No I’m not writing this just because one of my suggestions made it into the app. Tumblr remains the best first-party iOS blogging client by a mile.
Great list of gestures you can use in the Tumblr app, straight from a Tumblr employee. Not so sure about that last one, though.
Still no iPad version, but a couple great new gestures for starting new posts. Love it.
More and more readers are asking for ways to follow just the topics they want on Finer Things sites, and I’m happy to oblige!
One thing you can do is bookmark specific tags, because I try to stay pretty organized and thorough when tagging all posts and reader submissions. If you’re a nut for OS X icons, you can visit Finer Things in Mac, click any post tagged icons, and read about all the slick little stuff Apple and third-party developers pack into those tiny buggers.
Same goes for iPhone and iPad apps at Finer Things in iOS. A lot of people have asked for a way to follow just the iPhone since they don’t own an iPad, or vice versa since they don’t have an iPhone. That’s why I’m using the iPhone apps and iPad apps tags and added them to the main site navigation.
Follow tag feeds
Every Tumblr site offers an RSS feed you can toss into Google Reader, Fever, and any other RSS/feed/newsreader. But a little-known trick of Tumblr is that it also does feeds for tags. Simply add /rss to the end of any tag URL to turn it into a feed you can follow. For example:
- ios.finerthingsin.com/tagged/iphone-apps is a good tag to follow in your browser
- ios.finerthingsin.com/tagged/iphone-apps/rss is that tag’s RSS feed
Naturally, the Finer Things sites are on Twitter and Facebook as well, so you can follow there too (find ‘Follow Us’ links in the sidebar)! Let us know if you have any more ideas for these sites, and thanks for reading!
Ego for iPhone and iPad is a clever app from Garret Murray for taking a quick glance at your online stats. You can add widgets for Twitter, Tumblr, Google Analytics, Feedburner, Squarespace, Vimeo, and more. Swipe across some widgets and you can reveal more stats, such as your following, tweet, and favorites count on Twitter. You can also add multiple widgets for each service if you do the multi-account thing.
When adding a Tumblr site bookmark to your Home Screen (tap Mobile Safari’s plus button to find this feature), Tumblr will serve the site’s Portrait Photo for the icon. You can tweak this photo under Customize > Info.