Buffer is an online service that allows you to tweet to your followers through out the day. You focus on adding tweets to “keep your buffer topped off” and Buffer manages the scheduling. It runs on any of the modern browsers via Bufferapp.com. In this post we will teach you how to add the Buffer bookmarklet to your iPad so that you may share content with your followers on the go.
How to add the Buffer bookmarklet to the iPad
- First be sure you’ve had a look at the install steps for Instapaper via the link above so that you are comfortable with the steps.
The remaining steps will be completed via the iPad only but keep it open on your computer browser so you can continue to follow the steps.
- Open this post in Safari on your iPad –> Lorenzocaum.com — in the search box type “Buffer.”
- Now copy the code in this link (press and hold on the code and then release; then adjust the blue overlay so it coves the entire code, and tap “Copy.” buffer-app-bookmarklet-code
- Next, click on the share icon (square with a right arrow) at the top of your Safari page and click “Add Bookmark.” Ensure that it will be saving to the “Bookmarks Bar” and then hit “Save.”
- Now click on the bookmark icon (open book) to pull up your bookmarks. Click on the “Bookmarks Bar” folder. Then click “Edit” in the top corner of your window.
- Select the bookmark that you just created. Change the name to something of your choice–perhaps ‘Buffer’ or ‘Add to Buffer.’ Next delete the URL shown and paste the new code that you copied in step 2 (press and hold, then release, then tap “Paste.” Hit “Bookmarks Bar” located in the bottom top left corner to go back. Click “Done” located in the top right corner. Click the bookmark icon to make it disappear.
Those are all the steps! You’ve now installed the Buffer bookmarklet on your iPad.
Here is a video tutorial to guide you on installing the Buffer bookmarklet on your iPad:
How to use Buffer on the iPad
Buffer on the iPad is simple to use! First be sure that you have logged in to Bufferapp.com from your iPad. Then, whenever you would like to use it, just tap on the Buffer bookmark that you created on your bookmarks toolbar in Safari. Note: Currently, there are several options available to you as shown by the screenshot below.
Image source: Buffer
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