After reading a few blogs here and there, I’ve seen a few posts about Microsoft’s Live Writer for creating blog posts. Always on the lookout for new toys and tools, I decided to download it and try it out. I gotta admit, I’m sold. This is a pretty nice application that allows me to work offline to write and edit my posts and when I am ready and able to connect, I simply push the “Publish” button and away it goes. Sweet.
It’s simple to install, and simple to configure to point to virtually any blog host out there. In short: It just works.
This is what software should be like. It should solve a particular set of problems and only those problems well without requiring massively complex installation and configuration steps. The interface should be intuitive (Live Writer is wickedly intuitive) and should help rather than hinder me in my productivity. This tool does that. Well done, Microsoft!