w.bloggar is a free blogging client program for writing blog articles offline. It offers an alternative to Windows Live Writer and those of you that are HTML purists may prefer it to Live Writer. It also has an , for those of you that carry your life on a USB stick.
Of course the first thing you will probably notice it is lacking is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editing mode. I told you it was for HTML purists! It does offer a preview mode, but it is view-only. If you consider a visual editor to be a must-have, then w.bloggar may not be for you.
w.bloggar does offer HTML syntax highlighting, which is something that Windows Live Writer does not have.
Uploading/Inserting images is easy and it all happens in just two clicks. You just click the upload file button
and then select whether you want to post an image or a link to download the file being uploaded. You can also edit the tag options before inserting the HTML.
The fact that it uploads images directly to the blog as you are writing the post makes it much easier to work with the HTML. It also speeds up the final article posting, since the images are already on the blog.
w.bloggar supports many more web services and blogging platforms than Live Writer. Here is a list of the web services supported:
As well as a number of different blogging platforms and content management systems:
- b2 evolution
- BlogWorks XML
- Roller Weblogger
Given the comprehensive list, the chances are quite good that your blogging platform is supported. w.bloggar is a very small app, so it loads very fast and is ideal for using on portable drives. It is very easy to use, and will integrate very well and quickly with your blog. If you prefer to work with HTML directly when writing for your blog, you’ll definitely want to take a look at it.
What do you think of w.bloggar? Are you aware of any other good portable blogging tool we should know about?