Tested “Quickpress” on Xoom tablet
Cannot recommend it:
It was a nightmare for me, but that might be because I’m too wordy and I don’t get my words right first go.
With QuickPress on Xoom tablet you can:
- Compose a sentence – but don’t try to change after you leave a line.
- Easily add comma-separated tags.
- Pinch enlarge/shrink.
- See a screen that looks like it should be easy to use. For example, following is the screen after I had typed a few lines:
Problems with QuickPress on Xoom tablet:
- Bloody nuisance cursor: resisted appearing where directed; or would randomly disappear and enter typing elsewhere.
- Keyboard disappears on enter for new line/paragraph, requiring another nightmare of trying to place the cursor.
- Image cannot be added at cursor point, shunted to end of text.
- Image automatically given alt of “image” with no opportunity to define one’s own. If this is necessary, ” ” (blank) would surely be better for alt text as who wants to hear “image” from a text reader?
- No option to title or caption the image.
- No option to format headings.
WordPress for Android might be better:
Quickpress via the Xoom tablet might be fine if you only want to write a sentence or two; or perhaps more if you can compose without falter – because heaven forbid you want to switch between lines to make a minor edit.
Sure you could also add an image with Quickpress via Xoom, if you’re not interested in it being accessible to visually impaired readers.
Perhaps next I will try to achieve either of these simple activities with WordPress for Android.