Nowadays, everyone is coming up with a blog, be it to unleash your creative side or to promote your business. It is an impressive tactic to help your business gain more comprehensive visibility and also a good strategy for creating more sales/ getting more leads or clients. This is because blogging provides free value to the reader. This free value is essential to build trust in the mind of your potential customer and help them develop a relationship with your brand.
The best part of blogging is that there are abundant tools available on the internet, both paid and free. You can also access these tools from your laptop, personal computer, mobile phone, iPad, etc. But when the switch between windows/android and apple comes to play, you’ve got to identify which apps are compatible and can help you grow your blog remotely as well.
Here is a list of the best blogging apps for the iPad, which will not only take care of your content but also the visuals and analytics. Because blogging is not just about creating a piece of content, it’s about connecting with the reader and then learning from the information that is available to you.
The number one website to use for blogging would be WordPress. In WordPress, you will be able to create a full-fledged website as well if you ever want to shift from a free plan to a premium one in the future. That is why WordPress is the recommended platform for creating blogs.
First, create an account on WordPress. After that, you will see the dashboard, where you will be able to access a menu on the left side. Tap the posts option to see your posts dashboard. Here you can see all the previously published posts, scheduled posts, and drafts. You can start to create your first blog by clicking on the icon showing a plus sign over a page.
Creating a blog on WordPress has many advantages, but the best one is that you will have the autonomy to edit the website yourself without the help of developers.
It also has a comprehensive range of features that help you customize your site to a great extent. The WordPress app is available for both Android and iOS. The application will enable you to create content remotely, and it has an easy-to-use interface as well.
If you do not wish to get your website and spend time designing how it looks like, then Medium is your go-to app. It will create an account for you where you can post your blogs.
This is the perfect platform if you want to share your opinions via writing and not own a blog. Owning a blog can be a time-consuming process, and this can give a little head start into the world of blogging.
It also has an application for both Android and iOS.
BlogTouch Pro is an easy-to-use and potent blog editor. This app becomes a necessity if you have a WordPress website, as it allows you to manage your blogs from your iPad.
You can edit your existing posts or create a totally new one. You can also manage comments and pages. It is very similar to managing your website from the WordPress dashboard.
Are you a person who has so many ideas bubbling up at times that you get so excited, but when you sit down to write, nothing seems to come to mind? If yes, Evernote is the app for you. Save images, websites, etc. and make notes about all your little ideas from which you can create a blog post later on. You can also save audio memos or scanned documents and even create checklists.
This is a note-taking app that will help you to capture and keep your ideas safe.
Now that we are done with the list of apps for creating and editing your blog, this app will help you to write error-free content. Grammarly Keyboard is a fantastic app that corrects your grammar mistakes and also suggests alternate sentences/ words you can use to make sure your content is top-notch.
The basic free version allows you to correct your grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes. It only provides one account with the necessary writing corrections. The Premium version of this app provides consistency in spelling and punctuation, as well as grades the readability of your text. It also provides many variations of sentences to make the content look lively, and alternate vocabulary usage is also suggested. An added benefit is the plagiarism checker that enables you to create original content and rank your blog higher. The premium version costs $11.66/ month, which is billed annually.
It also has a business pack that is suitable if you have a team of 3 to 149 because it provides you multiple accounts, and the price is $12.50/ per month/member, which is also billed annually.
After creating the content, it is necessary that you have compelling graphics to support your content. Images are the best way to gain attraction and using high-quality graphics not only adds value to the blog post but can also increase the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) ranking by adding the description to images.
Canva is just the app for your visual needs. It has an extremely easy to use interface and has a lot of templates for you to start designing. It allows you to upload your images as well and edit them by adding text, illustrations, etc. You can also create a video and edit it. There are multiple other formats you can use to create visuals on Canva, such as you can create a design for your website, presentation, Instagram Posts or stories, blog headers or email headers, and much more.
It has a free plan, and you also get to add your logo or create one. The Pro plan enables you to upload your fonts and create custom templates that are billed $9.95/user/month. You can create multiple brand kits in the Enterprise plan and also have built-in workflows. It also provides unlimited storage. The price of the Enterprise plan starts from $30/ user/ month.
If you are a student, you can get the pro plan of Canva for free using the GitHub student pack that offers many other benefits for free.
After you are done with creating content, making sure it is error-free. Then creating visuals, it is time for you to schedule your content so that you can focus on creating more valuable content and let the automatic posting do its thing.
The app you can use for scheduling your blog posts and also the social media posts is Buffer. This app allows you to post across different platforms, also known as cross-posting, and helps you to save time. You will not only be posting your blog but also promoting it through social media.
The free plan of Buffer allows you to manage three social accounts with one user and schedule up to 10 posts per month. Then there is the Pro, Premium, Small Business, Medium Business, and Large Business plans allowing you to schedule up to 100 and 2000 posts per month.
After posting your content, you also need to track the analytics so that you can analyze and learn what works and what doesn’t. Measure the performace of your blog with Google Analytics as it shows you the amount of traffic your website is driving.
It also tells you the number of visitors and the top landing pages ranked by the number of visits per page. It also helps you to understand where the traffic is coming from the location from where you get the maximum number of viewers.
It has an app for iOS, which is very easy to use. All you have to do is create a Google Analytics account and then add your website domain to know the details.
Some other apps you can use are:
Wix and Weebly are amazing website builders that give you the power to build a customizable website for free. These also have paid plans if you want to get very serious about your blog. WordPress posts can be easily moved to Wix by the import option, so if you are deciding to make the switch, it is possible too.
The Pocket App allows you to take digital notes just like Evernote, and you can save videos, articles, and web pages using this. Using Flipboard is also an excellent way to keep yourself updated with the news and get more ideas for creating content that sparks the buzz. The last app for this list is Tumblr. You can create posts or even re-blog. This app helps you to connect with people who have similar interests, and you can share your opinions and ideas.
A lot of other options are available on the internet, so do explore before you settle for one.