Free mobile apps for marketers in 2019

2019 is here and it’s expected to be a big year for marketing, especially mobile application marketing! UK Car Finance, a finance provider based in the UK, receive the majority of their applications through mobile devices and with over 2.5 billion people expected to be using a smartphone in 2019, mobile app marketing is looking very influential this year. UK Car Finance have put together a list of all the best free mobile marketing apps available.

SnapSeed

This is a great app for all your photo editing needs! It was initially released in 2011 but its popularity has grown rapidly in the past couple of years. This app is perfect for when you’re on the go and need to edit pictures for your social media accounts. It comes with 29 tools and filters, supports both JPG and RAW files, a wide range of brush styles and much more! It’s really easy to use and is ‘non-destructive’ to your photos so you can make edits using layers and make adjustments as you go.

Buffer

Buffer is possibly our favourite social media management tool! You can manage several social media accounts on the go, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google+. And in 2019, the app is better than ever! With the latest update, you can now share and schedule content from within popular apps such as Safari, meaning you can share directly to Buffer without leaving the app. A basic Buffer account is free to sign up for and the app is available is on both iOS and Android devices. In the free plan, you can connect up to 3 social accounts and schedule 10 posts per profile.

Grammarly

Your own personal spell check in your pocket! Grammarly lets you create perfectly written content for all your social platforms, email accounts and nearly everything else you write on the web. The app can be downloaded for free and quickly scans your text for any common mistakes or spelling errors, giving you the peace of mind that all your content will be error-free. Not only will it fix any mistakes, but it will also explain why the word or phrase is incorrect so you can improve your grammar skills further!

Google Analytics

This may be an obvious one for any marketer and is probably already in your tool kit. But Google Analytics is too important to not mention! If you’re not already on the Google analytics bandwagon, it’s a free application which is available for both iOS and Android. All you need to do is add a tracking code to the HTML of your website and then receive analytical data about your website and visitors. In the app, you get a dashboard view of your website data and campaigns.

Evernote

This app is great for creating any type of notes and makes a fantastic to-do list. Within Evernote, you can also set up reminders and collaborate with your team. It has been described as ‘user friendly, fast working and visually pleasing’. Take your notes in a variety of different formats and write, collect and capture ideas as searchable notes, notebooks and checklists. You can even use your camera to scan and organise paper documents, business cards and handwritten notes. Evernote works great for personal, business and educational use. It is free to download on iOS and Android devices.

Canva

One of the best apps for creating social media images is Canva. Create images with photos and templates, add in text, a range of filters and free shapes or graphics. It is one of the most user-friendly apps for image creation, it’s so easy to quickly create images on the go! Share your designs and graphics directly to social media or download a version to your device. Download the app today for free on iOS and Android devices.

Asana

For project management on the go, Asana is one of the most popular mobile apps on the market at the minute. Pull together all of your task lists, reminders, to do lists and collaborate with your colleagues or friends all in one place. Its free to download and use for iOS and Android but you can upgrade to Asana Premium for more advanced features. Asana is great for your personal life but is also really beneficial for businesses and teams.

Planoly

The first visual planner for Instagram, Planoly is the most effective social media planner on the market. The idea behind a visual planner is to have an app where you can see how your Instagram feed will look before you even post anything. You can also use the app to schedule new content days, weeks, or months in advanced. You can sign up today for free and connect it to 1 Instagram account. Other paid options are available for multiple accounts.

Feedly

One of the best apps for subscribing to RSS feeds, Feedly is perfect for discovering new content to share on your social media platforms. Feedly is used to capture content, read through blogs, learn new topics, track keywords and brands from over 40 million feeds! You can also use it to collaborate with your team and share your feeds! Download for free on iOS and Android.

Repost for Instagram

You may have already seen it used by many celebrity endorsements on Instagram. Repost for Instagram does exactly what it says on the tin! You can easily repost content on your account from other accounts. It is available for free but the free version does include a watermark for the brand on your repost or you can remove it for a small one off fee.

 

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