5 Must-Have Apps for Bloggers

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Since I published 7 Tips for Christian Bloggers, people ask what apps and tools I use. So allow me to share a few of my secret blogging weapons.

Disclosure: I am not a paid endorser. I’m not that special 😥 All the apps referenced here are ones I use just cuz I like ’em.

  1. Snapseed: Google’s awesome free photo editor. Since I am a Google kind of gal, I like using apps developed by Google because they work seamlessly with Android devices. This is the app I use to combine images with quotes and Bible verses.
  2. Pixabay: This app provides users access to over a million high quality images that fall under the Creative Commons CC0 license. The CC0 license is the most liberal licensing available for content use.
  3. Merriam-Webster Dictionary: I don’t always pay for my apps, but when I do… they’re Merriam-Webster dictionaries. As a blogger, the only thing more important than ideas and pretty pictures is words. Right? I love this app so much. It also has a built-in thesaurus.
  4. Webster 1828 Dictionary: If you’re into theology, particularly of the Christian kind, an 1828 dictionary is a must. It’s a great reference for understanding language used in early American literature. Those old sermons, for example.
  5. Pinterest: It’s Pinterest. ‘Nuff said. Plus there are tons of great Bible study tips and ideas on here. It’s where I go for pinspiration. 🙂

I’ve shown you mine, now show me yours. In the comment section, share what apps are invaluable to your blogging process.


37 thoughts on “5 Must-Have Apps for Bloggers

  1. I actually used PicMonkey in the beginning. Unfornately, it doesn’t play well with my current Android tablet 😥 but it’s definitely a great photo editing option.

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  3. Rae, I’ll check out Pixabay. I currently use the Adobe suite, mostly InDesign for my writing and image development, plus Adobe stock. However, next month I want to check out cheaper alternatives to Adobe stock, so Pixabay is of interest to me. I’ve used some free sources like StockSnap and Graphic Stock, but unlike Adobe Stock, the quality has been variable.
    Besides the usual, my favorite phone apps for authoring:
    Zoho Mail (Zoho.com is a free email service for custom domain names–I love it.)
    Logos Bible Software

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  4. Adobe products are amazing that’s for sure. Pixabay is great for those with limited funding. I’ve actually used Pixabay images not only for my personal blog but for stock images in some professional PowerPoints. Definitely worth checking out.

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  5. Good choices. I love Instagram, my yoga apps(Asana Rebel, Daily Yoga) and meditation apps, (Calm, Insight Timer, Aura) and ibooks so I can read, and sound machine apps like RelaxMelodies. 😀

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  6. I was going to recommend Blue Letter Bible, too. It’s very user-friendly, has plenty of basic resources, and it’s FREE! My Logos software has cost thou$ands, but I use blueletterbible.com far more frequently.

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  7. Rae, I have found the sibling of Pixabay. I started using Pixabay, and I love it. But sometimes I can’t find the photos I want. Well, I’m not sure how it happened but I also found Pexels. Same concept as Pixabay and under CC. I’ll have to check out Snapseed. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  8. myliron says:

    I love Pixabay! I use it all the time for my blogging and Pinterest just to create boards of things that i will never actually have

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  9. H.Veber says:

    I really liked your post and it helped me.
    I’ve made post about ios vs android so if you have time and will go and check it.
    I’m new here so pls follow, I defenately follow you.. 😀

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  10. Several of the apps I use for my blog include:

    ● Pixabay
    ● Flickr
    ● Pinterest
    ● Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    ● Strong’s Exhaustive Biblical Concordance &
    ● KJV and NKJV Study Bible

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing! So informative and helpful. I was using Picmonkey for my pictures and words, but it hasn’t been cooperating for months. As for content, I don’t actually use an app or anything like that.

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  12. I have an iPhone and my favorites right now are
    1)YouVersion Bible Ap- can save photo & verse and use in posts (at least I think it’s ok to use them…?)
    2) Blur Editor (for when you gotta blur something out of a personal photo like a name or number) and
    3) Word Swag…lots of cool font/writing options
    Thanks for sharing yours!

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