Blogging has always been about expressing yourself and sharing what you know on the Internet. Android as an operating system is growing fast thanks to its availability on a wide range of smartphones and tablet devices as well as the fast growing number of applications that are available in Google Play. With huge amounts of innovation spurring the technological advancement of mobile phones and the landscape of mobile apps, bloggers these days are offered the opportunity to not only blog on-the-go, but also to conduct many blogging-related tasks on their smartphones when they are away from their computer.
The following are 5 free Android apps that you should check out and download if you are an avid blogger who update multiple blogs regularly. They cost nothing so feel free to try them out on your phone.
Blogger is another popular platform that many personal bloggers use. If you have a blog on Blogger, then you should definitely give this app a try. However, the functionality of this app is still very limited as compared to the WordPress app, which is surprising as Google itself is behind this official app of their blogging service.
Many bloggers prefer to maintain a Tumblr blog, also known as a microblog, rather than a full blown blog. This is because posting short blurbs of interesting content such as quotes, videos and photos are less taxing. This app, made for Tumblr bloggers, has useful features for posting content, scheduling posts, viewing and replying to messages, and you can even manage multiple Tumblr blogs with the app. It will also show you Tumblr blogs of Contacts in your address book, so you can start following them.
Blogging and getting things done using your smartphone is not easy, especially when there are so many distractions on the screen itself. Apps and incoming notifications are the most common productivity killers. Writer is a stripped-down word processor that aims to solve this problem by providing a distraction-free writing environment within your smartphone or tablet so that you can focus solely on creating text content with peace of mind.
4. Google Drive
Google Drive allows bloggers to store all kinds of documents including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, images, audio, videos and many others in the Cloud. Apart from just storing them, the app will sync these documents across multiple devices linked to your Google account. Once synchronized, bloggers can access their files wherever they are. If you have a blog post that is halfway done on your laptop, you can continue to work on it using your phone while commuting to work.
Not sure about the exact meaning of a word that you are going to put into your blog post? Eager to find an alternative word to use in your post? Want to know the meaning of a word or phrase used in comments posted by your readers? Well, Dictionary.com is the solution for all the above problems. The app is especially useful for bloggers that don’t speak English natively and the ad-free version only costs $2.99.