May 6, 2010 6:00 AM –
PostBot is an open-source WordPress client. PostBot supports multiple images in a post with thumbnail previews, sharing of images directly from Camera and Picture apps, editing existing posts, saving drafts locally, adding categories to a blog, and multiple blogs.
AndroidTapp.com Android App Review:
As you may or may not know, AndroidTapp is based off of WordPress. Being a reviewer here I have started learning the ins and outs of WordPress and I like the functionality of it. Because of this I’ve been looking into ways to remotely post, just in case I don’t have my beloved laptop with me one day. That brings me to PostBot. This is the first mobile WordPress editor I’ve tried. It’s very streamlined without a lot of bells and whistles. Besides the ability to insert pictures from your phone, there aren’t many options for your posts.
If you wanted to just post a quick blog about something and attach a picture it’s wonderful. If you want to really edit your blog and make it as it would look if you used the a computer based app, this isn’t where you’d want to look.
Pros & Cons:
- Remote connection to your WordPress blog
- Attach pictures directly from your phone
- Streamlined and simple to use
- No text formatting
- Only one active blog at a time
- No remote editing of already drafted blog posts
PostBot is a WordPress blog editor made for the Android platform. It seems that the developer designed it towards the casual user and not so much the “professional” blogger. The set up is easy as the only information you need to know is the web address for your WordPress blog, your user name, and your password. It’s interface to post a blog is no more complicated (or exciting) than sending a picture message. It’s very simplistic and lacks basic features. Sometimes you just want to make a word bold…right? The only additional feature it includes is allowing you to categorize your post and it does update your already listed categories on your blog.
PostBot Main Screen
For on the go WordPress blogging of your family vacation, this would work great. You can easily upload that picture of grandma buried under a sandcastle with an alligator creeping up and let people know what the picture is of. Just don’t try to do any formatting.
Ease of Use:
If you’ve ever sent a picture message to someone, you can use this app. The features are almost identical. The lack of features is what makes PostBot so easy to use, but I would sacrifice some ease of use for some formatting features.
A casual blogger would love having this app on their phone. It’s an easy way to let people know what you’re up to and what you’re looking at. Then again, so it Twitter…and on that you can insert links.
As I’ve said a few times, as long as you know how to send a picture message, you can use the interface on PostBot. It’s virtually the same as sending a post via text but you are allowed as many characters as you want.