(Note from Kat: I just want to say a sincere thank you for all your wonderful feedback about the new blog! You all are amazing. Today, is the Gadget and App section of Tsh’s interview. I hope you find some new and ridiculously useful gadgets and apps that help you in your blogging. Feel free to ask Tsh questions in the comments or share some of your own favorites.)
What computer do you use? (i.e. MacBook Air)
What kind of phone do you have? (i.e.Samsung Galaxy III)
Do you use a tablet? If so, what model? (i.e. iPad 4)
What blog platform do you use? (WordPress, Blogger, Typepad etc)
If applicable, what blog theme/child theme do you use? (Genesis, Thesis, WooThemes etc.) Or feel free to use this space to give a shout out to your designer.
Genesis, custom theme designed by Brian Gardner
What web hosting company do you use? Do you recommend them?
I’m with Synthesis, part of the brainchild of Copyblogger and the people with Genesis. I’ve been very happy with them so far, although it’s not cheap. But I need custom support and dedicated servers, so it’s worth the money to me.
What app do you use to write your posts?
Plain ol’ TextEdit on my MacBook. I NEVER write straight in WordPress—way too easy to lose my words.
What are your most useful computer/web apps?
I edit my photos in Lightroom and Photoshop, and I use these programs near daily. I use Chrome for the Internet. I record podcasts with Piezo via Skype. I store my book writing in Dropbox. I keep a to-do list through Chrome with Todoist. I listen to music through Spotify. And honestly?That’s about all.
What are your most useful phone/tablet apps?
I take photos with Camera+ and edit them with Snapseed. I access my Dropbox quite a bit with the app, and I access my to-do list with the Todoist app. I listen to Spotify, too. The rest of my apps are mostly for my non-working life.
What other tech do you use? (Camera for photos, mic for podcasting…etc.)
My DSLR camera is a Canon 40D, but I use my iPhone camera an awful lot. My podcasting mic is the Blue Yeti Microphone, but I also use a smaller travel mic when I’m on the road (which is often!).
Q & A with Tsh
Let me know if you have questions! I honestly keep things pretty simple. Click here to ask a question or share your own favorite apps.