Constantly juggling home life, work life, and writing obligations? Are you time poor and wishing there were more hours in the day? I’ve had a really busy few months juggling a blog tour, book release, and home life. I feel like I’ve barely left the house, and my computer, in weeks. But I took a prowl through the Apple App store one night and I stumbled on three new apps that really make me h-app-y.
First off, I discovered Wordpress have put out a great app. My personal blog is over at Wordpress.com and this app makes publishing posts on the go so, so easy. From the app you can write new posts, write and edit pages, add images direct from your phone, set it to draft or publish it. You can check comments and even check your site statistics. What is really brilliant is that aside from managing multiple blogs that you might be a member of, it can also manage two (or more) unconnected blogs at once. So if you blog with two pen names, you should check it out.
Next, Blogger also have an app, too. You can switch between multiple blogs. Write, add images, and publish posts. But unfortunately you cannot see site statistics or see all the comments at a glance like you can with wordpress, and I haven’t found where you can log in as a second (unconnected) identity. It’s tied much more closely to the one blogger address, so will still be great for some bloggers.
Third, but by no means least, is the MailChimp app.
I do a monthly newsletter for my subscribers through the service and once it’s gone out, I like to check things like my open rate and clicks to special offers I may have given them. Through the app, I can also see new subscribers, lists, and other fun statistics, too.
What does all this mean for me, and you? Greater freedom. For me, I can browse and stay up to date while out for coffee or killing time while waiting for my son at soccer training. I used to do all these things on my pc but now I’m no longer house bound. Have iPhone can travel.
Until next time