Until today, the Achilles heel of Posterous’s super simple blogging service has been its less-than-stellar online post editor. Today, however, the startup is ready to unveil its completely overhauled Post Editor 2.0.
Post Editor 2.0 is designed for supremely easy content management. You can now upload and arrange any combination of photos, music, videos and documents in your posts via copy/paste or drag-and-drop. The interface is intelligent, the experience is smooth and the blogging platform is now incredibly flexible.
The new post editor is available now to all Posterous users, and you can try it out for yourself with the “Post by web” option in your dashboard. You’ll notice that the redesigned editor now includes a dedicated media section on the right where you can batch upload any and all media for your post. If you upload multiple images, they can be grouped in galleries, reordered via drag-and-drop, rotated, deleted and interspersed with text as you choose.
What’s interesting is that Posterous — which we like to call the e-mail-to-blog-to-anywhere platform — has strayed from its original e-mail-centric focus with this update. The service now offers a sophisticated web editor for more advanced blogging needs, and could be seen as competitive to most other blogging platforms. The best part is that the new features don’t sacrifice the service’s trademark simplicity, which means it’s still 100% mom-friendly.