Must Have Android Apps for Bloggers and Webmasters

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There are a lot of advantages of being a Blogger. You are your own boss, it’s all your own deadlines and there’s nothing to be done about the hierarchical structure of companies. At the same time, you’ll have a bunch of things to take care of when you are an enthusiastic, Professional Blogger. The first thing you have to do is to stay connected almost always. To do this, your Android Smartphone will be helpful, given that you have installed the right apps in the device.

In fact, there are many apps that would be beneficial for Bloggers and Webmasters around. In this article, we have created a list of the Must-Have Android Apps for Bloggers and Webmasters. This way, you can simplify your Blogging experience even when on mobile. We have selected the apps based on our own experience and user reviews.

·        Flipboard


Do you read a lot? If so, you would have heard of Flipboard, the best content curator apps for Android. It’s called the first social magazine and aims to bring content from various sources into one place. Suppose you want to read more about Tech or Sports. You can subscribe to the particular topic and you will find resourceful content from Blogs, Magazines and a bunch of other publishers.

For Bloggers & Webmasters, Flipboard is a way to know about current trends in the area of Content and to craft demanded content for your Blogs. You can also try creating your own Flipboard Magazine to share. If not for finding topic ideas, Flipboard will help you to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in your niche.

·        QualityTime


As a Web-based professional, you may have to spend a lot of time using your Smartphone. However, it’s necessary to be sure that you don’t get distracted much. QualityTime is an anti-distraction Android App you can get to help you create an effective Digital Diet. QualityTime is a truly interactive Android app that analyses your Smartphone usage habits.

You also have a bunch of options for setting some controls. For instance, you can get notified if you use a particular app for a long time. This way, you can get rid of the distracting apps in a better way. If not for controlling, QualityTime is a nice way to find your usage habits and act accordingly. Personally speaking, QualityTime has been helpful for me all the while.

·        ClearFocus


Do you want to spend your time wisely and complete tasks on time? ClearFocus is an effective way to do that. Basically, it is a time management app for Android. It’s must-have for Bloggers and Webmasters who value time a lot. You will be able to create working sessions of a certain length. Using a particular philosophy, ClearFocus will schedule it and give you a break between.

Apart from time-management, ClearFocus allows some customization features as well. For instance, you can keep away distracting apps during the work sessions. You can also disable Sounds, Vibration or Wi-Fi when you are working. So, in a single click, you can be productive. Some features — pausing your Work Session— are available in the Pro version only.

·        WordPress for Android

WordPress for Android

WordPress for Android is a must-have app for you if you are running a WordPress-based blog/website. As you can guess, it is the official app from WordPress to manage WP Sites — both the self-hosted sites and those hosted on alike. When you cannot reach out to PC for doing everything, you can count on this free app.

WordPress for Android is fully functional for basic and mediocre needs. You can use this app to publish your posts or edit a few in no time. Also, basic activities like comment moderation and media management are possible here. For instance, you can upload your camera photos directly to your WordPress site. In short, it’s a must-have complementary app for all WordPress Bloggers and Webmasters.

·        Facebook Pages Manager

Facebook Pages Manager

If you have a blog, you would also have a Facebook Page for promotion purposes. It’s possible to manage pages using the official Facebook app, but it’s always good to have a dedicated solution. Using Facebook Pages Manager, you can deal with different aspects of your Facebook Page.

You can post new content, analyze the insights of each post and get notifications. If you are running a business page, you can also receive messages on time and reply instantly. In short, you can make Page Management better with this free to use Android app. Needless to say, the UI is just classy. This app does not allow you to manage Ads; for that, you need to get another Android app named Facebook Ads Manager.

·        Pocket


When you are a blogger, you need to read a lot! It’s only after reading a lot that you get innovative ideas. However, you may not get enough time to read everything on time. In that situations, Pocket can be of great help. It’s a completely free Android app to save articles for offline reading. Once you have added your favorite content to Pocket, it will be available on multiple devices.

Personally speaking, Pocket has been quite useful for bloggers we know. Just think like this: you find a cool article but do not have time to read it. So, you can simply save the article into Pocket and read it whenever convenient. The pocket will show the saved content in a truly readable format, with proper formatting. Thanks to the full-screen mode and all, it seems very convenient to use this app for Reading needs.

·        Buffer


Buffer, as you know, is a unified Social Media management service. You can bring all your Social Media Profiles to a single place and manage them. For instance, you can publish the same post on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ in a single click. The best part is that your updates can be scheduled according to the convenience and the possibility of trending.

So, if you are a Blogger who is into in-depth Social Media Marketing, Buffer for Android is a must-have option. You will be able to add anything to Buffer, and it will be published at the pre-set time. In addition to publishing posts, Buffer offers a bunch of other features too. There’s a custom Time Scheduler, Analytics options and all. In short, Buffer is your window to stay connected to social media all the time.

Wrapping Up

With these must-have Android apps for Bloggers and Webmasters, you can enhance your Blogging experience. Of course, you need to make a habit of using these apps. Then, you won’t have to rush to the desk when you have to do something. For instance, you may have to publish a really quick post or a social media updates. At the same time, Flipboard can be a lot helpful for finding titles and all.

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Swaraj Nandedkar
Swaraj Nandedkar is a Blogger from 3 years. He is working as the Content Marketing Manager at TechLila. He loves to Play Games and get high on Adrenaline Rush.


10 Ways To Grow Your Business Through LinkedIn

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In today's digital world, the way business is done has gone through a radical change. Social media platforms that were used as a method to interact with various people around the globe has turned into an efficient marketing tool. Thus, opening new doors for the entrepreneurs constantly working to grow and nurture their business in a unique way.

LinkedIn is one among those social media platforms which offer an unparalleled advantage, if you are willing to work hard and put efforts into it. However, it is no rocket science to grow your business on LinkedIn, but some simple principles to follow. Keep on scrolling to discover the top 10 ways.

  1. Complete the Profile and Update it Frequently

We, always tend to leave out a bit here and there while trying to complete the social media profiles. Don't we? But, make sure you don't do that on LinkedIn. LinkedIn profile is what presents you to the professional world. Having a complete profile will only make it easier for your potential customers and clients to find you, not just on LinkedIn, but also on the search engines. Moreover, LinkedIn gives you the opportunity to link out from your profile to other sites, whether it is a blog, a twitter page or even your own company's website. Thus, directly beneficial for you and your business.

  1. To Grow Make Quality Connections

LinkedIn, just like other social network websites is all about building relationships, professionally called connections. The more, the better it is. Therefore, LinkedIn has established that having 500 connections or more makes you a networker and an influence on their site. So, strategically build the number of your first degree connections because they lead to more second and third degree connections. Crossing the 500 mark, will let the people know that you use it to do business. Thus, they will add value and connect with you.

  1. Share Relevant, High Quality Content with Your Connections

A good content plays an important role. Since, it is one of the best ways to boost engagement among your connections. So, they talk about relevant and timely news in your concerned industry and share it too. LinkedIn lets you tag your connections in your articles and posts to ensure, they get notified of the post. Do remember, that it should also teach others how to solve a problem and simultaneously get their work done easily. It will help you get established as a thoughtful leader which in turn will naturally lead to more business.

  1. Use the Sponsored Updates

LinkedIn for Business

With the help of the sponsored updates, you can pay to push your post into an individual's LinkedIn feed. They give you an option to pay per click or pay per 1000 impressions, just like the other social media platforms for online business do, but with one major difference. That is the ability to customize, totally based on the company's name, job title, function, skills, schools and groups. Using this method you can target the interested industries without any fuss. Thus, it makes an excellent way to promote high quality content to the targeted audience with a strong call to action.

  1. Create, Participate and Stay Active in the Groups

Groups are said to be one of the most fundamental elements of the LinkedIn professional network. Being a part of a relevant active group irrespective of the fact, whether you have created it or joined it can expose you to discussions that can benefit your professional experience along with your business. However, creating and managing a group sure does provide you a level of credibility. So, make sure you are sharing content that is high in quality and valuable to the other group members.

  1. The Valuable Endorsements and Recommendations

There is no doubt about the fact that LinkedIn's endorsement is a pretty awesome feature. Without much trouble, it allows the people to provide positive information about their connections quickly and easily. Whereas, it's quite hard to get a recommendation because it takes time to write, but it is totally worth the trouble. Therefore, request your customers to give written recommendations or simply endorse your company for the skills or the expertise. However, avoid sending out a mass email to everyone for an endorsement. Instead, write a more personal note to target one specific group at a time.

  1. Export Your Contacts into the E-mail Address Book

Every person you are connected with on LinkedIn has for sure associated their e-mail address with their account. This gives you an opportunity to connect with your connections outside of LinkedIn as well, unless it's China. If you are not aware as how to export your contacts, go to Connections then Settings, Advanced settings and then Export LinkedIn Connections. You will also get an option, to download the file from which the contacts can be extracted directly to your e-mail accounts. The only problem is that you have to download the entire library all at once. So, do not disturb your original file, just add the new contacts to it from the recently downloaded library.

  1. Encourage Your Employees to Join LinkedIn

This is one of the easiest ways to increase visibility and to expand the company's networking base. Encourage them not only to join LinkedIn, but also complete their profiles in the most appropriate way. By connecting with your own employees will allow you to open your own network to a vast pool of connections. These connections can turn out to be valuable customers and clients, with whom you were not connected before.

  1. Your Company Page Matters the Most

The company page, just like your own profile is the heart and soul of the company. Let the company's page with colors, images and content be in line with the actual website of the company. Do add other  social media profiles, the business to it as well. Therefore, make sure to update it regularly, so that the brand and the company looks active. Because, no one wants to stumble upon a company's social media profile that is not updated regularly or even worse not at all. Creating a LinkedIn presence and then not maintaining it is far worse than not having one at all.

  1. Do not Neglect the Summary Section

One of the most common mistake people commit is, to neglect the summary section completely as if it does not exist. Moreover, this is the place where you get to directly and persuasively speak to your targeted audience. So, write in first person and use complete sentences to add your point clearly and succinctly. Also, introduce yourself to the prospective clients and customers. For them, include your contact information again to make it easier for them to reach you.

So, keep growing your business thorough LinkedIn with the right strategies given above. If you have got a better idea, we'd love to know all about it. Do not forget to share with us.

Author Bio
Isha Singh
Isha Singh is a technical writer at oCodewire blog. She always trying to take advantage of the technical knowledge she has to help people gain a foothold in the digitized world. Read her sharing views on marketing services, e-commerce platforms and web & application development.