WordPress released an update for its Windows Phone app today, adding a feature that should have been there from the very beginning: a rich text editor. It boggles the mind that the app has been available on the Windows Phone Store since December 2010, but it took 2.3 years and nine updates before it got to the point where you could write in a modern, user-friendly way.
To be fair, it was still possible to use the old version of WordPress for Windows Phone – in fact, I used it to live blog the Windows Phone Summit last summer – but the experience was far from ideal. In fact, the lack of a rich text editor is the biggest reason why I have generally tried to avoid using the app whenever possible until now. Thankfully, those days are behind us, and you can still switch from the visual editor to the HTML editor for finer control.
Version 2.1 of the app also adds push notifications for new comments and fixes nearly 40 issues. If you have a website powered by WordPress, I strongly recommend downloading the new update for the Windows Phone app.