Tempted to try to use an iPad Air as my blogmachine

I get more and more tempted and excited over the idea to use an iPad Air as my blogmachine instead of my beloved 11-inch MacBook Air. Actually for no reason at all, more than I like to experiment :) I am very happy with my MacBook Air setup and it will probably not be as easy to blog on the iPad as it is on the Mac, but I would like to take that journey - again I must say, because I used the iPad 1 as my main computer for over a year before I bought my first 11-inch MacBook Air, so I have done it before.

I can’t really stop thinking about the idea of using a lightweight iPad Air, sometimes connected to my beloved wireless Apple Keyboard when I do the heavy writing, and at the same time blog about THAT experience.

I mainly use Markdown[1] to format all my blog posts, and there is a lot of Markdown text editors available for iOS, all my favorites like ByWord, IA Writer, Writeroom and more, the same apps I use on my Mac. And they all can sync with Dropbox so no problem using my Android phones together with the iPad and Mac when writing.

There is some drawbacks though, one of the biggest is that web browsers on the iPad are using the mobile web so you can’t do some stuff that you can do on the Mac. One example is copying the embed code from Google+ posts for example. Another is that the Google+ app is not as good on iOS, so you can’t easily manage Google+ pages or communities. There is a lot more drawbacks that I won’t go into here and now, but I will if I make this iPad journey a reality in a near future :)

  1. Markdown is a lightweight markup language, originally created by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz allowing people “to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML)”. See more posts tagged MarkDown.  ↩