I’ve been blogging for 4 years at the end of this year! Along the way I’ve discovered some apps for blogging and Instagram that I just couldn’t do without. These apps have helped me to streamline processes and ultimately take my content up a notch. Recently, I’ve had a quite a few messages on Instagram asking me which I’d recommend. So here are my must have apps for blogging and Instagram…
Lightroom and great presets
Lightroom is the ultimate editing app. Best of all, it’s totally free to use on mobile. It definitely takes some knowledge so I’d highly recommend a great set of presets. Presets will ensure you’ve got an aesthetic consistency across all of your imagery for use on both your blog and Instagram.
Shameless plug alert but my presets are pretty great. I sell the exact ones I use on my own feed and they really are incredibly simple to use. One click will transform dull or lacklustre images into something bright and beautiful!
A feed planning app is one of the most important apps for Instagram if you want to achieve a curated look. Even if you’re not too bothered about the aesthetic value of all of your posts in a grid together, it just helps to stay organised. I used to use Mosaico and would still recommend this as a more affordable version. As I now have several accounts I have a Planoly subscription. It also allows me to schedule and auto-post which is helpful for my book club account.
Unfold is a great app for Instagram stories! On the whole I’m happy creating stories directly within the Instagram app. However sometimes it’s nice to have access to a wider range of fonts and photo layouts. Unfold is really easy to use.
I can’t get neat spacing in Instagram captions for the life of me. I’ve tried all the tips, tricks and copy and paste hacks to add paragraphs into captions and they all fail me. The Caption Writer app is a sanity-saving solution. You simply type your caption into the app and it will paste into Instagram exactly as you wrote it.
For a very quick object removal from an image I use the ‘retouch’ app. Lightroom has all the capabilities to do this and if I’m doing a more intricate edit I’ll do so on my desktop. Now and then I just want to remove something quickly! A fly across the camera, a charming lump of chewing gum on the pavement…This app is perfect for that!
Canva is one of the best pieces of software and apps for blogging out there. It’s basically fool-proof graphic design software that needs no skill or experience! I usually use the desktop version to make graphics for blog posts. However if I want to whip up a quick Instagram highlight cover, story slide or quote style post, the app is perfect. You can use a free or premium version with more features.
Splice is my favourite video editing app. It’s really quick and easy to use and the free version has loads of capabilities. It’s great for editing longer feed or IGTV length clips as well as quick time-lapses or videos for Instagram stories.
Tailwind is paid software for scheduling Pinterest pins. I use it on desktop but there’s a mobile version too. It’s one of the best apps for blogging if your goal is to drive more traffic to your website. It takes a bit of learning (and I’m not really there yet!) but I’ve definitely seen an increase in traffic since using Tailwind.
What apps for blogging do you use?