14 November 2014

5 Apps I Can't Live Without #Fandom5

This post was originally going to be a guest post for another blog and so I was a little sad when it didn't go live when discussed with the other blogger, but I know they had a lot of stuff going on so instead I'm posting it now as part of Fandom Friday!

It's fair to say the my iPhone spends so much time in my hands that we're practically fused together. I prefer to blog on my mobile than on my computer because I don't have fancy photo editing abilities on my computer or even a camera - but for my phone I have a lot and then some! The best part is a nifty camera built in and with technology advancing so much cameras on phones are nothing short of amazing. I thought I'd share 5 apps, in no particular order, that are important in my life.

Bloglovin

At first I didn't think this app was important but I was very wrong. Bloglovin is the only app on my phone that allows blogging to be a social thing. Blogger let's you post and edit what you've written but you will not be able to see what anyone else is up to. However, get yourself a Bloglovin account and follow the blogs you love and you will always be in the loop!

Instagram

It's pretty safe to say that everyone has an Instagram, yeah? So we're not suprised that this is one of my top apps. It's my absolute favourite - I use it more than twitter and facebook because I like visual information over the written word. It's a good place to advertise blogs too. I don't personally, but I do follow a lot of accounts that give sneak previews and links to blog posts via Instagram. 

VSCOcam

Photographs are important in posts to help break up big blocks of text. Super important. It's probably because we're so used to visual bombardment - like visual imagery really is everywhere. VSCOcam has to be the best photo editor app I've used. Instagram may have brought about filters - but you have a lot more control with this one! I'll be honest, I don't fully understand what it all means but I know I can make photographs look warmer and cooler as well as crop them. A quick once over with this app and every photo looks brilliant.

Twitter

Again, Twitter is another place great to boost your blog. Post links and there are accounts which will retweet your tweets hopefully bringing more traffic to your site. It's also a mini blogging format where you get 150 characters to just give everyone the down low. I mainly use twitter to retweet things but I'm getting better at being more social on there.

Goodreads

This is more for the bookworms. Goodreads tracks what you are reading and your process in it. I've seen a lot of blogs where books are a big part of what they post about and with Goodreads you can keep up to date with them no problem! Goodreads has somewhere to store the books you want to read, a scanner to scan your version of the book you're reading (so can give the accurate pages within) as well as a place to store all the books you've already read. Recently I discovered it promotes challenges, so if you want to challenge yourself to read so many books by the end of the year Goodreads will help you track that! I'm getting more in to reading and I love updating this app, especially since the update which has just made everything so much moother!

Which are your favourite apps?


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This post is part of Fandom Friday! A joint project started by The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick to bring the geek community together.

14 comments:

  1. I haven't downloaded Bloglovin for my phone yet and I have no idea why! Must get on that.

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    1. It's so good to browse blogs! I'm bad for reading and not commenting when I use it though, but it is very easy to use!

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  2. So far I think Instagram has been on every list!

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    1. It's so good though, I always go on it when I'm in autopilot mode

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    1. Yeah! It's funny because it's 110 times more social than the Blogger app, they should really update that.

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  4. I love all of these! I haven't gotten the bloglovin' app yet, but maybe I should! Insta FTW!! xx

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    1. It's so much easier to follow and keep up with blogs when on mobiles/tablets :)

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  5. Love, love, LOVE bloglovin' on my phone! It makes it so much easier to keep up with the blog I love!

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    1. Definitely agree! I had to have a clear out of some blogs (because sometimes I'll follow spam accounts although I didn't actively do it) but it's definitely a must on my phone

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  6. I love bloglovin. Makes reading blogs so much easier when I'm on the go.

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    1. Yes! I love how easy it is too, and its good for finding new blogs :)

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  7. I'm still trying to figure out what makes Bloglovin so different than say Feedly and subscribing to the blogs RSS. I shall have to google-fu it since everyone seems to be recommending it!

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    1. I generally follow people via the Blogger roll thing (whatver that is) and bloglovin too because when I'm on the go Blogger is a nightmare for trying to look at or comment on other blogs. It's free too!

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