Microsoft‘s Windows Live Writer is a powerful desktop based weblog client and is currently the only product I like from Microsoft’s stable. The initial beta had lot of interesting features which made it a must have for any blogger.
Review of Windows Live Writer Beta 1
There are lot of free and licensed desktop weblog clients including Qumana but not a single client is as powerful and feature rich as Live writer. Beta 2 version of Live writer is now available and there are lots of new features added into the new version.
- Inline Spell Checking – From now on you no longer need to manually run the spell checker.
- Inserting/Editing Tables – You can insert and edit tables. Nice add-on
- Support for excerpts – “Split Post” option now allows you to insert the “more” tag in the posts. Previously this could be done only via the HTML Code view
- Better integration of local and online edited posts.
- New look and feel
Checkout the official post for more interesting features added in Beta2
Download Windows Live Writer Beta 2
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Venu I just tried this out and I really found this very useful. Now blogging has become quite comfortable with windows live writer.
shiv, yes it does make the life of a blogger easier :). By the way surprised that you were not using this earlier. Which tool were you using ?
I have been using my browser all these days. Previously when I tried windows live I actually ended in screwing my blog. Now the new version is working like a breeze and has made my blogging life real simple.