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iPhone Editors and Blogging Apps

Applications for Editing Text or Blogging on Your iPhone

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The iPhone is a great tool for reading the Web and email while on the go, but what if you find the perfect article and you want to blog about it? Or you just need to get some content written in an initial draft while you're commuting. These apps are great text editors for the iPhone. There are lots of editors for the iPhone, these are just some of the ones that I found listed in order of price.

BlogWriter Lite

BlogWriter Lite
Screen shot by J Kyrnin

BlogWriter Lite was one of the first blogging tools that I was able to get connected to some of my more obscure blogs. I just needed to know the URL of the XML-RPC file. It downloads the last few posts so that I can edit them (although this may have been disabled in a more recent release). I've posted a few of my About.com blog posts with this app.

This app is free.

EasyWriter

EasyWriter
Screen shot by J Kyrnin

EasyWriter is primarily an email editor that is just easier to use than the standard email on the iPhone. It defaults to landscape mode and the keyboard is bigger. I use this to send myself notes and start work on documents when I'm away from my computer. I just email them to myself or my Evernote account.

This app is free.

FUEditor

FUEditor
Screen shot by J Kyrnin

FUEditor is the free version of ToFU Editor. It allows you to edit notes and save them on your iPhone or email them. One of the nicest features of this editor is that you can copy and paste between documents. So if you're using it to write content for your website, you can move items around. It also has landscape editing mode.

This app is free.

LifeCast

Lifecast
Screen shot by J Kyrnin

One of the nice features of LifeCast is how easy it is to connect to various different blogs and blog platforms. You can set up multiple blogs and maintain them all from this one app. The drawback being that while it is a nice looking tool that allows you to upload images to your blogs, when I tried to post something, it didn't go live on my blog.

This app is free.

TypePad

Typepad
Screen shot by J Kyrnin

This app requires that you have a TypePad account, as that's what it connects to. You can get a free trial, but after the trial is up, TypePad accounts cost money. Once in you can create a post, take a photo, or add a photo to your TypePad blog.

This app is free.

WordPress

WordPress
Screen shot by J Kyrnin

I got this app to connect to my many WordPress blogs. It works fine on the one that uses the root as the blog. But the others I have that don't I couldn't get connected to. Frustrating. It also only seems to connect to one blog at a time, and I currently have 3 active WordPress blogs.

This app is free.

iBlogger

iBlogger
Screen shot by J Kyrnin

The great thing about this blogging tool is how many different types of blogging platforms it supports. I was able to get my blogs on Drupal, MovableType, WordPress, and others up without too much hassle. And it supports location blogging as well as photos. I love that it has a "view in Safari" button so that you can see your post went live right away.

This app costs $0.99.

Text Editor

Text Editor
Screen shot by J Kyrnin

Text Editor is an iPhone app that connects to Google Docs. This makes it easy to write documents and then have them available from the cloud. It supports portrait and landscape mode editing and the ability to save multiple files.

This app costs $0.99.

ToFU Editor

ToFU Editor is a fancier version of FUEditor. It includes full text search, file uploading, copy and paste between multiple files, and more. This is a nice text editor for the iPhone.

This app costs $1.99.

EasyWriter Pro

This is the paid version of EasyWriter. It offers all the great features of EasyWriter like landscape mode editing by default with a large keypad. But it also includes a spell checker and snippets - which is excellent for a Web designer. This appears to be one of the better iPhone editors available.

This app costs $2.99.

BlogWriter

BlogWriter is the paid version of BlogWriter Lite. It adds the ability to post photos to your blog. I found BlogWriter Lite easy to use, and I expect this app would work just the same.

This app costs $4.99.

BlogPress

BlogPress offers a WYSIWYG-like editor for editing your blog posts as well as connectivity to several different blog platforms. It does offer more of the functions than most of the cheaper blog editors available. But I'm not sure it's worth the non-introductory price they list. If I get a copy to review, I'll let you know what I think in the review.

This app costs $9.99 with an introductory price of $1.99.

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