Saturday, 27 December 2014

iPad Blogging Frustrations

I use my iPad almost exclusively, rarely bothering with a "proper" computer. There are very few things that the iPad cannot handle, but I am having problems using it for blogging. Writing posts directly into the browser is close to impossible - Blogger could not be set up worse for an iPad, and this applies whether I use Safari and Chrome. For quite some time I have used the BlogPress iOS app. It usually works pretty well though formatting can be a bit clunky, but recently it has started refusing to load photos. I downloaded another free blogging app, Posts, to test out, but Google gave me dire warnings about giving it my Google details and frightened me off. I tried Google's Blogger app a while ago and it was useless, but decided to give it another go. It is better than it was and works up to a point. It allows me to upload pictures (yay!) but doesn't allow any adjustment of picture size or placement and has no way to include links (boo!). There has to be something better out there. 


Anonymous said...

Hi Kathryn - enjoyed reading your 101 list. I blog on Wordpress (used to use Blogger, but found it very glitchy) and although I mostly blog on an iMac, the Wordpress iPad app is pretty good, too. I haven't had any problems with inserting pics or hyperlinks at all when using it. Might be worth considering. Happy New Year to you and yours.

ellie said...

I can only use the ipad since my brain tumor. I use the bLogPress app and so far so good. It uploads photos fine for me? I hear you though: blogger/google does NOT play well with the ipad. Peeves me greatly.

PixieMum said...

Agree with you about Blogger with the photo sizes, ok for those reading ones blog on an iPad but not so good for readers using a laptop.

Earlier in the year changed from Blogger, then DD put the Blogger app on my front screen and all has been well except for varying photo sizes.

I lost one follower during the temporary changeover.

Pleased to see you back in the land of blogging, I assumed your absence was work, family, knitting and general busy life. Christmas Greetings and best wishes for 2015.