Since I am a newbie – I'm always looking for ideas and such in other people's blogs. I have to admit, I am loving seeing all of the different rhymes and reasons for people to blog/vlog! It is so interesting. One of my most recent idea hunts led me to the “THE BEST blogging application for the iPad” – so says iAppsForTeachers.
After doing some research and reading other people's reviews I decided to go ahead and spend the $4.99 and give this app a try. Apparently you can link it to all of your social media sites and just swipe your pictures and videos right into your blog. So this is a test blog of sorts…just getting the feel of the app to see if it is worth the $5!
I can make things bold and italicized and even underline and
I can format from the left.
Or the right.
Or center my text.
In fact if I have enough blah blah to say I can even justify my text. And I typically do have enough to say. I like to talk. I am one of those literal Chatty Cathy's – although I just go by Cat – because Cathy is my Mama's name. Anyway… I suppose you get the idea. 😉
- I could do bullet points if I wanted
- See. 🙂
- Or I can number things
- if I
- wanted to.
I can put things in quote. Although it doesn't look any different to me here – maybe it will when I publish my post.
There is a button I can click to add a “more” link.
All kinds of formatting like:
All the way to Heading 6
I can change the font family. There are several more to choose from than I expected. The only thing is with the formatting on my WordPress Blog – I'm not sure which of them will actually come through…suppose we'll see!:)
- Andale Mono
- Arial Black
- Book Antiqua
- Comic Sans MS
- Courier New
- Georgia (my fave I think)
- Symbol (I expected crazy characters from this one.)
- Times New Roman
- Trebuchet MS
- Wingdings (I expected crazy characters from this one, too.)
And the font size can go from 8 pt to 36 pt.
You can choose from several colors – you know the basic color spectrum that you can choose from.
You can also highlight your background in different colors.
Now all of that is pretty standard although the controls are easy to control – way easier than trying to log in to WordPress on my iPad browser. But now for the real test. My media…
If it works I am going to “swipe” in a little video I took the other night via Instagram (which I must say I am super excited that I can now do little 15 minute videos on Instagram!). Anyway – I was showing my little man some lightning behind a cloud just before a little Texas rain. It was pretty because the lightening seemed to be behind just one set of clouds.
So… here we go:
Well…. after trial and error I found that you can't just leisurely swipe it on to your page and then put it where you want it – you have to swipe fast and drop it right where you want it. And from the looks of it – it doesn't look like a video. It just looks like a pic – but maybe once I publish it – it will be a workable video?…
Well pictures work I suppose: This is a pic of my little man. He just woke up (3am) and while Daddio and I are catching up on our DVR'd television shows (yes, at 3 am) and I am blogging (yeah we keep odd hours) he is watching a little Dora the Explorer (in Spanish) to lull him back to sleep.
And here is my attempt at pulling in one of my YouTube Videos: It doesn't appear to be a video either – only time will tell I suppose…
That about wraps it up. Now I am going to publish this and see what happens. I have a feeling a lot of the formatting of the text wont come through because of my theme settings.
Now I am going to head to the publish button and see if I can hit tags and such…
Please comment below if you have used this app and have any tips or if you haven't used it let me know what you think…is it worth the $5? I'll comment after I publish to let you know what I think. 🙂