Blogsy for iPad, #itworks!

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Testing Blogsy

So far iPad has not had an effective blogging app. Updating blogs with the iPad required logging in to a web service using Safari or using an email based approach, as in Posterous. However, it was not easy to make a quick post on the iPad with basic formatting such as bold or italics, alignment and inserting media files.

Perhaps Blogsy can change that?

The good news is that Blogsy does address these issues. Rich text and images can be inserted into your post from an online source, and importantly from the Photo Album on your iPad, as in this test screenshot.

The process is quick and it works, but you do need to flip between a rich view for certain media/table insertions, and to an HTML view for writing. If you are comfortable with a basic HTML, you should be fine.

One of the best uses of using such an editor, would be for posts based on Images (not just photos- but charts, reviews of apps using screenshots, tutorials which need flowcharts or diagrams).

It also keeps a list of media uploads to wordpress from the photo library. This is nice, as you can upload screenshots, drawings or annotated whiteboards first. Then when you explain the images, later, you have them in the sidebar of the app



Scalable iTablets!

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We can have tablets from 5×7 inches (personal) to 2 feet (tables at work/library/copy center) if required. Scalable iTablets! They only have logic for touch and display and if feasible networking.

iPodTouch 64Gb has more speed and space than Mac minis and iBooks just few years back… It is slimmer than iPhones, so if docked into tablets, overall thickness will be acceptable.

To begin with Apple will (if) roll out tablets which are monolithic… but it will be really disappointing if we cannot have touch/display devices for various purposes but which use the CPU/Data consistently from one source- your iPod….

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In 1999 my iMac was 233Mhz, had 128Mb RAM and 12Gb space.I also had a Powerbook Duo laptop in the early ’90s, with a dock (monitor, keyboard, mouse no CPU). The laptop was grayscale, but when docked, it became a desktop Mac with thousands of colors.. when done, eject laptop like a floppy… and go.

2009: iTablet or iMac or whatever, can perhaps be sold in different form factors, at low cost- just as screen with a docking slot… hmm…iPodTouch is already 64Gb, 500Mhz+… please!!!

Mumbai, India
8 Oct 2009