8 Must-Have Apps for Bloggers and Content Creators

8 Must-Have Apps for Bloggers and Content Creators

1: UNUM

UNUM – is a platform/app created to help content creators create visually pleasing content. There are many features in the app such as the ability to pre-arrange and rearrange your photographs before you post them to Instagram, schedule your Instagram posts, pre-write and draft your posts, and analyze your Instagram data. Here is a sample of my feed. The last 5 posts are scheduled to be posted to my Instagram this week.

2: Unfold

Unfold – is an application used to curate well-designed Instagram Stories. In the application you can create simple designed collages and text-over images and videos.

 

3: MailChimp

MailChimp – the best way to leverage your Instagram following is to keep in constant contact with them through marketing tools such as newsletters. Newsletters are a great way to share exciting news , with your audience, and direct traffic to your blog. Mailchimp is powerful marketing tool/application where you can create marketing ads, landing pages for your website, and newsletters. You can also use Mailchimp to readily store your contacts which you can customize via lists.

Here is a sample of the newsletter I send to my subscribers weekly. The visuals were created in Adobe Illustrator and formatted and delivered to my audience using Mailchimp.

Sign up for my newsletter here and get a weekly dose of inspiration to your inbox!

4: Canva

Canva – is an application/site easily named “Photoshop for Dummies” where you can create beautiful and professional-looking designs. Canva can be used to create blog post templates, social media graphics, marketing ads, flyers for events, logos, and more. Here’s a design I created using Canva:

A Presentation on “Using Media As a Tool to Empower Women”

 

5: Lightroom

Lightroom – is a mobile/desktop application used for image manipulation and editing. Lightroom is best known for the user’s ability to create customized edits for their photos known as presets. Presets are the best way to create consistency in your images. Asiyami Gold is best known for creating and using presets.

6: CutStory

CutStory – have you created a video that is way too long to upload to insta-stories without it cutting off? Cutstory is an application that easily converts full-length videos into 15-second intervals that can be uploaded to Instagram.

7: Tailwind

Tailwind – when is the best time for me to post to Instagram? If you’ve asked yourself this question then Tailwind is your answer. Tailwind analyzes your Instagram data and creates a personalized calendar with suggested times for better engagement! Tailwind is a great tool to use if you are struggling with consistency. Here are two suggested times from my personalized calendar. Every Tuesday, I post at either 12:30pm or 4:19pm.

8: Breather

Breather – have you struggled finding locations to shoot content? Breather is a gem! I’ve used this app for over a year to book spaces to host events and shoot content. Breather is such an easy-to-use application with perks such as: ability to cancel reservation up to 2 hours before your reservation starts.

Use my code for $45 off for first reservation: GJ8GR2

This was shot in a Breather:

 

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Sade

Sade Solomon is a woman who decided to drop everything she knew and was comfortable with to chase after her dreams. Since having the faith to change careers from social work to fashion, she’s been on this relentless and complex journey to discovering her life’s true purpose. She is the Founder of Conversations Beyond which is a platform that provides inspiration to the everyday woman’s style and soul through a faith & lifestyle blog, web-series, and women’s empowerment meetups/events.

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6 Comments

  1. Tracy
    December 12, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Wow Sade! I think this was so insightful and actually HELPFUL! Whether someone wants to follow the path of influencer or just create dope content for fun, you’ve provided the exact apps you use. Thank you.

    • Sade
      Author
      December 17, 2018 / 2:55 am

      Yay!!!! So good to hear! So excited when my content is found to be helpful ! Thank you for reading.

  2. December 14, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    Such awesome content! The only blog I actually read the entire content! Continue to accept Gods plan !!

    Thanks for sharing 🙏✨

    • Sade
      Author
      December 17, 2018 / 2:54 am

      Wow ! That really means a lot ! Thank you for reading!!!!

  3. Wilanda
    December 16, 2018 / 7:16 am

    This content was super helpful and informative. Great job Sade and thank you!

    • Sade
      Author
      December 17, 2018 / 2:55 am

      Thanks for reading love!

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