Favourite Apps for Blogging - 2018

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

I have been blogging for roughly 10 months now and although I do most of my actual writing on my laptop I do use my mobile phone for a lot of other things to put together my blog posts. Today I thought I'd talk about a few of the apps that I use most often to organise my time, edit pictures and prepare everything for my social media.

I'm a Samsung girl, I've had phones from the Galaxy series for years and I've never owned an iPhone. I'm perfectly happy with Samsung phones and I wouldn't want to switch the only thing I wish is that more stores would sell cases for Samsung phones and that I could get hold of some apps that aren't available for Android but those are the only complaints I have.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Google Keep
This is the app I use to try and stay a bit more organised and write up lists, I love a list! This app allows you to save images, write notes and capture voice memos on the go. You can also give priority to specific items so they show up at the top of the page and assign colours to notes and lists. I mainly use this to create lists, that could be for post ideas, blogging goals, or to do lists but I don't just use this for blogging I always plan out meals for the week and write up a shopping list, this helps stop me from over-spending and makes it easier for me to eat a more healthy diet. Overall this is a really handy little app to have and for anyone who loves keeping things organised.

OI.Share
The Olympus Share app allows me to easily transfer images from my camera to my phone, I use the Olympus Pen EPL-8 and although I'm no photographer I'm loving learning and taking more high-quality images that I can easily transfer to my phone for editing. The app also allows you to use your phone as a remote control for your camera so you can set up your camera on a tripod and take images from a distance. I haven't used this particular feature much but it'll definitely come in handy in the future. This is a really great app but obviously, it's only useful for those who have an Olympus camera although most camera brands do offer something similar.

VSCO
This was my main editing app for a long time and although I'm not using it as much at the moment (the app I'm now using is Lightroom which I will talk about later in this post) I still wouldn't delete this app. VSCO has lots of really pretty filters and there are tons of different editing features including a crop, straighten and sharpen tool. You can also adjust the exposure, saturation and contrast. You can get some really great edits from this app and it's what I used for a long time but now I save it for quick edits, you can throw on a filter, adjust some basic settings and you're good to go.

UNUM
This app is very simple, it basically allows you to plan out your Instagram feed, you link it to your account and all your Instagram images will show up on your UNUM feed then you can add in images from your gallery and move things around to decide what you want to post next and if it fits with your theme (if you have a theme). It also collects information from your Instagram account to show you your top performing post, best posting times and best hashtags. I don't have a strict theme but I do like checking that any pictures I post won't look out of place.

Lightroom CC
This is the newest app that I've been using to edit my images, it's actually a proper editing program that many professionals use that's been made into an app, the original editing suite is quite expensive so for the time being I've settled for the app. This app is available for free but has an additional option for a small monthly fee to be able to use all of the features available. This is an amazing app which has all of the regular editing options as well as the ability to change up and intensify different colours. This is how I'm currently editing most of my images for my blog and social media and I think that this app mixed with my Olympus camera has allowed me to improve the quality of my images.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

These are just a few of my favourite apps, let me know if you would like me to share more in another post?

4 comments

  1. I am obsessed with VSCO, and I have been for so long - I bloody love it! I’m also a big fan of Polarr for editing pictures, if you haven’t checked that out, you definitely should.. 🙊

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