January 19, 2012
Giveaway has ended. Winners will be announced on February 3rd, 2012.
We've heard from many of you that blogging on TypePad from your iPad has needed improvement. Your feedback prompted us to team up with our new heroes over at Blogsy to integrate TypePad into their truly stellar iPad app. It's a great way to blog from the couch, or anywhere else, and we know you'll love the experience!
We are blown away by the dedication the Blogsy team has for creating and maintaining such a high quality app. So much so, in fact, that we're hosting a giveaway! 10 lucky TypePad users will receive Blogsy for free. All you need for a chance to win is an iPad and a little effort!
To be eligible to win a free copy of the Blogsy app, you need to Like, Tweet, Reblog, and/or Favorite this post. Once you've done that, leave a comment here to let us know about it (share the URL if available so that we can confirm your activity). In two weeks (02/02/12) we will draw the names of the winners and announce them here on the blog. note: winners' contact info will be passed to Blogsy so they can be sent the promo code.
To learn more about Blogsy, watch the introductory video below or read more after the cut. Whatever you do, make sure you get the app from the iTunes App store and revolutionize the way you blog!
Blogging from an iPad used to be riddled with limitations which made an author feel the process was too troublesome for the end result. Fomola founder, Lance Barton, recognized the need for an iPad app that gives bloggers:
- access to a WYSIWYG interface that is rich with features found in full-suite editors
- access to manually edit the HTML of a post (if that's your thing)
- access to third-party image and video hosts, making it easy to drag and drop media into your posts
Lance formed a team of code heroes from which Blogsy was born.
With Blogsy you can:
- connect to every blog in your TypePad account
- add images and video from your iPad or third-party hosts (Flickr, Picasa, Google Images, YouTube)
- format your post content
- draft and publish posts (and pages!)
- assign categories
- manage comment settings
- improve SEO with Keywords
- ...and so much more!
Here's what others are saying about Blogsy...
"Blogsy finally brings quality blogging to the iPad — a device that was desperately waiting for an app like this to change the way bloggers can get things done without giving up on rich content editing, and media." Macstories
"If you’re a blogger with an iPad, then I would highly recommend picking up Blogsy. It finally makes your iPad a worthy blogging tool." AppAdvice
Read about Blogsy from Lance himself...
"Before I even got my first iPad I was looking forward to blogging with it. I thought that it would make keeping my multiple blogs up to date so much easier. So one of the first things I did...was look for a blogging app. Yes, I found a free one and a paid one...[but] the free one kept crashing and eating my posts and the paid one forced me to look at or write HTML and didn't show what the post would really look like when published. Also the UI for both were so bad that it took away from the enjoyment.
"But the biggest problem to me was that it actually took more time to create compelling posts in these apps than just doing the posts on my computer.
"I wanted an app where I would have all the content I would use to create a compelling post right in the app.
"We are all very proud of Blogsy and continue working on improving it. We love customer feedback and really enjoy helping users get the hang of Blogsy so they get as much enjoyment out of using it to post as we do.
Read more from Lance and his team at the Blogsy blog.
For more in-depth information about using Blogsy with TypePad visit our Knowledge Base. To learn more about using the Blogsy app, watch the How-To videos the Blogsy team has made available. If you have questions and/or feedback for the Blogsy team, they have requested you contact them at so that they can directly work with you to correct any issues, or discuss your feedback, with the app.
We could enumerate the many things we think makes Blogsy the best iPad blogging tool out there, but we'd rather you learn for yourself than get caught up in our excitement. Get excited for yourself and for the future blogging you'll do!