An Index Of Blogging Clients

July 2009 Update: added BlogDesk. So far I’ve not been able to find anything apart from Windows Live Writer that works with WordPress page for Windows. (Ecto’s latest release apparently does support it.) 

Blogging clients allow you to prepare posts and then upload them directly. Useful for

  • composing drafts of posts offline
  • easier editing of HTML
  • easier inserting and handling of photos
  • easier editing of existing posts

Here’s a list of the ones I know of. Any additions welcome.

  • Qumana include easy text formatting and image insertion, simple Technorati tagging, and advertising insertion with Q Ads. Make money from your blog content by inserting the ads of your choice with the built-in Q Ads tool. (free: XP/Mac)
  • ecto a feature-rich desktop blogging client for MacOSX and Windows, supporting a wide range of weblog systems, such as Blogger, Blojsom, Drupal, MovableType, Nucleus, TypePad, WordPress, and more. (free; thanks Joost)
  • w.bloggar  The tireless Marcelo Cabral who runs it constantly updates the software to work with new blogging sites. It’s free, but he welcomes donations.
  • Post2Blog handy blog editor with live spell-checking support for pro-bloggers. ($40, Windows only)
  • SharpMT good for MovableType and TypePad. Windows only; free.
  • Windows Live Writer “makes it easier to compose compelling blog posts using Windows Live Spaces or your current blog service.” Free, XP only
  • Zempt Offers a lot of useful features, including assigning more than one category to a post. Zempt is also free but would be happy to get donations. Works with all Movable Type compatible sites. (Windows, Linux, Mac.)
  • BlogJet a new version, 2.0, is out that supports YouTube and Flickr. I used to use this all the time, and plan to try this one. $40, though, is still $40. Windows only
  • BlogWizard allows you to create, edit and publish your blog entries to the server where your weBlog is located. BlogWizard works with all major weBlog services that support the Blogger xml-rpc engine. BlogWizard has an easy to use WysiWyg interface, in which you can manipulate the text anyway you want, make it bold, bigger, smaller, insert images and hyperlinks. Costs: $23
  • Blogger for Word Blogger toolbar will be added to Word allowing you to publish to your blog, save drafts and edit posts (Free; XP and Word required)
  • MacJournal lets you publish your work as a blog to any of the popular blogging services, including your .mac account. Also possible to keep your journal at your fingertips, even when you’re on the road. (Macs only; $35)
  • BlogDesk BlogdDesk BlogDesk is free, works with WordPress, MovableType, Drupal, Serendipity and ExpressionEngine.
  • MarsEdit: Mac only, but very capable, according to Mike Rohde (thanks, Mike)

Also note that Microsoft Office 2007 lets you post to a blog, and include some pretty cool features.  So does Flock. There are also some Firefox extensions:

  • Performancing Heavy duty extension with all the bells and whistles
  • Deepest Sender instead of having to go to the Update page on LiveJournal/WordPress/Blogger/whatever, or loading up a separate client program, all you have to do is hit Ctrl+, or click the button in your toolbar, and you can start posting.


WordPress has a list of blogging clients here. No mention of support for pages.

Another good list here.

06. July 2009 by jeremy
Categories: Blogs, Resources, Software, apps | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 17 comments

Comments (17)

  1. Just a quick reminder that Sauce Reader has weblog posting built in. Offline posting, synchronisation, spell check, image uploading is all there directly inside your RSS/Atom reader.

    cheers, Nathan

  2. In this catagory I do not find any blog orgainser.
    Lot of softwares are same.

    I need software which can organise my blogs posting
    schedule which are mostly related to english language.

  3. In this catagory I do not find any blog orgainser.
    Lot of softwares are same.

    I need software which can organise my blogs posting
    schedule which are mostly related to english language.

  4. If you like BlogJet, you might also like Post2Blog (…

    I’ve used both (for their 30 day trials) and think I’m putting my money down on Post2Blog…

  5. Jeremy,

    Have you tried QumanaXP yet?

    It is a nice wysiwyg blog creation and posting tool which supports a number of the common blogging APIs.

  6. I use blogdesk software but only work for wordpress blog type..

  7. I use BlogDesk.

    I’ve tried other blogging clients, but I finally choose BlogDesk because it produce clean tags in my posts.

    Some blogging clients adds extra HTML tags. BlogDesk does not add those not-important extra tags. I might be wrong, but… that’s what I find until now.

    And, I only tried BlogDesk for my WordPress blog, not sure how it works with other blogging platforms.

  8. Firefox 3.5 and Deepest Sender are incompatible

    In other Firefox add-ons you also ScribeFire.

  9. $17.95 for Ecto.

  10. You can try SharpMT with WordPress… I’ve heard that the majority of the features work…

  11. Great list!

    My vote goes for Scribefire. I used to use Ecto, but Scribefire has so many great features being added all the time.

  12. Nice info.It is a nice wysiwyg blog creation and posting tool which supports a number of the common blogging APIs.

  13. It’s really wondering.Thanks for post it.

  14. This is exactly what I need,Thanks for sharing this post with us.Keep blogging.

  15. I am a fan of Live Writer although it does have some issues.

  16. Its one of the nice post which I really like.This is the one which I am looking for.Its presented very nicely which easy to understand.Thanks a lot.Keep blogging.

  17. SmartXBlog is desktop blog editor for both windows and mac , it has WYSIWYG editor, image editor, online news, image and video search, drag and drop option, bookmarks , rss feed available from nearly 100 popular websites and you can even add your own rss, pop up alerts of your comments and you can preview and publish your post directly to your wordpress account .I think it is best available blogging desktop editor for windows and mac. Free trial can be downloaded from