ShortBlogger for Tumblr: Written Android App Review
Ah, Tumblr! How you allow us to express our inner angst, favorite a photo and stay connected with all of our online buddies. However, if you’ve ever used one of the million Tumblr clients running around for Android, you’re likely aware of the fact that the mobile use of our beloved site can be at times . . . awkward. Thankfully, though, we have ShortBlogger for Tumblr by developer LuckyDroid! The app is a near perfect amalgam of the features we expect from a rock-solid on-the-go Tumblr app, and if we’re to recommend any client to you, it’s this free beauty. For our full review of the app, just head on down below the break!
Concept and Functionality
If you haven’t guessed by now, ShortBlogger is a mobile client that allows you to tap directly into your Tumblr account from your Android phone. This is a sticky situation, as most of the other Tumblr apps we’ve used have left us flat. Thankfully, though, ShortBlogger has us blogging and reposting with ease. The app first off allows you to view other’s posts and pictures using the dashboard. From here you can leave comments or reblog specific posts as you see fit, exactly as you can on the desktop edition of the site. However, one of the niftier features of the app is the fact that it caches blog data to your phone. This means you can view your previously viewed posts at any point in time, even without a data connection. The downside to this is that a lot of data collects on your SD card, and can remain there for a while if left unchecked.
Otherwise, ShortBlogger stays at serving up all the Tumblr items you could possibly desire. There’s the ability to poke through your recently liked and commented posts, as well as unfollow or follow new users. You can also use multiple blogs with the app, which comes as a tremendous boon for us heavy Tumblr users.
Design and Graphics
Another notch in the app’s favor is the fact that the app looks pretty good, too. It makes heavy use of tabbed navigational controls along the bottom. These buttons had us quickly swapping between features with ease. Additionally, we had no problems at all linking our Tumblr account(s) to the app, which we had had some concerns about. And with full rendering of posts, comments, and pictures, we can hardly complain with the end performance. We do, however, miss using tags, though.
We’ll spin the app to you this way: It’s free in the Android Market, comes with enough features to please even the hardiest of Tumblr fanatics, and works. In other words, if you haven’t already chosen your choice Tumblr app, we strongly suggest you give ShortBlogger a go. It’s quick, efficient, and looks great on the Android platform. We don’t know what else to say to recommend it, so we’ll simply add: Go, and get it now!
Android Apps Review Details: ShortBlogger is free. This app requires Android 2.1+ and up. You may download ShortBlogger from the Android Market. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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