@sku_b I am using Drafts for both Mb and Blot at the moment. With actions and shortcuts to publish directly from drafts to either or. But yeah, there are things from both that I like but there are little things here and there that blot has that Mb either doesn’t or is limited. I mean I feel like I’m in no rush to decide, I already paid for the year so... 🤷🏻♂️
@manton I figured Drafts/Posts would make its way over once it hits the macOS app. I’m glad to see that happening when it does (take the time you need, I’m not one to rush an engineer). For the time I’ve used this service (about a year) we’ve at least had Mars Edit on the Mac, but no real equivalent to that on iOS/Android. So, having a real way to edit content in the app is a plus.
Another good example for me is being able to place a photo in a post where I want it. For most posts, having all photos at the end of a post is fine. But, say I’m creating a travel log and I want to place a photo after a paragraph describing a stop I made. MarsEdit allows this on the Mac. Nothing currently does on mobile. Yet, this is something I do have some control over with Blot, writing in either Drafts or Ulysses, or with really any other blogging service. I understand the desire to keep things simple (write something short, add a photo, and go). But, as someone who has a degree in Visual Publications, which is graphic design with printing and publishing added in, I think about doing more with formatting would like the reigns removed, sort of speak.
@sku_b Thanks for the feedback. This is what Sunlit was designed for. You can drag and drop photos around to change the order and have multiple text sections, by default based around days. Quill on the web is another option. I think specialized apps are best so we don't need to complicate the main Micro.blog app.
@manton OK, I have looked at editing on the web on micro.blog’s side, and at least on the iPad, it’s workable. I’ll have to test it on the phone later to see how the smaller work area feels for me. I do look forward to having Posts & Drafts on the iOS app. I‘ll also take a hard look at Sunlit (I kinda forgot about it for posting).
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