What’s your go to service?

It dawned on me today, that the first app I reach for in the morning, my “go to” app, has changed. For as long as I can remember, Echofon Pro has always been the first app I’ve opened up of a morning. Twitter has always been the service I’ve checked first. Twitter is still the place I interact most, the place I discover and discuss, but I’ve recently taken to reaching for Path first thing in the morning.

 

The Path app is very well designed but what really makes it a great service, as with all such services, is the interaction. It’s the people using the service. Path is a much more closed affair, much more intimate. As people have to request permission to view it forces one to be more selective.

Thus far, I am loving the posts, the discussions and the folk. ┬áIf you haven’t tried Path I really do recommend it.

Take a butchers at what it has to offer here.

I am @icraigt on Twitter.

Blogsy for iPad updated to v3.2

The excellent Blogsy app for the iPad (on which I am writing this post) has been updated to version 3.2, the Minotaur release.

In this release the developers have figured out how to parse the HTML code that Apple uses in order to present cleaner and more standard code on the HTML edit screen.

This version also introduces the ability to customise the Dock Bar which I personally welcome. It’s nice to make apps your own and if there’s a particular service you connect to the most, now you can move it to the top of the bar. Likewise, if there is a service you don’t use, now you can remove it altogether.

Check out the Blogsy Blog for details of the latest release.

I am iCraigt on Twitter.

Blogsy…. testing

I’ve just downloaded Blogsy after watching a couple of the tutorial videos. It seems like a great way to connect your various media streams to your blogs, making photo and image selection (and video) very easy when drafting a blog post. The drag and drop (from your Picasa, Flickr, YouTube accounts) feature works very well indeed. The image below was dragged from my Picasa albums in just a couple of tap

The interface seems fairly straightforward and the app runs very well on my (old!) iPad 1. I was concerned that performance might be lacking on the old iPad but it runs very well indeed.

Anyway, just an initial post to try it out. I shall post more thoughts on it later, when I’ve had chance to use it more.
So far, so good!

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