Blog Writing Software

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  1. jmFightSpam macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    What is the best blog writing software for the Mac (besides TextEdit ;)). I am looking for something to the equivalent of Windows Live Writer on the Windows side.
    Thanks.
     
  2. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Have you found anything? I just trid Windows Live Writer on my work machine today, and I love it. Id rather not use a virtual machine just for that. If anyone know of a good comparable software, please post.
     
  3. ben.mcmahan macrumors member

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    i'm demo'ing 'blogo' right now - so far I love it.
     
  4. jmFightSpam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not yet. But maybe I will try Blogo as suggested above. Windows Live Writer is great, that's for sure. I think even a hard core Mac user would appreciate it.
     
  5. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, many hardcore Mac users love it.

    So far this is the list of software that I have found:

    - Blogo - http://drinkbrainjuice.com/blogo
    - Ecto - http://infinite-sushi.com/software/ecto/
    - iBlog - http://www.lifli.com/iBlog/index.html
    - MarsEdit - http://www.red-sweater.com/marsedit/
    - MacJournal http://www.marinersoftware.com/sitepage.php?page=85

    Ive only tried MarsEdit, just installed it. Compared to Windows Live Writer, I dont like it.
     
  6. ben.mcmahan macrumors member

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    I tried MacJournal and MarsEdit - didnt really like either one of them.

    I've also tried Journaler - linked to my blogger account. also clunky.

    Not associated with blogo at all, but i just messed with it some more, i really like it. 21 day trial, full featured, so you can try it.
     
  7. pbbaker123 macrumors regular

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    I have an iWeb site, but I have not tried the blog template yet...
     
  8. jmFightSpam thread starter macrumors regular

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    The only thing that keeps me from Blogo is that I heard you cannot save drafts locally. Is that true?
     
  9. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    I've never looked into blogging software. What are the advantages of using a local app, over something like Blogger or WordPress?

    Thanks.
     
  10. jmFightSpam thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think the key advantages are:

    1. Local blog writing -- don't need to be connected to the web to create a blog post and then you can upload your post later when you are connected

    2. A better user interface than the web based offerings. Some are WYSIWYG, some are geared more towards programmers, etc.

    3. Integration with multiple blog platforms. For example, many allow you to write your post and then automatically post to your Wordpress, Blogger, etc. blogs.
     
  11. brainjuice macrumors newbie

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    Blogo can save drafts locally now, and was just updated to support custom fields in WordPress.

    The app also has a live preview with your blog's CSS, fullscreen editing, integration with Google Translate and Twitter as well as many other features.

    Check it out at http://drinkbrainjuice.com/blogo.
     
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    +1 to Blogo ...

    It is to blogging on OS X as Windows Live Writer is to blogging on Windows
     
  14. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Not sure whether anyone would ponder trying to write their own blogging software, but I remembered this column by Andy Ihnatko, describing how he wrote his own in AppleScript Studio.

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  15. ahasver macrumors member

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    stilll searching for a good blogging software

    It seems that this topic is not that popular but I am still looking for a good program. Iblog's website is outdated so I guess it is dead. Maybe blogo is the way to go but I wasn't that convinced and I had a hard time getting my blogger sites into the thing.
    Anybody any ideas?
    ahasver
     
  16. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I just run a local copy of my Wordpress blog with MAMP, then copy it over to the online version.
     
  17. Internaut macrumors 6502a

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    Bumpety bump....

    Any advance on Blogo in the intervening months? It's not bad but I find it a little bit clunky at times. Nothing I couldn't live with though.

    Microsoft's Writer application is certainly more polished (come to think of it, so is the Wordpress application for iPhone)....
     
  18. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    iblog has not been updated in 2 years! Not worth trying this.
     
  19. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    And you bumped a 1/2 year old thread.
     
  20. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Great response. Old thread are def. worthless.
     
  21. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Is that aways the case? No.

    Is it worth it to come to a 6 month old thread to say to someone that X app hasn't been updated in 2 years? You decide.
     
  22. daceymathers macrumors member

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    The best blog writing software for Mac is Blogo that is totally equivalent to windows live writer but the only difference is that windows live writer is a freeware and blogo is not a freeware.Blogo allows you to save drafts offline, and also add images to your post.Its full-screen distraction-killing feature, that allows you to focus 100% on the writing, and less on the Tweeting and Facebooking.
     
  23. daceymathers macrumors member

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    As i have already mentioned in my previous post that blogo allows you to save your drafts offline that means it allows locally.It also provide distraction free writing.
     
  24. debentley macrumors newbie

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    Scrivener is a continuing delight. It allows the creative process to be appropriately chaotic, then helps you to put all the pieces together. I adore it. Another one is Fantastically. It is very useful, especially since it saves all Web pages, PDFs etc in on your hard drive, not in a proprietary format. I use it to keep track of Comments I make on blogs and forums, and email messages I write to my writing students.
     
  25. daceymathers macrumors member

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    There is no doubt that scrivener is a good software for writing purpose.I agree with you that it is a good software.I have heard about this software and i have always read the good reviews for Scrivener.
     

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