My Favorite iOS Apps for Mobile Blogging

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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  1. i love this tip

    Posted 10.16.15 Reply
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  3. Petra wrote:

    So helpful. Thanks!

    Posted 6.8.14 Reply
  4. amybareham wrote:

    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.

    Posted 5.28.14 Reply
  5. Reblogged this on Working Girl Gets Hungry and commented:
    From A Pretty Penny

    Posted 3.25.14 Reply
  6. 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?

    Posted 3.9.14 Reply
  7. katiehigg wrote:

    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!


    Posted 3.7.14 Reply
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  10. 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:

    Thank you for sharing the other apps. xx

    Posted 3.4.14 Reply
  11. keishacj wrote:

    Great tips for a new blogger! Thnx!

    Posted 3.3.14 Reply
  12. Reblogged this on The Quiet TrendSetter and commented:
    good to know!

    Posted 3.3.14 Reply
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    Posted 3.3.14 Reply
  14. 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

    Posted 3.2.14 Reply
  15. Girl on the Go wrote:

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

    Posted 3.2.14 Reply
  16. thanks for the tip!

    Posted 3.2.14 Reply
  17. Aych wrote:

    Thanks for these recommendations!

    Posted 3.2.14 Reply
  18. 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.

    Posted 3.2.14 Reply
  19. Excellent recommendations! I downloaded Wunderlist yesterday and loved it for grocery shopping! Now to integrate it into my blogging…

    Posted 3.1.14 Reply
  20. Super article :)

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

    Des bisouuus xx

    Posted 3.1.14 Reply
  21. Great post for newbie’s like me. Thanks for sharing!!!!

    Posted 3.1.14 Reply
  22. amandaoboe wrote:

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

    Posted 3.1.14 Reply
  23. Great post. Thanks.

    Posted 3.1.14 Reply
  24. ohlehibou wrote:
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  25. Awesome apps! I am new to the blogger world and am excited to see how they all work :)

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  26. I LOVE the style of your blog and can’t wait to use these! Thanks!

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  27. Love this post! Super helpful for blogging on the go!

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  28. LucyBre wrote:

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

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  29. Shannon Murphy wrote:

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

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  30. Scarleth wrote:

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

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  31. saraspunza wrote:

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

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  32. Thanks for the info! :)

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  33. Great tips! Thanks a lot, I directly downloaded some of them :)

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  34. Love these tips!! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  35. 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!

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  36. Reblogged this on toxicmascara.

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  37. 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!

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  38. This was very helpful !! I’m going to check a few of these out!!!!

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  39. Bee wrote:

    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!

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
  40. Thanks for these…I’m in the process of buying a new phone….and all the apps seem confusing!

    Posted 2.28.14 Reply
    • 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.

      Posted 8.19.15 Reply