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Mobile Blogging

It’s an on the go world and I’m finally catching up.  I was gifted an Ipod for Christmas and found some fun apps I wanted to share with you.  While you couldn’t use a mobile device to capture photos that were good enough for product shots for selling online, you can definitely create some visually appealing photos that are great for blogging or sharing a work in progress.

First up my favorite app – the Instagram.  You can alter your photos to look like hip old photos.  This is the original photo and above is with the Instagram filter ‘lomo fi’. 
Another filter and yes it does the rounded corners and borders automatically – sweet!


You can also download a free Photoshop Express App that does cropping, filters, borders and effects too.  Above is a photo using the vignette blur effect.

Now to blog directly from your mobile device check out this tutorial from Beverly Herman of No Easy Beads.

A few other apps I can see as being super handy for small businesses:

Dropbox – store your photos and files securely, there is a subscription service.  I back up all of my work on Dropbox and it has saved me from a recent computer crash disaster.  You can add your mobile files to your Dropbox account.

Evernote – keep track of all your good ideas and leads for blogging stories.  You can download this for your pc too and sync with your mobile device.

Todo Lite – who doesn’t love checking off items on a to-do list?

Dragon Dictation – speak and it types for you.  Hmm, can I make beads and ‘write’ a blog post at the same time – we shall see.

What app do you love?  And please don’t even mention Angry Birds.