What’s up everyone? Can you tell how excited I am to be back and get into the groove of things with blog posting ?I haven’t been on the blog in a minute to talk to you guys and I must say, I really miss you all! I’ve been more active on Instagram for those of you who follow me there! I’ve been a tad bit MIA, working on myself so I can be of a better resource for you all. So please excuse my absence. I’m such a huge advocate of self-care and mental health breaks. Take as much needed time as you need so you may come back refreshed and better than ever ready to provide people with your gifts.
This week’s blog post, Im discussing 6 helpful Apps you need in your arsenal as a Fashion Blogger/Content Creator. It took me a few years to learn what worked best for me and my brand. Hopefully these apps below will help you along your journey with enhancing your brand.
App 1: Canva
If you aren’t already using Canva. Please download it ASAP. Having this app is a must in your arsenal. If you are creating content every day, you don’t want to be without this tool. It allows you to create free, yup I said FREE graphics to entice your audience with updates. If you want to create a New Blog Post alert or add in a quote as a post, you can use a collection of their templates to input the text you’d like to add. They have a range of templates that are suitable for each social media platform. Also forgot to mention how easy it is to use!
App 2: VSCO
This app is so crucial for Fashion Bloggers. It’s such a great photo editing app to help enhance your feed. They provide a plethora of effects for the type of aesthetic you’re going for. This same app is used by some of the top influencers and fashion bloggers, who have been in the game much longer than I have. They do require an annual fee of $20 a year. A lot of people like to resort to free tools, but I personally don’t mind investing in certain apps where I will get a lot of use out of. I use it at least 3x a week, so my investment is definitely worth it. If you do just want to test the waters, they have a 7 day free trial for you to tap into! I know a lot of others have used Lightroom. I’ll be honest I tend to use both, but I’ve been enjoying VSCO more these past few months and lightroom is $10 a month 🙂 I want to provide you all with apps that are FREE.99 but also beneficial at the same time.
App 3: Unum
Unum is an app that allows you to manage your feed’s aesthetic to ensure it’s aligned with your aesthetic goals. Mine for instance consists of a bright and colorful feed/ My goal is to ensure everything I post falls along the lines of color, anything bright and positive. What I love the most is that you can pre plan your feed’s aesthetic out for a good two weeks before you post anything to Instagram. It’s a really great app for content planning. They also have a scheduling feature that I just discovered. They send you reminders of when to post on social. All you have to do is set yourself a reminder for the time and date, select your picture and head over to IG to post when they send you the reminder. With that you do have to make sure your captions are batched in advance and ready to go so you can post them on the app. The app also consists of in depth metrics of your social media score card and top posts for the week, month, and all time. If you don’t already have it, I highly recommend downloading ASAP to take advantage of all of the free features.
App 4: Unfold
I absolutely love this app! It provides such visually appealing layouts to present information about your brand to your audience. This is my go to when I make new blog posts. I’ll use one of their templates, pop in a dope photo, add in some text, then voila! Unfold is ideal for posting to Instagram Stories. You’re end result is a unique graphic showcasing important information about your brand.
App 5: Planoly
Planoly allows you to automatically schedule your Instagram posts. You have to have a business profile set up in order to enable the auto posting feature. If you’re not already set up under a business profile, now would be a great time to get started. Something to keep in mind, this is also not another free app. You can opt for the free version of the account, however there is always a downside to the features you have acesss to under the free account. You only get 30 Uploads on to the app. For the Solo accont, you get unlimited uploads, in depth metrics about follower growth, and engagement. All for a small fee of $8.99 a month. If you spend money on apple music every month, this is nothing.
App 6: Evernote
Is a note taking app where you can jot down ideas, future blog posts, and save captions. It’s really ideal for just jotting down ideas that come into your head for content. You can also use your notes app if you have an iPhone. I utilize both. I immediately head to evernote as soon as I get a new idea for a blog post. It aids in getting my creative juices flowing.
What are some helpful apps that you use that I did not mention above? How have you found it to be helpful? Leave a comment.