BlogJet Goes Commercial, But Is It Ready?

By | May 9, 2004

BlogJet, one of a handful of programs designed to make editing and posting to blogs easier, is now officially out of beta. BlogJet 1.0 works with Blogger, TypePad, LiveJournal, Blogware, MovableType, b2, .Text, pMachine, DasBlog and others.

It uses a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor that “enables users to insert bullets, numeration, change font size, color and type just like in MS Word”. You can also easily insert pictures or even own speech fragments. Old posts can be obtained and updated. It costs $20 from DiFolders Software.

I’ve enjoyed using BlogJet but I wonder whether it’s ready for primetime. I’ve preferred it over bloggar and Zempt, the other main blog editors out there, but it’s not without its problems, none of which have been fixed in the most recent version I used. The editor, though WYSIWYG, has some significant quirks to it, meaning you quite often have to delve into the HTML to fix copied text, and I have found that posting to TypePad has created as many as failed attempts as successes.

My tupennies’ worth: I think these kind of things should be fixed before a commercial release.

3 thoughts on “BlogJet Goes Commercial, But Is It Ready?

  1. Brian D. Johnson

    Agreed. Furthermore, does it have enough features to be warrant a price v. all the free tools? Very close call, I suspect. Let it incorporate richer media (pictures, audio, etc.) and, maybe so, especially if it does a really good job.

  2. Vinny Carpenter

    I have to agree with you – I really like BlogJet over the other options, but it still has a ton of bugs that need to be fixed before it’s ready to be called v1.0.

    I just submitted 3 bug reports yesterday after downloading what was supposed to be v1.0 (build 18). Having said all that, it is still a kick-ass blog editor.



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