Postie HD is a Posterous blog editing tool released by Daniel Brierton.
“Postie is a simple, easy to use Posterous client for webOS tablets. With Postie, you can create new Posterous sites and posts, complete with image upload. You can also view comments on all your existing posts, and reply to them right from within the app. It’s really simple and quick, with everything just a few taps away.”
You will need a Posterous account to use this application, as you will be asked to log in or open an account as soon as you log in for the first time.
If you have used other blogging tools for webOS like WordPress, you will find the layout familar.
Once you have logged in, you will see a three column view to the application. The left hand column is the list of sites, the middle column the post list and then the right hand side the selected post.
You can of course explain and collapse the columns as you desire.
Entering a post is a simple affair, with a Title, Tags and the body of the post. You can also select if the post is autoposted and private or not. You can also add attachments like photos to the post.
The main downside with the entry process is that you lack the formatting options of the web based pages. If you are happy with basic text entry with photos then you will be happy enough, but if you like to use bullet points, fonts and styling, then you will need to edit the posts away from the application.
For getting the text inputted and up on the web this application does the work well.
You can preview the post by opening in a web browser card to see what the results of your post look like.
The user interface is good, but lacks the advanced options.
To be fair to the application I tested Posterous on it’s own website using the Touchpad. The entry screen works poorly on the Touchpad browser, and I found entering text a lot easier with the application.
On the upside:
- Easy to use interface.
- Simple to post to Posterous.
On the downside:
- Lacks the styling options for editing Posts.
- Cannot be used offline in any way.
- No preferences to change look of the application.
Overall, this is a good application, however, I am not sure if the limitations on posting are due to what Posterous make available to developers or something that will be added later to Postie HD. If you are a user of Posterous you should fine the application useful, but maybe just for creating drafts. However, when the official application for iOS and Android seems to suffer from the same issues I will give the developer the benefit of the doubt.
Size: 1.9 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.79 ($0.99)