If you’ve had anything to do with Blogs or Blogging then you’ll know there’s a multitude of sites and software applications, of varying sophistication, designed to help you organise your words and pictures and published them on the web, so when Microsoft get involved it’s times to sit up and pay attention.
Propellerhead has been trying out Windows LiveWriter, which is a fully featured desktop blogging application, it’s still in Beta form but it’s pretty well finished and available now as a free download. LiveWriter (and get used to the word Live in MS apps and add-ons from now on) is meant for the Windows LiveSpaces blogging site but it’s compatible with other weblogs. including Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad. WordPress and so on.
It supports all popular modes and protocols, configures itself to your Weblog software in just a few moments and is incredibly easy to use through its friendly wysiwyg (‘wizzywig’ or what you see is what you get) interface.
And it works too, as this post — sent courtesy of the LiveWriter beta — clearly proves. Don’t forget there are hundred more top tips and links to the best freeware and shareware around at PCTopTips