How to post Pressgram images to[Quick Tip]

Pressgram has built-in support for publishing links to your images (and associated blog posts) to Facebook and Twitter social networks. But what if you prefer the App Developer Network? There are two solutions that I've used that seem to work but both involve publishing your photo a WordPress blog first.


If This Then That (IFTTT) is a service that lets you connect various online services (channels) and do actions based on simple rules triggered by actions. The combination of online service and rule is called a recipe. I created a IFTTT recipe to push links from my WordPress blog that have been tagged "#pressgram-photo" to my stream. When I want to post my Pressgram image to ADN, I follow the same procedure that I would for posting to my WordPress blog but I add the tag "pressgram-photo' to the tag field in the bog information section, and hit the check mark to publish. It may take some time before your image is posted to ADN. It depends on when IFTTT checks your blog for updates.


The second method involves using PourOver. PourOver is an ADN service that uses the RSS feed from your blog to publish links to your ADN stream. My WordPress blog already has an RSS feed so using PourOver involved the trivial task of authorizing to my ADN account and pasting in a link to my RSS feed. Now, every time I post content ( any content ) to my WordPress site a link is posted to ADN.

My (planned) RSS Setup

I don't know Chris Gonzales or David Sparks but I since Chris copied David I'm going to copy them both.

The RSS Service -- Feed Wrangler

I hadn't picked an RSS service until after reading Chris and David's article. Like Chris, Reeder is my favourite RSS reader. The iPhone version was updated earlier this week to support Feedly and Feed Wrangler.

I had already been using Reeder with Feedbin and then Fever. Feedbin initially had some performance issues but the developer migrated to higher performing servers. Fever is performing badly. I'm using it with Readkit and it often takes a few minutes before I see any content in the app.

So ... Feedbin cost $20/year and Fever was a one time fee of $30. Feed Wrangler will be $19/year and Chris, David and Shawn like it. I plan on using Feed Wrangler for now.

Reeder on iPad

Reeder's developer is working to add Feed Wrangler support. I plan on using Reeder as soon as the app is updated. A lot of people swear by Mr. Reader but I'm waiting.

Reeder on iPhone

I'm currently using Reeder for iPhone with Fever but I'll switch to Feed Wrangler.

Reeder on OS X

Unfortunately, until Reeder for OS X is updated to support Feed Wrangler I'm stuck using ReadKit. It works. But ... it doesn't support Buffer or ADN for sharing. I'm a Mac user so unlike Chris, I will another option when Reeder is updated.

The front end isn't very impressive. It's ugly compared to Feedly and Feedbin. I don't expect I'll be using it much once Reeder for OS X is updated.


I'll be using (updated) Reeder for iOS and OS X with Feed Wrangler as my backend. If Feed Wrangler turns out not to meet my needs I can easily switch to Feedbin or Feedly or Fever or maybe even NewsBlur.

Can't wait for Reeder on is OS X.