3 User-friendly Windows Live Writer Alternative

For writing any article it is must that you should use a user-friendly blog editor to increase your productivity. Using a blog editor which is having lots of features but you need to read help guide whenever you use it, is not good. Blog editor should be easy enough that you can explore and use the features easily.

One of such blog editor is Open Live Writer, without which I can’t think to write and publish posts but if you are not a fan of Windows Live Writer then I have listed few weblog clients which give lots of similar features as Windows Live Writer provides. These are free and easy to use Open live writer alternative.

Alternatives to Open Live Writer:


BlogDesk is an offline weblog client having good features. BlogDesk is having option to edit and format your article, add images directly, crop them and enhance the image with different available designs and you also get inbuilt dictionary in 14 different languages. Apart from this it also allows you to publish the article with just one click.

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BlogJet is a user friendly blog editor. It is gives you lots of similar options as given by Windows Live Writer like adding videos from YouTube, inserting images from your computer or Flickr account. You can format your articles and can also attach files to your post easily. If you are looking for an easy blog client then BlogJet is worth trying.

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This blog editor is for Mac users. There are few more editors for Mac but I prefer Ecto most. It allows publishing post to lots of weblogs systems like bloggers, Drupal, WordPress etc. Provides lots of rich HTML features and easy to edit images and with all advanced features used to edit any articles. When it comes to mac, Ecto is one of the best windows live Writer alternative for mac.

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Well, no doubt if you are familiar with Windows live writer, you might never feel the same with any of these alternatives. I wish if someday in future we will have a mac version of Windows live writer. Anyways, do let us know which windows live writer alternative are you using and recommend to others?

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27 thoughts on “3 User-friendly Windows Live Writer Alternative”

  1. Geet | HobbyPainting

    Hmmm never given a thought about Windows LW’s alternative. It’s free & so easy to use. Alternative may prove useful to some other OS like MAC where LW may not work…

    1. Yeah Geet, Many bloggers search for WLW alternatives when they are working on different OS. And these are worth giving a try.

  2. Hi Whiztechy
    Good List and informative content 🙂
    but Adobe Contribute is missing in this list, i used it before a couple of days and i experienced good 🙂

  3. Nice Post!!

    I don’t trust on offline editor even windows live writer because:
    1. We can’t access installed plugin features while it is available in online edit0r.
    2. Formatting might be changed.
    3. Not good for SEO due to complex HTML Tags.

    But good Post.

    1. Hey Brij, thanks for your views. I guess there are pros and cons of all tools but then also these blog editors are easy to use and increase our productivity for sure.

  4. I have been using BlogJet, when I was using a PC. After I switched to a Mac I started using Ecto. But now, for the past year or so I have been using WriteRoom (got nothing to do with blogging though). WriteRoom is all about distraction free writing and it’s awesome. I use it to write all my blog posts, and I add them to wordpress and then add the html / links that are necessary before I publish.

  5. All this are good alternatives but do they support ‘All in One SEO’ in WP, WL has some alternative to this? Pls let me know.


  6. I have never heard any of the alternatives. Where did you find so much great stuff? I have use Windows Live Writer to post on Microsoft blog but have never use it on wordpress. Not sure if it will break my wordpress themes. Thanks

    1. Glad you like the post Nicholas. Windows Live writer will surely work with WordPress, I do use it in WordPress and yet there was no problem.

      1. Thanks for letting me know. I will check it out to see how it works with my theme. I am not very technical so I am always afraid of breaking things. Currently I have the 2011 version installed.

  7. You have listed down the best alternatives to WLW… however, my favorite is still the default editor built-in to WordPress. It’s easy to use and simple. 🙂

  8. I rarely use any blogging editors other than the default one Ruchi.. seriously I don’t see any point.

    I guess am addicted to the default one, so my mind is not giving any second thought to these editors. But they look good, thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. Agree Pradeep, its same with me but there are bloggers who don’t prefer to use WLW, may be helpful for them :).

      1. But there are people who have blogs in multiple platforms. They will want to use something to post to all the platforms at once

    2. I like WLW just fine, but I’ve been away from blogging for awhile, and now it won’t connect to Blogger. Keeps saying I’m using the wrong password, but I can log on to Blogger just fine. But not with WLW. Blogger won’t let you easily put multiple photos on one line, so I need to find something that will do that.

      1. Now WLW is Open Live Writer. It works fine with blogger and allows for 2,3 or as many as you want pictures as WLW allowed (It’s actually just an evolution of it). By far the best off-line blogging tool in the market.

  9. I use Windows Live Writer to post articles in my WP blogs because it works just fine. I have tried Open Live Writer but it seems that nobody is interested in continuing developing and the plug-ins offered page is blank year after year.

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