Friday, April 27, 2012

iPad, Blogging with Blogsy, and the J. Crew DODOCase

Just before Christmas, I reintroduced myself to the Apple world when I got an iPad. My iPod use had dwindled significantly since nursing school, Blair, and work. Since my blogging had as well, I thought an iPad would help. We have thoroughly enjoyed the iPad - probably Blair has even more than I! I downloaded some speech practice for her, and she loves it.

Until the last few weeks I had not been able to get into a groove blogging from the iPad. There are times at work - especially when I was on nights - that I have a few minutes here and there to sit down with my iPad. I didn't do a ton of research, but the first blogging app I downloaded - Blogpress - had nothing to offer in terms of ease of use with Blogger and with pictures being stored on my laptop. So I put off blogging almost all together.

 

Then I discovered Blogsy. Wow. It's so easy! The interface is super simple, and I can drag and drop pictures from the browser! I use Smugmug as an online backup for all of my photos. Blogsy works seamlessly with Smugmug. All I have to do is locate the picture and drop it into my post.

The other iPad related review I have is of my DODOCase from J. Crew. My sister gave it to me for Christmas, and I have received so many compliments on it. It's so cute and functional. It looks like a book for the most part. I wouldn't say that it's going to keep my iPad from cracking ifmindrop it on concrete, but it's great for tooting it back and forth to work. And I like it a whole lot better than the smart cover I ordered from Apple.

I have the orange polka dot DODOCase.
 
The case is bound like a book and has a bamboo frame on the inside. The corners are lined with rubber. You squeeze the iPad into the frame and it stays. The camera on the back is of course occluded, but it's no problem to take the iPad out or use the flip side of the camera. I don't use the camera much anyway. The front part of the case can be used as a prop for standing or a little tilt when using the iPad horizontally.

The only thing I have to say is that I'm disappointed in the fraying of the interior. However J. Crew is willing to replace the case without question. The other case Lin bought has also had to be replaced for a different reason, but the customer service makes up for the few shortfalls of this case. I think with the functionality, appearance, and good customer service the case is even worth the somewhat high price (cases run from $60 to $85).

3 comments:

Janice aka JPlovesCOTTON said...

I use WordPress and some of the earlier apps were problematic too but we are getting there for sure! Will share this for my Blogger friends.

Crystal Cattle said...

Janice did share this post with me, and I am so glad that I found it! I don't mind the Blogger format too much, but I really need a place to back up my photos so I need to check out the other website you mentioned. Maybe you could do a blog post on it!
www.crystalcattle.com

ipad 3 cover said...

it was awesome!!