Blogging as an activity is not just limited to text but has grown to encompass visual content including images and videos. Bloggers also are not restricted to good old desktop computers or laptops for updating their posts or reading what their peers are writing and instead are increasingly using smartphones such as iPhone and other similar devices. Following is a list of a few blogging apps for iPhone users that have made life very easy for them.
1. BlogTouch Pro (Blogger.com)
A robust product designed for Blogger/Blogspot users with facility for working offline and scheduling posts for updates which can be shared with any other service. A person can manage multiple accounts and blogs and embed YouTube videos in the post. The traits of auto backup and synced copies ensure that no data is lost while any unwanted content can be safely deleted with the trash bin located in offline storage. The rich text editor allows for versatile formatting of texts along with the provision to add images directly from the camera, gallery or a website. This paid app can be secured with a password and the most remarkable feature is the audio keyboard which enables the user to speak the matter for typing.
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Some readers might be surprised to see this entry on this list of blogging apps for iPhone but the open source framework and arguably the most popular website building and blogging tool has a presence on the iTunes store. All the features that a user enjoys on the desktop version can be experienced on the iPhone application too with provisions for posting and editing apart from sharing and tagging the blog posts. One also gets access to analytics and can examine statistics like most popular content and traffic. Push notifications will assist in keeping track of all the engagement on the blog and one can comment or reply with just a few taps.
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This Yahoo Inc. owned free service is ideal for bloggers who like to share visual content and photos, GIFs, audio files, videos- live or recorded apart from the usual text can be uploaded through the application. A person can join a group of people with similar interests and not only update one’s own creation but also share or reblog other bloggers’ content. There are numerous options for customization and modifications can be carried out to every aspect of the blog like the layout, colour scheme or typography in addition to an attribute for making personalized GIFs. The app also has a provision for conducting private conversations with friends.
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The well-known website and e-commerce store builder also offers a very useful and handy blog building tool as part of its iOS app. The intuitive drag and drop convenience especially fashioned for touch screen usage can be employed along with the theme library of the application for the purpose. Posts containing text or visual content can be uploaded directly from the app through the blog post editor and any comments received can be replied to instantly. Working in offline mode is enabled and data can be synchronized across various devices. The uploaded material can be shared effortlessly with just one tap on Facebook and Twitter. A subscriber can sign up for the service by choosing from various subscription packages for the duration of 30 days or one year.
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An example of innovative and efficient iPhone application development, Blogo has the distinction of being categorized as the best new app by Apple. Possessing a very neat interface with simple features like the full- screen mode for better writing experience and shortcuts for most used actions. The send to Blogo feature is an ingenious way of adding content to the post and images, videos, URLs and pages from any other app like YouTube, Instagram, Twitter etc. can be transferred through this method. Management of the post list with inbuilt search and scheduling of posts along with the option of working in offline mode with live preview make it worthwhile to invest in this app. The built-in image editor has filters and facilities to add alt text and caption beside facilitating cropping and resizing.
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These above-mentioned blogging apps for iPhone are some of the most popular and widely used names that help bloggers in managing their creations right from their Apple device without needing to go through the cumbersome process of using a computer.