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I have been using ecto on my Mac as the main blogging client for a while now. However, recently when my Mac was at repairs, I tried the latest version of Windows Live Writer on a Vista laptop, and it really blew me away. I think WLW is the best piece of Microsoft software I’ve used by a mile. Now I have got my mac back and ecto feels so unfriendly to use suddenly – very unintuitive, very bland, very un-cool. So I started searching for what’s out there and found Blogo. It has got fairly decent reviews, but the problem is it not a freeware, even WLW is FREE! Anyway, I’m giving it a try for now – using its 21-day trial version to compose this post. Lets see how I find it. So far I’m impressed with its simplicity, ease of use, and most importantly, its really cool “fullscreen” mode. It makes you feel like a “writer”, proper writer 😛

And the picture above – a panorama of the Cape Coast in Ghana – is just for the sake of it, to try out features in Blogo 🙂


2 thoughts on “Blogo

  1. I’ve been an ecto user for sometime too and thought it did it’s job quite well. But after your post… I’ll have to try blogo. I think it’s time for a change 🙂

  2. Ecto still does a pretty decent job, but has really poor and very unlike-mac interface and not as user-friendly as WLW or Blogo. One of the coolest thing about Blogo is you can post to micro-blogging sites like twitter directly from it, and also receives updates of people you follow or of those following you! But I’ve to say, after using Blogo to post 2-3 posts already, WLW is way better than either of these blogging clients for mac. I’m even thinking of running Parallels just to use WLW for blog posts!

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