Micro.blog

ridwan
ridwan

@manton Hi Manton, I'm just wondering will there be an option to schedule my posts sometime in the future?

manton
manton

@ridwan Yes, there is partial support for scheduling now from third-party apps like MarsEdit that can set the date. We need to roll this out consistently in other apps.

ridwan
ridwan

@manton Ahh! Got it. Unfortunately, don’t own a Mac. Maybe I can use iOS app like iA on iPad to schedule posts?

pimoore
pimoore

@ridwan @manton Ulysses on iOS has the ability to schedule a post on a specific date and time.

ridwan
ridwan

@pimoore @manton Seems like Ulysses is popular amongst microbloggers. I have not tried the app yet. Watched few videos on YouTube, looks impressive. But, £50 per year is what holding me back to trial it.

manton
manton

@pimoore @ridwan Yep, Ulysses can do it, and iA Writer can publish as a draft.

pimoore
pimoore

@ridwan Yes the subscription price is the catch in comparison to iA Writer, but they’re also very good at keeping the app updated with new features and functionality in my opinion. The ability to edit Micro.blog posts is coming to the app soon, for example.

I also use it for its long-form writing support as iA just isn’t as functional in this regard, and Scrivener’s iPad app is only a companion to the Mac version. Despite its quirks with how it handles Markdown, the value I get from it far outweighs that and is worth the subscription cost for me.

ridwan
ridwan

@pimoore I think for a baisc user like me, it's going to be an investment that I gotta decide based on how much value I would get from the app. That's for sharing your thoughts on it.

frostedechoes
frostedechoes

@manton I would love to see scheduling added to the apps.

ridwan
ridwan

@pimoore I have downloaded Ulysses app on my iPad today. First impressions - I like the minimal interface. Time to schedule some posts for M.b and see how it goes. 🙌

pimoore
pimoore

@ridwan The app has a lot of bells and whistles, so don’t let its minimal interface fool you. :)

RossA
RossA

@ridwan it’s also available as part of SetApp. macpaw.com/setapp

ridwan
ridwan

@pimoore Sure thing. So far I’m liking it.

ridwan
ridwan

@RossA Unfortunately, I don’t own a Mac. 9.99 pcm is not a bad deal for a collection of useful apps.