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  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows Home Blog Forum Workbook Book Job Board Make Money Archives About Contact Type and hit enter to search SUBSCRIBE TO PROBLOGGER BLOG TIPS Written on April 22nd, 2009 at 05:04 am by Darren Rowse Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Subscribe to Problogger via RSS What is RSS? Using Windows Follow @ProBlogger on Twitter Blogging Tools and Services 66 comments Or, subscribe via email: Looking for some cool blog tools and applications to help you be a more productive? Today Shankar Ganesh from Killer Tech Tips shares 7 to check out if you’re a Windows based blogger. PROBLOGGER SPONSORS If you’re a blogger, you’ll be using a variety of applications that aid you in your daily chores. Most of them will be web based, but I bet you’ll find the following desktop apps indispensable once you install and start using them. Darren has already covered essential Mac applications previously, so I’ll cover only Windows applications in this post. 1. Windows Live Writer Windows Live Writer is, by a majority, the best desktop blogging client to date. Although initial releases were buggy, the latest edition of Windows Live Writer is much more stable and packs few features that might be really useful for all kinds of bloggers. Besides letting you crop images, add watermarks and other effects, Windows Live Writer also allows you to add and upload videos to YouTube directly. The power of Windows RECENT POSTS Live Writer lies in its plugins that can be used to add extra functions to the app – for How to Go from 1 to 1,000,000 Users (or Readers) instance, there’s a plugin called Twitter Notify that can be used to post your blog post What are Your Favorite 10 Blogging Tools? links to Twitter once they’ve been published via Live Writer. How To Backup Your WordPress Blog In Three Easy Steps How One Blogger Made $3k a month by Helping All-in-all, Windows Live Writer is a must have application for any blogger using Windows. People - And How He Can Help You The reason: it makes everything easier that blogging just appears like double clicking on Trust - Principles of Successful Blogging #2 an icon, writing and hitting the publish button. No messing with anything else. 3 Principles of Effective Communication 6 Reasons to Join the ProBlogger.com Community http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows 2. Evernote Free Hour Long Call with Andy Wibbels on Blogs and Social Media Freedom to Be The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web [Video Review] SEARCH THIS BLOG AND ITS CHANNEL search Popular Searches blogs for beginners cpm monthly income... adsense wordpress twitter 31 days amazon traffic list post promote PROBLOGGER BLOG TIPS POLL How Long Have you Been Blogging? I don't have a blog Blogging is about pushing content frequently and consistently to your readers. Writing Less than 3 Months down ideas as you get them is very important for any blogger. Evernote is a cross 3 to 6 Months platform application that lets you take notes. The best part of Evernote is that your notes are accessible from virtually everywhere - your PC, your Mac, your iPhone, your Windows 6 to 9 Months Mobile and even from the web. 9 to 12 Months 1 to 1.5 Years You can clip web pages to your notes and save them for later reference. You can take 1.5 to 2 Years screen captures and put them in your notes. You can even scan your blogger buddies’ 2 to 3 Years business cards and put them up on Evernote. All of them will be searchable. 3 to 4 Years The free version gives you a space of 40 MB/month where as upgrading to a premium 4 to 5 Years account for $45/year or $5/month will give you 500 MB monthly upload allowance for your 5 or more Years notes. Try it, and you won’t regret using it. Vote View Results 3. FeedDemon RSS Reader PROBLOGGER SPONSORS Although a lot of people use Google Reader these days, FeedDemon is a very feature- rich RSS reader that deserves to be written about here. Once your really start using its most powerful features, you’ll never want to be without it. When everything’s cloud these days, why use it you ask? http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows FeedDemon is powerful: Because it can show you the most popular posts from the feeds you’ve just subscribed (like a mini techmeme); you can create ‘watches’ to monitor keywords - for instance, you can create a watch for ‘iPhone Apps’ and see all blog posts that mention it separately; desktop alerts for unread items; integration with aforementioned Windows Live Writer and a plethora of other features. The upcoming release of FeedDemon will sync with Google Reader, meaning that you can use both of them simultaneously. An item that you opened in Google Reader will also be marked as read in FeedDemon. So you get the best of both worlds, why not switch? 4. Q10 I’ve mentioned Windows Live Writer above, but why this, you ask? Well, being on the internet means getting carried around site by site. You realise you’ve wasted all your time only when none’s left. Q10 aims at making your writing tasks distraction free and it does that. What you get is a barebones writer like Windows Notepad that operates in full screen mode. It offers no big features, but can just count the number of words you write and spell check. Besides that, it’s portable. It overlaps everything else on your screen - just type all that you have to and quit. Then start playing all that you wanted to on your computer. Some people have told me that it has really improved their productivity - they write 2-3 extra articles than they usually do in a stipulated time period. 5. FileZilla An FTP client is indispensable tool for bloggers. Be it tinkering with your blogging platform http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows or troubleshooting hosting woes, you’ll have to use an FTP client sometime or the other during your blogging endeavours. There are a number of good FTP clients available in the market, and FileZilla is just one of them. It’s my pick. I suggest FileZilla because it’s free and open source. There’s a site manager to store all your connection details, so that you need not have to enter them everytime you use FileZilla. You can of course give raw FTP commands. There’s not just the GUI in it. There’s a portable version as well and you can carry it in your USB Stick. It’s a must-have app for any blogger with a self-hosted blog. 6. FastStone Capture A screen capture tool is essential for bloggers, especially tech bloggers. FastStone Capture does the task for you. Just hit the Print Screen key after you install the program and then you can save your image in the desired format in a folder of your choice, or copy it to the clipboard. Just what you’d expect from a normal screen capture program. Of course, you can either perform full screen captures or only a specific window and save it in any of the six specified formats. Overall, it’s a nice and little app that just does what it says. I’ll also recommend FastStone Capture for its good image editing capabilities but you have to shell out around thirty bucks after the trial period is over. SnagIt is another software, but it’s a bit costlier. If you already use Evernote, you can easily capture your screen by hitting the PrintScreen key - it already has a minimal screen capture tool built-in. 7. TweetDeck http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows Twitter is the craze these days and everyone’s on it. As a blogger, it’s important that you start using twitter to leverage your online connections. Lots of people Twitter to help people, join the conversation with their readers, get feedback and do a lot more. A Twitter client that lets you manage conversations and people on Twitter is a necessity and you won’t find a better one than TweetDeck for that purpose. In TweetDeck, you can create what are called ‘groups’ and track messages from a particular group of people. For instance, I can create a group named ‘most loyal readers’ and give their tweets some special attention. There’s multicolumn view on TweetDeck, which you can customize to your needs. TweetDeck also supports Facebook and you can view updates from your friends on Facebook as well. If you’re a minimalist, you can try twhirl that comes without the big bells and whistles. What other desktop apps do you think are a must-have for bloggers using Windows? You can share what you know in the comments. Guest Blogger Shankar Ganesh writes on Killer Tech Tips. Check out his blog to read tech tips ranging from essential windows utilities to how to fix iTunes. Share This 177 retweet What next? Related Posts Digg it ecto for Windows 2.1 beta Released Skype 3.0 Beta - A Bloggers Paradise Save This Page Should Links Open in a New Window? Subscribe to Problogger ecto for Windows 1.5 Best of ProBlogger - 2008 Leave a comment http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows 66 Responses to “Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows” Baker @ ManVsDebt Wow, amazing resources. Sadly, I’m not using many of these April 22nd, 2009 5:43 am programs. I’m going to download them and give them a test run. Maybe only one every couple of days though. I don’t want to suffer from overload! Thanks for all the information! Ryan McLean I really look forward to seeing the version for Mac. I might go April 22nd, 2009 5:49 am and check it out now. It is always good to know the best blog tips for your blog. If I was on windows I would be using some of these tools to make my blog awesome….but im not Thanks for the great guest post Dawn @ Coming to a I can attest to Windows Live Writer ! I love it and it’s add-ons! Nursery Near You I never did get the hang of FileZilla, though - and I gave up April 22nd, 2009 6:02 am on tweet deck soon after I started using it (in beta) - but might give it another chance now that it seems it’s grown up! Thanks for the list! Dan Miranda I really need to see one of these for Mac, if you have one April 22nd, 2009 6:03 am already please let me know, because some of these apps are amazing! Chris Great list. I’m already using many of these. I also LOVE April 22nd, 2009 6:03 am Zemanta. Use it as a browser plugin or a plugin for your blogging platform. It makes rich content a snap. Are Morch Wow!! April 22nd, 2009 6:03 am Really great info here Darren. I knew about Tweetdeck, and thats it. Together with your 31 Day blog challenge this will help me bring my blogs to the next level. Thanks!! http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows Dan Miranda *Never mind! Great article here from Problogger, Darren April 22nd, 2009 6:04 am Rowse: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2008/01/17/essential-mac- os-x-applications-for-bloggers/ Alex Stewart Great post! I just started using TweetDeck and it rocks! April 22nd, 2009 6:06 am Tom - I use filezilla for my ftp :D but I prefer RSSOwl over feed StandOutBlogger.com Demon! April 22nd, 2009 6:10 am Sheamus Good post. Question: why would you use Windows Live April 22nd, 2009 6:13 am Writer over the WYSIWYG interface of Wordpress? Personally, I write my articles in Word where I can be assured that they’re properly spelling and grammar-checked to my satisfaction, and then copy and paste using WP’s handy button. But from time to time I do write directly into WP and I’m not sure why I would choose or need another application to do this. I’ve experimented with FeedDemon but it doesn’t stand up to the convenience of Google Reader for me, especially as I run my feed through iGoogle, which is super handy. FileZilla is excellent - no arguments there. :) And the same goes for TweetDeck - it’s the best Twitter client by a country mile. The only problem is the API drain. I recently wrote an article about how you can make a few easy tweaks to the TweetDeck configuration to save up to 50% of your hourly API. I guess I’m a bit old-school as the only essential non- standard applications I use for blogging are Textpad, for editing code and keeping notes (I’d use Notepad, but it doesn’t tabulate code properly), and an old free version of Paint Shop Pro. :) Michael Martine A Windows user will also find that Notepad++ is an April 22nd, 2009 6:13 am indispensable code editor (it has a built-in FTP client, but I still prefer FileZilla, which I see you recommend). For note-taking and screen-capture, Microsoft OneNote does a fabulous job. To use the screen capture capability, just hit Windows Key + S. You can paste the shots into OneNote and then export them as images. Joe Bluster http://www.jingproject.com — It’s SnagIt’s baby brother. April 22nd, 2009 6:18 am Great tool for screen captures and simple recordings. Jacob Duchaine TweetDeck is great. April 22nd, 2009 6:18 am You should do one of these for Linux users. I say that mostly because I use Ubuntu linux and I could use tipped off to some of the better tools I could be using if there are any. tashfeen Nice choice of tools. Q10 was definitely an interesting choice! April 22nd, 2009 6:19 am But I like RSSOwl better than FeedDemon, and Live Writer isn’t without it’s quirks - http://techqi.blogspot.com/2009/01/3- http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows best-free-blog-editors-and-their.html. Great job overall! Kaye Great list. I LOVE LIve Writer. Not only does it make my life April 22nd, 2009 6:41 am easier for writing on my blogs, but it allows me to add pictures/photos much easier! Tweetdeck is another app I can’t do without. I’ve tried pretty much all the others for Twitter and it’s the easiest, the most organized, and helps me keep on top of it while researching as well! I’ll have to take a peek at the rest as well. Thanks for being such a great resource! :) Dawn Great article, hadn’t heard of much of the software. April 22nd, 2009 7:06 am I like ClassicFTP or Fling FTP, both free and very easy to use http://nch.com.au BlakeMoser I’ve started using the Shareaholic plugin. I find this is one of April 22nd, 2009 7:11 am the most comprehensive share applications. It works with 30 different social networks, and very easy to use. Roosevelt P. You can actually do most of the stuff with Microsoft Outlook April 22nd, 2009 7:38 am software. (I myself actually discovered it few weeks ago) Either way the above tools are great alternatives :). You can check my blog above, if you want to know how to make the most out of outlook. Nenad Petkovič And this article is coming a bit late for me. I’m now on April 22nd, 2009 7:58 am Ubuntu. Think it were good idea to write such a post for Linux users. Also must say that while I was using I have had a few of this applications installed such as WLW, FileZilla, and Evernote also. As far as I am asking for screen capturing I was using Jing, for rss reader Snarfer. And now when I’m twitter addicted I’m also using the TweetDeck. Pardon for my english, I’m from Croatia. Since the site is still under construction I will not provide my link. My Medical Note I use filezilla on a daily basis. The rest are all new to me. I April 22nd, 2009 8:13 am will give them a try. Catherine Franz Microsoft’s OneNote does most all all these in one product. I April 22nd, 2009 8:58 am purchased it 2 months ago and my productivity trippled overnight — once I was able to learn it. It’s simple to learn (there are plenty of video’s available) I just needed to figure out how to track the 5 books, my 12 website information and tons of other stuff. However, I’ve got it down pat. And I love the capture screen feature, it’s made everything so much easier. Another productivity tool is using two monitors. I went to dual monitors about 6 months ago and my productivity doubled the very next day. I don’t know how I ever lived without it. Next month I’m going to three monitors. I’m a power user writer, I type over 120 words a minute and I love having one http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows or two resources open while I write (as a copywriter I need this). Catherine Franz Oh yes, forgot. There’s a 90 days free trial version available April 22nd, 2009 8:59 am on Microsoft’s web site. As Mikie used to say, “try it, you’ll love it.” Robby G Windows Live Writer sounds great and also the FileZilla April 22nd, 2009 9:25 am portable version. I use Digsby instead of Tweetdeck, it’s been working fine for me. Terry Freedman Thx Darren. I already use some of these: I really like Filezilla April 22nd, 2009 9:46 am and Live Writer. You’ve convinced me to try Feeddemon again, and Evernote. Hadn’t heard of Q10 but I like the idea of distraction-free functionality! Like the sound of that screen capture prog too. I currently use a freebie called Hoversnap but it sounds like your recommendation is a little more flexible. Cheers needmoney.com I love Filezilla. beautiful application, and it Just Works. April 22nd, 2009 9:54 am adrian boioglu @Dan Miranda: my point exactly! April 22nd, 2009 10:52 am Darren, do you have anything for us? As a 4-months Mac User who switched from Windows after 11 years, I can tell you it’s much better to blog on the Mac. I thought I’d never get over not using Windows Live Writer. I even installed XP with VMWare on my Mac for that. Well, that and Outlook 2007’s RSS Feed Reader. Those were the 2 most important apps useful for me as a blogger on Windows. Now I can say i’ve found the perfect replacement for both of them. Ecto is doing a very good job when it comes to offline blogging. It has some extra features that WLW didn’t have so i;m happy with it. NetNewsWire is the perfect RSS Feed Reader. Even better than everything windows all -together. I wouldn’t go back to Outlook for anything in the world. For Twitter I use Twitterfox and testing Nambu. My FTP client is Cyberduck. Fugu or Transmit are good as well. Evernote is there for Mac and iPhone too, but i don’t need it. Mac OS X’s built in screen capture is perfect. If you need more you can use ScreenShot Plus (free dashboard widget). Any other ideas? Steven-Sanders Great list. Definitely worth bookmarking. April 22nd, 2009 10:53 am I use most of these, but I haven’t heard of 1 or 2 of them. I’m especially interested in evernote. Thanks! http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows topcool i’m using these applications except Q10 April 22nd, 2009 11:08 am will try this now. thank you Amaron The FeedDemon screenshot is very old! April 22nd, 2009 11:49 am Online Income I have tried WLW and I honestly just don’t see the appeal April 22nd, 2009 11:52 am compared to the regular WordPress interface. Maybe it’s because I’m a “cloud” kind of guy but I don’t see the benefits of using it as a desktop app to write posts instead of just firing up Word and copy+pasting when you’re done. Nice list otherwise, TweetDeck is especially awesome. Would have been nice to see a time management utility in the list, it’s something I’ve been struggling to find for awhile now. Susan Myers This is an awesome list. Thanks for sharing. Downloading April 22nd, 2009 12:17 pm Microsoft Writer now. I currently use Evergreen notes and LOVE IT! The Small Business Hi Darren Web Design Man Thanks for the apps. April 22nd, 2009 1:28 pm I really like the look of Evernote and Feedemon. Going over to check them out now. I have been using Tweetdeck but I’m not really sure whether I like it or not. It seems to suck up a lot of memory resources on your computer. Thanks again The Small Business Almost forget to mention I use Fireshot which is a Mozilla Web Design Man plugin for screen capture. Gives you lots of great editing April 22nd, 2009 1:30 pm features. Thanks Steve Trina L. Grant | This is an extensive, informative list. I have already found a Professional Freelance Writer couple of applications I plan to research further. I have never April 22nd, 2009 2:08 pm heard of some of them, but the ones I want to have a look at sound like really good ideas. Just as a note, I would have added Google Docs, which I use as an alternative to OpenOffice. Great post, Darren. unoblogger Am writing something similar on my blog…. but from you, it April 22nd, 2009 2:15 pm sure is a treat to the people. Super post!!! carla Thank you for posting these resources. I just switched from a April 22nd, 2009 3:51 pm Mac and have been looking for new tools for me to use in my blogging. David I like FeedDemon and never used other apps. Thanks April 22nd, 2009 3:53 pm Ganesh Good collection. Some new apps here. Q10… is it only for http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows April 22nd, 2009 4:50 pm XP?.. seems to not work in vista… Karlstadunix hi, thank for the tips, im using windows live writer, its just April 22nd, 2009 5:13 pm awesome ArpitNext I use snagit and am sure that it is the best screen capture April 22nd, 2009 7:23 pm tool :) Robin Capper A great list of resources but two alternatives I use are worth a April 22nd, 2009 8:06 pm look; BlogJet is another off-line blog editor. It’s not free but has some features that Live Writer lacks, like the choice where you save files, while missing a few that Live Writer has. http://blogjet.com/ RSS Bandit is an open souce off-line feedreader. It already has the Google reader sync that FeedDemon currently lacks. http://www.rssbandit.org/ Mario Thanks for the review. I already use some of them, but just April 22nd, 2009 9:48 pm installed Windows Live Writer. It looks good, but for whatever reason the program installed in Dutch. I guess because my OS is installed in Dutch. This is not really a problem, but that it doesn’t has an English spelling check is a problem. Finding help in the help section or on any forum (preferable not in MS’s) is too time consuming. The frustrating part is that it’s not easy to get rid of MS programs once they are installed, they always keep nested somewhere in the registry. Anyway, have a nice day. Mario Dean Saliba Tweetdeck is somethign I’ve looked at using. Twhirl at the April 22nd, 2009 10:15 pm moment. I prefer writing my stuff down on Wordpad, I’m old school. :D Arshad Cool Darren. i would be glad if you do a post on the firefox April 22nd, 2009 10:22 pm addons .The firefox addons will be much more useful in assisting bloggers in taking their website to the next level [atleast to the beginners and moderate people].Here are some addons i use : seo for firefox nodofollow addon livepr Harsh Agrawal Useful resources and I’m glad that I use almost 5 of it apart April 22nd, 2009 10:37 pm from fastone capture and Q10 I use snag it for photo capturing. It’s also a great tool for capturing screenshots or editing and enhancing images for your posts. venkat I use Window Live writer ,Evernote and for screen capture I April 22nd, 2009 11:42 pm use Snagit. http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows Mario I finally found how to change the language for the spell April 22nd, 2009 11:52 pm checker in Windows Live Writer. One of those beers last night had to be over the maximum date. Sorry. TMWW I absolutely cannot live without my Windows Live Writer! This April 23rd, 2009 12:01 am was a great list and thank you so much for recommending FeedDemon. I was looking for a simple RSS reader that I could read from my desktop without having to log into Google Reader all the time to read. This allows me to read a blurb of the post, expand if I’m interested and want to read more, AND allows me to leave comments for the author right from the reader - unlike GR. Thank you so much! I’m definitely hooked on this now! Just cut about 45 minutes off my reading time daily to allow me to do other things, and who doesn’t like a little extra “found” time to do something meaningful with … like watch the kids LOL! Neil Matthews My essential tool is a pencil and paper, a lot less April 23rd, 2009 12:56 am cumbersume than many of hte applications you mention. Just because it can be done on a computer does not mean you should. There look I’ve gone and said it, the Geeks will be starting up their twitter apps for a goo ol’ school flaming. :) Joe Darren, April 23rd, 2009 1:01 am Thank you so much for this post. I am considering shifting over from Google Docs to Windows Live Writer - sadly, I am currently stuck on a Windows laptop for the majority of my blog work, so this tool while being native to Windows may be a best bet for me. Question for you: do you know how well, if at all, Live Writer works with custom fields? I use custom field entries for images, and would like to bypass, if I can, the WP editor altogether. Thank you again! Mary N. Exceptionally helpful post. Thank you so much! April 23rd, 2009 3:15 am Make Money Online Nice article there. I thought Google reader was the best, but i April 23rd, 2009 6:13 am was pretty wrong i guess. Waiting the essential applications for MAC. Angiel I love Mozilla.org flavors and Filezilla is no exception. April 23rd, 2009 7:26 am But I think the application that intrigues me most from your list is Evernote – never heard of it. It looks like a dream, and I’m going to check it out ASAP. Also, Ive been looking for an RSS Reader I can recommend to my clients who don’t use Firefox. Thanks for heads up on FeedDemon! Great list. http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows Trina L. Grant | Neil Matthews: I use pen and notepads…I cannot help it. No Professional Freelance Writer doubt, for a quick place to jot notes and and reminders, and April 23rd, 2009 11:20 am a new story just burning a hole in my brain, I will use paper until it is obsolete. I have tried to use different notepad apps and they just are not quick and efficient enough. I have many, many spiral notebooks full of notes and story ideas and all the other junk writers fill notebooks with. In fact they are some of my prize possessions, because they are essentially the condensed story of my life, in various forms, from various points of view. Exposing SEO Does anyone know if Windows Live Writer works with Techniques WordPress? Thanks! April 23rd, 2009 12:49 pm edwinallenz Of course, it works with wordpress. April 23rd, 2009 4:40 pm I use an image editing software like, Image Ready in my case. Avon Blake Real bloggers use Macs, don’t they? April 23rd, 2009 9:15 pm PShankar Excellent Information. I used only Windows Live Writer to April 24th, 2009 1:14 am Blog offline and upload when I am done. It works very well with Blogger. Prasanna Though, I regularly use live writer & tweetdeck, I didn’t knew April 24th, 2009 3:00 am about other 5 tools. I will give a look at other tools shortly. Thanks for the info Darren. Shankar Ganesh Thanks to the guys who appreciated this post. I’m glad you April 24th, 2009 4:36 pm guys found it useful. Thanks to the guys who suggested alternative applications as well. I’ll check them out. To those who asked for a Mac apps list, Darren has already written one and I mentioned that in the first paragraph. See this post: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2008/01/17/essential-mac- os-x-applications-for-bloggers/ DK A nice collection of essentials for Bloggers using Windows. I April 25th, 2009 6:11 am have used almost all of the above said tools and would have to disagree that all of these are essential. Except for Filezila and Faststone capture, I did not find any of the others “essential tools”. Filezila also is something that I have seldom used since the day I have been on Wordpress but I use it for my other websites. Hence If I am to comment upon these tools, I really do not think that they are that essential for a blogger. This is my opinion and there might be others who feel otherwise. 3arabax Great set of handy prog. I don’t use any of them. April 25th, 2009 6:21 am Avon Blake: I don’ t have mac, you didn’t tell us why you think this Regards http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
  • Seven Essential Applications For Bloggers Using Windows Sara As a new blogger, this post was very helpful to me! I’ll be April 26th, 2009 9:12 am reading more about several of the applications that you have listed here. I’ve been very happy using BlogDesk (http://www.blogdesk.org/en/index.htm) as my blogging client so far. It’s made blogging much faster and easier than when I’ve helped maintain blogs in the past. Daniel Pereira I was going to write about my Blogging experience, but after May 3rd, 2009 7:39 am reading this post, it really got me inspired. Hope you people see and comment my point of view.. tell me what you think! Tasha DARREN-Had to stop and make this for ya hunny. May 5th, 2009 12:41 am http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=HTCJESObDVg&feature=channel_page I can’t say thank you enough for all the great and hard work that you do for US. THANK YOU !!! Tasha http://www.theeangels.com Kejaroko Hi May 26th, 2009 9:48 pm You are a real proff. I was searching for tool to create a blog of my own. I have wasted must time searching but now i’m confident that i can work out with the information you gave me. I’m very grateful to you. thank you regards Keja Comments will be closed off on this post 90 days after it is published. Apologies to those this impacts but it's a regrettable and temporary measure to combat a growing comment spam problem. See our most recent posts where you can comment here. ProBlogger Blog Tips Categories 31 Days to Building a Better Adsense Advertising Affiliate Programs Birthday Prize Giveaway Blog Blog Design Blog Networks Blog News Blog Promotion Blogging for Dollars Blogging Tools and Services Business Blogging Case Studies Chitika eMiniMalls Featured Posts General Miscellaneous Blog Tips Other Income Streams Podcasting Pro Blogger Interviews Pro Blogging News ProBlogger Site News Reader Questions RSS Search Engine Optimization Social Media Video Posts Writing Content Yahoo Publishing Network Recommended Money Makers Problogging Resources Who is behind Problogger? Chitika eMiniMalls Blog Mastermind Mentoring My name is Darren Rowse and I’m My Review a full time Blogger making a living WidgetBucks Six Figure Blogging from this new and dynamic medium Shopzilla from blogs like Digital Photography SEO Book School and TwiTip - Twitter Tips. Amazon Associates Teaching Sells Back in 2002 I stumbled upon an article about ‘Blogging’. I didn’t Books for Bloggers know it at the time but that moment Ninja Affiliate Plugin for WordPress changed my life. Since then I've become a full time blogger and http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/04/22/seven-essential-applications-for-bloggers-using-windows/[10/11/2009 5:07:50 PM]
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