Five Apps That You Need To Know About..

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Whenever I find an app that actually works, I want to shout it from the rooftops and tell the entire world! In the blogging community, we’re constantly looking for apps that make our lives easier, whether that be saving us time or performing tasks that we absolutely hate, like editing photos or tracking unfollowers, and I reckon I’ve hit jackpot..

Unfollow for Instagram..

This is easily one of my most exciting finds – a quick way to unfollow inactive accounts, without having to do it manually! Unfollow allows you to select an ‘inactive interval’ of ‘ninety’, ‘sixty, or ‘thirty’ days, before it will go through and select every account that hasn’t been active in that period, and you can then chose to unfollow or deselect!

The only downside to the app is that it only selects the accounts, highlighting them blue, rather than organising them at the top of the list! While this does mean that you have to go through the list manually to make sure you’re not unfollowing anyone that you don’t want to not follow (like your boyfriend, who’s very inactive on social media but you still like to follow, just in case), it is definitely a lot easier than going through your followers and checking the last time they posted..

Followers +

I use this app to track my followers, check unfollowers – because we are all well aware of the fun game of ‘follow’ ‘unfollow’ that people and brands tend to play more and more – and generally keep up with my stats, which have been pretty abysmal recently, to say the least..

Their recent update made this app a little less useful, as you now can’t follow and unfollow other users in-app without paying, but it’s still interesting to track and most other features are still free to use, at the moment!

twitter apps

Unfollow for Twitter..

Twitter, yet another platform where people appear to play the wonderful ‘follow’ ‘unfollow’ game! I find this app super useful for tracking which accounts are active or inactive, which accounts don’t follow back, and who recently unfollowed your account (although you do have to watch a small ad for this feature – it’s worth it in my opinion)! Unfollow is probably the easiest to use of all three follower apps, plus you can follow and unfollow in-app, without paying – the only app you’ll need to accompany Twitter!

Polarr..

I cannot believe that this app is free?! There are so many amazing features, as well as a crazy amount of gorgeous filters, and a preset cropping feature, which may seem silly and insignificant, but so many other apps don’t.. Although it’s definitely not the easiest app to use to begin with, there are some really useful tutorials to help even the most novice of editors, and it’s always super fun to play around!

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Grammarly..

A personal award for the best app that I have ever downloaded, goes to Grammarly! Not only does it check my grammar in my blog posts, but in any ‘chunk’ of text, whether it be a tweet or a text or an email, and will also offer synonyms for words with a simple double-click – it has genuinely changed my life! As a lazy blogger, it is super easy to glaze over a grammatical mistake after re-reading a post a million and one times, and this does it for you automatically..

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  • Yasmin Browne

    I love love the unfollow app for instagram. It has been such an insightful app to really understand and know who are your followers and those like you said like to follow for follow.

    The twitter one is one i need to give a go too i think.. 🙂

  • Louise ⛄️

    I hav an unfollow one for instagram too! I’m so nosey to see who is unfollowing haha

  • Jude Rivers

    GREAT post! Instantly downloaded Mass Unfollow for Instagram and the Polarr Editor app! I used to have an app that showed me who was following and unfollowing me on Instagram but I found it too depressing!! I am really struggling to grow instagram! xx
    http://www.juderivers.com

  • This is such a helpful post, Andi. I love Grammarly, it’s a life saver when you’re re-reading your blog post for the bazillionth time. I’ve been using Followers Insight, which you can link both Twitter and Insta accounts to, it’s brilliant being able to see who’s unfollowed you almost immediately, haha. Sadly, I can’t download the Polarr Photo Editor because I have a Samsung phone but I’ve been using Color Story and Snapseed, both of which are great. Thanks for this post, it’s always so good to know what other bloggers are using and share tips! X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  • Ooh I might have to try Polarr out! I use all the follow tracking apps, they’re so useful especially when so many people play the follow/unfollow game. I’ve always used Canva for my editing but I definitely want to give Polarr a whirl x
    Alice http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

  • First time I’ve ever heard of these apps but polarr sounds like my cup of tea! I love any apps that have good filters haha xx

  • Great apps! The Follow/Unfollow is so much more fun when I can unfollow them as well. lol

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

  • 💀Alice

    There’s so much satisfaction in unfollowing someone you KNEW was gonna play the follow/unfollow game hahaha, I love that those apps exist!! I’ve never heard of Polarr or Grammarly but they definitely sound like they need to be on my phone ASAP, I’m always looking for ways to improve my photos and blog posts so thanks girl, this is a fab post!!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

  • Gemma

    Some great apps here! I never knew there was following apps though, they seem really helpful! Especially if you are a blogger on the go. Definitely going to give a couple of these a go.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

  • emily isobelle jane

    ooh I 100% want to try polarr! so many fab apps mentioned here lovely..super useful xx

  • Chessie ✨

    I’m so scared to download those followers apps because I’m scared to know the truth 😂 Literally just download the polarr app now as I need a new editor as I’m always using the same filter 🙈 Love this post!✨

    Chessie | everythingchessie.co.uk 🌿

  • I love grammarly, use it for all of my academic writing and blog posts 🙂 x

  • I definitely need the inactive account tracker app in my life! I used to have an app that did exactly that and it was a lifesaver, but it switched to a paid service and I wasn’t prepared to shell out haha! I’ve never heard of Polarr before but anything to make your Instagram snaps stand out that little bit more with a unique filter is something I am happy to try, even if it’s a little complex to use at the start! Thanks for sharing your app expertise!

    Abbey 🎄 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  • Asile Coleclough

    Great to know about them. The grammarly is perfect especially for bloggers like me whoss first language is not English. I will use the one for twitter too! Great post!

    http://www.elicoleclough.com/blog/lifestyle/organize-your-time/

  • These apps all sound amazing especially polarr which I have on my laptop and use to edit my photos! I also have unfollowers for twitter because it is really handy since crowdfire isn’t as good anymore x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  • Glass of Class

    I LOVE Grammarly. I use it all the time, I have it on my laptop and it saved me so many times. It can catch so many more mistakes that Word cannot. Definitely a lifesaver. For editing my photos on my phone I use Pixlr and I really like it! I don’t think I’ve heard of polarr before, I’ll take a look at it. Great post!

    Julia xx
    theglassofclass.com

  • Leslie

    I need grammarly! Omg that is such a useful app! I constantly have so many mistakes haha

  • I’ve been trying to find a good unfollow app for Twitter so thanks for the recommendation! It’s so annoying when someone follows you just to unfollow when you follow them back…. I love Grammarly too but for some reason when I downloaded it to my laptop the browser kept crashing so I had to delete it… I hope I can make it work though! :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

  • Ellie’s Bits of Beauty

    These apps sound super handy! I have followers+ but now I’ve had it awhile it keeps telling me to upgrade to be able to use the features properly which is really annoying! So I might have to try the other one instead

    Ellie x

    http://elliesbitsofbeauty.com

  • Sophie Wentworth

    This was so interesting! I think I’ll have to check out those unfollow apps, I don’t have time for anyone playing the follow/unfollow game x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk