Sunday, September 5, 2010

Two for the price of one

This post is about two issues that are troubling me on the iPad. None would be worth the trouble writing about in the first place, but together ...

First, this is a test if one can blog using Blogpres. Obviously it is not impossible, but this is no major achievement. In fact it is another reminder of how brain damaged the Safari for iPad is. Blogger has a very good browser editing interface which includes spell checking, insertion of images, links etc. Blogpress is little more than a text editor. Lucky that I remember how to code HTML directly. But I am not going to. Blogpress is not worth to be a commercial app. Period.

Secondly, I am really unhappy with the Twitter clients on iPad.

Twitterrific would be my favorite. It treats lists quite similarly as any other feed. But has a poor update algorithm and does not report what feed has new items to read. Also, at $5 for the multiaccount version, it is quite expensive.

Osfoora has perhaps the most powerfull management options. The only thing I was unable to do was create a new list. But it is a pain to read lists which is a show stopper for me. Allows to copy text inside the built-in browser which I like.

Heltweetica has too small icons for replies etc., seems slow at times and it is not very nice visually.

Tweet Time is buggy when it comes to rendering on screen. Very powerful management options. Lacks a light theme. A client with a lot of potential.

Twitter's official client has an immature GUI. One struggles with that most of the time. Again, lists are treated very differently than replies, direct messages etc.

TweetDeck was full of bugs the last time I tried.

The wait for a perfect twitter client continues. And for a blog editing tool as well.

1 comment:

  1. Too much choice - "After Google" obsession as it all runs on Intel IC?