I use the free version of Evernote. I’m sure I could get more functionality out of the app if I looked into it a bit more, but right now it works well for me. I typically I use Evernote to jot down blog ideas. I don’t know about you, but I find I come up with blog ideas at the most random times – in the line at the grocery store, at the gym etc so I need to have a place to keep track of everything. I keep a running list on Evernote and I review it often when I’m coming up with post ideas.
My husband introduced me to Flipboard. It’s a great news and information app where you choose interests and follow them. Flipboard will then show you articles on those topics. Initially, Flipboard was dominated by big publications like the New York Times, Forbes etc. Lately I’m finding lots of smaller publications and bloggers joining in. In addition to following topics, you can also follow specific people and create clipboards to keep track of your inspiration.
What makes Flipboard a great app for bloggers is how easy it is to share information. If I’m running out of content for Twitter or Facebook I just go over to Flipboard, go through my topics of interest and schedule posts.
Adding your blog posts to your clipboards for others to read is fairly easy. If you’re on your phone you can just copy the link, head over to Flipboard and the link will pop up at the top of your screen and you can click the link to add it to your clipboards.
What are your favourites?
As bloggers we’re always looking for tools and apps that make life easier. I hope some of these apps for bloggers can help you with your content creation, driving traffic and blog organization.
What are your favourite apps for bloggers? I’m always looking for new ones to try.
In addition to these great apps, I’ve been using the Genesis by StudioPress parent theme for the blog along with the super functional Market Theme from Market Theme. I’ve got a way to go design wise but these tools are definitely helping!
If you find this post helpful please check out some of my other blogging and social media posts:
- My First Year of Blogging, What I’ve Learned so Far
- Twitter Tips for Beginners Part I
- Twitter Tips for Beginners Part II
- 5 Blogging Mistakes I’ve Made and You Don’t Have To
- My Favourite Blogging Tools and Resources
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