The folks over at Tumblr have announced a major overhaul to their Android application today. For those unfamiliar with Tumblr, the service allows users to create personal blog sites and share blog posts, pictures, videos, and other forms of content with the social community.
Today’s update brings some pretty significant improvements over the original Tumblr application, which launched just over a year ago. Tumblr 2.0 brings the following changes:
- New interface: A total redesign centered around Android’s hardware and software.
- Manage multiple blogs: It’s now a simple swipe to access your different blogs and manage your drafts, queue and followers on-the-go.
- Create a post: We’ve highlighted posting to Tumblr so you can share text, images, links, chats, quotes and videos whenever you want.
- Messages: View and reply to messages for each of your blogs.
- Address book: Find people to follow from your phone’s address book.
- New users: Sign up right from the app.
- Bonus: For quick sharing, you can post anything from your home screen via the Tumblr widget.
The biggest change is obviously found in the user interface, which shows a marked improvement over the original. Simply put, the UI on the revamped application is gorgeous and should be pleasing to anyone who actually uses Tumblr.
If you don’t really care too much about the UI, the added ability to manage multiple blogs, manage messages as well as enhanced address book support will hopefully be welcomed additions to the application.
I’ve been experimenting over the past few weeks with different blogging platforms and Android applications, and I must admit that Tumblr isn’t exactly in the top spot on my list. Perhaps that may change with the revamped application, but I have my reservations.
Anyone out there actually use Tumblr as their preferred blog of choice? What benefits does it bring you over say WordPress or Blogger? Convince me why I should stick with Tumblr by leaving a comment below.
If you’re an avid Tumblr user, or simply want to give the blogging service a try, head over to the Android market and give Tumblr 2.0 a download.