Most of Blogger prefer to write post in online editors of their respective blogging platforms and not many use offline blog editors (this includes me also). However, these offline blog editors have their own merits. They are very useful like when you have something to write and internet is not working!
Following is the list of 5 best free Blog Editors that can surely make life easy while writing a new idea or though in a blog post:
1. Windows Live Writer –Ã‚Â It is a product of Microsoft and has very similar look to standard MS Office application. This desktop blog editor has number of features including:rich text formatting, draft saving, post categorization, picture & tag insertion, spell check, multiple blog accounts, compatibility with multiple blog platforms and many more.
2. Bleezer –Ã‚Â Bleezer is a powerful and free blogging client which works on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It also supports multiple blog platforms like Blogger, Movable Type, WordPress, Drupal, etc. It is very light software and has all usual features of a blog editor like: WYSIWYG editor, Image upload, Category support, tags, spell check etc.
3. w.Bloggar – Another Blog editor that supports number of platforms like Blogger, Movable Type,Typepad, Drupal, WordPress etc. It runs over the Windows GUI and allows the user to edit posts without being connected to the Internet. Posts can be saved locally and anytime the user can publish them. Worth a try, however it is known for its complex configuration setup.
4. Post2Blog – Another very good and free blog editor. It has features like WYSIWYG, spell check, pings, built in smiles. It has good integration with RSS Bandit and Sharp Reader. You can also insert Amazon ads using this and can compose new posts in MS Word, then post them to your blog using Post2Blog toolbar for MS Word.
5. BlogDesk – BlogDesk is totaly free of charge and optimized for the blog systems WordPress, MovableType, Drupal, Serendipity and Expression-Engine as well as the bloghosters Blogg.de and Twoday.net. Very light and easy to use software, simply a worth try.
Out of the above, Microsoft Live Editor is my favorite not just because it has osme good features but also its similarity with MS Office makes me feel at home.
Besides these, there are number of other blogging tools around for example ScribeFireÃ‚Â is a Firefox addon and a blog editor that you can use to post to your blog directly from your Firefox browser.