In theory this is very cool – and it looks very cool, but in practice, it lacks a lot of features which would make it a must-have. For instance, there are no buttons for things like adding links, emphasis, images etc. Also, you chose your post category from a dropdown list, thus you can only associate one category per post.
If these couple of shortcomings could be addressed (and if a spellchecker could be built in) then this would become a very attractive widget. As it is currently, it is merely a curiousity and a proof of concept – needs more work!
Cheers to Matt for pointing this widget out.
I wrote to Paniris Web the writers of the WordPressDash widget about my experience of the widget and got the following response from them:
Thanks for the feedback! Version 0.3 of WordPressDash will include the ability
to post to multiple categories (should be released on my website within the
week). And all widget’s have built-in spellcheck (just control-click in the a
textbox, and choose one of the options from the “Spelling” menu.
Adding support for links, emphasis, etc is a great idea! I think I will add
that to the next release. (If you know of any safari-compatible WYSIWYG
editors, please let me know!).
Thanks for using WordPressDash, and I appreciate your feedback!
Definitely one to keep an eye on – good job guys.