8 FREE APPS YOU SHOULD START USING

Saturday

I have seen lots of people writing about which apps they use for blogging, so I thought I would share my most used apps with you. I am an iPhone user so I will be talking about apps from the Apple app store. Read on to see my most used free apps, not just for blogging, but also for general life too.

iPhone apps
*Note - I am not an affiliate for any of these apps, I just find them useful and think they would be beneficial for you.

Apps for blogging 

1.  Pinterest. I can't stress enough how much I love Pinterest! It is so important to have as a blogger because it can drive so much traffic to your blog. Even if you are not a blogger, inspiration for anything you can think of can be found on Pinterest. Follow me on Pinterest.

2. Feedr. This is a free app where you can preview the photos that you want to upload to Instagram and see how they will look on your grid. I always used to do the awkward quick post and delete, but with Feedr, you don't have to do that.

3. Buffer. I use Buffer to schedule my blog posts on Twitter. You can get paid plans for Buffer if you will be scheduling a lot of posts across social media. If you just want to schedule tweets sometimes like I do, you can use the basic version of Buffer for free.

4. Canva. This is probably my favourite of them all. It's a site/app where you can create any form of graphic. You can create so much on Canva for free, from Pinterest Pins, to CVs and infographics. This is useful to use even if you aren't a blogger because there are so many things you can create on there. 

Apps for Lifestyle

5. My Fitness Pal. On here, you can record your calorie intake for the day and your exercise. You can also put in your goal weight and it will help you with how many calories you should be eating to get to that goal. They also have recipes and workouts on there for you to try.

6. Duolingo. If you want to brush up on your language skills, then Duolingo is for you. You can choose a language on here and then do as much or as little learning as you like. Before travelling anywhere, I like to use Duolingo just so that I know some basics. By using Duolingo, I was able to order food in Germany when I went to the Christmas Markets, and I'm able to keep up the Spanish that I learnt at school.

7. Letterboxd. This is a bit of a different one. On here, you can list every film you have ever watched (or try to). You can rate films, create watchlists and follow friends too! I love following people to see what films they have seen and what's in their watchlist so let me know if you download it so we can follow each other. For watchlist inspiration, check my Netflix and Disney+ recommendations. I am currently on over 800 films! (I was on below 700 before lockdown)

8. Lucky Trip. If you love travelling but can't decide where to go then definitely download Lucky Trip! You can set your budget and then it will randomly generate a holiday for you. If you don't like the look of it, you can just keep clicking Lucky until the right one for you comes up. I just find it so fun to see what's out there! If you are looking for more travel inspo, read my Travel Bucket List.

Let me know what if you have tried any of these and what you think. I'd also love to know apps you swear by that aren't on the list. 

Wool of the King

40 comments

  1. Canva and Pinterest are amazing apps, I love using them for inspo and creating graphics! LuckyTrip sounds like a fun idea, I'll have to check it out!

    Serena / http://www.ramblingsofanotherunigraduate.com

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    1. Yes I love them!! LuckyTrip is definitely fun to use even if you aren’t going anywhere.

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  2. These look like some great apps! I've been looking for something like Canva for so long; and now I have found one - thank you! Lucky Trip was recommended by a friend; and it's really good, isn't it? x

    Paige // Paige Eades

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    1. Glad you discovered Canva! And yes it’s so fun to use x

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  3. Lucky trip sounds really fun, I haven't heard of it before! Great suggestions, I especially love canva and duolingo

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  4. Thanks for sharing the apps you use, I'm on letterboxd to, which has been great during lockdown of counting the amount of films I have been watching :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. Oooh what’s your username? I’ll follow you :) same I’ve watched so many

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  5. I've started using duolingo over lockdown to learn Greek. Great list of apps

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    1. Oooh sounds good I’ve never tried Greek before!

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  6. Ooo I'd never heard of Lucky Trip before, I'm going to download it right now to check it out!!

    Roni��
    www.myelevatedexistence.com

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  7. I've heard of most of these apps, but not the last one. I have to try that out for the next time I want to plan a trip. What a great way to set a budget and get a trip from it!
    I am always on my Pinterest app, its great to be able to use ont he go, isn't it?
    Haven't tried the feedr app, but I like the sound of it for planning Instagrsm!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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  8. Defo gonna check out buffr for tweets and I love the sound of the film one!!

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  9. I love the idea of LuckyTrip - it sounds so cool!

    Tash - www.agirlwithview.co.uk

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  10. Oooh! I haven't heard of Feedr before but I like the idea of being able to mess with your IG layout before making actual changes. I need to check out Duolingo. Thanks for sharing~

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  11. Love this!! There’s some apps I’ve never heard off so I’ll definitely give them a go!

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  12. I'm going to have to check out buffer!

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  13. These are some great recommendations. I love the sound of Lucky Trip.

    www.thekellydianereport.co.uk

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  14. These are some great suggestions! I'm a rabid pinterest user (its my go to for everything from craft inspiration to outfit ideas!). I need feedr!xx

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com

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  15. Letterboxd reminds me of Goodreads. I'll have to check it out. It's pretty cool tracking what you read,so I'm sure tracking your movies is fun too.

    Great blogging app suggestions as well! Thank you for sharing

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  16. Pinterest has been my go-to app for sharing my blog posts recently. It's amazing how much traffic you can drive to your blog from it! x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. Yesss I love Pinterest! Still working out how it works for blog traffic though as I’m quite new to it :)

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  17. Canva is really a time saver for bloggers!

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  18. Amazing article! I use all blogging apps and I will check lifestyle's apps too. Thank you for sharing this article.

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  19. I definitely need to re-download Duolingo!

    Lauren | https://www.laurenyloves.co.uk/

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  20. Thank you for this! I'll check em out,but Canva and Pinterest are my recent favorites!

    thequeensights.com

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