How can one use Dreamweaver on an iPad without resorting to using a VNC connection to a real computer? Good question as I spent about $70 trying to figure out the best way to work on my website. I tried a few web dev apps like Koder, Gusto, and FTPOnTheGo. Photo apps I have quite a few. But ultimately I ended up to do it with three apps all about $10 each.
Photogene this photo editor is quite robust and versatile in all it can do. Rotate, crop, filters, adjustments. I love the collage $2 feature as I used it to combine three of these images into one as seen in the screenshot above. I also upgraded to the $8 pro version and $1 for extra frames. Pro version mainly to save FTP history. It would be nice though if you could specify path or directory when uploading via FTP like you can with PhotoSync $2 for instance. However, PhotoSync you can’t rename the files like you can with Photogene but batch uploading is a bonus.
iSSH this is for moving the photos to the correct directory using the terminal logging in via SSH. Trying to use FTPOnTheGo for file management didn’t quite cut it even though it has a MOVE it’s quite tedious. Even tried some other file managers and still I had issues with them. Obviously you should know linux / unix commands to navigate around.
Texatastic is my favorite web editor with syntax highlighting, remembers remote path so easy to publish. Can batch download files you intend to work on. Displays size of files, line count, word count, modification dates, etc. Gusto was nice with image preview remote and local, however, you must when publishing navigate to the remote path for each and every file you wish to publish or modify.
Now when iOS5 comes out in a month or so it’ll have some nice rotate and crop functions. Not sure if it’ll have resize though nor renaming files names. If Photogene can get FTP with a directory then it’ll most likely eliminate the need for iSSH.