Why Don’t iPad Apps have Word Count?

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Seriously I found a way around the limitations of the iPad 2 WordPress app to where it is now efficient for me to write blog posts in it with my bluetooth wireless keyboard, but I can’t figure out why no word processor or note application I use has the feature to display the number of words in your article? Seriously, I can’t get a word count in the WordPress iPad application or even Evernote for iPad 2.

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I would be so thrilled if Microsoft or another company were to make a blogging application as fully featured as Live Writer for the iPad. I would pay a good $5-$10 bucks for that app and promote it to others if it had the right features and made my life easier when typing on the iPad.

Speaking of writing blog posts on the iPad 2, I know have written about 40 blog posts and 24 poems on the iPad 2 since I received it as a gift 2 months ago and I have to tell you that before I bought the bluetooth wireless keyboard I thought it was hopeless to replace the netbook with an iPad 2 for blogging. This changed when I got the Targus wireless bluetooth keyboard however which allows me to type at near 75wpm speeds and has the much needed arrow keys to move up and down in paragraphs.

If you want to use an iPad 2 for blogging then getting a wireless Bluetooth keyboard is essential and with one of these you can pretty much ditch a netbook if all you want to do is watch movies, blog and browse the Internet. The one I went up going with is the Targus Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad and I did a review of the keyboard on my technology blog, it is also one of the lower priced keyboards and is under $50 which is a great price since many of the wireless bluetooth keyboards are $99 or above.

-Justin Germino

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