I am always looking for a better blog posting tool. The built in TinyMCE stuff on wordpress is cool, but there are still some barriers to actually making blog posts. Image uploading can be tedious(although better in 2.5) .
I decided to try Windows Live Writer today. The main reason I even considered it, was due to the cool image editing and transformation tools it sports. You can easily insert pictures, and video, and then give the images custom borders(rounded corners, drop shadow etc).
The ability to do this editing inline makes it a valuable tool.
If I can keep it from crashing when switching from preview mode to edit mode, I may stick with it for a while. It is after all a tech preview, and stuck with a bastardized IE8 install on my win32 box. If you want to give it a try, you know what to do.
The kind folks on the Windows Live Writer team let me know that this particular issue should be fixed in the next public release. Kudos to them for paying attention to their users, and reaching out when they didn’t have to. They have at least one convert, and I am recommending it to my blogging co-workers as well.
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