6 Best Free Blogging Apps For Savvy Bloggers

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6 Must Have Best Blogging Apps For Savvy Bloggers

Are you a professional blogger?

I mean are you one of the serious bloggers who turn their passion into an online business and actually make a living through it?

Are you a smart blogger too?

A smart blogger is also a savvy blogger.

If you want to be a smart blogger, wish to save time, and start blogging efficiently, then this post may be exactly what you’re looking for.

In this post you will learn:

  • The shifting trends for blogs
  • Why you should adapt
  • Which apps to use
  • How these can help you

As you read along, you will understand how much more efficient your daily routine can be and how little effort it takes from your end.

What’s New

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you must have heard of the invention of smartphones.

These revolutionary devices, which have now become so normal, that even our grandparents tend to FaceTime and Whatsapp us, have continuously evolved their technology.

At first, we only used our smartphones for the occasional weather check or a quick Facebook update.

Now we seem to spend more time on our phones than our actual desktops.

Adaptation in Blogging

With the change of the trend, you need to change your way of blogging.

But how exactly are you meant to achieve this and what tools are necessary to succeed?

The good news is, you probably already own everything to be the next big fish because all you need is your smartphone or a tablet!

The truth is, desktops and laptops are pretty old-fashioned by now, and almost everything can be done on a phone these days.

Whether it’s shopping, scanning virtual plane tickets, trading in the stock market or blogging, all you need is a phone or a tablet!

But with the phone, you need certain applications, which we’ll discuss in detail below.

The Blogging Apps You Want

1. WordPress

If you are one of 75+ million WordPress users, you may not know this, but they actually have an application on which you can access and edit your sites.

All you need to do is login with your already existing details, and you’re in. Now you can edit, create, and delete content, just like on your desktop.

Screenshot of WordPress App

You can also approve and reply to comments for instance. Having access to your phone is a lot easier than to a desktop and as we know, ‘time is money.’

Now that you can respond in no time, smoothen out mistakes on the go and upload media with your new app, you won’t experience blogging the same way.

This is especially great when you want to upload images you’ve snapped with your phone, as you don’t have to upload them to your desktop first then onto your WordPress account etc.

2. Pocket / BlogLovin’

As a successful blogger, it’s almost crucial to read other blogs and get in touch with other bloggers sooner or later.

Not only can this help you learn more, generate new ideas and possibly get inspired by others, it could also help you create new friendships!

Screenshot of Pocket App

Regardless of what niche you’re into, staying informed is always a good thing.

With the Pocket app or alternatively the BlogLovin’ app, you can now create a list of your favorite blogs, save certain blog posts you may want to read later, and even customize your interest.

These apps almost work like Netflix, so that you get sent other suggested bloggers to read that might interest you.

Screenshot of Bloglovin App

You can also access the saved posts later on when you’re offline, and read them on a plane for instance.

Alternatively, you can also snoop around and see what your friends or other bloggers like to read, thus further increasing your horizon and inspiration.

Both of these applications also work for your desktops, so you can sync all your saved files with one account.

3. Crowdfire

To keep up with the social aspect of blogging, you are probably familiar with Twitter and Instagram.

Spreading the word on these can greatly increase your social media presence and exposure, to millions of other people.

But it’s not always easy to filter out people you want to follow and those you don’t want to follow you back.

With the Crowdfire app, this now only takes a few taps of your finger.

Screenshot of Crowdfire App

You can easily be choosing people to follow, that liked a certain hashtag or follow certain trends.

On the other hand, you can easily remove hundreds of followers that aren’t following you back.

This is especially great for Instagram, as you’re only allowed to follow 7,500 people per account.

There are different types for this app, though. The free version has a set limit to follow and unfollow people.

Screenshot of Crowdfire Schedule Instagram App

This app also helps you schedule Instagram posts, so you don’t have to do it manually every certain time frame or worry about forgetting to post one.

Very handy application!

You can also access this application from your desktop if you fancy.

4. TagsForLikes

If you want your blog to go viral, you need to expose it to those that may be interested.

The best way to do that on Instagram is to use the right hashtag on your images and to make sure other people with that interest, see that image.

But typing out several different tags for each image is not only time consuming, but really annoying!

TagsForLikes can make your life a lot easier.

Screenshot of Tags for likes App

With this app, you can easily write down your favorite hashtags, save them and copy them whenever necessary.

It also gives you a good list of prewritten tags relevant for certain niches or categories, so you don’t even need to be creative.

All you have to do is go into a category such as food, for example, choose desserts, and copy all the hashtags.

Now you simply paste those to your ice cream picture, and watch as people ‘double tap’ away!

You may also have a look at the popular hashtags and occasionally use these for your posts.

5. Aweber

If you haven’t come across the term, “The money is in the list” you have now, and you will surely come across it again in your blogging life.

However, if you’re already holding a newsletter, you know how important it is to analyze your progress, and the given data as well as keeping your followers updated.

You want to broadcast routinely, ideally have an autoresponder and see what emails convert the best.

Personally, I’m using Aweber so I will talk about the features on their app. This doesn’t mean that the competitors don’t have similar features.

Screenshot of Aweber App

Quite the contrary, actually as MailChimp and GetResponse also have apps with almost identical features, just to name a few.

Although Aweber’s app is a bit limited, since you can only check all the data and see how it’s converting, it is still good to have.

You can easily switch from your different newsletters and see which subscribers opened certain broadcasts, how often, and how many times they clicked on the links provided.

If you want a successful newsletter, you need to make sure to write converting emails. Everything from the title to the context plays a huge role.

The insides found on the app can easily help you create the perfect mail.

6. Google Analytics

As a blogger, it is almost mandatory to have Google Analytics set up with your blog.

The amount of valuable information it provides you is near priceless enough and it is actually for free as well, so you really don’t have an excuse not to use it.

Screenshot of Google Analytics App

But besides the obvious, you should also be aware that there is a practical Google Analytics application you can use straight off your handy gadgets.

The app is almost as user-friendly as the desktop version.

If you have several websites, you can easily move back and forth to analyze your statistics.

"Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy." ~ Saadi

What These Free Blogging Apps Can Do For You

Now that you saw the recommended apps and their functions, hopefully, you see the power they actually provide.

Instead of being limited to working on a desktop or laptop all the time, you can now be completely mobile with just your phone.

Additionally, you can connect with like-minded bloggers, inform yourself about new trends, and share your content faster and easier than ever.

This means more exposure and branding for you and your blog, and making your content more easily available for the growing mobile world.

Ideas that might pop into your head can be written down and saved as drafts with images you took from your phone.

Understand the behavior of your followers and get rid of those that aren’t useful to you.

All of the above and more with the simplicity of a handful of apps that are free to download.

Once you get the hang of it, you’ll have thousands of followers and readers in no time.

Most of these apps help you further increase your reach, and as you know now, people spend more time than they should on their phones.

Make them spend it on your content!

Over to you –

So what are you going to do?

Remain hard working and glued to your desk?

Or will you be location independent, connected and savvy instead?

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  1. Nimesh

    January 18, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Great read, Pau! Smartphone and mobile application development boost is really helping tech savvy bloggers to explore new dimensions of opportunity. Google Blogger and AdSense is also one of the motivation to keep alive the writing passion. Thanks for sharing the details.

  2. Khasrang

    January 4, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Well, there are some Apps that can really help our fellow Bloggers to be more Productive and Apps like Google Analytics and WordPress App really do help us out to do our Work on the Go.
    Cheers… !!
    Great List,,,

  3. Nauman

    December 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Hy Esteban!
    Thanks for sharing this amazing stuff!
    Let me try some of them 🙂

  4. Fouad

    November 5, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Hi Esteban,

    Even though I’ve written a similar article as a guest post, I must confess that you’ve included some useful apps I didn’t even think of.

    I love the WordPress app, it makes blogging really easy for me. Anytime I need to do some quick editing on my post, I resort to using the app. It’s very convenient and saves time.

    Nice Job

  5. Jitendra Soni

    August 30, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Hi Esteban,

    Thanks for a very well written and complied list. AS a full-time blogger I also use a few tools. Except for Aweber, I’ve been using all other since some time. I would also like to add Google Keep, to take notes on the go. You really do not know when you have a Eureka moment! also, it helps in keep a tab on to-dos for the day:)

  6. karamath

    May 11, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Yes every blogger must have this apps iam already using some of this i dont know about tagsforlikes,crowdfire i will try it.

    Thanks

    • Esteban Pau

      May 12, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Hey Karamath,
      Thanks for your comment. The apps are pretty cool and I just started using tagsforlikes yesterday again for a new instagram account. Honestly saves me so much time!

      Crowdfire is awesome too!

      Esteban

  7. Saeed Ashif Ahmed

    May 4, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Hi Esteban Pau,

    I was only using WordPress and Google Analytic App before reading this post. Thanks for this useful Article which helped me to analysis something in my Mobile.

    • Esteban Pau

      May 4, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Hi Saeed,
      I hope you find great use in the other apps. Some of these are not relevant to everyone but they sure make a big difference for those who do use it 🙂
      Hope you enjoy and thanks for your nice comment,
      Esteban

  8. Savithri Venkataramani

    April 21, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    I love and believe in the saying of Saadi-“All things are difficult before they become easy.

    • Esteban Pau

      April 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Hey,
      That’s a great saying and very relevant here 🙂 thanks!

  9. Bilal Khan

    April 19, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Hi,
    Real Time Saving apps WordPress and Aweber and Nice Sharing.Keep up it.Have a nice week ahead.

    • Esteban Pau

      April 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Hey Bilal,

      I sure do save a lot of time. Already the fact that I don’t have to start up my laptop, wait for it to load, open the internet browser, login to my WP account and then check my stats…
      No! With my apps I can simply unlock the phone and tap away with one finger 🙂
      Thanks and have a nice week as well!
      Esteban

  10. Bruce Mesnekoff

    April 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Nice article about Blogging Apps really helpful. Very impressive article I am now regular visitor of your website.

    • Esteban

      April 13, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Hi Bruce,
      Thanks for the nice comment!
      Always happy to have a new regular on my site as well 🙂
      Have a great day,
      Esteban

  11. Jupiter Jim

    April 3, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Esteban, Great selection of apps. Some I use, some I’ve heard of and forgotten about and some are new. As a WordPress web designer, of course, I love WordPress and Aweber is also my autoresponder of choice. I couldn’t agree with you more there. Love the TagsforLikes apps. Definitely need to check that out since I love taking pics and am really getting into Instagram as one of my social media favorites for 2016! Great article and thanks for sharing. Harleen, it’s good to be back here! Glad to see that you’re still at it!!!

    • Esteban

      April 4, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      Hey Jim,
      I always forget certain apps that are catching dust on my phone ! But when I see them again I easily spend hours browsing through them.
      TagsForLikes is definitely amazing if you want to increase followers and get more likes etc on your photos. Highly encourage using that.
      I’ve personally been a bit absent on Instagram but it gets hard to juggle everything at once.
      Thanks for your comment 🙂
      Esteban

  12. Ikechi Awazie

    April 1, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Hi Esteban

    You are right. These apps on a smartphone make any blogger productive. I have some of these apps and my smartphone and i must say that they save me time especially when I am not on my laptop.

    Thanks for sharing. Welcome to Harleena’s blog and have a blessed week.

    • Esteban

      April 1, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Hey Ikechi,
      It’s quite incredible what technology can provide these days isn’t it?
      Especially when it’s all for free you can’t complain at all!
      Thanks for welcoming me and hope you have a great week as well!
      Esteban

  13. Carolyn Nicander Mohr

    March 28, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Hello Esteban, Great list of apps for bloggers. I use WordPress and Pocket but really am interested in the tagging app.

    I highly recommend Triberr as a go-to app for bloggers. You can have your articles shared by many other fellow bloggers and develop relationships with them. My traffic soared after I joined Triberr!

    • Esteban

      March 29, 2016 at 1:42 am

      Hey Carolyn,
      I’m happy you enjoy this list!
      I tried joining Tiberr once but I didn’t really understand it. I might give the app a go. I read from a lot of different bloggers that it helped their content go viral.
      Thanks for reminding me 🙂
      Esteban

  14. Yogesh Shinde

    March 24, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Hey Esteban and Harleena ma’am,

    I have used Pocket and it’s an extremely helpful app to save your webpages. I am not using most of the apps but after this article I am going to install them.

    I use Tagstram app which is similar to Tagsforlikes, I am member of Crowdfire but I haven’t installed the app.

    And off course I am using Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram.

    I think you miss the app IFTTT, it’s an awesome app and every blogger and marketer should use it for automation.

    Thanks Esteban and Harleena ma’am.

    Regards,
    Yogesh Shinde

  15. Donna Merrill

    March 21, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Hi Esteban,

    Nice to meet you here on Harleena’s place! I want to thank you for introducing me to a few apps that can come in handy for me.

    I do work from home, so I don’t rely on my phone that much, But…when I’m away it only makes sense to use my phone. Who wants to carry around a laptop? Even though my mac is slim, it is still bulky to lug around.

    Now that Summer is around the corner, I’ll be doing a lot of traveling and some of these apps are going to come in handy.

    I like the idea of just tapping some followers away he he he.

    -Donna

    • Esteban Pau

      March 21, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Hi Donna,
      You’re most welcome 🙂 happy to help people out when I can!
      Very true, laptops are getting skinnier and lighter every year…
      However they’re still larger than a phone no matter how thin and light they get!
      Jealous of your travels but make use of the apps when you’re on the go 😉
      Let me know how they treat you.
      Esteban

  16. Swadhin Agrawal

    March 21, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Hi Esteban,
    Nice round up of apps for bloggers. When I came reading the title I thought you had a summary of apps that were best and applicable for all bloggers and helped them in terms of productivity or blogging experience in general.

    I am app nerd myself and I don’t use any of them except for pocket and analytics which are great apps by the way.

    Aweber paid and is meaningless for thousands of bloggers that don’t use the platform. 🙂

    If I had to include anything, it’d be buffer, evernote etc

    Thanks for the post.
    Tweeting it. 🙂
    -Swadhin

    • Esteban Pau

      March 21, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      Hey Swadhin,
      I suppose only some of these app help productivity or blogging experience in general.
      When I mentioned Aweber, I purposely mentioned that other email providers have apps as well. I think any blogger should know the potential an email list has (which is why I included it) and yea, unless you pay for your membership after the trial, this app is almost useless.
      However I just wanted to let people know it exists regardless if they have a list or not.
      I was hesitant about including buffer actually because Crowdfire is similar but it’s true, Buffer is a great tool as well and I do use it myself!
      Thanks for your comment and letting others know about buffer and evernote!
      Esteban

  17. Rachel Wolany

    March 21, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Hey Esteban,

    Great post. I have been in contention with this subject for a while now. I touch type and love how I bounce around the keyboard. I jump around on my phone as well, but no where near as fast as I do on my laptop.

    As I know anything technologically new I seem to be afraid of I have been watching others. I get the phone is important to others, but I don’t want to be using such a small tool when I have other options. That is what I love about this day and age, we have choice.

    Mind you the phone for pics and movies is essential and it reminds me that my phone requires and update. Thanks for sharing all the apps, I used it like a check list. I am going fine with all you have listed. Phew – I always read these tech savvy posts with care to make sure I am informed and not being left behind. Now I just have to get on this instagram. Thanks for the informative post.

    Rachel.

    • Esteban Pau

      March 21, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Hi Rachel,
      I get what you mean when you say you get scared of new technological devices. Especially when you observe others and they look like they’ve come from another planet when handling these.
      But practice is all it takes to become just as good or fluent with anything.
      You can’t ride a bike before falling down a few times right?
      Feel free to add me on instagram if you decide to join (@mypathtopassiveincome)
      Esteban




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