Ecto – One Of The Best Blogging Client For Mac OS

Its been some time I had started writing about mac tips and tricks for mac os too on my macbook pro, but I till now I was used to write articles on mac os tips directly in the wordpress editor on my blog, I was searching for a blogging client for mac os since the day, I started writing about mac tips, then some day one of my friend suggested a nice bloging client for mac os called Ecto.

After using Ecto, I came to know that it is one of the best feature-rich desktop blogging editor for MacOSX with all the features which should be there in a blogging client, With Ecto you can easily publish to a wide range of weblog systems, such as Blogger, Blojsom, Drupal, MovableType, Nucleus,SquareSpace, TypePad, WordPress, and more.


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It works with any blog which supports a standard remote editing API (such as the Atom, MetaWeblog, or MovableType APIs, and others). Most blogs (with the notable exception of MobleMe blogs) provide a remote editing API.

Following are some key features Of Ecto

  • intuitive interface for creating and editing weblog entries
  • smart, easy to use “create-a-link” dialog
  • full local control of recently posted entries and drafts (with search function)
  • a Rich Text and an HTML editor with spellcheck and search/replace
  • syntax-coloring in the HTML editor
  • quick access menu with HTML tag templates and keyboard shortcuts for the HTML editor (fully customizable)
  • support of all available remote control options of MovableType API:

    • posting entries with continuation
    • summary
    • keywords
    • multiple
    • categories
    • trackback
    • text-formatting
    • comment options
  • easily change the posting date of entries

Some Other Advanced Features as a blogging editor it offers are

  • convert, scale images and create thumbnails
  • create poster movies or create thumbnails from movie frames
  • save settings on a per-blog basis
  • extensive help documentation accessible from within ecto
  • support for multiple weblogs and servers (with easy-to-use Account Manager)
  • embedded debug console to troubleshoot server connections
  • full-featured HTML-rendered preview of entries using Safari’s WebKit
  • hate the metal and icons? Set the window texture via the Preferences window and change icons with the supplied switcher!

Download Ecto [ 21 Day Trail ] – It cost around 19.95$ which is worth the amount for all the features it have.

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