Free Apps Small Businesses and Bloggers Should Be Using

Yes, we're back at it with the list of things you definitely should be using. Believe it or not, we have a lot of lists, including holiday gift lists coming in the following weeks, but right now let’s stick to this one.

Today we’re talking about apps. These are apps that will help your productivity and business immensely and they allow you to work on the go. These apps are all highly recommended and we have used them for a very long time. You ready? Let’s get into the list.

1. Planoly

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Planoly is an amazing Instagram feed planner that is extremely user-friendly. As it’s a verified Instagram partner, the app has many great features such as auto-posting and scheduling, location and user tagging, as well as analytics on how your posts perform, which is great for businesses who use social media to cultivate a community. What’s amazing about this app is that you can use it for free. There is, however,  an uploading limit of 30 pictures a month without updating to the solo or duo plans, which can run run you $8.99-18.99 a month.

Overall, this is an app you should definitely have.

Bitly Screenshot

2. Bitly

If you don’t know what Bitly is, then let us enlighten you. Bitly is a link shortener and customizer that allows you to track the links you create. We love this app for when we’re working on our social posts, as it’s extremely easy to create special links and track how they’re used. This is perfect for bloggers who want more custom links than just their websites or businesses who would like to track their shops and/or websites are doing.


3. Drift

For all of you with websites, you need to have Drift in your life. Drift is a messaging popup that allows website visitors to chat with the people behind the scenes. Though you have to set up the bot on a computer, once you’re done you can easily reply to messages you receive on the go.

If you want to see what it’s like, you can hit the little pink button on the corner of our website and test it out! We’d love to chat!

Moment Screenshot

4. Moment

Okay, we all know how amazing DSLR pictures are for your brand, so what if we told you that you can emulate them through an app on your phone? Well, that’s exactly what this app does. Moment is an app that has many of the features of a DSLR to help you get the amazing photos without having to pay the thousands for the camera. This app is super user-friendly and you can up your game even more by purchasing one of Moment’s phone cases with the app.

So there it is! Do you use any of these apps or do you have any suggestions you think we should check out? Let us know in the comments!

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