Blogging on the iPad
I wrote the previous post on the iPad in the WordPress app and I was forced to finish it in the browser. Here’s why:
- Writing HTML is very hard on the iPad due to extensive keyboard switching. Opening tags are hard, but closing tags are even harder (switch to extended for <, back to symbols for /, back to normal for the tag name and then to extended for >).
- I’m missing the spell checking feature I have in my Firefox, because I usually have the iPad native checker off as I write lots of stuff in Slovenian.
- I like adding some links automatically with Zemanta and you don’t get that in the native app.
While writing the first version of this post I also found another error – it seems that the WordPress iPad app doesn’t like < or > inside posts, so actually writing an HTML tag like this <a> is not possible (it crashes the app immediately).
So it seems I’ll still mostly be using the iPad for content consumption and chitchat and not content creation. And possibly scribbling down ideas.