WordPress for iPhone: Thumbs up

Early verdict on the [WordPress for iPhone application](http://iphone.wordpress.org/): it’s pretty nice!

I used it to draft my post [about page views](http://heisel.org/blog/2008/11/13/what-is-a-page-view/) while I was riding on the [subway](http://itsmarta.com/) home.

**What’s good**

* **Offline** — How cool is it to be writing a blog post on my iPhone, in the [subway](http://itsmarta.com) when I’m without cell coverage? Pretty damn [cool](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Sunday), that’s how!
* **Multiple blog support** — I’ve only got [this blog right here](http://heisel.org) but I imagine this would be pretty handy if I did post to multiple blogs.
* **Photo support** — You can post from your iPhone’s camera directly or pick your existing library of photos on the phone.
* **Editing** — It’s not like firing an e-mail off, you can edit the post from your phone. You can also edit the 10 most recent posts, be they draft or published. It’s got support for tagging, categories

**What’s not so good**

* **Editing** — It’d be nice if I could configure the number of posts that appear in the application. If you’re a frequent poster or if it’s a group blog, 10 posts might not be enough for you.
* **Linking** — Unless you’ve got a URL you can memorize and then type out, it’s difficult to link out from your post. Since copy and paste on the iPhone exists [only in fan-made mockups](http://www.vimeo.com/266383) I can’t blame the WordPress folks, but it is worth noting.

All in all, it’s a great application. If you’re a blogger (at a news organization or not) with an iPhone it’d be great for mobile reporting and filing of both text and stories.

About Chris

Python developer, Agile practitioner trying desperately not to be a pointy haired boss.
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