20 November 2015

8 Useful Tools, Apps & Websites For Bloggers


When it comes to blogging and social media I've always been one to use the bare minimum. However now that I have a full time job and it's been hard to juggle blogging, and keeping up my presence on social media with regards to posting blog links I've been taking the time to look for different links, tools and apps that can help with this so I don't need to worry. I've come up with around 5 different tools that I think you, yourself will find very useful. Enjoy!

Hootsuite 
I absolutely love this app. This is perfect for scheduling tweets on the go if you're like me and don't really get time when you're at work or out with your friends to check twitter or your blog and remind them of previous posts or to remind them of your bloglovin' link or any other tweets you can think of that you might want to schedule. It's not an app I use for everything, just to remind people of old posts but it's so useful if you want to keep your presence up on twitter. It's so easy and simple to use.

UnrollMe 
Right now in my inbox I have around 900 unread emails. That is actually mental and even the thought of it is making me nauseous. However when I get time I will definitely be using this little website to help me get rid of them. What this app does is basically unsubscribe to emails you might have previous subscribed too. Sometimes when you want to access a website or even when you tick that dreaded 'send me more information' box when placing an order you'll suddenly get twice as many emails appear in your inbox than you ever cared to have. This helps and you can definitely de-clutter your inbox. I've used it before and it is a lifesaver. It's definitely a place I'll be heading once this post is published!

VSCOCam
This is one of the most popular photo apps out there at the moment for bloggers and if you're a blogger reading this you probably already use this but if you don't it's basically a photo editing app. It has so many good features on it and it is an app that I use to edit all my instagram photos and even my blog photos some times. I don't really have the time to just sit in front of my laptop and edit photos now like I used to so when I'm on the train home from work I just sit on the train and edit them so they are ready to be uploaded on blogger. It's such an amazing app!

Ifttt.Com
Remember those good old days when you could post a photo to twitter and it would appear in the twitter feed as a photo and not just as a link? Well with this app it does exactly that! I've recently discovered this and I absolutely love it. I've only used it once or twice but it's great if you really want to post a photo on instagram but also want it to appear on twitter.

Evernote
I absolutely love this app. I know there is already a notes section on most phones but I just find that for bloggers this works the best. There are so many things you can do. You can set reminders, draft up blog posts, take photos, create to-do lists and even chat on there as well if you have contacts on gmail. I absolutely love it and I think it's a godsend for bloggers. I never really use the notes on my phone as I just prefer to use this so much more.

Flickr
I'm sure most of you bloggers will agree that when we take a photo and import it via blogger the quality is dramatically decreased. However when you impost it through flickr the quality stays the same. I think it's a better way to import your photos to blogger as they just look so much better. Definitely a site I need to use more myself as sometimes I get too lazy and just import them via blogger instead purely because it's quicker.

Pinterest 
I know most of us use this site already but I thought I'd include it anyway as I absolutely love pinterest. It's such an amazing app for finding inspiration for blog posts or outfits or recipes. You can find virtually everything on there and I absolutely love it. If you don't use it already I would highly recommend it. It's super easy to use.

Grammarly
If you're a blogger who writes a post but then is worried about the grammar in it then this website is absolutely perfect for you. I was introduced to this by a friend when I was at university and I found it so incredibly useful. If there's any spelling mistakes or anything like that within a text then this will highlight it which means you won't need to worry about the grammar nazis! Win-Win!

So there we have it. 8 tools, apps and websites that will hopefully help you and come in useful whether you're a blogger or not. When I started blogging a post like this is definitely something I could have done with reading as it would have definitely saved me a lot of embarrassment and time and what have you. If you use any of these apps then be sure to let me know in the comments below what you think of them and if you use them and have found a positive change then also let me know.

Are there any other apps or websites you can think of that are useful for bloggers? 
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5 comments

  1. Absolutely love your blog! Can't believe I've only just discovered you. Is it just me who's obsessed with the beauty of this photo?! So clean and bright. I love VSCOcam, I love how it lays out all your photos so you can see how they'd look on Instagram too!
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    www.isabellekategm.co.uk ♡

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  2. Literally haven't heard of the majority of these websites. Thank you for sharing!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  3. Great post hun! There are some I've never heard of but will definitely be looking into xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  4. I constantly use ever note on my phone =] its a life saver

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Some great links but mainly I am having huge workspace envy. Creating a little blogging space at the moment and that is exactly the white on white look I am aiming for xx www.champagneinateacup.wordpress.com

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