#blindtest: Esteem, 7 days

in #esteem5 years ago (edited)

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I use esteem for a post each day and a spoiler for this review is that:

I love esteem!

I have been using esteem for a few months now, but when I saw the call for this contest week ago, I decided to pay attention for 7 days and look at esteem with a fresh eye.

I use esteem on my windows laptop, s this is the version of esteem I am reviewing. There are many other versions for phones and apple, but I do mot have them.

Even though I love the esteem dapp, I do have some complaints. But first, the good stuff.

Good points of esteem

Side by Side Editor

This is my favorite feature of esteem. I am moving fast with many tasks and use several dapps to post with. But almost every post starts in esteem.

I write post here because I can see the results as I type. All of the other editors I use have the finished post down below and flipping up and down to check my work for typos and formatting wastes a lot of time.

If I am using another dapp for the post, I usually write it in esteem and then copy it into the other dapp for publishing when I am done.

Post Upvoting

Esteem and its trail upvote my posts about 80% of the time I publish them. This upvote is usually 1%-6% of their power and is at least half of the rewards I will eventually receive. I love steem for the interation, but I am also looking to maximize my rewards. So esteem is a great place to post each day for this reason.

Spell Checking

I am a typo queen! Esteem had a recent update to include spell checking and this is another big help to my speed in posting. Since I make so many typos, it is really helpful to have them pointed out for me.

Save draft function

I am so happy to be able to save my work and go back to it later. I have many posts on the go at all times, so this helps me when I can only do part of the task.

For example, I might find photos for a post and not have the text ready. Other times I might have the text and need to hunt the photos on my hard drive. Either way, esteem helps me keep working efficiently.

Scheduling function

How did I ever exist with out this? The abilty to create a post and have it go out later is a real time saver.

Table creation

I can create tables for data now! I was never able to do this before in any other editor. I have tried a failed a few times. Now esteem makes it easy.

Easy access to other markdown functions

Bold, Italics, headers, quotes and other markdown codes come with the click of the mouse on esteem. I sure miss this when I do not have it in other dapps.

Drawbacks with esteem

The spellchecker is not complete

Certain steem related words like "upvote" and "dapp" are marked as errors.

Sometimes work is lost

Since I am using a laptop with poor wifi, I have lost work a few times when screens refresh unexpectedly. I think this is more my problem then esteem's problem, but it is still an annoyance.

Unprocessed portrait photos sometimes come in sideways

I cannot predict when this will happen. If it does, I import the photo to another dapp and then copy it to esteem. Problem solved, but with additional time spent.

A look at the side by side editor and buttons for markdown codes

Notice the scroll is independent for each window. I love this and consider it to be a benefit.

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In Conclusion: esteem for the win!

As you see I have only two weak drawbacks and plenty of great benefits with esteem. I anticipate many more happy times of posting ahead. I recommend this dapp to anyone and often do. It is listed in my main minnow tips post below.

Thank you @good-karma and team for such a wonderful dapp, and my friend @iamjadeline for relentlessly nagging me until I would give it a try.

My post is for the blindtest contest initiated by @blind-spot. This is the first of a series, and I hope to review more dapps in the future.

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That was a good review and I should give it a try... I have been using Steempeak for the scheduling function and wouldn't want to be without it.

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eSteem Surfer has scheduling post and many more features like, notifications, drafts, bookmarks, top posts, etc.

I will check it out - the git-hub thing is a bit confusing to me... not a tech person...

Really a wonderful review mam i will also try reviewing the mobile app as i am using it only.

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Go quick! It needs to be done today :)

Thanks for sharing the link buddy.

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Thanks for reviewing and testing...
Could you elaborate more on this issue? Because this shouldn't happen and I want to see what might be causing this, if you could reproduce or provide steps to get this issue, it would be really helpful.

Since I am using a laptop with poor wifi, I have lost work a few times when screens refresh unexpectedly. I think this is more my problem then esteem's problem, but it is still an annoyance.

Hi @good-karma, I am glad you like the review and I am glad I got the place and chance to post it.

I am in Malaysia on a wifi "gadget" called "YES" and I really should not put any blame on esteem for losses. I move too fast to really give you details from older problems. But in general:

  • my wifi goes out
  • I keep working since I do not know it is out
  • I try to post and it does not happen
  • I get the wifi back
  • The esteem page will not post or stop trying to post
  • I refresh and some or all of what I typed is gone

This happened a couple of times. Now I make sure the wifi is good before I hit the post button. I have not had the problem again. But if I do, I will pay attention and get screenshots for you.

As you see above, I love esteem. I am so grateful to you for creating it. Thank you for visiting my post and this and all upvotes. I really appreciate the support.

Thanks for details! We are adding connection alert feature in next release, whenever phone doesn't have internet, app notifies user about it, hope it will solve this problem...

That would be a wonderful help for me. This is the first time I have not had reliable wifi - ever - and I need all the help I can get! Thank you so much, and I will be so happy when this comes in.

Esteem? Have not heard a lot about it. Thanks for the heads up , will have to check it out

It's a good one! I know you will like using it. Please let me know what you think after you try, @robertandrew.

Good review. You've talked about some of the things I left out. I use eSteem for its excellent editor, too. And now I need to try version 2. 😃

I didn't know that is your son. :)

Yup! That's my baby. Six feet two now and 25 years old but still :)

Howdy fitinfun! I agree, esteem is a wonderful way to go and I like that they make improvements constantly so it will only get better! Great review!

I will have to try this app out. I have been using steempeak and steemit, but I am always ready to try something new. Thanks so much for the suggestions and I will give it a try now.
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