Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Tactilize, a self-publishing tool and content network for the iPad, launched last September. At the time, the only way to get content into the app was through a browser-based tool, which always felt like a little bit of a disconnect. Now, with the app’s latest update, users can also create content right on the iPad, too. The Tactilize app now features an easy-to-use editor that lets you add photos, videos, text, and links to external content to your pages.
To create their pages (or ‘cards,’ as Tactilize likes to call them), users can import images from Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Box, Picasa, Flickr and a number of other services (including FTP and WebDAV for advanced users). The in-app editor itself allows you to easily move, resize and rotate images, videos and text fields on the page and with a bit of patience and practice, the resulting pages can be very attractive and look just as good as some of the best iPad magazines. Once your page is done, you can use the app’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest integration to spread the word about it (including links to the web versions of your pages).
The Tactilize team expects that users will use the app to “publish a full interactive eBook, create an impressive press kit, or use Tactilize to bring your blog to the next level.” One area it still has to work on before this, though, is to ensure that others can find content in the app. This new version makes it easier to add titles, categories and tags to every card, but users still have to use the app to easily find them.