Without a doubt, Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Made by Google, this OS has already spread its roots from casual users to hardcore code maniacs. Bloggers and pro-bloggers are no exception.
Blogging app choices for Android are relatively limited if compared to your desktop counterparts. However, if used in a proper combination, an Android device can prove nearly as useful as web/desktop apps are.
This article features 11 awesome Android apps for bloggers that can be used to make your blogging life easier and even more automated. In short, this list conveys almost everything a pro-blogger will ever need while writing a blog post.
Official applications are the first choice if one is looking for a fully-featured tool for a platform-specific blog. WordPress/WordPress.com, Blogger, Tumblr, Medium – all major blogging platforms offer official Android apps for casual writing and editing. All these vary in both features and user interface but are similarly useful in doing on-the-go blogging.
Some applications, like WordPress App for Android, offer real-time data, visual editing and one-touch media upload. Others, like the Blogger app for Android, are just editors.
Notion is my on the go writer, planner and editor. It has literally everything a blogger or digital marketer will need. With Notion you can plan things, create do-lists, manage clients, bill them, write articles and even more. Plus, it supports all sorts of HTML and markdown formatting that bloggers need. Notion is available for free with unlimited usage but limited file uploads.
Jotterpad is an exceptionally brilliant writing tool for all kinds of writers, including bloggers. With custom font and markdown support, this simple Android app has all the writing features you’ll ask in an app. For proof-reading, it supports researching words & phrases using trusted web-dictionaries. Not only this, you can edit and save your files both online (using Dropbox) & offline (to your device memory). I use Jotterpad to plan my articles and stories by writing small snippets before moving to Evernote or Google Docs for rigorous editing.
Jotterpad is free to download and use for basic editing. But by using a $5.00 in-app purchase, you can unlock more features in creative mode, including custom fonts & .docx export.
Evernote is a cross-platform app for all types of needs a web-user can have. It’s a powerhouse for writers and bloggers too. The Android app for Evernote is a feature-packed with numerous features like Visual Editing, tagging, clipping, custom formatting, real-time syncing, team collaboration and many more that Jotterpad is incapable of. Evernote has been my favorite blogging assistant for the last two years. No matter what kind of blogger/writer you are, you must try Evernote before anything else.
Evernote is a freemium service that allows you to upload content worth 60MB per month to your Evernote account for free. For more freedom, you will have to buy premium upgrades starting from $5.
Google Docs is an online word/document processor which enables you to write seamlessly on web, desktop and mobile devices. Google Docs for Android is an ideal app for those who just want to write text content for future use to publish content using a desktop browser. Google Docs supports all kinds of formatting but also image insertion. Docs isn’t an app you can solemnly rely on but it fits to all casual needs for those who somehow don’t like any of the pre-listed apps.
Feedly is a fully featured RSS aggregator which helps you read and share articles from different blogs and connect to other bloggers. It’s a perfect way to be in sync with the latest blogging trends.
Of all keyboard applications in the Play Store, only SwiftKey has proven to be my regular typing friend. It supports various intuitive layouts and emoji icons. But best of all, it syncs to your earlier blog articles, evernote notes, e-mails and social networks to provide predictions. In other words, it learns from you to help you write better.
While Evernote can be a very good project manager, Trello can also be used as a better alternative. Trello is your cloud based board where you can ‘stick’ and organize your ideas and manage them later.
Stuck on something? Wikipedia is always there for the rescue. While Wikipedia.org doesn’t need any introduction, The Wikipedia app for android is as functional as the web version. You can simply search, learn and copy from the app to your content.
Merriam-Webster dictionary is the best dictionary app available on Android. With the largest and most trusted collection of vocabulary, this app deserves to be on my list.
Published your post, finally? Now, get more traffic to it by buffering it to your followers and friends. Buffer is a multi-social network sharing app which allows to share your updates on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Buffer is surely a very helpful app for those bloggers who gain a decent amount of traffic from social networks. With the least clutter possible, the Buffer for Android app supports one tap sharing, scheduling and tracking in a single app.
Using these android applications, you can manage your blog anywhere and give your blogging career a boost. This was all from me.