« I'm super, thanks for asking | Main | Let them eat layer cake: flexibility versus clarity in data »

Blog editor recommendation?

Anyone happy with their blog editing tool of choice, commercial or otherwise? I'd be interested in any recommendations. I've tried Ecto and Zempt so far. They both looked promising, but don't seem stable enough to be usable.


December 31, 2004 12:39 PM

Comments

Paul Brown
(December 31, 2004 05:35 PM #)

Give MarsEdit (http://ranchero.com/marsedit/) a try if you're on MacOS; I've been happy with it so far.

Tom Bradford
(December 31, 2004 07:48 PM #)

My complaint with MarsEdit is that it doesn't do 'Titles' for Blogger blogs, and the closest that it comes to WYSIWYG is a preview pane that you can force to constantly update. It's not a bad editor, but still needs a lot of work.

Adam Kalsey
(January 1, 2005 12:09 AM #)

As one of the developers of Zempt, I'd be interested to know what you found to be unstable about Zempt. There's lots of features to complete, but the program itself should be rock-solid. I've never had a crash occur while using it.

Bill de hra
(January 1, 2005 01:13 PM #)

Hi Adam,

Ok, I'm going to have to reinstall and file a decent bug report. But the main problem I had was that it would hang after trying to upload edits to an existing post. It had to be kiiled via the task manager, which made it unusable.

Micah Dubinko
(January 1, 2005 11:00 PM #)

Your blog editor should be your text editor of preference.

Seriously.

A journal is a perfect example of the kind of info you want to keep around in a format that's maximally accessible and long-lived. You shouldn't have to be running any particular software to access your own data in some database or repository format. Plain text a-la Danny O'Brien's Life Hacks is the right answer.

Let some external process (Python in my case) handle all the details of templating the HTML, generating RSS, uploading, etc.

.micah

Bill de hra
(January 2, 2005 01:13 PM #)

Micah,

I use around 6 editors regularly not including my email client. None of them I find ideal for writing to a weblog. A text editor of preference is perhaps the right solution for *you*, but I do want a client for working with weblogs.