The WordPress app for the iPhone was recently released and I wasted no time installing it! Since I also need a reason to try it out, I am going to give a quick review of it.
This is an app that I am really looking forward to using! Let’s face it, who can’t use yet another opportunity to stay plugged in and productive! I am actually writing this post while on my way to a ball game. Just one less excuse for me not writing more often.
My first impression is that it is rather clean looking and easy to use. Everything you need to create a post is right here and easily accessible.
There are only a handful of features to use. You can create a new post. You can edit any existing post on your blog. You can assign categories and tags to these posts. And you also have the ability to upload photos from the iPhone which will be a very handy feature to have while out and about.
That is about the extent of things however. Keep in mind that this is just the 1.0 release so it is only going to get nicer, however for the app to be really useful, I would include some additional features.
One glaring omission is the lack of a code editing mode within the posts. This most likely won’t be an issue for the typical blogger, however, if like me, you also use WordPress for content management, it is a very useful feature to have.
Another feature I would like to see added is some way to manage the back end of the blog. Personally, I can’t see wanting to do much here on my phone, but it would be nice to be able to moderate comments, or work with pages.
While this app doesn’t have every feature you might want now, it is a great start, and I have a feeling, quite a few bloggers are going to find it indispensable. Oh, and by the way, it is completely free!
EDIT – for some reason when I posted this, it reverted back to a the draft I was editing. Not sure if this is a bug, or if I did something wrong, but I would strongly suggest you check the published post to be sure it is correct.