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dotPost: Offline Desktop Blog Publishing Client
considering hits stats to this page and a fact that Mike’s site is down for a while
(UPDATE2: now it seems for good), looks like some folks are looking for the dotPost download (below).
dotPost is a very promising standalone desktop weblog posting editor developed by Michael Leung (now supposedly at: bloggingmyassoff.com, former: www.blamemike.com). this application runs under MS .NET Framework (v1.1SP1 tested) and supports all major blogging CMS XML-RPC API’s such as: .Text, Atom, Blogger, DasBlog, EraBlog.NET, Friendster, MetaWeblog, MovableType, TypePad, WordPress. Mike has enabled dotPost with a nice, simple but well designed (read: deep thought) lean and mean UI, similar to interface used in MS developer’s applications which are known of their perfect usability:
- an ideal UI design for blogpost editor
on the screenshot you can see docked Recent Posts window (which can be floated as well), multi-tabbed WYSIWYG rich text formatting post editor. each Post tab has a three-pane structure (what is already has become a standard for such sort of apps):
- Design: WYSIWYG rich text formatting post editor
- Source: raw HTML editor (syntax highlighted)
- Details: allows edit tags and Date/Time post attributes
other features include (but not limited to ;-):
- Spell Checker
- Offline Drafts
- Multiple Blog Accounts
- Automatic Upload of Local Images
to the moment of this posting the project currently is in development stage (v0.6beta), and while it throws unhandled exceptions sometimes and yet lack some cool a must features, it is already fairy usable (this post has been edited in DotPost as one can see).
as far as I could understand from the initial author’s post related this project, Mike would “greatly appreciate any feedback” and bug reports from beta-testers, so don’t hesitate — it is well may become a killer app like commercial Post2Blog and BlogJet!