I spend a good bit of my time writing content for my various websites. Logging into each separate WordPress or Joomla instance can be time consuming and annoying – as good as web interfaces have become they are still no where near as responsive as a good desktop app.
Being a Mac user there aren’t that many fantastic options for blogging software. I’ve tried MarsEdit and a few others and was a little bit less than impressed.
One of my big requirements is the use of the WordPress Media Manager rather than having to upload images via FTP and inserting the images (even if the app does this automatically it breaks thumbnails and forces me to log in to the admin which defeats the purpose.
So what are my requirements for desktop blogging software? Here’s my short list:
- A decent and useable user interface.
- Easy image and rich media handling.
- WordPress integration – there is no point in writing a post then be forced to login to format, edit and tweak the post.
That’s really about all that I require. Now I’ve been using MacJournal for all of about 5 minutes here and I’m relatively impressed. I especially like the full screen edit. It removes any distractions and allows me to focus on the content I am writing rather than the Skypes, MSNs, Tweets, Emails and Facebook Updates.
I’m going to plug away with this software for a little bit and test out the image and media handling. Do you use desktop blogging software? Let me know if you have any MacJornal tips and tricks or suggestions for other desktop blogging software.