Tumblr’s iPhone App Gets Major Update With New Design, And Performance Improvements

Popular blogging platform Tumblr updated its iOS app to version 3.2, introducing an all new design for the Tumblr Dashboard, and getting rid of all “web views” in the app, making it completely native, and thus greatly improving the performance.

Here are the release notes:

We’re so thrilled to tell you that our app is now completely native! Get ready for a faster, smoother, and more responsive Tumblr Dashboard.

  • Completely redesigned Dashboard — bigger photos and faster post loading.
  • Spiffy new notification previews — see exactly which posts were liked, reblogged, or replied to!
  • New blog screens with blog portraits and descriptions.
  • GIFs play automatically on your Dashboard! Slide your finger across to view frame by frame.
  • New gestures — swipe right on any screen to go back to the previous view; long tap photos, links, tags, and post headers for more options.

There’s also a neat swipe-up gesture that quickly lets you snap a picture from the camera and post it to Tumblr.


The snappy update makes the app an ideal tool for quickly posting a bunch of images along with small bits of text on the internet.

You can download the updated app from the App Store for free.

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