Wow. As I said in an earlier post I am testing desktop blogging tools today. Since I can not use the firefox only Scribefire plugin because of an apparently unsolvable problem with firefox, I first tried out Qumana and now Windows Live Writer. So far, all I can say is wowâ€¦it downloads your theme so you can type directly in a true WYSIWYG â€“ So, far, Iâ€™m truly impressed. The preview is a real preview. All the features are here and more. Here is the break â€“ much more after it.
Let me list my first impressions as I am using it for this first timeâ€¦
- Easy to install, unlike a lot of blogging tools that had to be handheld to the remote blogging API, this one found it right way. all I needed was my url and username and password.
- It downloaded the themeâ€¦..awesome.
- Great usability â€“ the features are labeled well, and easy to find.
- Looking around now for moreâ€¦what is this â€œcolorizeâ€..ohâ€¦it changes the color of the applicationâ€¦.not very interesting, they could have hid that under a menuâ€¦.
- Spellcheck works
- Preview is awesomeâ€¦
- Nice category tool
- Easy to set the date
- Pluginsâ€¦.whatâ€™s thisâ€¦.105 pluginsâ€¦.one to integrate with Firefoxâ€¦created by microsoft (!) . Lots of interesting plugins. Seems to be an active community.
- Easy to link to earlier postsâ€¦wow.
- Inserting imagesâ€¦wow, adds nice like drop shadowâ€¦ automaticlly created a thumbnail
I think we might have a winner here.