One of the easy ways to stay productive is work offline and distraction free. I often prefer desktop blog editors to write a blog post, as I can stay away from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and so on.
The important thing we need to know is how to make the work process easier and faster to be more productive and effective.
So, usually you will be blogging from the default dashboard, but you need to accept the fact that default dashboard lacks in many features.
Let’s see what desktop blogging editors can offer something new. Usually, our target is to get a WYSIWYG editor, which will help u us in formatting.
For Mac OS, you have following options:
Useful list of Desktop Blog Editors:
Open Live Writer
The open live writer is the best desktop blog editor for Windows; the free application can turn your writing experience. It has many excellent features which lack in default dashboard.
The plugins integration in Windows live writer helps you to be more productive and work faster. It supports most of the blogging platforms like WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, and much more.
The only thing which I miss is a Mac variant of Windows live writer. This is so far my fav. Desktop editor and it offers many image editing and features that you need.
For ex: Add watermark to images, Add tables and much more. If you are deciding between many other editors, OLW should be your first choice for WordPress.
<Link: Open Live Writer>
It totally changes the working environment. The full-screen distraction free editor can increase your creativity in writing.
The undisturbed workspace will let you be more productive. It doesn’t support any plugins like OLW, but the distraction free workspace can make you be more productive by letting your thoughts flow in.
Indulge yourself in a relaxed and calm atmosphere and achieve a whole new level of concentration! WordPress user can use this feature in latest version of WordPress, and it’s very useful when you are writing post from WP dashboard.
<Link: Creative Writer>
Thingamablog is a cross-platform, standalone blogging application that makes it easy for publishing your blog post effortless.
Thingamablog does NOT require a third-party blogging host, a CGI/PHP enabled web host, or a MySQL database. In fact, all you need to setup, and manage, a blog with Thingamablog is FTP, SFTP, or network access to a web server.
You can publish your blog post with single click, remotely via email, create unique layout with customizable templates, etc.
<Link: ThingamaBlog> Last updated in 2009 so I would suggest skip it.
Though out of all Open Live Writer is my favorite and I have not found any best alternative to it. Do let us know which desktop blog editor you are using and which one you recommend to others?