Five Cool Desktop Blogging Apps To Simplify Your Work


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There are dozens of desktop blogging clients from which to choose from, but which one does the best job for you? Cut down on your content creation and posting chores with the right desktop blogging apps, and get serious about your blogs with these 5 cool blogging applications.

1. Ecto

Ecto is deep in features. This desktop blog editor is designed for the Mac OSX operating system and enables you to publish to a broad range of blog systems including Blogger, Blojsom, TypePad, WordPress, Drupal and other popular blogging platforms. Its user-friendly interface makes quick work of managing multiple blogs.

Ecto offers both an RTF and HTML editor with a strong spell-checker, a very useful search and replace feature and syntax-color coding within the HTML editor – a real time saver when creating customized scripts.

Ecto also supports remote management options provided by MoveableType’s API, adapting to a variety of data structures, object classes and OS protocols, greatly simplifying application building.

Advanced features include broad-based documentation, easy thumbnail creation, customized post settings and publishing ease in a variety of languages so you can go global with your blog on launch day.

2. Bleezer

Bleezer continues to grow in popularity, in part, because it offers full functionality in Windows, OSX and Linux environments. I like it because it’s free, flexible and delivers plenty of options for pro bloggers.

Bleezer is a x-platform blog editor that works with the most popular blog platforms including the latest Blogger update. This desktop editing client delivers a WYSIWYG editor, simplifying content creation and posting. No more cut and paste required. Bleezer supports multiple categories, adds tags compatible with social bookmarking sites and makes custom mark ups in HTML simple.

Finally, to monetize any blog, Bleezer easily accommodates a host of ad placement services including Pingoat, ping-o-matic and Ping Technorati. Simply select the OS installed on your blog creation system and Bleezer makes ad management a snap.

3. Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is part of the Microsoft Essentials collection and works with the most popular blog services.

Some of the most useful features include:

# instant previews of all post uploads so you can change fonts, pictures, videos and other features before publishing
# simplified map creation features
# hyperlinks
# easy photo album creation
# simplified category tagging
# easy table, chart and graph creation.

While not as robust as some other desktop blog editors, Live Writer handles most tasks without a long learning curve.

4. Flock

Flock is built on Firefox, the open-source browser from Mozilla, and comes complete with downloadable buttons, menus and dependable security features to protect your piece of digital turf.

Flock calls itself a Social Web Browser because it integrates easily with popular social media like Twitter and FaceBook. Flock equips you to join all you social media contacts, monitor your media accounts and add extensions and toolbars that link your blogs to AIM, TMZ, Spinner and even the media player, Winamp.

If you’re looking for an easy way to best utilize on-line social media sites, take a look at Flock. With strong community support, Flock’s list of features continues to expand, adding to its popularity.

5. ThingamaBlog

ThingamaBlog doesn’t require a third party blog host, a cgi/php-equipped host or a MySQL database to deliver high-quality, professional blogger features.

This desktop blog editor employs a blog wizard that’ll have your new blog up and running in minutes, literally.

You can maintain multiple blogs from ThingamaBlog’s intuitive interface, create totally customized templates (so your blogs don’t look like everyone else’s blogs), enjoy one-click publishing, create posts from your favorite RSS feeds and create your own archival architecture so finding that one post you’re looking for is greatly simplified.

All you need is an FTP account or network access to a web server to bring your blog to life using this stand-alone, blog creation and management app.

Has anyone of you ever tried these desktop blogging apps before? What is your favorite tool? Feel free to post it down the comment box below and share it with fellow readers!

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