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Tumblr’s iPhone App Gets Huge Update, Still Sucks

I’ve 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!

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Trying Something New…

There are a lot of things I blog about, but don’t feel like smothering my regular Twitter followers with. I’m well aware that different people follow me for different reasons, and I don’t want to alienate anyone if at all possible! I’ve found it somewhat difficult to maintain a balance between my business endeavors and just being plain ol’ goofy Suz.

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “don’t mix business with pleasure”, right? I’ve always wanted to enjoy business so much that it becomes pleasure, therefore ok to mix. Is that just entirely too ambitious of me? I hope to get there some day!

I renamed my main Twitter account @OhhSuzannah, and have made a new one, still using @Suzdawg, where I will feed my blogging and more business-y projects. There won’t be nearly as many tweets there as my main account, but I’m hoping they’ll be more focused. And sometimes, I’ll RT my account into my personal feed, if the situation calls for it. But, for the most part, it’ll be the hub for my blog, Tumblr, YouTube video uploads, and any other online activity I take part in.

This may not work at all, and I’m prepared for that. But I thought I’d give it a shot! You never know unless you try, right?

So if you’re already following my personal account, and want to keep up with what I do here, go ahead and follow @Suzdawg as well. Don’t worry. I won’t spam you!

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WANTED: A Bad Ass Tumblr iPhone App

Can someone please make this happen?

There are a million sweet iPhone apps; and I probably own 90% of them. They’re packed with extremely useful features that I’ve become extremely accustomed to.

It’s gotten to the point that when I open the Tumblr app, I expect to see those same features. But then become instantly disappointed, because they aren’t present in any Tumblr apps. I don’t know if it’s because the API doesn’t allow it, or simply that the really talented app devs just aren’t interested, but I wish that’d happen.

What am I really missing? There are overall Tumblr improvements I’d like to see, which would then, hopefully transfer over to any apps that are developed and/or updated.

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