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10 Blogging Apps For Mac Every WordPress Blogger Should Use

10 Blogging Apps For Mac Every WordPress Blogger Should Use

I’m a huge fan of desktop tools which can help me in blogging and increase my productivity. I prefer desktop tools over online because I can work without internet. Needless to say how much distraction I get when I try to write online and I end up opening at least 10-15 tabs. If you are also in the similar condition like me, I suggest you to start using those software which can let you work offline. I know it’s hard to unplug the internet, but if you do it once you will notice the increased productivity and you will be able to do more work in less time.

Here I have compiled the list of those Blogging apps for Mac which I use currently and you should also use them to increase your productivity. Note: All of them doesn’t work offline.

Best Blogging Software for Mac OS

Blogo:

Blogo Blogging App for Mac

If you are in search of an alternative to Windows live writer for Mac, you should go ahead and get this little beast. Blogo has gone under numerous change and on 14th August 2014 they are launched again in Mac App store and is getting great reviews. This is one app you would love if you are blogging on WordPress platform. Current version supports only WordPress and Blog team promised to bring Tumblr and BlogSpot support soon.

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With Blogo you can write offline and publish post directly from your desktop. More over, you can also add images, assign featured image and live preview your post before publishing.

Download  Blogo from Mac App store

Snag It:

Taking screenshot is a part of our day to day blogging work and we need to edit the image and resize it before adding it to our blog post. Snagit is an image editing tool which I have been using for last 2 years. This is a complete Mac image editing app which will take care of all your need. This is a premium tool and you can download it for free for 30 days. Once you start using Snag it App, you will be hooked with it. Check out the above video to learn how I use Snagit.

Download SnagIt!

ImageOptim:

Imageoptim Mac Image Compressor

A good post is incomplete without a good image and before you add an image to your post you should do a lossless compression so that your images are reduced in size. The lesser the size of image faster your blog post will load. In the past I have made mistake by not optimising my images and they were as big as 1MB. Imagine if a post takes more than 10 seconds to load, will you be waiting for that much time to load? Specially when world is moving to smartphones and our goal is to make our blog loads as fast as we could optimisation of image is crucial. ImageOptim is a free Image compression tool for Mac, and I have already covered it earlier here. This light weight app will help you optimise all of your images types. All you need to do is, drag and drop the image on Imageoptim workspace and it will do the compression automatically. This is a free app and you can download it right now.

Download ImageOptim

Camtasia:

Camtasia Mac Video Blogging app

Video blogging is now a main-stream part of blogging and it’s important for you to create videos for your blog. If you are doing a white-board kind of video you can use your DSLR camera or even your Smartphone camera. But if you want to do a video like I have embedded above (Screencasts) you need a video app which will let you capture, edit and publish it. Camtasia is best available video app for Mac which every blogger and internet marketer should use. This is again a paid tool and you can download for free and try it for 30 days. This is a must have Mac app for video bloggers. 

Download Camtasia for free

Mac FTP tool:

CyberDuck Mac FTP App

Being a blogger you must be having your own server where your website is hosted on. Chances are you need to login to your FTP server at times for making some changes. It’s important that you keep a FTP software with you always. There are various FTP apps for Mac and I will suggest two of them.

Cyberduck and FileZilla. You can use any of these FTP tool and both works great. They are light in weight and you can also save your FTP login within the tool for quick logins. I personally prefer Cyberduck but if you moved form Windows to Mac and used FileZilla before, you will love to use the same tool.

Download CyberDuck || Download FileZilla

Integrity:

integrity broken link app

This App is more like a SEO toolkit for your Mac OS. This app scans all the links of your blog and show you the broken links. Best part is; it works with any blogging platform. If you are on WordPress, you can always use Broken link checker but if you have huge site, broken link checker might freeze your hosting. This is one reason why I started using Integrity. You can read this tutorial to learn how to use integrity. It’s a free app and you can download it for free from Mac app store.

Download integrity

Above list is must-have blogging apps for your Mac and below list is optional. Below mentioned softwares are mostly blogging editors that you can use.

MarsEdit

Mars Edit Mac Software

One of the best desktop blog editing for the Mac. The best way to write, preview, and publish your blog. Below are some quick features of this tool:

  • Rich And HTML Text Editing
  • Media At Your Fingertips
  • Wildly Compatible
  • Easy File Uploads
  • Perfect Previews
  • Offline Freedom

It is a paid software and you can buy it from here

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Ecto

Ecto is a feature-rich desktop blogging editor for MacOSX. With ecto, you can easily publish to a wide range of weblog systems, such as Blogger, Blojsom, Drupal, MovableType, Nucleus, SquareSpace, TypePad, WordPress, and more.

Click here to download

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If you are using any other blogging apps on your Mac OS which is helping you in blogging, I would love to know which one is it? If you like this list, do share it with others on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • Arni

    Hi,

    I am using for my blog MarsEdit, and totally satisfied, saves a lot of time for me. Such features as Easy Upload prevents loosing of images and photos.

    Arni.

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  • pbanas

    Hi,
    Dont’ see how you can mention Ecto without saying that there have been no developments since it was sold to Illuminex a few years ago. Ecto was absolutely the best, but has been abandoned. I don’t know where you got these images…Ecto doesn’t look like this any more. It’s a sad tale of a really great product developed by someone who really cared, and then sold and killed.

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  • Jens P. Berget

    I have tested Ecto and MarsEdit, and both did the job. But now I’m using WriteRoom. I love the full screen writing environment. And then, when I’m done, I just copy and paste it into wordpress. It works great.

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  • Extreme John

    I am going to check out Mars Edit, this is a good reminder because I remember reading about Mars Edit for Mac a while ago and never got around to giving it a shot.

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  • Mukundan Srinivasan

    I enjoyed seeing Harsh sitting with six flashy laptops. Though I don’t use MAC I read this post as it was informative and interesting.

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  • Jitendra

    Really good information harsh! The image illustration is also good and you look great in the image… :)

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  • Arijitblog

    I mainly Prefer Desktop Application to Update my Blog because it saves much of my time.
    Web Browsers divert my interests to the social networking sites like Facebook & Twitter but desktop blogging applications keeps me concentrated specially on our blogs without diverting to other web stuffs!

    Reply

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