Blogsy, for Blogs from an IPad

It seems that finally I found an acceptable application for IPad that allows to write in a blog without much suffering. Until now he had been trying BlogPress And the officer of WordPress, But I think Blogsy is the one chosen in terms of WYSIWYG editing more or less friendly.

While I must resolve the service with images hosted in the same domain because it is very oriented to interact with what is hosted on Flickr or Picasa, also find the solution so that it does not insist on adding spaces between paragraphs.

But finally I can say:

Hello from my IPadThe el salvador sprig

While fishing in the mangrove of La Puntilla, I will be completing the article to gain confidence. Blogsy has two modes of deployment: one called Rich side, which is where the preview content is viewed, here the images are dragged and located; the other side is the html, here it is written.

To go from enriched to HTML you have to drag your finger horizontally, great but I struggled to find it without the help. I finally learned it by accident.

In this table you can see what is possible to do. Very good, better than what is done with LiveWriter, and the following graphic summarizes the main features. The table also describes what is done in different editing sides.

Blogs

  • To register the, or blogs, it is configured in the "settings" button, in the lower right part of the screen.
  • You can see the posts in "published", "draft" and best of all, supports local version with what you can work before uploading permanently.

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  • You can configure different Flickr, Picasa, Google and YouTube accounts. This is pretty good, because in almost a click you can find your own files.
  • To find images, only select in the panel called "Dock", touch the selected image with your finger and drag to the content of the text in rich mode. There are quick options to locate in the center, or aligned to the left and right ends.
  • The image is released, and ready. Although a current error of the application does not allow to relocate it dragging it because it is lost.
  • Then you can touch and modify these conditions such as alignment, link, alt text or delete it. You can also change the size although this lacks practicality because you can not add a size with a manual number like 450, usually with your fingers it costs a little.

To find images in the browser, just write the address of the page that interests us, then place your finger on the image of our interest. Not all images can be dragged, since some sites display them with a script, but in general, the images displayed via the <img> tag show the mascot Fomo.

They crawl and let go, and that's it. A discomfort the option that almost all the images maintain a link, which should be able to be configured somewhere in the application to eliminate it as predefined. As well as general image width sizes (original, 450, 300, etc.)

Add videos to post

For this, the Youtube option of the tab called Dock is chosen. Then, the chosen one is dragged to the post. By the way, a second finger can allow to change the size, then it is released.

To change properties, touch and modify options such as size, borders, color, associated videos or delete it. You can also configure options for iframe, As they were displayed before the videos instead of being embedded.

In case of entering the embedded video code, it is selected in the browser, copied and then pasted to the preferred location when in the "Write side" This sometimes costs, because Safari for mobile has its limitations to copy and paste the code, especially when it has a combination with Flash deployment.

Create links

There are at least two ways:

The first one is selecting the text that you want to use as a link in the "Rich side" mode, then the site opens in the browser that contains the link. Once the image or site is found, place your finger and drag it to the selected text.

It takes a bit of practice, but after a while it works and I think it's better than using the <href> tag. Once the link is done, with a click you can modify the link conditions, such as a new window, to change to an internal domain by removing the root path or to remove the link.

The other way is, always in rich mode, click on the rich text and choose the option "link" and write or copy the url of the link.

The el salvador sprig text format

In this is that most editors for Ipad have fallen short. If there is a gain in Blogs, it is that in enriched mode you can apply the format, such as underlining, bold or italic, although you can also touch the tags in html mode.

At one point I struggled to make the selection of text, but finally I have come to find practicality by double-clicking on a text, then dragging the ends of the selection with a simple drag as far as the interest.

By the way, I show you my best photo of the trip, just back from a day of fishing. This is La Puntilla, at the mouth of the Lempa River in El Salvador. Fishing, just one catfish, one pooch and two toadfish; Bad to ask to be cooked in the restaurant but good as fun.

Publish

This is very practical, the best I've seen, because it facilitates the option of adding labels or categories with great practicality. It even allows adding new ones to the existing list.

It has an ugly error, which has been corrected in the downloaded version now, which capitalized the first letter of each text in the title of the post.

To publish a ready article, you can choose the option defined for it in the button called "post info" or do it with great practicality by dragging three fingers up. Great, and of course, lift a button to confirm if it is true or a simple gesture error.

Not bad for a couple of dollars. Although we all hope there are more features, mainly to be able to load images stored locally or taken with the Ipad2.

Actualización

Over time improvements have been implemented ... many

For example:

- Supports TypPad, Movable Type, Joomla and Drupal

-Interface in several languages, including Spanish

-Also the way to add WYSIWYG attributes

2 Replies to "Blogsy, for Blogs from an IPad"

  1. No date is your blog, but we CAN insert images from our camera roll, ipad, as well as upload videos from our youtube channel is AMAZING APP, we are very happy, the technical support is spectacular .... A mistake the ipad sends a message to them with the problem, then back to mail noe send the FIXED CODE to insert in the WP..in the config.php very buenooooooooooo

  2. Hello, I am Lance, one of the guys behind Blogsy.

    Thank you for writing about Blogsy. We will continue to improve Blogs and so hopefully it will one day satisfy 99.9% of the bloggers out there.

    If you want to vote for what you would like to see added to Blogsy after we have uploaded you can go here - http://www.blogsyapp.com/about

    A lot of users have told us that our videos really helped them get out of Blogsy. The videos can be found here - http://www.blogsyapp.com/how-to

    Cheers,
    Throw

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