Tuesday, July 8

Searching for a "Live Writer" equivalent...

The last post was so unpleasant to create that I figured I'd better continue my search for something as nice as Microsoft's Live Writer. Interesting that during my research, I discovered tons of posts, discussion forum threads and blogs of other macbook users praising Live Writer and wishing that Microsoft would make it available to mac users.  I can't see that happening but stranger things have...

Many people talked favorably about Ecto but it's not free. Live Writer has spoiled me. I want it or something akin to it and I want it free. That's what's led me to Qumana. It's free and some say the next best thing to "Live Writer."  What better way to test that out than to use it.

So, ignore this test post. I just need to see that it works, is easy and will not lead to the lost of any more of my precious brain cells--'cause the last post easily wiped out a couple of billion cells. Seriously.

So here goes...

Ok, what I expected to happen didn't.  So already I've found an major issue. Live Writer allows insertion of images directly on Live Writer's work page. Looks like Qumana doesn't?  When I tried I received a message saying that I was inserting an image stored on my computer and that it would not be visible on the blog--then what is the freaking point?! For the most part, my images are stored on my computer!  Maybe I'm missing something...Dang!

Qumana is on the chopping block and the search continues...

2 comments:

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Sharon:

Leslie (Stiffie) the love of my life set up my blog for me and showed me how to drop in pictures, add links, edit and other things. I found it infuriating as the process runs contrary to the whole "Mac" hit the button and forget about it concept. It takes me about 20 minutes now to post a new blog with pictures and links. But it is far from automatic.

It appears you figured it out, however. Owning a Mac has one thing in common with owning a BMW: you pay for everything.

Fondest regards,
Jack
Twisted Roads
http://jackriepe.blogspot.com/

Sojourner rides said...

Jack, I wouldn't say I've "figured it out." I am incredibly stubborn--unfortunately--about certain things no matter how long it takes me to resolve a problem. The process just shouldn't be this difficult on a macbook. Really. I may pay for everything on the beemerbike, but at least--so far--everything has worked as expected! Please don't tell me that that too shall pass?! Thanks for sharing!