Blogsy: Blogging With Your iPad On The Go
- January 19, 2013
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Uncategorized
If you're as busy as me, you often find yourself with very little time or opportunity to write professional blog posts or drafts. The biggest problem? Finding a mobile software package powerful enough to handle the intricacies necessary for writing professional looking blogs, drafts and allowing the flexibility to modify them as well as schedule and distribute them appropriately.
Thankfully, Blogsy has ended my search for a mobile iPad solution for writing professional blog posts on the go. As I write, I am on the road to a family members house for the evening and don't necessarily need my 3G connection to draft or write this blog post, pretty sweet, right? But lets stop talking about how great it is and look at some of the features.
Does It Connect To Your Blogging Service? Probably.
The Blogsy development team certainly has spared no effort in their attempt to reach the broadest audience in the blogging universe. Let's just say if you're blogging and you don't use the following services, you're probably not a “professional blogger” or you simply are the best and have people writing software to handle the mobile problem for you. Why are you hot shots reading this post anyway?
Supported Blogging Services include:
- WordPress: Self Hosted
- WordPress: WordPress.com Hosted
- Moveable Type
- IBM Connections
Yes, You Can Format Your Text
Amazingly, these services often get confused that the ultimate necessity of writing a blog post is actually writing and organizing information. I know, I know, next you'll tell me you actually want to use your smartphone to make phone calls. Let's be serious though, without basic formatting capabilities Blogsy would be dead to me, thankfully it isn't an issue and makes some unique strides of it's own.
Supported Formatting includes:
- Bold, Italic, Underline and
- Left, Center, Right and Justify Alignments
- Bullet and Number Points
- Block Quote and Line Break
- Text Format (Headings, Paragraphs, Etc…)
- Text Font Selection
- Text Font Size Adjustments
- Text Color as well as Background Color Adjustments.
- Oh yes, and Links.
But I'm A Nerd, I Blog In HTML Code.
Hey! Me Too! Well, no, not really. I wouldn't want to write my entire blog post in code, but to each their own right? In either case, you get a three finger swipe option that brings you instantly to the HTML code of your blog post. This is essential for those of us who want to tweak or adjust the blog to fit our current WordPress theme or drop a no follow to an external link we may be writing.
Having the capability of manipulating the code opens the door to many opportunities otherwise unavailable to your editing. Essentially, if Blogsy missed something in their feature set, most of the time this feature can be compensated through HTML modifications.
Social Media Connectivity? Yes, Please.
The design and layout of Blogsy are incredibly intuitive and it allows for immediate connection to your social networks image galleries for drag and drop image, video and link functionality. Those images, videos and links can even be edited right within the Blogsy interface.
Supported Social Media includes:
- A Built In Browser
- Your Local iPad Images
- WordPress Posts Image Galleries
There are also some spectacular built in search functions for accessing and navigating your information and images with ease.
Conclusion? Pay the $5.00
Blogsy doesn't come with a huge fee so let's face it, buying this software for blogging on the go is a no brainer. There are a slew of options available in the market but very few bring together social media, basic or advanced formatting and complete connectivity in a single package without making you want to hurt someone.