13 Best Alternatives To Window live Writer For Windows, Mac & Linux

Desktop blog editors provide a pretty convenient tool for many bloggers and are preferred by a majority for their easy convenience. These editors offer many features and can be used offline. Most of them are freeware and some are priced but that is too little to get noticed. The most common among them is Windows Live Writer and considering the majority of followers, many haven’t tried any other editors that perform exceptionally well like the Window Live Writer. Some are even more advanced than Windows live Writer and serves as a good alternative as desktop blog editors.

Moreover the Live Writer’s future has been uncertain since the news delivered by Microsoft about the closure of the service. Here are the lists of some desktop blog editors that serve as a good alternative to Windows Live Writer for Windows, Mac & Linux

1. WordPress built-in editor

WordPress built-in editor

WordPress has really come far from the previous instalment where it provides easy addition of images without even going through the upload form. You can drop and drop images directly into the upload toolbar for quick upload, moreover formatting and editing is also slick. The only thing that lacks in WordPress built-in editor is the auto recovery if by unfortunate circumstances your browser crash.

2. Zoundary Raven

Zoundry Raven

Second in line after Windows Live Writer is quite popular among the majority. Decent application, slick design and easy interface make this Desktop blog editor quite a popular choice. Zoundary Raven doesn’t offer the ease of dragging and dropping images like in WordPress rather you have to go conventionally through insert image option. The additional feature in Zoundary raven is a media storage wizard that helps the user to upload image from various sites such as Flickr, Picassa etc.

3. BlogDesk

blogdesk

Simple in appearance yet powerful in performance. This desktop blog editor allows you to format your post in a more complicated formatting manner. Like Zoundary raven, here also the application miss the easy upload option.

Platform: Windows

4. ScribeFire

scribefire

It is mainly an extension of Firefox, Chrome, Safari and opera where it allows the user to blog right from the browser. It has a split screen option where you can blog and simultaneously search web for materials for your blog.

Platform: Browser Based

5. Post2Blog

Post2Blog

Freeware powerful blog editor for WordPress, Typepad, MovableType and other blogs.

Platform: Windows

6. MarsEdit 3

marsedit3

MarsEdit has great connectivity and is the only program than will perform a 2-way sync with your blog. It supports posting to many popular blogging services, such as blogger, Movable Type, Tumblr and WordPress.

Platform: Mac

7. BlogJet

BlogJet1

Simple appearance, advanced features and easy convenience of access makes this desktop blog editor a worthy contender. Features included are editor, word counter, group posting, integration with feeds and auto replace.

Platform: Windows

8. Qumana

qumana

The Simple desktop editing tool allows you to write and save posts to your hard drive, while also posting to any of your blog anywhere.

Platform: Windows, Linux and Mac

9. Thingamablog

Thingamablog

The Thingamablog application allows the user to maintain multiple blogs, to create layouts through customizable templates and to use custom template tags that avoid repetitive input

Platform: Windows, Linux and Mac

10. Blogo

blogo

Exclusive for Mac, this desktop blog editor has many advanced features such as offline mode, video posting, widgets, drag and dropping and group posting.

Platform: Mac

11. Ecto

ecto

It allows one to compose and store blog entries on the local desktop computer, then upload them to a weblog host. It acts with ecto interacts with popular server software such as Blogger, Moveable Type, and WordPress, among others.

Platform: Windows and Mac

12. Deepest Sender

deepest Sender

It is mainly an extension of Firefox where it allows the user to blog right from the browser. It has a split screen option where you can blog and simultaneously search web for materials for your blog. The only advantageous part of the Deepest Sender from ScribeFire is that you can have the ease of dragging and dropping the images in your blog.

Platform: Browser Based

13. Bleezer

Bleezer

Another cool desktop editing tool which is very similar to the above mention tool. It’s also a great alternative to the Window live writer, if you’re looking for some change.

Platform: Windows, Linux and Mac

So these are the best Alternatives to Windows Live Writer Which I found are best for Windows, Mac & Linux operating system. But if you think I forget to mention any good name feel free to share with me.

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4 Responses

  1. Andreas Bolt says:

    New WordPress offline editor for Mac’s !

    If you are blogging with WordPress, Bloggy has everything you need !

    – Write your articles offline !
    – edit existing posts !
    – manage your media files !
    – add as many blogs as you want !
    – set an image as post thumbnail !
    – and many features more !

    Bloggy uses TinyMCE as editor, so you should “feel at home” right from the beginning !

    It is still a beta version, but stable enough to work with.

    Try it !

  2. isn’t there any other application that is more updated than those

  3. Luke says:

    Which of these is the best? Any of them in the browser? I’m looking for a better Blogger blog posting software than what Blogger offers.

    • Amure Pinho says:

      Luke, I recommend Blogo, of course! 🙂

      Blogo is a blog editor mac app that enables users to write, publish and manage multiple blogs faster and easier than ever. Writers can easily edit and embed images, videos and music, manage comments, preview posts before publishing and even work offline. You should check it out.

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