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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Curious What Offline Blog Tools People Use

Thinking about starting to use an offline editor for posting, and curious what anyone can recommend. So far, I have seen mention of these in other posts:

But no strong recommendations either way... would appreciate recommendations both for and against various tools if anyone has them.


At 1:25 PM, Blogger Philip Hartman said...

I've only used Blogger for Word. It shows up as a plugin on MS-Word. Its OK. Some of the MS-Word formatting doesn't translate into HTML very well. But... its easy.

Thanks for visiting my blog and putting a link to my post about SAP in You helped a lot of new readers discover my blog for the first time. I hope you'll visit again soon and hopefully I'll have something else worth sharing by then.

At 9:27 AM, Anonymous brenda michelson said...

I've just started using Qumana. It's good for basic posting, and has a clean connection with Typepad (my host). It doesn't allow you to schedule posts for a later date, which is something I'd like. I haven't been very successful with the "Drop pad" feature, but that could just be me. Another one to look at (but not free) is ecto. -brenda

At 7:45 AM, Blogger scott said...

Philip - I forgot about the Word plug-in, thanks for the reminder. The very idea of Word and HTML scares me, but I should give it a try! Your SAP post was great - keep it coming.

Brenda - Thanks for your comment! I didn't know you were a reader - I have subscribed to you for awhile, and love your content. I'm going to be responding to your recent SOA post - that was great!

Back on topic... my first Qumana post just went out and it was a catastrophe. The technorati tags got totally hosed, I had to go back to the file system to strip <font> tags, and then somehow half my post disappeared when I published to Blogger. Yikes! I ended up re-doing the post through the Blogger editor. I don't know if I'll try it again. I had forgotten about ecto - I'll give that a shot. Maybe I just need to forget the Blogger integration and just use a local editor!

At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Bill de hOra said...


I had Qumana down as revisit, and am still using w.bloggar. What I don't like about w.blogar is that a) pulling down posts is clumsy, b) there doesn't seem to be way to work on more than one at a time. I use the performancing plugin here and there.

I think there's an opportunity to write a solid blog/site editor; none of the current crop nail it. Naturally the free version would have an adbox in the UI :)

At 11:56 PM, Blogger scott said...

Bill - I think I downloaded w.bloggar but still haven't tried that yet; I need to do that. I gave Qumana another try, and will probably still use that on occasion, but I share your distaste for the typeface. And maybe I'm asking for too much, but it's bunk you can't edit source through these tools IMHO. Maybe I really just need to stick with Ultraedit, or grab a copy of HomeSite or something...

I would definitely deal with adware if it was just good!


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