Another month, another first Tuesday of the month and another Tuesday Tips post. This time I’m going to be talking all about my top 5 apps that I use for blog organisation. As much as I prefer working at home on my laptop, sometimes it is just not feasible and I have to do work on the go as and when I can. It is that reason that my iPhone is so important to me, as well as keeping in contact with people too. These are some of the most important apps that I use on a day to day basis and you have probably heard of them all but I thought it would be nice to give you some context into not only how this blog is run but how I manage it on the go too.
Every blogger around at the moment uses some sort of scheduling app/service for sending out tweets, Facebook posts and the like. While there may be better options out there than Hootsuite in terms of multitasking and doing more than this does, I’ve stuck with Hootsuite for a couple of years now and it has served me well. I plan on having a look at the other providers at some point this year and see what they offer but for now this app is a lifesaver at scheduling tweets for new blog posts while I’m out and about. I usually schedule my tweets for a week on a Sunday night but recently I haven’t had time to blog as often so scheduling has been on a day to day basis. Either way, it’s easy to use and a quick solution to promoting your blog without being attached to your phone 24/7.
I’m not going to lie, I am a list queen. I have lists everywhere for everything and anything I need to know or that needs to be done gets put on a list. I prefer hand written lists as the whole process of writing it, sticking it on my wall or desk and then crossing tasks off is quite satisfying when you are as obsessed with organisation as I am. However, when I’m out and about and I think of things that need doing I use this app to get things written down before I forget. It also has a list feature which is great for shopping lists and the reminders are perfect for setting alarms of things that need to be done or something you need to remember for a certain time on a certain day. Can you tell how much I love this app?
3. Google Drive
Going against the norm of many bloggers, I’m a chromebook girl. I got my chromebook at Christmas and have been in love with it ever since. The organisation on here is great for me, with less programs cluttering up my desktop and a better file organisation system. Plus everything is backed up on the google cloud, which along with my dropbox backing up and my external hard drive makes for some serious backing up of important files. However, I have an iPhone but luckily the Google Drive app makes it easy for me to access files from my computer on the go as well as creating new files which is perfect for when I have a writing brain wave on the bus. A brilliant app for someone like me.
Dropbox is fast becoming one of my most used apps and features. These days most press releases and EP’s/albums for bands are sent via Dropbox where the PR/management can put together one folder containing press release, songs and pictures all in one handy place. Saving everything to my Dropbox means I don’t always have to fill up cloud space and can use Dropbox file storage space instead. On my phone, I can download files, read press releases and listen to tracks on the go so I can still get work done while I haven’t got my laptop with me, which is great for my productivity too.
I think this is a pretty obvious one for all bloggers out there. Bloglovin is a great way for me to keep track of my blog, followers, whether posts have gone live etc. I always use it, as other people will too, for keeping up to date with the blogs I follow, being able to read on the go when I want or at home too. It is a great easy to use app and one of my most used when it comes to blog organisation.
So there you have it, my top 5 most used and most useful apps for blog organisation. Obviously, I use things like Mail and Twitter for checking in and keeping updated too but these are the ones that keep me organised rather than up to date. I hope you found this post helpful and interesting and as ever if you have any ideas on content you would like to see on here or this particular series then let me know.