Tumblr has a well-deserved reputation as one of the easiest blogging services on the block. All you have to do to sign up for a Tumblr blog is enter an email address, password, and preferred URL (such as bradfordlinder.tumblr.com). That’s it. Once you sign up you can add content by clicking the Text, Photo, Quote, Link, Chat, Audio, or Video buttons to start sharing your observations with the world… or the 3 family members you’ve roped into looking at your Tumblr blog anyway.
Tumblr also offers mobile apps for iPhone and BlackBerry, allowing you to share your thoughts (and media) on the go. Now the company has also rolled out an Android app which is almost as easy to use as the full version of Tumblr.
When you fire up the app and login to your account, you’re greeted with the same list of options you get when you visit the Tumblr web site — text, Photo, and so on. When you click the Photo button, you can either snap a picture with your phone’s camera or upload an image stored on your device.
The audio and video buttons work pretty much the same way. One strange quirk is that you have to tap the “record” button before you see a pop up asking if you want to record new audio or video or upload existing media.
From the home screen you can also click the Dashboard button to see the latest updates on your Tumblr blog, as well as draft posts.
Tumblr for Android is available as a free download from the Android Market. It supports Android 2.1 and up.