I love my iPod Touch and use it primarily for its abundance of applications available to download from the App Store. When you hear that familiar TV commercial say, “There’s an app for that,” there literally is an app for everything imaginable. Of course, when I say there is an app for everything, that doesn’t exclude the apps that should never be purchased.
As a WordPress blogger, my iPod Touch has provided a variety of resources for me to access and has simplified the stress of maintaining a blog. In this article, I will show you eight applications that I use on a regular basis to complete blogging tasks such as looking words in a dictionary or checking my site’s web traffic.
$2.99 • The best Twitter client on the iPhone helps you read the latest tweets from the people you follow. Boasting a beautiful user interface and speedy navigation, Tweetie is a must-have tool that helps me brainstorm new ideas for my next post.
$4.99 • Push-notifications make this application one of the best to-do apps available. Getting things done in a timely matter has never been this easy. If the ten dollar price tag scares you, Remember the Milk and reQall are two very capable alternatives you can download instead of Todo. Best of all, they’re both free.
$3.99 • Access your Google Reader account on your iPhone with Byline. Now you can read the latest articles from the sites you subscribe to wherever you are! Alternatively, you can opt for the no-cost route and use NetNewsWire for viewing your RSS feed. (Remember to subscribe to the LonePlacebo RSS feed so you never miss a post!)
$1.99 • Don’t feel like launching Photoshop or Gimp on your computer? Let Photogene do the job instead! For those with Scrooge-like personalities, a free alternative app is Photoshop.com Mobile. Photo-editing on the iPhone just doesn’t get any better. Just don’t expect to create a masterpiece like this:
Free • As you might’ve guessed, this app lets you access your WordPres account on your iPhone. Did someone step on your new Jordans and you can’t wait to blog profusely about it on your WordPress blog? Then whip out your iPhone and start tapping away! (Writing 5000 word blog posts with this app is not recommended)
$0.99 • While Dictionary.com is much preferred(since it’s free), the Advanced English Dictionary and Thesaurus app does not require a wifi connection to look up words. So, unless you are always within reach of a nearby wifi connection, check out this dictionary app. Plus, it helps you come up with various ways to call someone stupid.
$5.99 • Statistics whores rejoice! Of all the analytics apps available at the App Store, this one is the winner. Only downside is the hefty price tag. Note: Obsessing over your site’s stats constantly won’t help your productivity. Please consume in moderate intervals for best results.
Free • Ranked number two in my post, “The Top Ten Must-Have Free Software Programs,” Dropbox makes backing up your most important documents and files a simple chore. Plus, you start out with 2 free GB of storage and a possible 3 extra GB of storage from referring friends to Dropbox.
Image via Jerry
What iPhone applications do you use to help you blog? Any of them listed here? Let me know in the comments section below!