You get a ton done when you’re at your computer, speeding away on the day’s social media strategy.

Might there be a way to wring some productivity when you’re away from your desk?

Mobile apps and tools can make it so a marketer’s entire day is filled with opportunities to connect, engage, and share. You can get more done while commuting, lounging, waiting, and any time when you’re not tethered to a desktop or laptop.

Which apps are best for social media marketers?

I gave a huge number of them a test run and came up with 45 amazingly useful apps that can help you accomplish social media marketing tasks with a tap, swipe, or touch.

I’d love to hear which ones are your favorites, and if I missed any that you love to use.

mobile marketing apps

45 best mobile apps for your social media marketing

Dashboards and clients for social media management

1. Buffer

You can schedule updates to multiple accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+, as well as follow-up with statistics on how each post performed. The newest version of the iOS app allows for sharing and scheduling from inside other popular apps like Safari. Find an awesome link in your browser? Share it to Buffer without ever leaving the app.

> Download for iOS and Android


Other options –

2. Tweetbot

One of the most popular Twitter clients out there, Tweetbot lets you organize and interact with your Twitter stream in whichever way is most productive for you. Separate the stream into lists or channels, and tweet, respond, and reply directly from within the app.

> Download for iOS


Other options –

3. Facebook Pages Manager

You can enjoy complete page management controls via this Facebook app, making life super easy for admins who need to make changes on the fly, while you’re on the go.

> Download for iOS and Android

facebook pages manager

4. Flow for Instagram

Have you ever tried to view Instagram from an iPad? It can be a bit tough. The official app isn’t universal, so everything that’s made for iPhone gets stretched to fit iPad. Flow for Instagram solves some of these quibbles with an iPad-specific display of your Instagram feed. You can browse, like, comment, and follow, all from right within the app.

> Download for iPad

flow instagram app

Useful tools for social media marketing tasks

5. Dropbox

Access important files from anywhere, and share with your team members whether you’re at your desk or out and about. The app is great for previewing shared files like images, perhaps in advance of an upcoming social media campaign.

> Download for iOS and Android

dropbox android

6. Evernote

For note-taking and remembering, it’s tough to beat Evernote. In addition to being an all-encompassing to-do list and swipe file, the mobile app lets you snap a picture of something you wish to remember, and Evernote can pull out text and context from inside the image.

> Download for iOS and Android

Evernote Android

7. Asana

Asana is one of the most popular project management services, and their mobile app brings tasks, to-dos, and organization to your phone or tablet, too. Their mobile versions—iPad especially—are useful, intuitive, and beautiful.

> Download for iOS and Android

asana app

Other options –

8. Trello

At Buffer, we rely on Trello for a huge number of organizational jobs. It helps us track bugs in our Buffer product, and it’s how we arrange our content calendar each week. Being able to edit, rearrange, and add from a mobile device is a huge benefit when you’re suddenly onto a new idea.

> Download for iOS and Android

Trello app

9. HipChat

Distributed teams can get a ton of use out of HipChat for team communication (traditional offices, too). And if you happen to be away from your desk, you can still stay in touch with the conversation, even receiving notifications when someone mentions you directly.

> Download for iOS and Android

hipchat app

Other options –

10. Nimble

Nimble is a super-powerful contacts manager that integrates seamlessly with the social profiles of each of your contacts. Stay connected to your network, and grow your following on your social accounts by syncing your contacts with Nimble.

> Download for iOS

nimble app

11. Mention

One of our favorite social listening tools, Mention helps you find and follow up with brand mentions all over the web—blogposts, social media updates, and anywhere else your keywords come up.

> Download for iOS and Android

Mention app

Other options –


There are hundreds of IFTTT recipes you can try to supercharger your social media sharing. The IFTTT app makes it easy to connect services, including the biggest social media sites and your most-used services.

> Download for iOS and Android

ifttt app

Amazing image creation tools for on-the-go graphics

13. Over

Add stunning text to beautiful images. The result: a super shareable piece of visual content that will engage your audience.

> Download for iOS and Android

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Other options –

14. Photo Editor by Aviary

To quickly create awesome images—either from the shots you take from your phone or from existing images you’ve uploaded to your camera roll—you can use Aviary’s rich suite of editing tools.

> Download for iOS and Android

aviary app

Other options –

15. Canva

One of our go-to resources for creating images for social media, Canva’s new app brings all the features from the web right onto your iPad. Tap on templates, and drag elements into place to create a cool image to share—and share directly when you’re done thanks to Canva’s integrated social sharing.

> Download for iPad


Content apps for finding and sharing the latest news and links

16. Feedly

Feedly is our go-to app for subscribing to RSS feeds and discovering new content to share on social media. It integrates with all the same great apps as the web version (like Pocket and Buffer), and the forward-thinking gestures on iOS are something to behold—e.g., double-tap to close stories, swipe down to go to the next page.

> Download for iOS and Android

feedly app

17. Flipboard

Flipboard takes content from an RSS feed, Twitter list, or category and displays it in a beautiful, flippable magazine format. It’s a great resource for discovering new content and for staying on top of a category or topic.

> Download for iOS and Android

flipboard app

18. Daily

A fun app we built here at Buffer, Daily provides a hand-picked stack of articles that you can share or skip with a simple swipe. It’s like Tinder for content, and it connects straight to your Buffer queue for easy scheduling.

> Download for iOS

19. Mashable

Stay on top of the latest news and trends that are happening in social media by keeping tabs on the Mashable app. All the breaking stories and interesting reads that show up on Mashable can also be viewed here.

> Download for iOS and Android

mashable app

20. TED

Needing some inspiration from one of the world’s best presentations? Pull up a TED talk on your phone or tablet. The TED app contains all the best presentations from their archives, and after watching, you can easily share the ones you most enjoy.

> Download for iOS and Android

TED app

21. Prismatic

The Prismatic app learns from your content tastes and ends up finding and delivering content that is catered to you. It gets smarter the more you use it.

> Download for iOS

prismatic app

Nice-to-have tools to fill out your social media apps toolbox

22. Dashboard for Google Analytics

Check in on your traffic stats and campaign results from your phone. Dashboard for Google Analytics shows an easy-to-understand display of your analytics, great for seeing how your social media campaigns are faring.

> Download for iOS

google analytics dashboard

Other options –

23. Google Drive

All your files are here—completely editable and shareable. Even when you’re offline, you can access and view all your files and documents.

> Download for iOS and Android

google docs ios

Other options –

24. MailChimp

If you use MailChimp for your email management, their mobile app is a super helpful way to manage your list and your campaigns on the go. Send campaigns (and edit via a companion iPad app), view stats, and manage your list, all from your phone or tablet.

> Download for iOS and Android

mailchimp ios

Other options –

25. Gather

Another useful app from the MailChimp team, Gather lets you send text messages to your subscribers to keep them updated at events.

> Download for iOS

gather mailchimp

26. Chimpadeedo

MailChimp’s email capture app, Chimpadeedo is super useful for conferences and merch tables. Turn the app on, and people can sign themselves up for your list in seconds.

> Download for iOS and Android


27. Mailchimp Snap

And finally (last MailChimp app – I swear!), with Snap you can send an email based on an image you take on your mobile phone. The app syncs with your existing lists, and it grabs your new photo or a photo from your camera roll to place into an email with your chosen text and template.

> Download for iOS

mailchimp snap

28. Hangouts

Need to connect quickly with a coworker when you’re away from the office? Google Hangouts on mobile can come in super handy in a pinch. Connect and chat with your friends or coworkers, regardless of what device they’re using.

> Download for iOS and Android

hangouts app

Other options –

29. Overcast

If you’re into podcasts for learning or sharing, there are a handful of great apps to try, starting with Overcast. Find podcasts via search, then build a playlist and listen from the app—offline or online.

> Download for iOS

overcast app

Other options –

30. TapTalk

Tap a friend’s profile picture to send them a photo or video. This popular social messaging app can be useful for remote teams, conferences, retreats, and more.

> Download for iOS and Android

taptalk app

31. Paper

The content app from Facebook takes the vital links and information from your News Feed and delivers it in a nicely-dressed package, perfect for on-the-go consumption.

> Download for iOS

page facebook

32. WiFi Finder

If you’re in need of a wifi spot to get work done, pull up this app to see which networks are available in your vicinity.

> Download for iOS and Android

wifi finder

33. WordPress

Our Buffer blog runs on WordPress, and so do tens of thousands of others. The WordPress mobile app makes it easy to manage everything about your site, and it works both for sites and for self-hosted sites.

> Download for iOS and Android

wordpress app

Other options –

34. SlideShare

View and organize all your favorite SlideShare presentations from your mobile device. The app even lets you store presentations for offline viewing when you’re not connected to the Internet.

> Download for iOS and Android

slideshare ios

All the official apps of the major social media channels

35. Facebook

All the features you’ve come to know and love form the web version of Facebook. And when you log in to the Facebook app, you can then quickly and easily manage Facebook logins at other sites and apps, too.

> Download for iOS and Android

facebook app

36. Twitter

A really wonderful interpretation of the Twitter stream and profiles, with easy links to lists, direct messages, and notifications.

> Download for iOS and Android

twitter app

37. LinkedIn

The best way to manage your professional contacts on-the-go. You can check out your connections, post updates, and even discover, save, and apply to recommended jobs:

> Download for iOS and Android


38. Google+

An intuitive and fast way to browse through your Google+ feed and manage your profile and page.

> Download for iOS and Android

android app

39. Instagram

One of the fastest-growing social networks, the photo app is the biggest one on this list that remains app-only. If you want to run a visual marketing strategy through Instagram, you’ll need the app.

The app has taken lots of strides in the past few months, including the release of Hyperlapse video. See below for an example.

A video posted by Emiliano Elias (@eliase) on

> Download for iOS and Android

40. Pinterest

Simple and intuitive to view, like, and repin. The Pinterest app is ideal for idle browsing, and it supports sharing to Pinterest from browsers and other apps. > Download for iOS and Android pinterest app

New and fringe social media channels to try


41. Snapchat

With Snapchat, you can take a photo and share a photo, then the photo disappears after your friend views it. Marketers are still figuring out how best to take advantage of this. Some early pioneers include McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and General Electric. Screen Shot 2014-10-27 at 6.44.15 AM   > Download for iOS and Android

42. WhatsApp

The mobile messaging app (that is now owned by Facebook) lets you send text messages to friends and colleagues. Like Snapchat, this is one that marketers are still feeling out. There have been lots of articles written on how marketers might take advantage of WhatsApp. > Download for iOS and Android   whatsapp android

43. Vine

The microvideo app from Twitter lets you record six-second videos that play on a loop. The integration with Twitter is seamless, so your videos will appear and play with ease. Some great use cases so far have been brands using it for how-to videos, like this one from Lowe’s.

> Download for iOS and Android

44. Tumblr

For brands on Tumblr, you’ll find the same great features and tools from the web version here in the mobile app, including a powerful hashtag search and easy profile edits.

> Download for iOS and Android

tumblr app

45. Quora

The crowdsourced answers website has a lot of neat uses for marketers, especially as a source for information and content ideas. You can check in on the latest questions and topics from the app.

> Download for iOS and Android



As you can see, there are a huge number of helpful apps for marketers to try. You probably don’t need all 45 on your phone, but hopefully you identified a few that can help make your marketing efforts all the more efficient.

Which mobile marketing apps do you use? I’d love to hear your favorites in the comments.

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  • Kim Fox

    Great list. I like Zite for identifying sharable content. Feedly is good too. And I just discovered Reverb – all for topical content. Also, I sometimes use Shareaholic for a quick post/share. Finally, Delicious for bookmarking.

    • Thanks, Kim! That’s a great list of apps. 🙂 I’m intrigued by Reverb! Hadn’t heard of that one yet! 🙂

  • Can forget about Facebook message since now you can not use the FB app to message people (argh). Slack app for team engagement more than Asana! Evernote’s new business card scanning function is epic, needs to integrate into Mailchimp though. Any other business card apps that go into your email list?

    • Great ones! Yes, Slack is a great team app, and Evernote has so many cool features. I’m not immediately familiar with any other biz card apps that sync to a mailing list. If I come across one, I’ll be sure to pass it along here. 🙂

  • I wish you could create campaigns in MailChimp’s iPhone app. Isn’t there a separate iPad app for creating MailChimp campaigns?

  • Elliot Thomas

    Basecamp is also a great project management tool. Been testing Mailchimp’s Alter Ego however it seems very temperamental and more hassle than the 10% discount it is worth. Just a note for anybody considering the two-step auth tool.

    • Elizabeth Hall

      I use Alter Ego and I think it is worth the 10% discount. It adds an additional level for protecting my email list. That is why I like it. You can also use the Mailchimp app if you want to quickly access your stats and perform some simple actions to your list. You don’t have to go through the 2-step process using the app.

  • One app I am telling everyone about right now is WordSwag. Great for creating visual content.

  • Personally, I think you’ve over complicated it a bit mate. The reality, in my experience, is that while many of these apps exist and it might be more “convenient” to do work on them, I tend to really just work on the basics/surface while Im on the go – tweeting, posting, basic analytics and the like. Thats why I keep the apps on my phone nice and lean, with my own top 5.

    • Ah, makes a lot of sense! Thanks so much for the comment. This seems like a great perspective to keep in mind while browsing through the apps here. Maybe treat it like an a la carte menu? I love the way you’ve simplified down to five of the most essential ones for you. Very inspiring!

  • Feedly + Quora are the go-to apps for me to find out new content to read & know.. The Klout app too sometimes comes in handy for new content suggestions

    I use Google Keep rather than Evernote to keep everything under my Google domain..

    Great List Kevan..Something worth bookmarking..

    • Thanks for the comment, Omkar! I’ve wanted to get into Google Keep – might take the plunge with your recommendation!

  • I’m puzzled at the direction this blog is heading. What I love about Buffer is that it simplifies my social media experience — I only have to use one app to schedule all my Twitter posts for the day. Why would I want to add more complications to my system? The less time I spend using apps the better!

    • Great point, Saul! Thanks for the comment! Definitely, we want Buffer to be the app that helps you get the most done. I’m very happy to hear that it’s been useful for you! Sorry that posts like these take away from the simplicity of things a bit!

  • Ngan Son

    the best collection apps !

  • Great leads as always, Kevan. Personally I have and use about 60% of these…. there are a few I don’t need…. but a few to investigate now as well. For photo editing (not creating graphics with words) I absolutely swear by the free Adobe PS Express iPhone app. While I mostly use this for personal sharing vice business, it’s like a miracle in my pocket.

    • Adobe PS sounds like a great one, Christin! Ha, pretty amazing to see the functionality and depth of tools can fit in a pocket now!

  • Elizabeth Hall

    This is a fantastic list of apps, many that I use already. I am however on the same page as some of the other commenters. I don’t perform complicated actions on-the-go unless I’m traveling. Even then I use my computer or iPad.

    • Makes a lot of sense, Elizabeth! Thanks for the comment! Are there any on this list that you’ve found useful for you on iPhone?

      • Elizabeth Hall

        Yes, I use Tweetbot, Hootesuite, Facebook Page Manager, Evernote, Google Analytics, Mailchimp & WordPress & of course all the major network apps. If find them all useful. Thanks again for all the options. I’m definitely going to look into the other Mailchimp apps you suggested.

  • Great list, would also include which to do list app

    • Thanks, Gregory!

      • Melissa

        I 2nd and too! Love their products — beautiful design and smooth handoff between web/phone experience.

  • Tom

    The blog posts from buffer apps are fantastic, but I recommend you don’t list so many options on each list. It is thorough yes, but I see ’45’ and I skip article altogether since I am too busy to digest so many. I do not think I am alone in this thought. I think posts would be more effective for a wider audience if more focused a several not dozens.

    • Hi Tom! Thanks so much for taking the time to share this. It’s really helpful to hear how these lists (especially this size of list) feels to you when you see the headline and when you browse the article. I’ll be very happy to keep this in mind moving forward. Sorry for coming across a bit overwhelming with these – can definitely see how these would be daunting!

  • Wow. What a resource, Kevan! This is incredible. And Wifi Finder might be my life now on the weekends. Thanks so much for the Mention shoutout too! 🙂

    • Thanks, Shannon! Love using Mention, and I can totally see WiFi Finder coming in handy – definitely has helped me find some spots to grab a quick connection (like a Pizza Hut, who knew?)

  • For number 22 related to Google Analytics, I need to recommend Quicklytics. I’ve tried all the apps suggested and Quicklytics is the only app that I’ve found which truly lets the data be the star. All the other apps I’ve tried (and spent money on) try and make design be the star or steal from the data with annoying ads or funky design… quicklytics is clean and minimal which truly allows for numbers to shine.

    Great list Buffer squad.

  • Love Feedly on the mobile. I use Feedly + Buffer on the mobile to manage’s twitter feed. Can do from anywhere including the beach 🙂

    • Excellent, Sahil! Yes, the integration of those two is super fantastic. I get a kick out of the gestures on iPad when it comes to Feedly. So intuitive. 🙂

  • Huzzy

    Nice collection Kevan, Thank you.

  • Amazing list, Kevan — I’d also add VSCOcam for editing images and Phonto for adding text to images. I also love Cameo for creating quick videos of experiences & adventures I’m having.

    • Those sounds like great ones, Casie! Will check them out! 🙂

  • Good number of list.Apps are becoming more prominence than Mobiles.

  • Apurva

    Quite an organized list you have here. I would also suggest adding DrumUp ( to this list. It discovers content that is relevant and schedules it for posting.

  • Le Hiep

    Email Marketing and SMS Marketing should be included to the list. We’re using them day by day for our campaign.

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  • sam_rye

    I’d add SumAll to the list for analytics. You can connect heaps of apps and centralise into one dashboard.

    Their free product is super awesome, and they’re also releasing paid upgrades like reports and powerups.

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