bitched complained about the lack of functionality of Tumblr’s iPhone app before. It’s just so, so, so lacking compared to 3rd party apps.
Well, today, Tumblr rolled out a MAJAH update to their iPhone app. It addresses a couple of the gripes I have, but ignored others, & then removed on really key feature!
The app now allows for posting from multiple blogs, but those are the secondary blogs already attached to your main account. I started one of my other tumblogs as a secondary, but couldn’t figure out how to blog (easily) from it using an app. I went back and forth from secondary blog to completely separate account a couple of times and settled on the separate account. Which is not supported with this new app update. So, that doesn’t help me there. I’ll still have to use a different app, if I want to blog mobile-y.
But, there is good! I like being able to see if any of my contacts are on Tumblr, and follow them. I don’t have that many contacts, but I can see others using that feature a lot. Seeing all your likes is cool too. LOVE THE DRAFTS MANAGEMENT! Now that’s what I was talking about! Before it was like they didn’t even exist. Bravo, Tumblr!
Back to the bad. WHERE IS THE SEARCH FUNCTION?! Now, I’m fully aware that I could just be blind and missed it. So, if I did, someone please direct me to it! If it really isn’t there, then it’s a step in the wrong direction. While the previous update left much to be desired, it STILL at least had a search function! I can’t even…
Anyway, for all the good, the bad is worse, IMO. Pretty doesn’t equal better, and that’s what Tumblr still hasn’t figured out. Don’t rest after this redesign, guys. You still have a lot of work to do!