There are so many great apps and programs that help bloggers create quality content. With technological advancement in mobile phones and apps, bloggers these days are offered many opportunities to not only blog on-the-go, but also to tick off blogging tasks on their smartphones. I'm sure if you're a blogger, you will under the importance of creating beautiful content. So I thought that today I would give you a rundown of the apps and programs that I really couldn't be without.
Canva is by FAR the bes graphic designer and image for bloggers! I discovered this app some time ago and I really love using it and it is something that I will always recommend to other bloggers and businesses. Canva has fantastic features and you can create any type of graphic you need to promote your brand, blog or business. There are diffferent types of graphics you can design such as pinterest, facebook, instagram stories and you can even create a media kit. It's a brilliant program to use. I am only using the free version of Canva at the moment and it does exactly what I need it to do.
Now when it comes to an editing style there are so many great apps that you could choose to download. My editing process isn't so straightforward and there are a number of different apps that I use to try and get those light, bright and airy images on my blog and instagram. Most professional photographers love using photoshop, but being a girl who loves a budget friendly way to get beautiful imagery I downloaded the lightroom app. Lightroom is a great app and they are known for making some amazing filter presets which can really help save time of editing. Preset will make your Instragram feed cohesive in colour and style, and if that's something that you want then you need to download lightroom. You could even try and create your own presets but it does take some practice, so for lightroom beginners I would recommend getting a couple of presets to figure out your style. With this latest version, the photo editing app is now completely free — you don't need an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription to download and use the app
A Color Story
If you're looking for an app to make your photograph more cohesive then I would recommended using a color story in addition to lightroom. A Color Story is a great app to use if you're trying to create a more cohesive theme on the gram, This app has so many different filters, presets that you could use to help create a theme. I will open up my photos in this app and then head straight over to the filters, they have some free filters available but I have purchased a couple of packs aswell. You can go through their shop and scroll through all the filter packs available which are super cheap. Lately, I have been using this app to plan my Instagram feed so can figure out what works and what doesn't. It's definately an app that's worth checking out.
New apps for instagram stories seems to pop up everyday, which means that stories are becoming much more creative, interactive and engaging than they have ever before. More and more bloggers are using their Instagram stories to share their content, drive traffic and connect with their followers. It does make completely sense and so many of us want to up our game with the Instagram stories. Unfold is great for clean minimalist story templates, so this is a easy fit for me. By using a set of templates for your Instagram Stories, you can create cohesive content that aligns with your brand as a whole. Unfold will have everything you need to stand out from the crowd! From clean frames to cute layered polaroids, there’s a template for every brand to get creative with. Not only that, it’s seriously easy to use, and take no time at all to be creative.
Whatever you do never EVER underestimate the usefulness of a notes app on your phone. With Evernote you can manage everything from writing blog posts to big projects. It is a great app to capture ideas and inspiration in notes, voice and pictures ensuring that you never lose track of your tasks or deadlines. There’s not another note-taking app out there that can offer everything Evernote can in one neatly wrapped package. For me inspiration always comes to be at times that I never expect so Evernote is great for that, I also like to use this for my task lists and even keep my hashtages for the gram. It's brilliant.
With technological advancement in mobile phones and apps, bloggers these days are offered many opportunities to not only blog on-the-go, but also to tick off blogging tasks on their smartphones. As a blogger I have found so many brilliant apps that have really helped with productivity as well as keeping me organised. What apps do you use? I'd love to know, please leave your recommendations in the comments below.
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