iPhone has proven to be a very handy tool for many users in the field. People constantly use it for such items as checking emails and browsing the web on a daily basis. But did you know that you could also blog right from your iPhone?
With the tools available from the App Store, you can maintain a blog right from the comfort of your pocket.
The free WordPress app is an open source project that allows you to manage your WordPress blog straight from your iPhone or iPad. The app not only lets you moderate comments, it will also let you create and edit posts and pages. All you need is your trusty iPhone and a WordPress.com blog. You can also use it on a self hosted blog as long as you are running or higher.
If Tumblr is your thing, then the free Tumblr app is a great tool for you. The app lets you post quotes, photos, and more to your tumblelog. In fact, you can even post audio and video to it straight from the iPhone (3GS or later). You can search across Tumblr to keep up with everybody, and your Tumblr Dashboard is built right into the app.
If you’re looking for an iPhone blogging tool that can be used with a large variety of blogging engines, then take a look at iBlogger ($9.99). Compatible with WordPress, MovableType, TypePad, Drupal, and more, iblogger allows you to as you see fit. The app supports pictures, tags, categories, links and more, giving you a lot of flexibility in your blogging needs.
iBlogger will also allow you to blog your location at the touch of a button, making it easy to maintain a travel blog while, well, traveling. And if you have a blog of a more personal nature, iBlogger supports a secure connection if your blog does. The app is based on the popular blog application Ecto for a Mac, so those suers should find themselves at home rather quickly.
Joomla Admin Mobile!
Joomla Admin Mobile! ($9.99) is a great tool for the Joomla users. Joomla Admin Mobile!(JAM) will let you update and manage multiple Joomla sites from your pocket. JAM will let you view/add/edit/delete your Joomla articles, sections, categories, users, and menus. JAM will also let you do article filtering and image inserting into articles. All you need to make your Joomla! mobile management much simpler is to load the app onto your iPhone and make sure that the Joomla! 1.5 xml/rpc is installed on each controlled site.
For the Squarespace user, the free Squarespace app is perfect for keeping up on your blog. The app allows you to post and manage content on your Squarespace blog, post pictures on the go, and view your site and posts. You can manage multiple Squarespace sites, and even create a new account from within the app itself.
BlogPress ($2.99) is a capable blogging app for the iOS family that works with many different blogging setups, including Blogger, MSN, WordPRess, Movable Type, LiveJournal, Drupal, and Joomla. The app supports video upload, and you can easily blog your location. You can add multiple pictures to a given blog, and you can even send the same entry to multiple blogs with a single click. BlogPress works in landscape mode for the bigger keyboard. BlogPress supports your labels, tags, categories, and selectable publish dates. And finally, BlogPress will work with Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and Picasa, keeping your social networking alive.
altBlogger ($.99) is a very inexpensive blogging app for maintaining Blogger.com blogs. You can post new entries to your blog, and it supports multiple blogs. You can maintain labels and tags, and you can easily view post comments. While it is very economical, at this point alt Blogger cannot post pictures or edit published posts, so it is not as well rounded as several others mentioned here. However, if you are looking at a simple tool to post blogs to Blogger.com, this may be perfect for you.
CoverItLive iPhone is a free app that lets bloggers, journalists and media companies to post their CoverItLive events right from the iPhone. With it you can post commentary and media with up to the minute coverage, perfect for your live event. The app lets you publish photos, audio, and video with integrated Twitter. You can moderate reader comments, send event links, and even end live events.
Pen My Blog
Pen My Blog is a free no frills blog tool for Blogger.com that allows you to edit, delete, and post on your blogger site as desired from your iPhone. If you want to blog with your Blogger.com site but do not want to pay for an app, then this might be a good choice to consider.
HubPages is a free app that allows you to maintain your HubPage interests. The app provides functionality to post and comment on status updates, Hubs, Forums, and more. You can approve comments, get Hub stats, and even go Hub Hopping to discover and rate new Hubs.
As you can see, there are no shortage ofon the iPhone platform for the busy blogger. You can find apps that will support any number of popular blogging solutions, and the apps range from free to just under $10. It is now easier than ever to keep your blog active and engaging. How much easier can it get?
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