Not too long ago I decided to put myself in the tablet market. I am not entirely sure why it happened. I think it was because I started looking forward to a computer replacement. But either way, I wanted a tablet. Really I wanted a ’10er but I am not a big apple guy, so I decided to go Nexus. This was when the nexus 7 was basically said to be the best ‘7er on the market. So I got it only to exchange it for the Nexus 10 which is what I really wanted (that is another story, maybe I will write about that another time).
I figured, what better way to see if it is truly a home computing replacement than by blogging from it.
This entire post is being written from the WordPress app.
First rode block, I needed to enable that from a desktop… OK, so not a good start but from here on out, its all tablet!
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Or don’t… Because I double checked and its not loading properly. Something is funky with the image uploader.
OK, really bad start.
My goal was to ensure I could get the same functionality and the WordPress app is failing me miserably.
strongHow about links?/strong
The following links are all randomly generated from a href=”http://www.theuselessweb.com”the useless web/a
Let’s see. How about a a href=”http://www.omfgdogs.com”super psychedelic dog site/a? Or how about a href=”http://grandpanoclothes.com”a cartoon grandpa without clothes/a (its censored don’t worry).
Good these work.
strongHow about .gifs?/strong
Will this star wars .gif work?
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Seems like not.
strongHow about videos from YouTube?/strong
Nope. I have no place to embed them.
strongFormatting and SEO tags?/strong
Not a chance. No place for headers, title tags, descriptions or even alt attributes.
Well crap. This is turning into an utter disaster. No images, no .gifs. Formatting is a wreck, which means no headers, no bullets, and I keep hitting that damn button which opens all the apps I have running taking me away from the post.
strongAll in All/strong
FAIL. Completely failed. This is the dumbest app of all time.
Unless I missed something, if tablets can’t even do the basics like enabling us to blog using the ridiculous memes we find on the web, I would say we have a ways to go before we give up computers. I know I will not be writing blog posts from my tablet again anytime soon.