One of the main components of a good blog is an informative, engaging, and catchy post that caters to readers, often the result of dedication and consistency. Updating and managing your blog may seem like a small commitment in theory but in reality, life can easily get busy and distract you from managing different aspects of your blog that should make it stand out. Fortunately, app stores and download centers now stock a few apps that make it easier for the busy blogger to stay on top of things. Here, we present five apps that will help you stay on top of your blog.
Imagine having your next great blog post idea while having lunch and away from your computer. On one hand, you could write down the idea on your phone’s memo app and try reconstructing it when you get back to your computer. On the other hand, you could get Evernote and simply write down your ideas and synchronize the entry across your devices for easy access. Evernote is a great app that lets you stay on top of your blog post ideas, thoughts, goals, and to-do lists from virtually anywhere across your desktop and mobile devices. The app also lets you add photos, organize web articles and notes by tags for easier referencing. The app is also great for collaboration because it allows you to share ideas with anyone on the Evernote platform.
Feedly is a useful app that lets you stay up to date with your favorite blogs. As a content reader, Feedly enables you to quickly and easily see content from other bloggers and stay updated with the goings-on in your favorite sites. You can easily scan through many feeds at once and save content for reading later. As a plus, Feedly allows you to link up with other apps such as Pocket and Instapaper and social media platforms such Twitter and Buffer for easy content sharing. The app also serves as an important source of information by helping you discover new blogs and content for your blog.
BlogPress is a powerful mobile blogging tool that lets you blog on the go with ease. Most blogging platforms have their own native apps that allow multiple blogging. Managing blogs across several platforms require the user to juggle multiple apps to stay updated. BlogPress consolidates eight of the most common blogging platforms, including Blogger and WordPress and removes the need to juggle between different blogging apps. This feature-rich application lets you manage your blog posts, video, and pictures from one mobile platform. BlogPress integrates popular social media functions such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Picasa.
Pocket is a wonderfully simple bookmarking utility app that lets you keep track of articles and links that you can share on your blog or store for reading later. Different blogs and articles around the internet offer endless information, tips, and inspiration that you can use for writing your next blog post. Pocket offers a means by which you can research and collect articles and blog posts that you can share on your blog post later. Additionally, the app lets you connect to all your desktop and mobile devices, which allows you to access your bookmarks on all your devices.
- Virtual Private Network
Using third-party apps to grow and manage your blog is a great way of reducing some of the pressures of traditional blogging. However, it introduces new security concerns for bloggers. Recent research has shown that over 97% of the top 100 apps on Google’s app store have been hacked at some point, which presents security challenges for app developers. One of the safest ways for bloggers to protect their personal and financial information is by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN funnels the data sent from apps like BlogPress through a virtual network that encrypts your data and hides your personal information from hackers who are “listening in” on your connection. Therefore, a VPN is an important consideration when installing and using these blogging apps on your desktop or mobile device.
Caroline works for Secure Thoughts. To protect your website from hackers you need a VPN. Checkout the securethoughts review of the best VPN’s.