App Review: WordPress

WordPress_blue_logo.svgI should give WordPress a glowing review simply because I use their platform, right?

I don’t have to.

But…I kinda will. And it’s not just because I use their platform. I willingly give WordPress my money because their tools (across web, mobile, and desktop app) make blogging so easy.

Rather than focus on the website or the convenient desktop app, I’ll focus on the mobile app. The mobile app has its limitations (I don’t necessarily know that they’re WordPress limitations rather than iPhone limitations), but overall, it’s a great app for what it CAN do.

Not only aside from writing a basic blog post, I can also enhance it with rich text. (I know, I know. Whooptee doo. Big deal.) But I also like the ability to switch to HTML mode if I need to fix source code or have the option to mess with the post settings that show up in a sidebar on the web app.

I do wish I could add audio from my phone but I think it’s more of a matter that I can’t access the music files through my iPhone rather than WordPress not being willing to provide me with the functionality in the app.

The app makes reading other WordPress blogs easy through Reader, also built into the app. I can also check notifications, track my follows and likes, and read any comments.

My blog is relatively new so I don’t have many followers or visitors yet. But, that’s OK! If you’re new to the site or to this post, follow me not just on this blog but also through Twitter and Instagram.

App Review: Evernote

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I’m not gonna lie. Tech writers and productivity buffs have been extolling the virtues of Evernote since its inception and I just couldn’t get on the bandwagon. I tried it 2016 and found that it really wasn’t any better than the basic Notes app on my iPhone. Why did I need an app for taking notes when I already had a built-in app for…taking notes?

But years later since trying Evernote, I’m on the productivity bandwagon. To be honest, I don’t even know how I lived without it. It’s always had the dual function of syncing notes across mobile and web, but I find it essential now. While I’m still learning to use it to the best of its advantage, I find it already helpful.

The basics? Create “Notes.” That’s no different than your phone’s inherent Notes app. But what’s different and significant other than the fact that it can sync across platforms?

Organization.

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App Review: Do!

I’ve used Do!, an iPhone app that promises a simple to-do list, for a while. Although it’s not my favorite or most-used to-do list app, it lives up to the “simple” promise.

The interface is clean, sleek, and dare I say it? Simple.

  • Face ID feature/password lock so you can keep things private
  • Monthly view can help you select a date quickly and easily
  • Schedule specific times with alarm on or off
  • Recurring events for the tasks that happen frequently (or maybe even infrequently)
  • Pin sets taks to the top of the list
  • Option to color code tasks
  • Change default day of the week on calendar
  • Widget available for home screen
  • Sound of page turning when switching screens (you can turn it off but I personally love it)
  • Limited to 5 groups in free version
    • Unlimited groups $0.99
  • Remove ads $1.99
  • Option to backup to Dropbox or e-mail

If you want a straightforward app that records tasks or to-dos, I Do! recommend.

4/5 stars

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