For a blogger or a writer, nothing is more precious than the editor on which he/she writes. Being a blogger, I often try new ways which help me write better.
In the past 11 years, I have used many blog editors such as Desk, Blogo, Windows Live writer, Hemingway Editor, Mars edit to name a few.
Update: Desk and Blogo is out of development, and not available for download. Check: Best Mac apps for bloggers
Today I’m comparing three popular apps for Mac – Desk Vs. MarsEdit vs. Blogo which I have used over a month now.
I got to know about Desk when someone guest post about this on ShoutMeLoud. 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 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. Especially 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 use Snagit for image capturing and editing which you should try.
Here are few more features which you make Blogo one of its own kind:
- Supports multiple blogs
- Manage blog comments from dashboard
- Browser plugin which you can use to send content directly from browser to 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 nifty.
As you can see for yourself, I have added custom fields for Thesis in MarsEdit thus leaving nothing for the WordPress editor.
While I have gotten familiar with all the keyboard shortcuts, I would appreciate a formatting toolbar instead of the menu in top right corner. Another missing feature is that of adding tooltip for Links.
Priced at $49.95 MarsEdit from App store is the priciest but also the option closest to being perfect, at the moment.
In 2020 as we are seeing an increasing number of desktop writing apps for Mac. From this list, Desk and Blogo are two of the best app according to my opinion.
Let us know which is your favorite application for the said purpose or do you still rely on the good old WordPress web editor.
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