WordPress Desktop Client for Mac

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:

  1. A decent and useable user interface.
  2. Easy image and rich media handling.
  3. 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.

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  • Justin W says:

    I’ve actually been using w.bloggar and find it pretty handy. The initial setup is a bit tricky since their documentation isn’t the greatest but once you play around with it, it works like a charm. Reason we couldn’t get it working before I think was cause we didn’t configure the proxy settings. For a Mac user though, I’ve heard Ecto is pretty powerful and pretty popular.

    • Dan Nedelko says:

      I tried w.bloggar on my Windows laptop but find Zoundry Raven to be one of the best for a Windows platform. For my Mac (where I do 99.99% of my work there is nothing that comes close to MacJournal. In a word, It Rocks.

  • Mac Journal is the best of the Mac. Ive tried all others and have to say that WordPress client is good compared to most, but there are better programs out there for mac users.

  • Would you guys say that MacJournal is better than wordpress? I must check this out because you guys are giving good reviews for the MacJournal.

    • Dan Nedelko says:

      @SEO Los Angeles I wouldn’t say that MacJournal is *better* than WordPress. That’s kind of like comparing apples to oranges since MacJournal let’s you compose your posts on the desktop then automatically upload them into your blog (whatever blog platform you are using, WordPress or otherwise).

  • I need something like this for my laptop, I am so over logging into each of my WP blogs to updated or add new posts. Does Mac Journal cost much?

  • Jim Clark says:

    What a wonderfull post dude, thanks for sharing this. For sure i will check your another post later, i just bookmarking this site. Again happy posting

  • Now finally i have made my mind to move somewhere else from blogger as i tired with the same look with my blog but in wordpress or MacJournal i think i can shape up my blog routine wise, am i right.

  • Lowongan Kerja Terbaru says:

    Nice Info, i’ll try it 🙂

  • I’ll check it out but my personal favourite to date is Mac Format.

  • Cantik Imut says:

    Mac Journal is the best of the Mac. Ive tried all others and have to say that WordPress client is good compared to most, but there are better programs out there for mac users.

  • I use iPhone WordPress app and althought I like it there is still missing a lot of the features I need. For me the desktop app is the same as logging into WordPress account.

  • harry says:

    For me the desk top app is the same as log ging into Word press account.

  • GM Baker says:

    Is there a wordpress client that will allow me to edit parts of a post handled by plugins?- seo tags and background stuff offline -meta tags on all the pics ect

    (I travel and wifi is iffy at best most times). This is the most time consuming part of a post and if i have super slow free wifi, it can make these edits painful!

    I prefer Mac but with crossover and vmware it can be a windows app no problem. Any advice would be really helpful! Even if it’s a work around or apple script.

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