I knew that Posts was a good blogging app before I had even tried it. That’s because Patrick Jordan, who isn’t a fan of texting, sent me several excited messages about the app, and then bought it for me outright, just so I could give it a shot. The surprising thing is that, although Patrick can be wrong about many things (Canada is a real country, dammit), he really hit the nail on the head here: Posts is good. It’s really good.
Up until Posts I used Blogsy as my primary iPad blogging app for interacting with the iSource WordPress setup. Blogsy is functional and I’ve enjoyed using it, but Posts just blows it out of the water when it comes to the cleanliness of its UI. The app makes it really easy to insert pictures and links, set categories and tags, and switch between rich text and raw HTML. Everything I’ve needed to do in Blogsy is possible within Posts. That’s not to say that Posts is definitively better than Blogsy (which is solid and frequently updated), but I’m definitely liking the flair with which Posts presents mobile blogging.
I like the way that individual posts are shown as thumbnails with small badges for comments underneath. I like how these thumbnails are categorized neatly under dates, so it’s easy to tell at-a-glance how many posts we have for a Friday. Finally, I love how Posts makes it easy to center an image in a post, and makes it very obvious that I’ve done so – which is something that the WordPress admin panel and official WordPress apps have trouble with.
Unfortunately, not everyone will have a Patrick to excitedly purchase Posts for them, but the app really isn’t too pricey at $10. Posts isn’t just promising for a v1.0 app – it’s already really damn good for WordPress and Blogger users, and a very easy recommendation for any prospective iPad blogger.