9 Awesome iPad Apps for Bloggers / Webmasters

Gadget Girl Being the gadget girl that I am, my life wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t dedicate at least one blog post to my favorite iPad apps that have made my online life easier.

Note: Many of these apps are available for multiple devices.

WordPress (Free)

While I prefer to do my composing and edits on a laptop or desktop, I use this app a lot for approving moderated comments when I’m on the go. It’s also great for making quick edits and checking your site stats.

G-Whizz (Free)

This is the one-stop app for everything Google.  Not only can you access popular services like GMail, Google Reader, Google Voice, Google+ and more, you can also access your Facebook and Twitter accounts!

HootSuite (Free)

Even though G-Whizz has stolen a lot of the time I spend on this app, I still use HootSuite because I like the automation, UI and how it handles multiple accounts management for Twitter, Facebook and even Facebook pages.

Analytics Pro ($5.99)

Many of you won’t see the need to actually buy an Analytics app because the the size of the iPad screen makes the website version work just fine.  However, if you’re a serious gadget girl (or guy) like me then there may be a few features that could persuade you to splurge.

First of all, the UI is much better than the site version and I love having easy access to so many different visitor reports — including the one that lets you see your site views by state.

How cool is it that I can quickly see stats like…

– I get more visits from California than any other U.S. state and the least amount of views from North Dakota

– Mississippi residents view more pages before leaving (lowest bounce rate)

– Kansas residents stay on my site longer than any other U.S. state

Warning:  If you’re a stat junky, this app may send you to rehab. :)

Evernote (Free)

Sync your notes across all your devices so you can access your data anywhere at anytime.  If you find yourself using multiple devices throughout the day like me, this is the app for you!  You can even create audio notes as well.

SimpleMind+ (Free)

We all suffer from writer’s block at some point, and one of the best ways to deal with it is to create a mind map of your ideas.  Throw away your notepad because this app helps turn your iPad into an electronic brainstorming device.

ForumRunner ($1.99)

If you run a forum (vBulletin, XenForo, myBB, and phpBB ), this app will allow your visitors to access a user-friendly, mobile version of your site that loads with amazing speeds.  I’ve been using this for WebsiteBabble.com on both my iPhone and iPad and I absolutely love it.

Instapaper Pro ($4.99)

I’m on an airplane quite a bit, so Instapaper comes in handy when I want to download web pages and view them on the plane.  Sure, they have Wi-Fi access on many flights these days, but I’d rather save my battery and read offline. :)

Dropbox (Free)

Install Dropbox on your computer and share your content across multiple devices.  If you’re a person who likes to have all your files, images and video with you at all times, you’ll dig this app.

What are some of your favorite apps that help you manage your site/business?


Comments

  1. Heck how could I miss that WordPress app it will comes really handy while I am on a road. Thanks for the great tip ;)

  2. I am into gadgets too. Couldn’t live without my iPad.

    I love dropbox. Got hooked quickly and had to buy more disk space. Makes sharing large files with clients easy.

    Have been meaning to try Evernote. Thanks for the suggestion.

  3. I use word press on my iPad and it’s absolutely fantastic. I can update products on websites with ease, can’t say I’ve used G-Whizz but it sounds like it might be worth looking at.

  4. dropbox,wordpress and forum runner are the best applications listed above

  5. I have never come across G-Whizz or HootSuite, I must give them a try.

  6. Thanks Lisa. Just that I needed. I am going to try that wonderful applications.

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  8. Awesome tools indeed. I use all of them, and are really helpful when i am not in reach with my PC.

  9. I realy enjoy word press especially when i am blogging. It can be hard to navigate at times though which is a shame. Thank you for this collection its great to see the large variety of apps out there.

  10. G-whizz is not free now

  11. I have just recently started a blog and I have landed on your website a couple of times on different posts, I must say that you have very interesting content on your blog.
    I have one question which plugin are you using in the side bar that shows latest popular and comments ?

  12. And what about the mail box right above the widget ? does that comes with the theme too ?

  13. I used to hate word press simply because i struggled to use it. I found blogger so much easier to use. Although word press makes great use of meta tags whereas in blogger they have to be installed manualy which is quite a pain. So which do you prefer when it comes to blogging and why. I currently have a blog on ipad apps and decals if anyone would like to check it out or find a nice back link. :)

  14. i love the instapaper app. i use it to keep some pages for later when i can look at them….

  15. I haven’t tried blogging using an iPad or smartphone yet. But is it safe?
    I still prefer using a desktop or laptop for blogging.

  16. I have got my iPad recently and tried some of these Apps they are amazing.

  17. I love your collection Lisa! SimpleMind+ looks excellent. Writer’s block is something that bugs me a lot and frequently. I’m hoping it’ll help me. Thanks

  18. if I prefer the free version of the dropbox(free) because I wanted to try the free version first.

  19. i just downloaded most of them in my iPad. They just awesome for bloggers !!

  20. Hey Lisa !
    This is a fabulous list. I personally use dropbox, which is actually awesome, indeed. Moreover, through this post i found some other apps useful for me such as simplemind+, evernote and hootsuit. These are awesome apps. everyone should know about these.
    Thanks for sharing this post.
    Brian

  21. Thanks for the introducing to the concept of deep links. I learn a little more about i pad apps every and appreciate every tidbit of information. Moving forward I’ll keep the idea of deep link building in mind.
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  22. Lisa
    I sreach like these application for anriod or syinbian mobiles or iphone phone i anyone know about this than please help me i will be thank ful for that information if lisa you know then inform me.

  23. Hi Lisa, thanks for sharing this useful apps for iPhone. i am new user of iphone, so searching for some apps which help me blogging. thanks again .

  24. Very nice list, WordPress and Dropbox are my favorite apps.

  25. Dropbox is a great app even if i saw that torrent is making the double success of it. thanks for sharing these precious infos!

  26. I love your collection Lisa! SimpleMind+ looks excellent. Writer’s block is something that bugs me a lot and frequently. I’m hoping it’ll help me. Thanks

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