Disclosure: As member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with line of service from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback. All opinions are my own.
Like most social media managers, I’m always trying to figure out how to make the best use of my time. Now that I have an iPhone 6 on the Verizon network, everything I use is lightning fast. The question I had was, what are the most efficient apps I can use on this fast phone? So here is my list of the top 5 iPhone 6 apps for social media.
There are lots of apps out there to manage to-do lists and productivity. There are even some native apps on these smart phones. Clear is a to-do list app that makes great use of its Notification Center widget. The widget shows you upcoming reminders and their due dates, which you can get to by tapping on each one. Give it a try, you won’t regret it.
I’m hooked on instagram, so I have tried almost every photo editing app out there. Snapseed is by far one of the best photo editing programs. Some of the other apps don’t work as great on iPhone 6, but I think Snapseed is actually better on it with iOS 8. The app features Instagram-style options such as filters and frames, but also gives you a huge amount of editing freedom. It is also very easy to use.The iPhone 6’s 8-megapixel camera doesn’t have the big numbers of some of its competitors, but it’s getting high marks from early reviewers for new features like faster auto-focus and the ability to take high-resolution panorama shots.
I don’t know how anyone could manage multiple twitter handles and facebook pages without Hootsuite. It is one of the best social media marketing tools out there. You can even manage all your Google Plus profiles from one place. I’ve used the desktop app for years, so I was skeptical on how it would work on my phone. I was pleasantly surprised. This app has the best integration I’ve found. You can update status on all sites by just one click. You do not have to open each profile one by one to update status or upload photo.
Buffer has become very popular in social media circles. It is a message scheduling and sharing application that also makes content suggestions available. With one easy click you’ll be able to share content and schedule posts via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. You can stagger your posts throughout the day and week so that social media feeds have consistent updates. There’s also robust analytics about engagement and reach of your posts.
This cute acronym stands for If This Then That. It’s been available on iPhone for a while, but it is a much nicer experience on the new giant iPhone 6 Plus screen. It’s a another desktop tool that actually lets you build your very own automated actions, called “recipes,” so that you don’t have to do them yourself. For example, if you want all of your Facebook photos to be automatically saved to your Flickr account, you can do that by building a recipe with IFTTT so you never have to do it manually. There’s no limit to the amount of recipes you can build, and it works with almost any popular social website.
Please try some of these out, and let me know what you think.