This is a guest post by Carmen Brettel
Blogging can be a full-time job -- times two! Finding ways to work more efficiently can help you to make sure that blogging doesn't take over your life and consume all of your free time. With the increasing popularity of smart phones, there are a number of Applications that can help you to manage just about every part of your life -- including your blog.
There are plenty of great Applications for bloggers that can help you manage your blog, engage with readers, and track your progress. Here are our picks for the 5 best Applications for bloggers:
WordPress is the preferred blogging platform for many bloggers. With this application, you can have all the blogging power that WordPress offers right in your pocket. Use the application to compose and publish blog posts, upload photos, respond to comments, and more. Just like the software, the application is free.
Access all your notes anywhere you are with this handy tool. You can keep track of notes for posts, research, ideas, schedules, and much more. Save websites, drafts of posts, photos for later use and anything else you will need to plan, write, and publish on your blog. All for Free.
Make managing multiple social media profiles a breeze with this application. You can track your Facebook and Twitter profiles, fan pages, and groups. You can even track your profiles on LinkedIn and MySpace. Check your news feed, schedule posts, and interact with your followers. The app is free, but you'll have to sign up for a membership.
Track your blog stats quickly and easily to make sure that your content and other marketing strategies are working as planned. Track visitors, keyword searches, referral URLs and more. Access all the data available in your Google analytics dashboard no matter where you are. Its Free.
Get your photos blog ready with the condensed version of this popular photo-editing software. You can use this application to crop or color your images, or perform other basic touch ups. No need to upload photos from your phone to your computer and then spend a lot of time retouching them for your blog. The best part is that the app is free, unlike the software.
There are many more Applications that can make your work as a blogger easier and more efficient. What Applications do you use to make blogging easier? Share your favorites in the comment box provided below!