Tag Archives: Blogging applications

ScribeFire : Manage Your Blog Posts in Google Chrome

ScribeFire

Blogging platforms often have elements that take quite some time to load up in the browser. This can be inconvenient if you want to make small edits to a blog post. For instance if you find that a comma was misplaced in a post, waiting a minute for the editing interface to load so you can make the correction is frustrating if you are short on time.

One thing, which I learned about Blogging is, ideas can come any time. For example, when you are reading this blog post, you might get an idea to write about blog editor tools for Chrome and so on. To blog from web page you are using, Scribefire is one of the most effective chrome addon for writers and Bloggers.

ScribeFire Chrome Addon:

ScribeFire is a browser extension for Google Chrome and other web browsers. After you install the extension in Chrome, it adds a new button to the address bar. Clicking on this button opens up editing interface the extension offers.

Scribe Fire Chrome Addon

The interface requires virtually zero loading time. It opens up right away. The first time you open it up you will need to add your blog. Supported blogs include WordPress, Blogspot, TypePad, Windows Live Spaces, Tumblr, Posterous, Xanga, LiveJournal, or any other blog that supports the MetaWeblog or MovableType APIs. A blog can be added by providing its URL along with your username and password. This information is required to get the editing rights.

In latest (ScribeFire 4), you can use OAuth authorization to give permission to WordPress and Blogger blog, so you need not need to worry about security of your blogs. Also, if you are into content curation, you can use Scribefire to publish the post to multiple site. You can always use features like Autotweet or auto-syndication on your blog to keep your social media profile updated. Limit is endless, but all you need is a proper plan to execute it. Anyhow, lets not make it confusing for new users and stick to simple blog writing capability of Scribefire.

How to use ScribeFire in Chrome?

When your Blogging account credentials have been verified, you can start posting new entries to your blog as well as editing the existing ones. All the posts are available through a dropdown list – there are no links to click. The writing space supports special formatting along with hyperlinks, indentations, quotations, images, and a lot more.

How to use ScribeFire

You can even specify the categories of a post and schedule a posting time for each entry. In conclusion, ScribFire is an invaluable tool for bloggers that makes publishing and editing easy and fast.

This addon is also available for other browser like Firefox, Safari and Opera. So, if you are still not using Chrome, you will not miss much. You can download Scribefire addon for all the browsers here.

Do let us know if you are aware of more such addons which will make work easier for us to write from any page on browser?

5 Useful Blog Editing Apps for iPhone

iPhone apps are to increase your productivity. If you are blogger you must be aware that what how it feels when we miss any important update to share with our readers. But if you have an iPhone, use it efficiently and publish the post right from your iPhone. Here I have listed 5 blog editing applications which will help you to publish your post from your iPhone.

BlogPress:

BlogPress is one of the popular apps for iPhone. It supports Blogspot, WordPress, TypePad, Drupal, Joomla, Tumblr and many more. Apart from editing and publishing articles, it also provide features like Twitter and Facebook integration, Geo tags and Google Maps, ease to upload pictures and edit articles.

blogpress

Price: $2.99

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iBlogger:

iBlogger is compatible with Blogspot, TypePad, WordPress, Movable Type, Drupal etc. It also supports the plugins to provide you ease in configuration and compatibility for blog hosting services. Easy to configure and you can also change the signatures in settings. It does allow you to add pictures, edit and publish post too.

iBlogger

Price: $9.99

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Blog Writer:

Blog Writer provides you both blog editor as well as RSS feed in one application. It supports Blogspot, WordPress, MSN Live Space and Metaweblog. Provides multi-language support, edit and publish post including pictures. Supports Geotag feature and embed it in posts.

Blogwriter

Price: $1.99

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TypePad:

I don’t find TypePad so useful when we compare it with other paid blog editing apps but if you want to choose for a free app then you must give a try to TypePad. It is useful to connect with TypePad and do provide all basic features like writing post, editing post , adding images etc.

TypePad

Price: Free

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More iPhone apps for Bloggers:

WordPress:

As the name suggests, WordPress app for iPhone only supports WordPress blogs. It does provide all useful features which you want while publishing any article via your iPhone or other iOS devices. It supports editing or publishing posts, adding images, tagging etc.

WordPress

Price: Free

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These apps are free as well as paid, you can download any one of them according to your requirement. If you are already using any blog editing app for iPhone, do share with us.

5 Useful Android Applications for Bloggers

The main problem with bloggers is to keep themselves updated even if they are away from their computer system. Thus we have shared with you few gadgets for bloggers and smartphone with internet connection becomes the necessity out of those gadgets to keep your updated on go. If you own an iPhone then you must check out blogging apps for iPhone and Nokia Blogging Apps but if you are using Android phones then here are few applications which you consider installing so that you can manage your blogs even when you are out.

Here are 5 blogging applications for Android:

WordPress:

WordPress is a free application for Android which will allow you to edit post, add images, publish it and even easy to manage comments too. With latest version you can easily add pages and media to your post to make it more useful and you will receive comment notifications feature too. It’s a user-friendly application.

WordPress

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More Useful Android Apps:

Photoshop:

Images always enhances our blog post and what would be better than Photoshop? Photoshop app will provide you all the features which can edit your image and you can add them in your blog post. You can easily crop, rotate, color correct, add different texture and effects to your images and upload it online.

Photoshop

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Blogaway:

Blogaway is useful for users who use Blogger. It provides you features like multiple account support, tags and labels, interlinks, managing drafts. You can even add images from Picasa and videos from YouTube. The new beta version is providing you WordPress facility too. If you are Blogger user, it’s worth trying out.

Blogaway

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Evernote:

Evernote is must for all the bloggers, on your laptop or mobile phone. We get ideas anywhere and thus it’s important that as soon as any idea clicks we can note down and what would be better than Evernote? Evernote gives us options to save text, snaps, voice memos and more.

evernote

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Google Analytics:

Google Analytics is awesome application for those who want to keep track of their Google Analytics data. You can check out the summary of your blog. It provides you features like Date range comparison, custom reports, reports via geolocation, regex enabled searches and many more.

google analytics

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If you are using any blogging app for Android do share with us.