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Many bloggers do a lot of work on their iPhone. They write posts, manage their social media profiles, schedule content, write to-do lists, dictate notes, take photographs, create invoices and much more. All from their phones. An iPhone is an excellent tool for a blogger to have. It means you don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive equipment, you can work on the go, and you’ve got everything you need to create a great blog post whenever you need it. Your phone doesn’t just allow you a quick and easy way to check your stats. It lets you manage your blog on the go too.
But, while anyone can pick up a phone, download a few apps and start blogging, it takes a little more knowledge, and effort to make it look professional. Here are some of the best iPhone hacks to help you get the most out of your digital best mate.
Apps can make your blogging life much easier. There are options for almost everything you could do. You’ll want to get the basics – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest – to manage your social media profiles on the go. You may also want a good photo editor and a more comprehensive notes app such as Evernote. Then, think about what you do on a day to day basis and search for an app to help. A scheduler such as Hootsuite can be a handy tool and Feedly can give you a place to organize all of the blogs you need to read, share and comment on.
With all of these apps, your iPhone will soon become an invaluable tool, so make sure you know someone good to repair your cell phone in case of an emergency. You won’t want to be without it.
The latest iPhones can take beautiful photographs. While you may still want to invest in a DSLR camera at some point, when you’re just starting out and growing your blog, your iPhone will do just fine. Here are a few useful tips to take great pictures with your iPhone.
At the top of your camera screen, you’ll see a little HDR button. This allows your phone to take three slightly different photos, ensuring you get the perfect shot each time. It works well with still shots but can lead to blurring on action shots.
You can also press the screen to adjust the focus of your image before shooting, and scroll up and down to adjust the brightness of the image.
With all of the new apps on your iPhone, you might get a lot of notifications which can be distracting and even annoying. Turn off the non-essentials notifications so you can stay up-to-date on important updates and keep your notification list manageable.
Your iPhone works great by itself but you can also improve performance with iPhone accessories. Tripods and selfie sticks will help you to take better pictures with your iPhone. If you vlog or take a lot of selfies, you may also want to consider an LED light attachment for your iPhone.
As a blogger, knowing how to use your iPhone well and reading up on blogging tips can save you huge amounts of time and money, while making your life much easier.