Saturday, July 25, 2009

Vamsi M

What is Windows Live Writer and Reasons why you should try it

I told you in my previous article that I got a new Dell Inspiron 15 laptop, and the laptop comes with windows vista home edition. While I'm looking at the features of vista I happened to see an application called Windows Live Writer and I wondered what is application. I just clicked on the application to find something about it.

 

Fortunately I was connected to internet and it asked me to link to one of my blog. I gave the usename and password of my blog. It started to do something and I was wondering that something is happening and don't have any idea what's going on. The whole process is complete and I had to disconnect internet. I reopened the Live writer and found that that application extracted all my blog files and the source code of my  blogger blog to the local hard drive.

 

Which means I can View my blog offline, edit the code, write a blog post and draft it while I'm offline. I can also set when a particular post should be published.  Live writer also allows you to manage multiple blogs, Edit blog settings, switch between different blogs in seconds. Tools like spell check and word count comes handy too. You can save the drafts while you are offline and publish the post once you come online.

 

Inserting Hyperlinks, pictures, photo albums, tables, maps, tags and videos are made easy too.  You can also preview how your blog looks before publishing the post too. I seriously think that windows live writer would come handy to all the blogger users and wordpress and other platform uses can also find this interesting as well.


Vamsi M

Vamsi M