In conjunction with using the WordPress app, I am also using the “talk to text” feature that comes standard on the Droid. The title and contents of this post were all created entirely using the “talk to text” feature.
Every time I’m done creating a new entry within the post I simply let the recording finish and it converts what I just said into text.
An interesting feature that I just discovered is that every time I say the word period it inserts a .
That’s the end of my first test post using the Droid talk t0 text feature with the WordPress app. The rest of this post is done on my laptop. Key points I learned from the short experiment:
- The post is saved to Drafts instead of publishing live to the web for the whole world to see.
- There were some typos from the voice recognition software that needed editing.
- I didn’t format my post with line breaks or new paragraphs when I was speaking.
So, I logged into my blog from my laptop to edit and format the post later when I had more time. I think the app worked really well and was very simple to use. When I installed it there was an error message as it tried to log into my blog. It told me I had to authorize remote publishing on my blog under the Setting / Writing tab. I simply checked the appropriate box and saved my setting. Then my Droid had remote publishing access to my blog.
Simple and sweet. I will definitely be doing this more often because content creation needs to be consistent and long-term. The only way to make that happen is to make it quick, easy and mobile so I can create on the go. The Droid with the WordPress app does that very nicely.
I highly recommend that you download the official WordPress app for Android.