Blogging takes time. Sometimes it takes a lot of time, especially if you have more than one blog to manage. You can, however, save some time by using an external blog editor (preferably one that supports multiple blogs).
I’ve decided to focus on BlogDesk because it’s the only one that’s been able to pull my attention away from w.bloggar — I still think if Marcielo added a WYSIWYG editor and some image editing tweaks, it would as close to perfect as possible — for more than a few days.
BlogDesk is free software, developed by Johannes Oppermann, that allows you to write blog entries and publish them without needing to open your blog admin panel.
It comes complete with a WYSIWYG editor, image wizard that allows you to do basic image editing before publishing them (you can even use images from your clipboard), easily add tags to your entries, and a number of other great features.
BlogDesk even has one of the features I loved from w.bloggar (that many other editors lack) — it allows you to create custom HTML tags and text. It even goes a step further allowing you to create custom post templates and keep notes.
As great as BlogDesk is, there are still a few things I’d love to see added. Inline spell checking support, word and character count, heading quick tags and font styling (with inline styles, of course), and the ability to add class and id details to images and links when inserting them.
These shortcomings aren’t deal breakers, so take some time out of your day to download BlogDesk, then set up each of your blogs, configure the FTP (for uploading images), and you’ll be well on your way to blogging up a storm.
(By the way, this post was written and published with BlogDesk.)
[tags]blogdesk, wbloggar, desktop blog editor, productive blogging, desktop blog client, desktop blogging application[/tags]