Hey y’all… I’m back again with another installment of my Summer Blogging Series. This week, I have compiled every single app I use to trick my readers into thinking I’m not a hot mess ๐Ÿ˜‰ Confession time: I’m not naturally tan, organized, or even a great speller. And fabulous lighting is tough to find sometimes! (Cue Hannah Montana’s Nobody’s Perfect) So thank goodness for modern technology!

I’m banking on the fact that y’all already use the obvious social media apps (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest), so we won’t cover those. This post is all about the additional apps that will help you elevate your blog game on the go!

1. AfterLight: Before any photo I take makes it to Instagram, I always edit it with this app. It’s easy to use and just takes a couple quick edits to make an ordinary picture eye catching. Once I upload a photo into the app, I increase the brightness, saturation, warmth, and finally sharpen it. If I have an image that isn’t square but needs to be because Instagram is bossy, I can add a white background in the app as well. It is my all-time favorite!

Afterlight App Before and After, Best Apps for Bloggers, How to Edit Photos on iPhone

2. Pic Tap Go: This app was recommended to me by Emily Helm of Life with Emily and I cannot believe I haven’t tried it sooner. The ease of use is great and I like the brightness and saturation settings a bit more than AfterLight. The best part is this app will save your past settings, so you can easily apply your favorite filter in the future.

best apps for bloggers, pic tap go app

3. PicFX: I use this app solely for the awesome bokeh options… yenno, the little lens flare sparkles I use on some of my images? There are quite a few options and you can adjust the strength of the bokeh as well.

best apps for bloggers, picfx before and after, bokeh

4. VSCOCam: Think about your brand before delving into this one. My photos are typically bright and crisp, so I use this app sparingly. But take Mary Seng of Happily Grey for instance. If she wasn’t so cool already, each one ofย  her photos has a gray filter and it makes her Instagram feed have a theme. VSCOCam is awesome is you want to do the same and stylize your Instagram feed.

VSCOCam before and after

5. Snapseed: There are tons of options on this app, but I use it mainly for landscape or skyscape images. The Drama filter is my go-to for adding dimension to clouds.

snapseed app before and after

6. iDashboard: I check this sucker twenty times a day! It is my personal favorite of the Google Analytics apps. I am able to check every traffic stat and set daily, weekly, and monthly goals.

idashboard app for iphone, google analytics

7. rewardStyle: The folks at rewardStyle are geniuses and this app keeps getting better with every update. I use this app to post my Liketk.it Instagrams and keep up with their analytics. (And confuse my non-blogger friends)

rewardstyle app

8. BlogLovin: How would I easily stalk my favorite bloggers without this app? BlogLovin is great because it keeps me from having to jump from blog to blog online to check out all the latest posts. It consolidates them into one feed and lets me save my favorites to visit later. I can also see who is following, liking, and commenting on my posts as well.

bloglovin app for iphone

9. WordPress: Thank goodness for this app! More often than not, I find a typo on my blog posts once they’re published and I’ve stepped away from the computer. With this app I can update blog posts, see who is commenting on my posts and reply, and even begin a new blog post if inspiration strikes!

wordpress app for iphone, how to blog on the go

10. DropBox: I keep a big chunk of my blog photos in DropBox so I can easily go between my phone and computer with them. I have run out of room on my iPhone quite a few times, so I keep all of my high-res images in labeled folders of this app. It takes a large image quite some time to email, but it’s a snap to transfer with DropBox. Additionally, my DSLR has wifi so the images I shoot go directly to my phone. I put all of these pics into DropBox so I can edit them in Photoshop or on my phone with an app.

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I hope these apps help you turn into a one-woman blogging machine! As always, if you have any questions shoot me an email at cortneydryden@gmail.com ๐Ÿ™‚



24 comments on “10 Best Apps for Fashion Bloggers”

  1. Awesome list, Courtney! I thought I heard of and previously downloaded just about every iPhone photo editing app out there, but thanks to you I can add Snapseed to my list. I also swear by VSCO cam and Squareready for Instagram. And I agree, the WP app is a LIFE and TIME SAVER!

    – Liz @ Downtown Demure

    • Thank you so much Malissa! And I really appreciate that! I am typically designing websites in NASCAR so it brings me much much joy to maintain a clean, girly one ๐Ÿ˜‰ They’re normally black, red, and carbon fiber!

  2. Hi,
    Thanks a lot for this awesome details. They are very useful and I am going to download them too. Can you please say which software you have used to edit this post image? I loved the edit, Beautiful blog.

  3. This are good Apps i would download. This apps for photo editing also has a lot of role to play in photography like editing your photos on a smart phone or the i-phone. Good post.

  4. My pictures appear too dark and not bringing out my actual color except I take a shot under the sun. I’ve tried several apps but still not satisfied, I use iPhone 6plus can you help me please?

  5. Thank you for this wonderful article . I hace one question: some lifestyle and fashion bloggers post photos like without a bit off gran/noise ir scratches,etc. I dont know Whatsapp app gives u that option, thanks a lot.

  6. KrojamSoft PhotoViewerPro is great to view all images within a folder . You can organize and view/edit images. View images on a calendar etc.Try it out.

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