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My Favorite iOS Apps for Mobile Blogging

02/28/2014 44 Comments

My Favorite iOS Apps for Mobile Blogging

02/28/2014 44 Comments

A Pretty Penny | My Favorite iOS Apps for Mobile Blogging

In my early days of blogging, I relied on my DSLR and Macbook to churn out content. Publishing posts took a lot of time, planning, uploading, and work space.

With the flower shop commanding more of my time and energy, it’s important for me to keep the blog fun and manageable; which means finding ways to share and stay connected as conveniently as possible. Now I can create content anytime, anywhere with my iPhone or iPad and a handful of iOS apps.

Thanks, technology!

Here are 11 of my favorite apps that help me keep the blog updated regularly with limited time:

Instagram – (FREE) Everyone uses this photo-sharing app, but I especially love it for blogging. WordPress recently added an Instagram widget that shares my latest ‘grams in my sidebar; this helps me keep the  blog updated with fresh content, even when I’m not posting.

Facebook Pages Manager– (FREE) This app helps me stay connected with my Facebook audience. I can easily share photos and updates, as well as respond to comments and private messages and keep track of stats.

Paper by FiftyThree– (FREE) This app turns my iPad into a notepad. I can sketch, write, and draw; and then save, share, and stream.

PicTapGo – ($1.99) This simple photography app is the mobile version of RadLab. It puts a variety of Photoshop-style actions and filters in the palm of your hand, turning your iPhone camera snaps into creative images that can be saved for blog  posts or shared across mobile platforms.

Pinterest – (FREE) I prefer the Pinterest iOS app to the web version! It’s so easy to “like” and repin images by touch. I love Pinterest for finding style and beauty inspiration, browsing DIY ideas, and creating my weekly mood board posts.

Polyvore – (FREE) I use this app to create style and beauty collages; like this and this!

TimerCam – (FREE) I don’t always take selfies, but when I do, I prefer TimerCam. Please go back and reread that as The Most Interesting Man in the World. My latest outfit shots were taken on-the-go with this self-timer camera app.

vscocam – (FREE) When I want to spice up a photo quickly, I run it through this photography app to add filters and adjust levels. The majority of my Instagrams are uploaded through vscocam.

Waterlogue – ($2.99) This new photography app turns plain ol’ photos into pretty watercolor illustrations! I love using it for beauty product posts, like this one.

WordPress – (FREE) I can manage nearly every aspect of my blog directly from my iPhone or iPad with the WordPress app. I use it daily to write short posts, share photos, interact with readers, and keep an eye on my stats. Push notifications let me know when I have new followers, new likes on posts, or achieve new milestones in traffic.

Wunderlist – (FREE) Organization at its finest! This is the ultimate to-do list maker and task manager. It’s great for storing blog post ideas, making lists of goals, and tracking deadlines.

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Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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  • […] that makes it super easy to transfer photos from the camera to my iPhone so I can edit them with my favorite photography apps and upload them straight to Instagram, my Facebook pages, or WordPress. It’s a great tool for […]

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    i love this tip

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  • Petra 06/08/2014 at 12:48 am

    So helpful. Thanks!

  • amybareham 05/28/2014 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you for a practical blog post for all us blogging gals! I had no idea half these apps existed…maybe I live under a rock. Time to reevaluate my technology life.

  • Chauntel Skye 03/25/2014 at 3:38 pm

    Reblogged this on Working Girl Gets Hungry and commented:
    From A Pretty Penny

  • kimberlyjchin 03/09/2014 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks for the recommendations! I’ll have to try some of those apps out. My favorite mobile blogging app is Instagram. It’s my way of showing my followers where I am and what I’m doing! Instagram also serves as a creative outlet for not so creative people like myself. I was never one to draw, paint or create art for that matter. So taking pictures is that creative outlet for me! Have you considered Vine as a microblogging tool?

  • katiehigg 03/07/2014 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks for the recommendations! I need to learn to do more blogging on the go. I spend WAY too long on blog posts. Instagram is about the only app I use for my blog when I’m out. My favorite mobile apps are Afterlight for editing & cropping and A Beautiful Mess for getting creative with my photos. I’m rarely on my FB page so that FB page manager would probably be uber helpful!

    Katie
    http://www.freckledlatte.com

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  • morethanlabels 03/04/2014 at 8:51 am

    There’s a very good new app, called ASAP 54 that’s great for fashion bloggers. It let’s you find out the items you’re looking for, even if all you have is a picture of them. For instance, you can just be walking in the street and see a girl with a handbag or coat that you instantly fall in love with. All you have to do is take a picture of that same item and upload it to this app. It will automatically track down similar items for you and provide with the links where you can buy it. So, really good!

    You can know more about it here:
    http://morethanlabels.co.uk/2014/03/03/asap-54-your-must-have-app/

    Thank you for sharing the other apps. xx
    morethanlabels.co.uk

  • keishacj 03/03/2014 at 7:37 pm

    Great tips for a new blogger! Thnx!

  • The Quiet Trendsetter 03/03/2014 at 6:35 pm

    Reblogged this on The Quiet TrendSetter and commented:
    good to know!

  • zhouyuling 03/03/2014 at 9:41 am

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  • xbeautyandbeyondx 03/02/2014 at 7:53 pm

    I’m amused (at myself) that the first thing that grabbed my attention was not the subject of your post, but the fact that I see what I believe to be a Clinique Chubby Stick in Graped Up? I love that product x

  • Girl on the Go 03/02/2014 at 11:51 am

    Great list! I will definitely have to try some of these out!

  • hayleyroderick 03/02/2014 at 10:18 am

    thanks for the tip!

  • Aych 03/02/2014 at 12:56 am

    Thanks for these recommendations!

  • annmarieisthatgirl 03/02/2014 at 12:07 am

    Thanks so much for the insight, I’m still new to blogging so your suggestions are a treat….will have to explore these apps. Thanks again.

  • FlatBrokeCoed 03/01/2014 at 7:01 pm

    Excellent recommendations! I downloaded Wunderlist yesterday and loved it for grocery shopping! Now to integrate it into my blogging…

  • thinklikealion 03/01/2014 at 12:14 pm

    Super article :)

    N’hésites pas à venir voir mon blog, il y a du nouveau!

    Des bisouuus xx

    http://thinklikealion.wordpress.com/

  • Godschild721 03/01/2014 at 11:36 am

    Great post for newbie’s like me. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  • amandaoboe 03/01/2014 at 10:26 am

    Lovely ideas- some apps I absolutely love and some apps I’ll have to try!

    https://tallvegetarian.wordpress.com/

  • chroniclesofcamille 03/01/2014 at 10:12 am

    Great post. Thanks.

  • ohlehibou 03/01/2014 at 9:16 am
  • Dapper Darling 02/28/2014 at 8:42 pm

    Awesome apps! I am new to the blogger world and am excited to see how they all work :)

  • Meghan Yule-Rosen 02/28/2014 at 7:35 pm

    I LOVE the style of your blog and can’t wait to use these! Thanks!

  • xdanielaaaa 02/28/2014 at 4:47 pm

    Love this post! Super helpful for blogging on the go!

  • LucyBre 02/28/2014 at 4:26 pm

    I like the sound of polyvore but the wordpress app annoys me – I can only blog on my laptop :|

  • […] discovered some new blogging apps which isn’t going to help me one bit (have you guys read this post by Keira at A Pretty Penny? So helpful, I’m telling you!). On the same note, I’m going […]

  • Shannon Murphy 02/28/2014 at 2:51 pm

    This is such a helpful lis. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Scarleth 02/28/2014 at 2:44 pm

    Awesome apps! I had almost all except for a few…thanks for sharing!

  • saraspunza 02/28/2014 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks for this succinct and frankly easy for the luddite in me to understand information. Getting some of these apps, now!

  • philsandersonwriter 02/28/2014 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks for the info! :)

  • brinisfashionbook 02/28/2014 at 12:16 pm

    Great tips! Thanks a lot, I directly downloaded some of them :) http://brinisfashionbook.wordpress.com/

  • Shotgun & Seashells 02/28/2014 at 12:12 pm

    Love these tips!! Thanks for sharing!

  • kaylarochelle 02/28/2014 at 11:44 am

    I NEVER thought about blogging for my phone! I always use it for the social media things. Thank you so much for the great tips!

  • toxicmascara 02/28/2014 at 11:14 am

    Reblogged this on toxicmascara.

  • Stefanie Summers 02/28/2014 at 10:54 am

    Reblogged this on She Be But Little. and commented:
    Have to love when people help you out with ANYTHING iOS. I love hearing about apps, especially when they’re free, and exploring them for myself. Check them out when you get a chance!

  • Sdot "The Stylist" 02/28/2014 at 10:50 am

    This was very helpful !! I’m going to check a few of these out!!!!

  • Bee 02/28/2014 at 10:04 am

    I’ve been trying to decide on a task management app for weeks now, and can’t seem to choose one and make the jump. I’ll have to try out Wunderlist now if it’s working so well for you! Polyvore as well, since now I know where all of those awesome collages are coming from.

    I’ve personally been using Instagram and VSCOcam for a while, as well as Afterlight and Pixlr, which have been a good friends to have too!

  • Jessica Rose 02/28/2014 at 9:09 am

    Thanks for these…I’m in the process of buying a new phone….and all the apps seem confusing!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

    • Lance Anderson 08/19/2015 at 9:35 am

      Jessica, not all the apps is confusing. I suggest you to try the “Get Hooks App” it is very easy to install and download. You will get notification from your mobile whatever you care about. Mobile blogging is very popular nowadays. I enjoy reading your post Keira.

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