Testing writing from “Windows Live Writer”


    Push for web apps
    Currently there is a real push for everything to work in a browser, thin clients. For example; Email, Word processors (like Google docs), calendars, contact lists, router administration ect. It makes sense since everyone has a browsers, they all work relatively the same and its cross platform, plus its available anywhere there is a internet connection. With Google Gears (and Yahoo whatever?) these browser apps can work offline as well as online.

    Not for every situation
    As much as I like thin web apps, I still want a desktop client. My Blog is a perfect example, I won"t write new posts unless I have a desktop client. The tiniest little bit of extra effort I have to put in to login to the online services usually deters me from making updates. I also never write a post in one sitting, usually I will have 5-10 drafts that I add to over the day. When ever I finish a post a schedule it for the next day incase I think of anything else to add to it. Its just harder to do that with a online app.

    Enter Windows Live Writer
    Today a friend suggested I try €œWindows Live Writer€ a desktop blog client that works with Wordpress. I have tried many different desktop clients before and have always left wanting. But so far it seems pretty decent.

    Why I Like it

    I"m going to try it out for a few weeks and see how it goes, So far I'm pretty impressed.