Day by day, more content creators are swapping out overcomplicated software in favor of simpler mobile apps that do everything they need (while on the go). From mobile live streaming to planning out a month’s worth of content, app developers have heard the cries of content creators and have answered their wishes by creating robust tools that are accessible from anywhere.
If you’re wondering what are some of the best apps for content creators, you’re in the right place. Keep reading this blog post to learn more about the most loved and trusted apps by content creators of all sorts.
Melon is a fast, web-based service that enables you to stream on platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Linkedin (even from your mobile browser). Creators love Melon because it doesn’t require you to download any software or complete a complicated setup to get going. Melon makes live streaming from anywhere (literally, anywhere) super simple and offers impressive features such as screen sharing, stream scheduling, and recording. You can use Melon today for free or try out a paid plan with pro features that we’re certain you’ll love, starting at $15 (billed monthly).
In regards to visual assets, there are few things you can’t create using Canva. This browser and app-based graphic design program can help you with everything from creating social media posts to creating business cards—the possibilities are endless. Most importantly, the thousands of customizable templates make it easy for even someone without graphic design skills to create professional-looking visuals. While the free version gives you many features to work with, the premium version (billed at $119.99 annually) gives you access to next-level elements and other features such as image background removal that will make life as a creator ten times better.
If you ever wished you had an app with the capabilities of Photoshop that was easier to use and available at a lower price point—look no further. Snapseed, created by none other than Google, is a robust photo editing tool with everything you need, from applying filters to pro-level editing features such as white balance as healing, aka zapping unwanted objects and people from your images. With this app, everything you’d want and need to perfect your pictures lies right at your fingertips.
If you need video editing capabilities in addition to photos, VSCO is the app that you need to add to your smartphone now. As a content creator, no matter your medium, it’s essential to keep the vibe of your work consistent, which is where VSCO comes in. This app is best known (and loved) for the presets that allow you to add the perfect finishing touch to your imagery and videos. Additionally, VSCO has a built-in community for you to share your love of visuals with other creators on the app.
Mapping out visual content can get tricky—especially when you may not have it all created at the moment. However, Planoly brings some ease to “planning” for visual platforms such as Instagram and TikTok by allowing you to drag and drop images and videos (plus placeholders) to see how they fit into your feed. With Planoly, you can schedule static posts, carousels, and more. The app also more recently added TikTok, YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels and Pinterest Ideas as supported platforms (with paid plans starting at $11.25 per month), so if you’re giving short-form video a go, this is an excellent tool to help you plan and remain consistent.
Even if writing isn’t the focal point of the content you make, words are often required, and unfortunately, not everyone is a natural wordsmith. From writing your YouTube description box on the go to responding to emails for potential brand partnerships, an app like Grammarly can do wonders for improving your writing where it matters.
After downloading Grammarly, simply add the app’s keyboard to your phone’s native keyboard for suggestions on spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. If you write a lot and want to spring for the premium version (starting price--$12.99 per month and billed annually at $144), a little birdie told us it’s absolutely worth it for the stylistic suggestions, plagiarism detection, and more.
Long gone are the days when content creation is synonymous with complicated software that takes up a ton of space on your hard drive. Try out the tools listed in the blog post, and let us know how you incorporated them into your creative process!