Tumblr the micro blogging app for Android

Tumblr needs no introduction, the micro blogging platform was founded in 2007 and has grown widely in popularity since with billion of posts over the years and even surpassed WordPress in mid 2011. The Tumblr Android app has received some major changes to the UI in V2.0 with a beautiful and well managed interface.

Once you launch the app and Sign in/Sign up, you’ll get to the main screen which is made of 3 tabs only. We have the left most tabs that displays all Tumblr activity from all the blogs you are following. The blogs are displayed in full and it involves a lot of scrolling to view but Tumblr users are going to be used to that anyways. You can like posts by clicking the heart icon on the post or reblog it just like you would on the desktop website.

The middle tab is dedicated to all of your liked posts and the tab next to it shows your blogs, followers, posts, drafts etc.

Apart from the tabs, you have two more icons, Write a post and settings. There is a lot of functionality added into to the Write a Post section. You can choose to write text, add quote, chat, add a photo/video or a link. Once you open any option, you have several options there aswell. If you choose to add a photo, you can choose a photo from your Gallery, or shoot one at the moment, add a caption and then post it.
In case you want to add more detail, you’re one swipe away from the advanced tab from where you can choose which blog to post to, add tags and add a URL. The section has everything covered and you won’t need to resort to the desktop Tumblr app for anything, except uploading audio files. Surprisingly that option is missing on the Android app for whatever reason.

Other than that, the app works great, the interface is beautiful and thanks to the simplicity of the app, you have a larger actual viewing space for blogs, liking posts and reblogging them is a snap and the write a post section has everything you’ll need. The app works great without any performance issues and scrolling is smooth. Tumblr is available for free on the Android market.

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