Top 6 Apps/Websites You Should Be Using

When I first started my blog, I knew the WordPress platform as thats the where I host my blog, but I didn’t even have the app for a while. As I developed my blog and learned more I found more apps and websites that help me edit photographs or even help with scheduling and posting. There are so many different apps and websites to help you boost your efficiency and I am sharing my top 6 that I think you should be using.

1. Social Media Apps

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are all the social media apps that I use to share my blog, network with other bloggers and gather feedback on my posts. I have made so many friends on Twitter, the community is so supportive and positive.

2. Canva

This app allows you to edit pictures, it has so many different templates, fonts, filters. You can create a range of different posts for all the social media platforms also. I like to use this app to edit my feature image for my blog posts. It also allows me to experiment with my images.

3. Hootsuite

I only started using this app recently but is so helpful. Being able to schedule posts and tweets ahead of time so when life and work is busy, I am still consistent on my blog and on my social media platforms. It is really easy to use and can you can set up several different social medias on your one account. If you struggle to stay consistent on social media this is the app for you!

4. Moz

This website is so useful to help you stay informed on your DA score and other different statistics. regarding DA scores and SEO. It explains all the the terms. I currently use the free version and can help you if you are starting to learn more about the analytics behind your blog.

5. WordPress App

I run my blog on WordPress and so having the WordPress app on my phone allows me to respond to comments, read other blogs and stay connected whilst I am away from my Macbook. The app is easy to use and if you want to you can write and post on your blog all from your phone. However, I prefer to use my Macbook to write posts.

6. Layout

I like to use this app for featured images on my blog and Instagram posts when I want to include more than one image. I usually use 4 image option for some blog posts. This app has plenty of options to display your photos.

 

What apps and websites do you use to help you with your blog? Do you use the same apps and websites as me? I’d love to hear in the comments.

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42 comments

  1. clairelomax2018 · 5 Days Ago

    I love the WordPress app, it’s one of the main reasons I left blogger and moved over. Canva is great as well, think I need to check out the other ones. Thanks for sharing x

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  2. These are all great tools. Buffer is a good alternative to Hootsuite if you want to share videos.

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  3. TeaPartyPrincess · 5 Days Ago

    Canva is a lifesaver for images, and I love that you can save and reuse templates across different devices. You can customise so much with it!
    I always wish I’d started on WordPress instead of Blogger, but now I’m too comfortable coding on Blogger to change haha.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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    • bournemouthgirl · 3 Days Ago

      It is great! I found WordPress a lot better than blogger, easier to use and navigate. You have to do what’s best for you x

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  4. Jane Rosebery · 5 Days Ago

    I use Canva too!

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  5. Simply Michelle · 5 Days Ago

    this is such a helpful post! i need to get better at scheduling my social media posts because i always forget about my blog twitter lol! i’ve also never heard of that Layout app but, it sounds really cool so i’ll have to download it and play around. i just found a app called milkshake that basically allows you to make a website for your instagram. i was able to make a page that included all my links and then you just pop it in your instagram bio. it’s still in the very early stages so i’m not sure if it’s available worldwide yet but definitely check it out! xx

    mich / simplymich.com

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    • bournemouthgirl · 5 Days Ago

      Oh wow, I have never heard of milkshake before but it sounds really interesting, I might have to check that out too. Thank you for sharing that tip xx

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  6. Hannah Read · 5 Days Ago

    Good choices! Canva is my absolute life, I love it so much! I use Buffer instead of Hootsuite but I think I’ll be moving over to Tailwind once I start paying for scheduling as I’ve heard it’s really good for Pinterest.

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  7. budgetbelles80 · 5 Days Ago

    Canva is a lifesaver for me. The free plan allows me to create graphics for my blog and social media. I have not tried the other 4 listed but I am going to look into them. Thanks for the suggestions!

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    • bournemouthgirl · 3 Days Ago

      I upgraded after a year but at first the free plan worked well for me. Can you send me the link to your blog

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  8. Hilary Tan · 5 Days Ago

    Personally, I choose not to use social media outside of WordPress. FB is not a great environment for my well-being and mental health. I have Instagram but I haven’t updated in several months. I feel like I’m constantly comparing myself to other people on social media which doesn’t make me feel good. The WordPress app doesn’t seem to affect me in a negative way.

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  9. Sunshine with Savannah · 5 Days Ago

    This is great! I have never really utilized Moz (other than a few random checks every few months) and I’ve never used Layout. I’ll have to check them out and get to work. Thank you so much for sharing! xx

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    • bournemouthgirl · 3 Days Ago

      Layout is great if you wanting to include lots of pictures in one post! I find it so easy to use. Thank you reading lovely xx

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  10. The busy shelf · 4 Days Ago

    The WordPressApp is awesome! It makes it so easy to schedule posts, interact, have everything in the same place ❤

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  11. DAOwens · 4 Days Ago

    I’m going to have to invest some time in hootsuit! I’ve been looking for somethings just like it for ages now. I heard of canva now a few times in different contexts. Maybe its about time I invested some time lol

    Awesome post. Short. Sweet. Very informational. My favorite combo!

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    • bournemouthgirl · 3 Days Ago

      It’s great and so helpful if you are sometimes too busy to post on social media! Thank you!
      They are free apps!
      Please can you send me your link

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  12. amymayj · 4 Days Ago

    I’ve recently discovered Canva and it’s been a godsend as I spent so much time wondering where bloggers found their lovely graphics from! I work full time so any free time I have I try and spend writing content, but having the WordPress app on my phone is great because it means I can catch up on posts, leave some comments and do a bit of social media stuff on my lunch break or on the journey to work. I’m just getting used to Moz as well but I think it’s such a great tool to use. Thanks to sharing!

    Amy | sassycatlady.com

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    • bournemouthgirl · 3 Days Ago

      Yeah definitely. If you work a look a scheduler is so handy; you then don’t have to try and squeeze time in for social media. Thank you for reading Amy xx

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  13. TammyB · 4 Days Ago

    I use a lot of these but a couple of them are new!
    Thanks for the recs.

    https://link.medium.com/BsWjbkbXsX

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  14. LiveNotExist · 4 Days Ago

    I use almost everyone of this sites and it helps a lot. Especially canva is a big favourite 👍

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  15. theperfictionistsite · 4 Days Ago

    Canva is fantastic! I’ve decided now I’d much prefer to use canva to edit my photos. Great blog post x

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  16. Agree with this list! I use Buffer, but any scheduling tool can make life a lot easier. Canva is a life saver too! X
    Megan | https://meganelizabethlifestyle.com/

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  17. We, the Humankind · 3 Days Ago

    Man, it is HIGH time I got the WordPress app- it’d be great to leave/respond to comments etc. on my phone easily. Also, I might look into Moz, since SEO is still quite new to me. Thanks for the tips!

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    • bournemouthgirl · 3 Days Ago

      Do you not use it? It’s definitely a life saver to reply to comments etc on the go! Moz is great if you want to get to grips with statistics and learn your DA score

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      • We, the Humankind · 2 Days Ago

        Amazingly, no…but it would certainly make life a lot easier. I’ll check out Moz for sure- thanks!

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      • bournemouthgirl · 2 Days Ago

        It is so much easier x

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  18. annashepherd · 3 Days Ago

    I really only use canvas and wordpress! I am definitely going to have to check the others out! great post!

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    • bournemouthgirl · 3 Days Ago

      I hope you find them useful. Thank you for reading and commenting. Please can you send me the link to your blog x

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  19. carlystarr · 2 Days Ago

    I am going to checkout that Moz app thanks. I have hesitated to download WordPress ap on my phone because I get distracted enough by my phone as it is! I love technology but it can definitely be a huge distraction

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    • bournemouthgirl · 2 Days Ago

      That’s a good reason not to have it on your phone. Replying to comments and reading others blog posts I do from my phone as I find it easier to do so. It can be! I try to reduce my screen time but it can be hard x

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  20. Nancy · 21 Hours Ago

    These apps are great to use! I love using Tweetdeck for scheduling tweets. Canva is such a nice tool without having to dig for images because stock images are there for you! I should look into Moz. Thanks for sharing these apps!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  21. beccahargate · 10 Hours Ago

    I found this really helpful thankyou! I also love unfold for Instagram stories and lightroom is great for editing! I’d never heard of Moz or Hootsuite but I’ve downloaded them now! Thanks x

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  22. Bexa · 9 Hours Ago

    This is such a helpful post Lauren, thank you for sharing! I think Canva is such a great app, it’s so quick and easy and the graphics always look really nice. I’ve never looked into any scheduling apps, but I think I should, I’m so inconsistent on social media ha ha. Hootsuite sounds like a brilliant app to use, I’ll defo have to look into it, thanks for the recommendation. I also haven’t looked at Moz in a while, I’m going to head over there now, it’s always interesting to see different blog stats and info 🙂 Fab post and excellent list of apps! ❤ xxx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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