I've been blogging since 2004, with the past six years on the Typepad platform. This Summer, I'll surpass 500,000 page view on Typepad. Thus, I hope you will grant me the favor of considering me a serious blogger, with a decent readership.
For the past 15 months I have been searching for a good app that would allow me to create posts via my iPad. My wait has ended with Blogsy. In fact, this is my first official blog post using Blogsy.
The obvious question for this review, why do I like this app? Quite simply, it works! While not free ($4.99), the cost is inexpensive, and well worth the price. Although I use Typepad, Blogsy works with most of the major blogging platforms such as Blogger, Wordpress, etc. One may also easily connect the service to your favorite photo and video sharing services like Picasa, Flickr, YouTube and Vimeo. Thus, it is easy to pull multi-media content into your blog. Finally, you may import images directly from the iPad's native photo album app.
Although the service allows Google image searches from within the app, many web sites do not allow the Blogsy API to directly import photos, etc. My approach, which I actually prefer, is to directly use Safari, and save my images via Picasa or Google Image Search directly to the iPad photo album app. From that point it is an easy import into Blogsy.
This screenshot shows the built-in browser. I used Google Search to find the Blogsy videos, and then dragged the url into my post with the associated word.
Now I have presented two screenshots I took while blogging, and the process for posting them to my blog. I just tap the flower icon, and bring up my saved images. From that point, I press and drag the desired image to my account (Typepad). Once uploaded, I drag back the image to wherever I want it in my blog. (click or press upon any image to view full sized)
This process is a bit complex to explain in words, but actually quite easy to perform. The self-help videos explain and show the process very well.