Things I love about the new Live Writer


I really like live writer.  I love online/offline applications that have both a software and an online component – I get the best of the experience with the best of the reach.  Anyway, I’ve already talked about that and that’s not what this post is about.


I really like some of the new features of Live Writer.


My favorites are spell checking (which was notably missing in the previous version), the new category picker (why can’t I create a category though?), the icon next to the weblog (its the little things too) and my personal fav is the “Set publish date” feature.


I tend to post in spurts and its always bothered me that they turn up in a cluster and then I appear to take a holiday from blogging for a week.  Now I can “manage” that better :-) 


The only problem is that with a blogging engine based somewhere in the US and me based here in NZ time zone, there is a bit of guessing as to when the post needs to be set to appear…

Comments (3)

  1. Simone says:

    You can’t create a new category because the MetaWeblog API doesn’t support the feature.

    If you had wordpress you would have had the ability to add a new category

  2. dburling says:

    Thanks for the explanation Simone!

    Community Server has good interface for adding tags after posting, so no problems really, just an extra step.

  3. Simone says:

    With Subtext we are working on the WordPress API support as well, and thanks to the new WLW Manifest we can say it that we support MetaWeblogAPI + some other methods from other API.

    I think the WLWManifest is a very good addition the an already great blogging engine.

    I’ll miss it when I’ll move to a MacBook later this year