For all Bloggers moving from Windows to Mac, this is a topic of much concern. We want a desktop blogging application which serves as a good replacement for Windows Live Writer. Today we compare three popular apps for Mac – Desk Vs. MarsEdit vs. Blogo which we have used for over a month now.
Earlier a Guest Post listed 5 Desktop Blogging Softwares for Mac. The problem with App Lists is that they only tell you the features of each and not an actual comparison of these apps. I used each of the three apps mentioned above for quite some time and here’s my opinion about each.
Desk vs Blogo For Mac:
I started trying Desk in the month of January 2015 (Recently) and I’m in love with this desktop blog editor. What really fascinating about this app is, it’s designed for writers and bloggers both. The distraction free writing and seamless integration with all major blogging platform including WordPress, makes it the best in this lot of Mac desktop editors. This app is priced at $29.99 but I believe it’s underpriced. I would have gladly paid up to $49 for this awesome app. My only reason for praising this app is, it makes writing fun. Specially in today’s date when my Mac is full of so many apps, it’s only when I use Desk, I forget about everything else but writing. (Thanks to their distraction free writing feature).
Blogo is another great desktop editor for Mac. Since I use WordPress and recent updated version of Blogo offers everything which you look in a desktop editor. It offers offline editing which is a must have and powerful features like Image editor will make your work easier. I personally use Snagit for image capturing and editing which you should definitely try.
Here are few more features which you make Blogo one of it’s own kind:
- Supports multiple blogs
- Manage blog comments from dashboard
- Browser plugin which you can use to send content directly from browser to blogo.
Blogo is priced at only $14.99 and you can download it right now here. < Download Blogo>
I purchased this app last month after being satisfied with the trial. The app allows you to do almost everything you use the WordPress editor for.
The Server Options shows you in writing the Post Status. You don’t have to be skeptical before hitting the Send to Blog button unlike the other two apps even though they have this option and notifiers in the form of small icons. The HTML editor is really nifty.
As you can see for yourself, I have added custom fields for Thesis in MarsEdit thus leaving absolutely nothing for the WordPress editor. While I have gotten familiar with all the keyboard shortcuts, I would definitely appreciate a formatting toolbar instead of the menu in top right corner. Another missing feature is that of adding tooltip for Links.
Priced at $39.95 MarsEdit from Red Sweater is the priciest but also the option closest to being perfect, at the moment.
Thanks to 2014 as we are seeing a increasing number of desktop writing apps for Mac. From this list, Desk and Blogo are two of the best app according to my opinion. If I have to suggest one of them, I would recommend you to buy Desk app.
Let us know which is your favorite application for the said purpose or do you still rely on the good old WordPress web editor.