Top 5 must have apps for photographers!
These are sure to make life much easier!
The life of a photographer is never dull, especially when you have to juggle many important tasks like marketing your business or editing photos. I don’t know about you, but my wife and I are always thinking about how we can be more efficient and productive with our hectic schedules. That’s why I’ve made it a priority to constantly look for new ways to help us save time and grow our business.
Canva allows me to create beautiful, professional looking graphics in half the time. The user-friendly online platform has a powerful drag-and-drop design tool and a built in library of templates, designs, pictures and fonts for you to choose from.
Are you struggling to make graphics for your social media accounts? Or maybe you want to make some marketing materials but don’t know how? Canva is perfect for people who don’t have a graphic design background but know what they want to create. Any photographer can benefit from using this free tool.
A great looking Pinterest and Instagram account are essential for photographers. But it’s hard to remember to post consistently when you’re running a business. Luckily I discovered Tailwind and the rest has been history. This affordable app can really take your social media to the next level! You can save time by scheduling Pinterest and Instagram posts with its drag-and-drop calendar and upload images in bulk. Their platform also allows you to pin multiple boards, search for popular hashtags and save them for future use. You can also use the app’s software to determine when the best time of day is to post on social media. It also has a browser extension for you to create new content with a single click. Tailwind also monitors your Instagram and Pinterest accounts so you’ll be notified whenever followers interact with your brand.
3. Mile IQ
Travel is a big part of being a photographer, especially since you’re always on the go driving to new venues or meeting up with potential clients. However, it’s easy to forget over time how many miles you’re racking up over time. That’s why we were so thankful when we heard about Mile IQ. The app runs in the background and automatically tracks your miles for you. All you have to do is classify your drives with a touch of your thumb. Just swipe right if you’re using the car for business or swipe left if your driving for personal use. You can also add different details like toll expenses, parking and other expenses. Mile IQ makes it really easy to complete your taxes so you can get tax deductions.
Trello is one of the most popular project management apps on the market. It’s perfect for small business owners like photographers that need an easy way to keep track of clients projects. After you download the app, you can use Trello’s boards and cards to document different projects and tasks. You can create to-do lists, track the progress of your project and collaborate with others in real-time.
Calendly is a photographer’s best friend! If you’re losing potential business due to missed emails or scheduling conflicts, this is the app for you. Calendly provides a fast, efficient way to schedule phone calls, and meetings without any miscommunication. All you have to do is tell the software what time slots you’re available and it’ll show those times to your clients and other contacts. They can choose a time that’s convenient for them and that’s it! It’s automatically added to your calendar. Calendly is compatible with other apps and you can share your specific link via email or embed it onto your website to book appointments.