So I’ve been looking around for a nice Blog Editor. As you know I’m a Linux user, and use Ubuntu 10.10 ( Which was released today, and will probably upgrade to the final release as soon as I’m finished posting)
What I was looking for was an app that I could run on my desktop, and that had the basic bloging utilities(tags, categories, bold, links, pictures, etc).
Since I’m using Ubuntu, and the Gnome desktop, I wanted something that could integrate into the desktop, and was somewhat clean looking. I do enjoy wordpress’ interface, it allows to to customise your theme, modify your settings, and it even allows you to blog! But when I want to write a quick post, I think the wordpress layout is a bit much.
What I found was a program call Gnome Blog(link). This program is light weight, and can be added straight to a Gnome panel.
During my quest to find an editor best for me, I came across a few that you might be interested in.
Drivel Blog Editor – http://drivel.sourceforge.net/
BloGTK – http://blogtk.jayreding.com/
Word This (Google Chrome Extension) – https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/nkchahlbhcbjfgidpikjfkdbjffbmhpl
ScribeFire (Firefox Addon) – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/199790/
Now, Gnome blog is very simple and basic. It does hold back on certain options that you might want, like adding a category and tags. But in the end, this is exactly what I was looking for. Something that looks nice, looks good on my desktop, and allows me to post a quick blurb on my blog.
If you use a different blog editor, or have comments on Gnome blog please leave me a comment. Tell me what you like/dis-like about Gnome Blog, and if you use a different editor, why your editor is better.
Talk to you soon