We’ve reviewed Poster App before and we were pretty stoked to see this curious and good looking implementation and now they’ve announced the release of their version 2 which provides a number of improvements and bug fixes that a number of users had issue with.
There are a number of great apps out there but this one brings an elegance that has been fairly unique. Here are some of the new features that have been released in this version 2.0:
- Support for custom post types. Enable them for any WordPress.org blog within the settings.
- Poster is now localized for English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish
- Edit a post’s excerpt
- Set posts as sticky
- Edits to published posts can now be saved locally before re-publishing
- Insert images at a specific location in a post by tapping and holding in the editor
- Option to remove a post’s featured image
- Re-order your blogs within the interface
- Improved URL scheme with support for a callback URL
Here are also some of the changes that many of you have asked for:
- Typing a space in the slug field now inserts a dash rather than presenting an error, allowing for quicker entry
- Maximum post download limit increased to 100 posts
- Ability to edit a post’s excerpt, slug, or comments is now hidden by default in the post inspector. They can be unhidden by tapping “Options” in the inspector. All fields in the inspector can now be hidden.
- Custom fields can now be given a friendlier label that’s used in the interface (ex: LinkFormatURL –> Link)
- HTML preview and auto Markdown conversion now converts “–” and “—” to en and em dashes, respectively
- New icon
- Improved speed when syncing posts
- Improved formatting when sharing a published post (unique formatting for Twitter/Facebook, email, and clipboard). Clipboard now receives only the link to a post.
- Edits to posts are automatically saved. There’s no need to manually save a post anymore.
- Faster title entry on iPhone
- Improved memory usage and launch times (the initial launch may take longer than normal due to a one-time data migration)
Finally, the list of fixes in this big release:
- Fixed an issue where duplicate custom fields would appear on the web interface for a post each time it was edited
- Fixed an issue where a custom field could not be removed from a post
- Fixed an issue where selecting a file from Dropbox would not create a new post
- Fixed an issue where the keyboard could cover text when editing a post
- Fixed an error for blogs that have identically named categories under different parent categories
Congrats on the big release – feel free to get it directly here.