I find I’m spending a lot more time blogging from my iPad. Not only have blogging apps improved significantly, but thanks to Markdown it’s a lot easier to include formatting that used to require HTML coding (a real effort on an iPad keyboard). I have Markdown turned on for my WordPress blogs. You’ll find the “switch” in the Settings > Writing panel on WordPress.com sites. Self-hosted sites will need the Jetpack plugin with Markdown activated. Tumblr supports Markdown, but finding the switch to turn it on can be a challenge. Once set, you’ll notice the editor shows you that you are in Markdown mode. Click it and you’ll be taken to the Markdown syntax page at Daring Fireball. As of today, Blogger doesn’t support Markdown, but don’t let that stop you. Using the Byword editor for Mac and iOS with its publisher feature turned on, you can write in Markdown. Byword converts it to HTML for you before sending it on to Blogger. The Blogsy app for iPad also supports Markdown and publishes to every blog platform known to man.
I’m having trouble finding blog editors for Android devices. WordPress, Tumblr and Blogger offer their mobile apps, but what few “general purpose” apps I’ve seen don’t look too appetizing. If anyone has a recommendation for a good mobile blogging app for Android, please tell us about it in the comments.