Tumblr Apps For The iPhone


Tumblr is a fantastic blogging service. There are a bunch of great apps for the iPhone that let you create new content, follow others, and much more. If you are a Tumblr user with an iPhone or iPod touch, you'll want to check out this AppGuide.

Essential Apps

  • Free


    by Tumblr

    The official Tumblr app is also the essential one. The app lets you create any kind of Tumblr post including: text, photo, quote, link, chat, audio, or video posts. The app also lets you search Tumblr as a whole, or just your posts. The app supports some advanced posting options. These include drafts, queues, publish release dates, custom post URLs, Twitter announcements, and ask a question. If you are a Tumblr user this is a must have app for the iPhone and iPad.

Notable Apps

  • $0.99

    TheTumbler - Tumblr Client

    by Motivism

    TheTumbler is the best alternative to the essential app out there. The app lets you create new posts. It supports all of the Tumblr standards like text, photo, quote, link, and chat posts. The app also lets you call in an audio post if your 3G connection isn’t up to it. The app supports tagging, private posting, and posting to groups. TheTumbler uses an in-app web browser to show off your dashboard. A great option for those looking for an alternative the essential app.

  • Free

    tumblr gear

    by honishi

    TumblrGear makes it easy to reblog and like posts. The app is a great free option to add to your Tumblr arsenal of apps. The app is not as full featured as the essential one. It does a great job at reblogging and liking posts. The app has a great interface and is a must have for heavy Tumblr users.

  • Free

    TumbLiking -Tumblr client-

    by MockingBat Lab.

    TumbLiking provides a cool way to view Tumblr blogs. The app can do limited posting such as quotes and photos. TumbLiking also does reblogging, liking, unliking, or deleting of posts. The main purpose of this app is to give you a great viewing experience of Tumblr. The app is free and runs great on the iPad too. TumbLiking is another app to add to the Tumblr arsenal.

  • Free


    by Hiroki Nagashima

    Private Tumblr is a well focused and useful app for Tumblr. The app aims to make it as quick as Twitter to get a new post out there. The app features a dead simple UI, which is also optimized to help you post privately. The app lets you post text or photos. Private Tumblr is not perfect, but is a great free option for those needing to get in and out of Tumblr quickly.

Decent Apps

  • $1.99

    Tumbletail for Tumblr

    by CatHand.org

    Tumbletail is an incomplete app. The app is $2, which, oddly, is more than most Tumblr apps. The app lets you display photos, quotes, or text. The app also lets you reblog or like posts. The unique features include saving posts to Dropbox or Evernote. The app is also multi-account friendly. The app has promise. For this app to deliver it really needs to add posting capabilities. There is not a whole lot in here to make it worth the $2 in its current version.

  • $1.99

    Tumblr Door

    by A.I. Works

    TumblrDoor is another app with a ton of promise. The app fails to deliver in its current version of 1.0.1. The app has a great interface for viewing photos. The app also lets you passcode lock and change the brightness. The only other features offered are the ability to reblog and like or save a photo to your camera roll. The app is overpriced for what it does. The app shows promise and it is one to keep your eyes on as future updates come out.

  • Free


    by Foltia Communications,LLC.

    TumblrFrame is a novel idea, but fails to deliver. The app tries to take a photo stream from Tumblr and deliver that to your iPad or iPhone as a slideshow. The app also aims to make it easy to reblog photos. The app is currently plagued with crashes and bugs. Version 1.1 is not ready for prime time, but keep a watch on it for future updates.

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