Blogsy is – by far and away – the best blogging app for the iPad. It’s the app that many of us had been waiting for ever since the iPad was released – a really capable and easy to use blog editor for use on the iPad.
Along with its ease of use and a strong set of features, another plus point for the app is that it gets regular and substantial updates. And there’s another impressive one due out next week (it has already been submitted to Apple for approval) – the new version will be 3.2, The Minotaur.
One of the highlights of the Minotaur release is support for more blogging platforms – including TypePad, Joomla, and Drupal.
Here are some of the other notable changes and improvements in version 3.2:
HTML – We have figured out a way to parse the HTML Apple uses so now the code on the HTML looks cleaner and more standard.
- This means you will now see <p> tags again instead of all the <div> tags.
- This means you will get the ghost image again while the full image loads.
- This means we were able to program around the iOS5 webkit bug which occasionally kept the webkit from refreshing. (Leading to text not wrapping and not being able to type after an image.)
Dock management – Yep, now you can delete dock items you don’t use and rearrange the dock items in the order you like.
More language support – Thanks to our great translators Blogsy will now be in Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), French, Polish and Spanish.
Slug option for WordPress blogs – Now you will be able to set or edit slugs.
Typing location mark – We have added a small grey triangle showing where you can tap to type.
Device library page support.
Text pasting warning message – If a user copies and pastes text into the Rich Side or HTML Side this can introduce HTML or not depending on the side. The warning message explains the details.
Image pasting warning message – If a user tries to copy an image from the Photos app then pastes it into Blogsy they will get a warning message saying they can’t do that.
Changed font color on HTML Side making it easier to read.
Blogsy is already the best in its field – and one of our picks for the Best iPad Apps of 2011. It’s great to see the developers continuing to improve it and now extend its support to more blogging platforms.
Look out for the Blogsy 3.2 update around the middle of next week – and follow the developers on Twitter for all their latest news: @BlogsyApp.
Here’s an App Store link for Blogsy; it’s priced at $4.99.