Over the summer, I was lucky enough to receive an iPhone 4, despite all the fuss of shipping problems. It was a long wait, but when I finally got the thing I could not put it down. One of the first things I did with my new iPhone was start looking for some Apps.
I use my iPhone for a lot of things. Games for when I’m bored, something to read when I’m in the mood, or something that will just make me look cool walking in a public place (yes, iPhone’s make you sexier ).
But the one thing I was excited to use my iPhone for was blogging. I knew there were plenty of apps a blogger could use right off the bat, as I also own an iPod Touch (first generation, so nothing special).
I searched the web for as many “Best iPhone apps for bloggers” lists as I could, and many of them were plagued with apps that were meant to help you write blog posts.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t plan on writing 1,000+ word articles on my iPhone. So those lists were no help to me.
So I have actually found a pretty good deal of apps on my own by browsing the App Store. It’s insane what you will find in there, and yes, there really is an app for everything.
If you want to get your iPhone more involved with your blog, then you may want to check out some of the apps I have found below.
Price: $3.99 | Lite Version | View Website
This is probably the most gorgeous app in the entire store. It’s a todo manager/note taker/organizer/calendar and is extremely customization. Just about every aspect of this app can be changed by you. This is literally the best $4 I have ever spent in the App Store.
Price: $2.99 | View Website
This is probably the best RSS Reader I can find. It syncs automatically with your Google Reader account, and makes reading your latest items simple. Simple organization, easy sharing options and a well-designed user interface makes this app my RSS reader of choice.
Price: $2.99 | Lite Version | View Website
It’s a good habit to start tracking your expenses and income coming in. You know, for those things called taxes that not even us blogger’s are exempt from. I use this app to keep track of all the money I spend, and all the money I make. It’s great for more than just staying organized, I also use it to get inspired every time I make money.
Price: Free | View Website
One of the best ways to collect thoughts is through mind mapping. This app is probably the best mind mapping solution for your iPhone. It is simple to use, customizable and just a pleasure to use. The first time I made a mind map in this app, it was very simple to get a hang of. Now I use it to develop just about any idea I have on-the-go.
Price: $1.99 [Limited Time Only] | View Website
Honestly, I have never seen an app as information loaded as this one. You can see just about any piece of information from your Google Analytics account in just this one app. Every report is highly detailed, so all of you stat junkies will go crazy over this app (I think just using this app turned me into a stat junkie).
Price: $0.99 [Limited Time Only]
An important part of coming up with any great idea for your blog is brainstorming. This is not always an easy task for many people as good ideas are often hard to come by. So, the Zazen Suite app I found is perfect for helping you relax and help clear your mind so you can think a little clearer.
But the Apps Don’t Stop Coming
There are plenty of things on the iPhone, 3rd party app or not, that allow you to make blogging easier. Take notes in Apple’s Notes app, take photos and shoot HD videos for your posts, remember blogging events with the Calendar, stay connected with your blogging buddies via SMS messaging and more.
Now, I failed to mention some of the more obvious apps. There is WordPress for iPhone which every blogger probably has already. If you want to get social, download the Facebook and Twitter app. Literally every major social network has an official app, or can be viewed in Safari.
If you use PayPal, I recommend you go ahead and download the free PayPal app. That way, when you go on a PayPal spending spree thanks to the easy-to-use interface this app has, at least you’ll get your money’s worth constantly updating ExpenseTracker.
iPhone Users, What Apps do you Use?
Now I’m curious, what are some of the apps you use to help you maintain your blog/business? Share them all here, because I [we] can never have too many apps for our phone. Seriously, I bought the 32GB model and have absolutely no idea what to do with all of that space. If you’d even like to, feel free to show us a screenshot of your iPhone’s home screen. I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.
Photo by Jorge Quinteros