I’ve recently become a huge fan of Microsoft’s free tool, the Windows Live Writer. It has awesome functionality and ease-of-use. Live Writer is a tool to allow desktop publishing to various blog platforms. It’s worked effortlessly with WordPress. I know that there are some purist out there, who love to log into the WordPress and mess with the temperamental WYSIWYG and or prefer to fidget with the HTML coding. Me…I prefer to write it and post it.
I write for several blogs and this tool has cut my posting time down to about 1/3. It cuts out lots of steps like loading the graphic and then centering it, making sure that when I copy in text that I clean up the html, etc… Live Writer also comes with various plugins, to help customize usability. It’ll also help you create layouts and graphic features that aren’t available by using the WYSIWYG; unless you’re VERY adapt at HTML.
You can Download Live Writer for free HERE.
Additional Plugins are found HERE.
Below is a very brief overview of some of the features.