I’ve recently discovered Blogo - a blogging app that looks the business!
There are many apps to support blogging – too many to mention. I have used MarsEdit in the past and found it to be really good, but I moved away from it some time ago as it didn’t fully support my blog as I progressed its capabilities and theme. (I imagine it’s moved on a fair bit since I was last using it, though.)
Since then, I’ve been just writing directly into WordPress (or via the WordPress mobile apps).
I’ve also dabbled with Postach.io a blogging platform (not WordPress) that uses Evernote notes to create a blog. I really liked this idea and experimented with it for a while without really getting enough satisfaction from it. This, for the most part, was due to the constraints of the Postach.io platform (or, perhaps, because I was used to the vastly more customisable WordPress platform). What I did like about this was that it was synchronised with Evernote, my favourite information management tool with it’s almost anywhere/anyhow usability.
So I’m sure you can imagine how joyous I was feeling when I stumbled upon Blogo, which combines the best bits of these two goals – Evernote synchronisation & WordPress support. I’m writing this post using Blogo – the trial version – and the first thing that stands out is the quality of the writing environment; it looks really nice and clean and the text is very clear. The list of blog posts (and pages) is synchronised from my WordPress blog (which is self-hosted) and shown on the left. The icon shows which pages have been edited, synchronised with evernote or published.
I’m going to continue with Blogo, as I’m finding it a lot nicer than the default WordPress edit screen and will let you know how I get on with it.