It wasn’t long after I started blogging I felt the need for an alternative to Blogger default blog editor. I searched and found Scribefire (a Firefox extension) and Qumana. They did the job, yet it was nothing to be excited about. So the search went on, until finally I found THE blog client -Windows Live Writer.
Windows Live Writer is packed with features. It makes writing posts so much easier and even enjoyable.
Below are five features offered by WLW. I believe it should be sufficient enough reasons for you to start thinking about switching to it.
1. Offline editing
Who says you have to be online to edit your post. With WLW you don’t have to rely on an internet connection to write or edit your post. Just write and save it as draft, publish when you go online.
2. WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editing
This is one of the best features of WLW. It applies your blog theme to the editor and the web previewer. So what you see on the editor screen -fonts, spacing, colors, and images, are indeed what you will get when you publish the post.
See for yourself, look at the preview screen shot of this post in WLW.
3. Multiple blog publishing
You can add multiple blogs, from different accounts, even from different platforms -Blogger, LiveJournal, WordPress, TypePad etc. Switching between blogs is just a click away.
4. Picture handling
I believe no other blog editor can beat WLW in this department. You can float, add margins, add borders, scale, crop, rotate and tilt. You can also add watermark, alt text and effects too. You can even group your photos together into an album, with the style you want.
Need I say more?
As if all the features don’t spoil you already, WLW also accept plugins. You have more than 100 plugins to choose from. Among them are Syntax Highlighter and Text Template plugins, which I personally use.
Syntax Highlighter allows you to post and highlight codes. Text Template lets you store frequently used texts and easily add them to your post.
There you have it, five reasons why you should switch to Windows Live Writer as your primary blogging client.
Still not convinced? Maybe you should read 5 more reasons why you should switch to Windows Live Writer then.
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