Zapd Review – Start blogging today!

On November 23, 2012

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Zapd Review – Start blogging today!

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By: PressPlane Inc.

Version #: 2.0

Date Released: 2012-11-08

Developer: PressPlane Inc. Web Site

Price: Free

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If the definition of an App were “to make your life easier“, Zapd would have been the best example. We have seen a similar app called Webr, but with their latest update, this former App of the Week has opened new doors to mobile web designing.

If you have been longing to start the blogging hobby but couldn’t because of poor coding skills, now is the time. Zapd is here with tools to get your blog up and running is just 5 minutes. Tap the plus icon, select a theme of your flavor and type some caption with the content. Done!  No hosting charges, no ads and your beautiful blog (zap) has been setup at the Zapd servers.

Other than the normal text posts, you can include pictures or links and drag & re-place them to reorder. View your blog on Safari and share it on FB & Twitter or via SMS or email. If you have a buddy who shares your interest, use the collaborate feature to maintain the blog, together. The Zaps are beautifully executed in both moble and desktops browsers (each theme in their long list is worth a look).

In addition to this tool, Zapd is also a soicial network (after the huge response to instagram, anything and everything is being turned into a network) where you follow other zapders, like or comment on their posts and vice versa. You can invite your friends to start their own zaps and keep in touch with them, as well. Currently, there is no option to transfer the blog to a custom domain and hence, Zapd cannot be considered as a blogging platform like WordPress or Blogger. This is not one of the most stable apps on the Appstore, as it crashes often and also Zaps return server errors, occasionally.

Being a blogger myself, I can surely comment that this is not a full blown professional blogging tool. But, for those who are thinking of a personal or a time-pass blog, Zapd is surely an option to consider.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Of course, when I start a personal blog

Learning Curve:Medium

Who Is It For:Aspirant bloggers with no coding skills

What I Like:Really easy to use

What I Don't Like:Frequent crashes and server errors

Final Statement:Show off your own custom blog!

Read the Developer's Notes:
Create beautiful, social websites. In 60 seconds. From your iPhone. Zapd is the original iOS website builder. We were an App Store Rewind 2011 list, an Apple Staff Pick, App of the Week and a Top Ten App in 20 countries! Zapd is a super simple and fun app that lets you create instant, themed websites straight from your iPhone. Just select a theme and then add photos, text, or links and you’re done! This new release is HUGE. The new version is brand new. In fact, it's a total rewrite and we couldn't be more excited. Here are the big highlights: 1) Collaboration. Yep. Start a Zap, invite your friends and you can all make the same website together. Everyone can add content from wherever they are. Perfect for any event. 2) Social is built in. Anyone can follow you. You can follow anyone else. When you make an update to a Zap, your friends will know! 3) Discovery. A new "Zap feed" is built in so you can discover new and cool Zaps from all over the world. 4) New Zapd themes each month! Right from the app, you'll be notified of new and premium website themes as they come in. 5) Made for mobile and tablets. Each Zap you make automatically reformats itself for the device on which it is being viewed. You don't have to do a thing. It just works. And, of course Zaps look great when viewed from a laptop or desktop computer!

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From the first iPod Touch till the new iPad Mini, Roshan has loved each of his iDevices and has been busy tweaking and getting the most out of them. As a Med student from India, he splits his time between studying corpse and writing about his iOS passion. When not on the web, you could find him glued to TV Shows, movies or the bed! Recently, he has taken upon the role of an appreneur and is currently working on a revolutionary new app, Cyan for Facebook.

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