Postach.io is a unique blog platform in that it uses the external note organizing program Evernote to create your blog posts and manage your content. This platform is an offshoot of the popular note keeping service.
The setup separates the posting to the blog from the actual designing and managing of the site. Upon signing up, you are given a brief explanation of how posting works. In Evernote, you add notes to a folder and add the tag “published.” Evernote has broad post customization features which all translate into your Postach.io blog. It can post tables, graphs and check boxes, which is unique to most blog platforms’ text editors. Evernote’s snap shot and dictation features allow you to take photos and record audio files from your computer and upload them to your blog. These same tools are at your disposal on Evernote’s mobile app as well, which opens up the possibility of directly posting photos to your blog from your smartphone. This makes it one of the best blog platforms for easily posting on the go.
While post customization with Evernote is strong, Postach.io itself is very minimal in terms of its design and site management capabilities. Designing your blog outside of HTML coding is limited to picking one of 13 templates, with no further customization options. Furthermore, management tools are left to third-party providers, namely Google Analytics for stat tracking and Disqus for comment moderation. Postach.io gives instructions on how to add the services to your blog, and though they are high-quality services, it means the key management features of your blog are splintered rather than in one location.
Other than those two tools, there aren’t many other ways to customize your blog without using outside widgets and tinkering with the HTML. There is a simple domain mapping feature, which lets you easily connect to your custom domain.
The platform offers plenty of help and support, through the use of a help center, developer blog and a direct messaging system to the developers which can be accessed from the corner of your screen throughout the website.
Postach.io is a specialized platform that is a good choice for frequent users of Evernote. It’s scarcity of templates and lack of design options make it less useful than the top blog platforms for those who want hands on access to designing their site without needing to know HTML coding. That said, it’s unique way of posting may be enough to win over a niche population of users.