Happy Tuesday! Staying in the rhythm of making sure we’re kicking off the first month of the year focused, prepared, and most of all organized, I want to quickly give you guys insight into the apps I use to help support Myriha.com. Now, I didn’t start off on day one of blogging knowing which apps to use, there was a lot of trial and error over the past three years. And while I’m sure they’ll be some cool new apps I’ll learn about this year to add to this list, these are eight tried and true apps that I love, and in many cases, have used for projects outside of blogging. So, let’s get to it.
Evernote was actually one of the very first apps I used when launching Myriha.com. I use it primarily to organize my content ideas and to write and edit my blog posts. The notebook feature allows me to organize my writing by specific content buckets as well. It’s super easy to navigate (think, a database full of organized word docs) and has a great mobile app that enables writing content on the go, or quickly take note of ideas. Oh, and if you have a team, Evernote allows you to share seamlessly through a shared link.
Grammarly popped on my radar a couple years ago when my job at the time required a lot more writing. I wanted to make sure I had additional reinforcements from a grammar editing standpoint to deliver the best content to my team. Grammarly, self-coined the “free writing assistant,” is a grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection platform. Simply sign-up for an account and the platform will crawl your writing, whether it’s in Word,
Planoly is my go-to tool for organizing the flow of my Instagram feed. There are a couple different applications that will allow you to do this. I love Planoly because it lets me move my scheduled post around, similarly to pieces in a puzzle, until I have the pictures displayed in the way I want. I will say, with the free subscription, Planoly limits the number of photos you can load into the application to 30 per month. So I think it’s worth the $7 per month fee for the solo subscription and unlimited photo uploads per month.
I’ve recently gravitated away from editing my photos outside of my photographer’s edits, simply because I haven’t found a consistent editing aesthetic for my feed that I’m in love with. But, once upon a time when I regularly edited my photos, VSCO and Lightroom CC were the only photo editing apps I used. Both have great presets/filters, as well as numerous ways to enhance photo quality (lighting, saturation, etc,).
We’ve all experienced that dreaded iPhone message “storage full,” knowing that it’s likely your photos taking up an insane amount of storage on your phone. But as a blogger/content creator, of course, you need access to all your photos, all the time. In comes Dropbox. I’ve actually been using Dropbox since my college days. Luckily, one of my professors introduced me to this file hosting service my junior year and I’ve been hooked ever since. I store all of my photos for my blog on Dropbox, which allows me to access them via the cloud on my phone and on my laptop.
Adobe Spark Post is great for creating cool visuals/mini video clips for Instastories. I specifically use this tool to create small videos for highlighting new blog posts on my
Admittedly, I’m still learning my way around Quik. It’s a great video editing app with a ton of features and capabilities. At this point, I’ve only used it to film smaller videos for my
That’s it for now. Let me know if there are any other apps/tools that you