Monday, November 11, 2013

My Favourite Apps - #1 - Blogsy

Appropriately the first app I'm going to mention is the one I'm using to write this blog - blogsy.

When I first got an iPad one of my disappointments was that it was harder to write blogs using the built in browser than on a PC. Everything from inserting pictures to creating links and making the text look pretty just seemed harder, and I can't tell you the number of times I nearly said rude words as I lost the blog I'd spent the last half hour carefully creating.

That all changed when I found blogsy. It's a dedicated app for writing blogs which works with all the major blogging tools, and which makes blogging a joy rather than a deeply frustrating exercise. It makes it really simple to import pictures,

YouTube clips,

videos from Vimeo,

create links and

  • control how all of it gets formatted.
If that's not enough it then also gives you the ability to then edit the raw HTML, although I seriously doubt you'll ever actually need to do that.

It also makes it really simple to control when blogs get published, allowing you to write lots of blogs and then schedule them to be published over a number of days. It also makes it easy to go back and edit blogs you've already published.

People often just think of tablets as a tool consuming content (watching iPlayer, browsing the web, listening to music) but not creating content. For me blogsy is one of the tools that changes all that, actually making it easier to create blogs than on a PC.

I'd love to hear any thoughts on blogsy, or any other cool ways of creating blogs on an iPad.

Simon.

 

1 comment:

Suzanne Whitton said...

I've used the Blogpress app but that's only as a desperate measure, it's not easy to use and I often lose things I've written....exasperating! I like the sound of this one, will check it out. Thanks.