets hope that works out.

  3. Hi, thanks for this post. Do you have anything to recommend for blogging offline with iPad? I usually prepare draft of my posts online, but then I keep them to be updated in a second moment (on a plane, normally). It would be great if you or anyone else here could give me her feedback. Thanks!

    1. BLOGO has an iOS version (iPad, iPhone). Haven’t used it myself, and I’m new to the OSX version, so can’t give any real feedback. But, it definitely looks promising.

  4. James McCullough

    If people are looking for mainly an editor and then copy/pasting to publish, I strongly suggest Ulysses for Mac and iOS. Currently for iPad, they’re releasing the iPhone app in a few months. I’ve been using the beta for months now and it’s great. It can publish to Medium, but not WordPress or Tumblr.

    1. @James
      Thanks for letting me know about Ulysses. I have seen them before but never tried as it was paid app. Downloading the demo version now & giving it a shot!

  5. Awesome Harsh. Happy to know about these useful apps. I was searching longer to find the best app for my ipad to manage blog writing time. And now i believe desk and blogo will satisfy me. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hello Harsh,
    liked this post on blogging apps for mac os
    also want to know about blogging apps for Windows as well
    Is there another article for that ?
    Thanks for the post

  7. User Management system

    Well, its impressive article, Its useful to all, thanks for this sharing for us and it’s interesting article, I got the best information and best service from your blog, I am very glad to wish and sure its very helps.

  8. Hello Harsh
    I am happy to see the list of Best Blogging Apps For Mac. I always use wordpress because it is easy to use and easy to install.
    With wordress we can easily optimize our blogs..
    Thanks…

  9. A very interesting post which helps bloggers in their daily lives.
    I am going to give a try to img optim to compress my images.
    I would also recommend Grammarly.
    It’s a great tool which helps you to correct your grammar before you post anything.

    1. @Julie
      It all depends upon your writing style. When I started online, I found WordPress editor to be little new for my writing taste & I started using Windows live writer. It definitely helped me to write better since I could focus only on writing & nothing else. If you ask my suggestion, start using desktop blog editor like Desk or Blogo from day one. It would definitely help in many ways.

      1. Nitin Gothwal

        I totally agree with you “Content is the king” and google always prefers original content. If we will follow SEO content guideline then we will rock on SERP’S.

  10. Nice list sir, but i want to add Greenshot and Yummy ftp, I just bought an iMac and using it from the first day ๐Ÿ™‚

    Grammarly for Mac work great for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Desk sounds very promising. You note above: “From the iCloud, you can edit your draft from your iPhone or iPad.โ€ This would be an essential feature for me, but Deskโ€™s own support staff seemed to indicate that this was actually not possible, since they do not have a companion app (like WordPress does, for example, although it is far from ideal).
    Are you able to edit posts on iOS devices? If so, how? Thank you for this article!

  12. Much obliged for the rundown, Harsh!

    Only a speedy criticism on Blogo. I bought Blogo and it was alright to begin with. Be that as it may, I began having issues once the quantity of web journals and number of destinations began expanding (I have 5 locales with a normal of 30 posts in each).

    I kept in touch with the client mind. They are responsive, however can’t take care of the issue. I had prescribed this before to a companion, and he likewise appears to have a similar issue on his macintosh.

    A week ago, I had written a 1000 word blog and the application smashed and restarted once more. I expected it has spared my work. At that point it said there is a contention between the neighborhood rendition and the wordpress adaptation. Accepting that the nearby should be late, I picked the neighborhood adaptation, just to find that I had lost all my substance! Extremely irritating.

    Be that as it may, having said that, Blogo is an incredible bit of programming, I simply wish they deal with these bugs.

    Thought of giving this information to help the perusers of this blog. Pretty much to attempt Desk. Lets trust that works out.

  13. After weeks of looking for a better app for editing pictures on my MAC, I finally got one here. I hope the Snag It can also allow importing of other images like icons to be added on the main image.

  14. Wow Harsh, there is so much to learn still, even after years of doing this whole blogging thing! I appreciate your expertise and sharing of all of these different tips. I learn something(s) new every single day! Hemant

  15. Fabulous post. Found some amazing list of Mac apps for blogging. Perfect knowledgeable app for bloggers.

  16. Hi Harsh, Excellent article with your own real-world experience, not just marketing copy. I was more efficient within 15 mins of reading. I will share this today!
    However, I use wordpress.org for self-hosted websites. i just discovered the WordPress for MAC App is designed for WordPress.com sites by default, but there is a jetpack plugin workaround?? is the Blogo app compatible with WordPress,org self-hosted blogs? i am having trouble connecting my site to Blogo.
    Thanks!

    1. @Coachnesto
      Thanks for your meaningful comment.
      Yes, Blogo is compatible with WordPress.org self hosted blog. If you are having a hard time connecting it, take help of Blogo support.
      Also, WordPress app now supports enabling/disabling plugin as well. This is a major development.

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