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Palm OS Blogging Software Round Up

Do you publish your own weblog and have a Palm powered handheld? Or want to start one but you don't have the time to sit down at a PC to write? There are a number of applications available so you can access your content management system software from your handheld and blog wirelessly from your PDA...

PIC has previously covered the ForPhotos service, which facilitates photoblogging from your handheld, both online and off through hotsyncing. HBlogger is a mobile blogging application, that directly interfaces with a number of different web log publishing systems. It allows you to publish, draft and edit entries from your blog as well as upload files.

A number of new utilities have been released that now gives users a number of options for mobile blogging from your handheld. Blogger and former palmOne engineer, Brian Cantoni, has recently published a excellent round-up of the current palm OS blogging clients.

Brian's article compares mo:Blog, HBlogger, Plogit, and Vagablog. Each of these are "over the air" clients that connect directly from network-enabled PDAs, for creating and modifying weblog entries.

PalmSource has also published a user created Expert Guide on weblogging.

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Tired/Wired

mikecane @ 11/16/2004 7:44:19 PM #
RE: Tired/Wired
Admin @ 11/16/2004 7:59:19 PM #
True true, but there aren't any PalmCasting applications out there for me to write about yet! Totally a developer opportunity... create something to read RSS feeds and push mp3 enclosures to a memory card.

b2evolution

sremick @ 11/17/2004 10:55:41 AM #
I use b2evolution. Is Vagablog truly the only one that will work with this? Anyone have any experience with any others that will work w/ b2?

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PDA Blogging

MoveableTech51 @ 11/17/2004 11:55:00 AM #
Hello,
Purchasing some software in order to blog is kinda silly IMHO. I've had a Blogger account for some time now and you can set up your account to receive a "Blog" by email. I've been doing this since July and it works great. Money spent = 0$. View the blog at: http://www.millcreekjournals.com. Almost all of the entries submitted were by email and written using WordSmith. Nuff said...
RE: PDA Blogging
Admin @ 11/17/2004 12:24:37 PM #
that's a great option. Anyone know if movable type supports emailing a draft or anything? Maybe there is a plugin for it...
-Ryan
RE: PDA Blogging
sub_tex @ 11/17/2004 5:54:10 PM #
a quick google search (http://tinyurl.com/66h9x) brought up these:

Pop2blog
http://bixworld.com/pop2blog/

which is perl based.

A Python one is here:

http://alevin.com/weblog/archives/000764.html



RE: PDA Blogging
skennedy1217 @ 11/17/2004 8:31:55 PM #
It seems like these do a bit more than the Blogger email feature, which I have had problems with on my blogs. For starters, you have to send plain text emails instead of rich text or html, unless the blog's CSS font settings are the same as in your email (i.e., CSS conflicts). Also, many free email and corporate email accounts tack on advertisements or confidentiality stamps to the end of the email, which end up as part of the post.

I like that a couple of these allow you to edit posts, plus can handle uploading photos for embedding in the blog post.

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RE: PDA Blogging
Admin @ 11/17/2004 11:09:38 PM #
thanks, pop2blog should be awesome if I can get it configured. Looks like it does exactly what I wanted, which is autoposting a photo from an email attachment.

pMachine

jho4thclie @ 11/18/2004 8:38:59 AM #
Anyone know of one that will post to a pMachine 'blog?'

-JWH
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