There are times when I don’t get time to sit with my laptop and compose my new blog post as I’m moving around a lot. But I do get many breaks which I tend to use for reading or tweeting. I could also use this time to write some short blog posts which I could publish to WordPress on the move. But this was always constrained – notwithstanding the primitive app from WordPress itself – by not having a good blog editor for iPad or iPhone.
Well, not anymore… Poster comes to the rescue.
Poster is a free universal WordPress blog editor app that not only is simple and elegant but also works perfectly.
It has all the necessary features that are required in a blog editor. Previously I had to compose the post in a text editor like iA Writer and later use the WordPress site to publish the final blog post. Poster takes away all the hassles and lets you to compose, edit, insert pictures and publish it directly to your blog. Due to its integration with WordPress blog site, you can set all other properties like categories, tags, post format and post status. You can choose to save it as a draft till you’re finished with the post before publishing to public. This kind of integration was the missing piece in posting blogs from iPhone and iPad.
Once you complete the setting and provide the credentials, Poster retrieves all the blog posts along with all other properties and you’re ready to blog immediately.
On iPad it works in both landscape and portrait mode. On iPhone it works only in portrait mode.
iPhone version works exactly as it does on iPad. If you have both iPad and iPhone, you can switch between them (of course, after saving the latest version in each iDevice) without worrying about the format getting screwed.
One more feature which the heavy users of Dropbox will find useful is Poster’s integration with Dropbox. If you have stored your unpublished blog post in Dropbox, you can directly import it to Poster. Both HTML or text file work just fine. It also supports multiple blogs and you can change between the blogs with just a touch.
The app is very stable and I didn’t find anything that didn’t work as it was intended to. It’s a great app for regular bloggers who are mobile most of the time. And the best part? It’s free! Go grab it…