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October 19, 2007

Easy blogging – Blog Desk

Filed under: Software — martinopia @ 10:33 pm

In his Blog Jürg Stucker linked to a very sophisticated Windows tool to make the life of a blogger much easier: BlogDesk

No matter which blogging software you use (WordPress, Movable Type, etc.) – Blog Desk just works and helps you to be much better organized in your blogging life.. just give it a try!

A small note for Windows Vista users: you have to install a DHTML Editing Control first, which can be downloaded from this Microsoft Server.

Btw: this is my first BlogDesk powered posting.. 😉

1 Comment »

  1. Well, there are various (offline) solutions for blogging. Just to round up your post:

    – there’s the FF extension Scribefire (newly acquired and nicely overhauled) that opens a half window in your browser, effectively letting you browse to a site you want to blog about and write in the same window pane… But then again, that’s not really useful for offline blogging. Before Scribefire was relaunched, it used to work is any WordPress API.

    Flock, a social browser, based on the mozilla philosophy, versatile and easy handling things like poto upload and blogging right into your blog, whatever the software. Flock is about to launch it’s 1.0 version, so maybe wait it out (It also works perfectly with Flickr, Photobucket etc. so for all things nice and shiny in the internet-verse)

    – For windows offline bloggin: Qumana, is quite intuitive and easy to use. And the eternally difficult task of putting up pictures is as simple as ever.

    – if you have a nice layout and would really like to write your post within your layout, the best solution so far is the Windows Livewriter. Yes, it’s windows, but wow, is it nice and neat. It downloads your css file in order for you to blog into your blog like it will be on the actual site. Again, very good for photos and other bits and pieces. If you have a layout that relies heavily on WordPress plugins however (Pullquotes etc.) you won’t get that into any program, alas.

    – For Mac: The easiest is Ecto. Light and very versatile for channel blog writing (when you start writing several things before actually publishing them). No WYSYWIG like the Livewriter, and that’s the real shame ;))

    Comment by Yseult — October 25, 2007 @ 11:32 am

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