NewsGator Everywhere – Continued

Todd Berkowitz at NewsGator posted on NewsGator Everywhere – describing how the NewsGator continues to enable receiving RSS content on any platform or device while maintaining full synchronization across all the platforms and devices that you use.  Some new places to play include Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Mobile, Windows Live Writer, and the Windows RSS Platform / IE 7

With this post, I’m officially switching from BlogJet to Windows Live Writer for posting to my blog.  I don’t know why I’m so late to come to this party, but for offline writing Windows Live Writer is spectacular.  I still don’t understand the name, but that’s not for me to know.

  • You might want to take a look at Adobe Contribute 4, it seems very powerful tool.

  • I’ve recently been having lots and lots of doubts about WYSIWIG interfaces for faster-paced blogging: I don’t think they’re “it”, not for geeks but really also not for my dad.

    I’m now exclusively using a mini-markup easy-on-the-fingers language called Textile exclusively on my blog (both for commenting and writing articles). It works inside a regular browser textbox, and it feels a whole lot nicer for me. I simply don’t have to think about markup most of the time. Why? Because Textile is designed to “do most things for free”, while letting you do more complicated formatting things with little typing, and then politely getting out of your way so that you can focus on content, not having to highlight some text, click on the “link” button, paste your URL, etc.

    Textile is documented here:

    Take a look. I think that this UI paradigm makes a lot more sense for faster paced blogging.

  • I’ve been using the Flock Beta Firefox-based browser for a while now, and it has excellent web 2.0 integration that actually works for me. Their built in blogging tool integrates very well with blogger and wordpress (the only 2 I use currently), as well as super integration with Flickr for your blog images. I’ve tried dozens of these tools, but so far this one does what it’s supposed to do – make my (blogging) life easier!

  • I also recently moved over to Windows Live Writer after trying just about every other blogging tool. Despite coming from Microsoft, it’s by far the best tool I’ve used for blogging. I wrote a full review here: