Friday, September 27, 2013

Blooger App for Mobile Blogging

Did you know that there is a new Blogger app for iPad and iPhone built by Google itself? 

If you have a Blogger blog, this is one app you need to download!

Our friends from the States who are travelling around the world and stayed with us recently, the same friend who has climbed Mount Everest and the other 7 Highest Peaks and the same one who bought me the domain name of www.lilyfieldlife.com as a present, told me about it recently. How did I not know about this?

 Before the launch of this, to blog on the go you needed to use a third party app such as Blogsy, they cost money and also had lots of errors, kept crashing and loading photos was a real pain. The new Blogger app is free and great to use. Download it in the App store. It's got the same orange B icon as Blogger on your desktop has. See my screen shot below. 


Loading photos is fantastically simple. Start your new blog post then just hit the camera button on the top right hand corner and you can either take photos or use your camera library. No loading to Picasa etc. 



Other benefits of the Blogger app included:
  • immediate synchronisation with desktop blogger 
  • Able to make changes on your blog from your iPhone on the go 

Blogger lists the functionality as 
  •  Compose a post that you can save to draft or immediately publish
  • View list of your saved and published posts
  • Switch account/blog if you have more than one
  • Embed an image from the gallery, or, by taking a picture directly from the app
  • Add labels to your posts
  • Add location information

The functionality is still very limited compared to the WordPress app, which is surprising but I'm assuming it will be improved and at least it's stable and doesn't crash like Blogsy always did. 

What I haven't worked out yet / not possible

  • how to centre photos and change their size (you can set their size in the settings but you can't manually set their size- I size my landscape and portrait photos differently so they all line up nicely)
  • Edit HTML
  • Spell checker
  • Change font from default
  • Bullet points
  • Editing scheduled posts

I will manly use the app to make small changes to an already published post, to easily upload photos from my iPhone, and to write if I'm on holidays (but I won't like that the formatting is screwy)

Have you tried Blogger Mobile App?

Fiona xx




6 comments:

  1. I have had this app for a while and I love to use it with my ipad when I need to do a post or read some of everyone else's and I am not home. It does have it's limitations, but it is fabulous in a pinch. Hugs, Marty

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  2. that's interesting to know I am going to check it out.what I have trouble with is scheduling my posts I cant seem to get that to work-love dee x

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  5. Are you a blogger who's always on the go? If you've never tried Blogger's mobile apps, now is the time. We've just updated both our Android and iOS apps -- learn more about these updates on our blog....

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