Bloggers tend to feel a lot more comfortable writing in front of their desktop computers. A good reason for this is that their computers practically have everything they need, particularly the software and apps needed to make blogging easier. Admit it, going out of your comfort zone can be intimidating.
However, you cannot just stay home all the time. You need to go out and explore the world. You need to find inspiration elsewhere because sitting in the middle of the same four corners a day isn’t healthy for your mind at all. And what all bloggers need is constant mind stimulation to prevent writer’s block and to always have something to write about.
Leaving your desktop computer at home to write in another place shouldn’t be so hard. If you’re using an iPad, you’ll be glad to know that there are numerous apps that can help you write comfortably. So without further ado, here are the 11 top iPad apps for bloggers:
Blogsy is a well-designed blogging program that you can run on your iPad. It has improved greatly since the initial versions and now offers any blogging feature you might need. You can interact with social networking sites using Blogsy. And best of all, it’s pretty much compatible with the most popular and used blog sites on the web including WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger and etc.
If you’re running your blog on WordPress, getting this app is really a no-brainer. Blogsy is great for writing the blog, but you can use the WordPress app to make edits on already published posts, comments and pages in your blog site. Although you can do live edits through Blogsy, it might just create a mess so stick with WordPress when it comes to editing.
BlogPress is an awesome iPad app for bloggers because it has everything you might need. Though it looks very simple, the functionalities are very helpful, like putting text, images and videos with no-fuss. BlogPress works with Windows Live Spaces, Tumblr, WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad and many more. It also supports MetaWeblog API.
Take advantage of this app quickly, as it is now free to use. Posts is said to be the best iPad app for bloggers. It features a sleek interface with an awesome design. Managing your blog has never been this visually stimulating. It works with Blogger and WordPress and it can also be used for offline blogging.
Poster has a simple interface and that’s why you’ll end up loving it. It is quick and easy to use, but don’t underestimate its power. It can manage nine blogs, integrate with Dropbox and lets you write posts with custom post types. The real kicker is that you can instantly make new blog posts using images or text you see on the web or other applications. This works with WordPress.
Prose is another blogging app, quite simple if you ask me. But there are still many iPad bloggers who prefer using this. It can manage several blogs, it integrates with social networks and lets you edit the HTML of your content. It also has an offline blogging mode, which is handy.
Dropbox, which is something you’ve probably heard of already, is an app where you can store each and every file you have on a cloud storage. As long as you are connected to the internet, you can access and share files using your iPad and other gadgets. This is a must-have for managing other types of files that you sue while blogging.
MindMeister is a great support app for bloggers. It’s not really a blogging tool per se, but it will help you organize your ideas, posts and plans. It runs with the concept of mind mapping, which can be quite difficult when using a small gadget (compared to a desktop computer). Give it a try and see if this free tool will actually help your productivity.
Blog posts appear lifeless without images, and if you’re working on your computer, editing images is a breeze. On your iPad, you can use the Aviary photo editor to work with your images. Compared to the editing features of Blogsy or WordPress, Aviary can do way better.
Another productivity app. It’s basically a management app that can help you with your to-do lists. Teed is aligned with GTD time management methodology. This app can help you with prioritizing tasks, setting notifications, tagging and other things.
Last on the list is Analytics, an app that will keep track of your blog’s stats and performance. You’ll be able to track different sites and look at the statistics of your traffic sources, conversions, audience, popular posts and more.
That’s it for the list of 11 iPad apps for bloggers. Do feel free to let me know your comments and feedback about them.
Azalea is a passionate writer with years of experience. You can find her at newInternetOrder.com – a site where you can get advice on online business for normal people. No hype, and no constant product pushing. Just genuine information. In her spare time, Azalea is interested in action-packed movies and harnessing positive vibes for a well-balanced lifestyle.