Tumblr is a blogging app where you can create various accounts and blog whatever you want - pictures, text, video, links, quotes - you name it.
Our rating: 4/5
Available on: Android and iOS
Some mistake Tumblr for being just like Instagram and, although there are similarities, those people are wrong! It's actually your own personal blog!
Perhaps one of Tumblr's best qualities is that it is so easy to use, the app does it all for you.
Once you've downloaded the app, it's easy to set up, and immediately lets you tap on topics that you are interested in such as art, travel, sports, photography, etc. The app does this so that it can get to know you and your interests better and recommend the best blogs for you.
After selecting your interests, you're already there. You can immediately start scrolling through posts that Tumblr has selected just for you.
There are also other ways of finding the blogs and posts that you think you'll like. When clicking the "Search" option, the app will show you recommended blogs, trending blogs and will allow you to refine your interests for them to assist you with.
All the while, when you're starting to explore the app, Tumblr provides you with pop-up tips about blogging, following, posting, liking posts, reblogging and more. These are incredibly helpful and will allow you to easily navigate the app.
Now it's time to set up your blog's profile. Have fun picking out your header photo, icon picture, title, and description. In addition, you can pick out the colour accent and background for your blog for everyone to see.
Now it's time to get blogging! When you're ready for a post, click on the blue pencil icon at the bottom right of the screen and a selection of post options will come up for you to pick. Image, video, link, gif, text, quote, audio - your choice.
Once you've decided, Tumblr makes it very simple to write or post anything you choose, and you can funk it up in any way you like. For example, if you decide you want to post a photo onto your blog, simply select the photo. But then you can modify your picture with a number of editing tools and make it your own plus you can add a caption if you'd like, too.
You will notice when you're on your profile, that your account name appears at the top left-hand corner with an arrow next to it. This is one of the greatest features Tumblr has - you can make multiple accounts and share as many different blogs as you please. Simply click on the arrow, select "Add new account", and follow the same steps as with your previous profile.
This app is such fun to play around with, and also to get insight into the fields of topics you are interested in - silly or serious.
You can also connect with other Tumblr users by getting notifications when someone follows your post and receiving messages from other users.
Lastly, if there are any changes you need to make, click on the cog icon for "Settings" and Tumblr will guide you through the rest.
This app is a fun, creative outlet for those who want to share their art and thoughts - AppNations recommends it for people out there with something to say.
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