As there are several email clients for sending and receiving emails directly from/to your desktop, there are several software's for composing, editing and publishing your blog directly from your desktop too.
In this post, I am going to share and recommend all my blogging friends and readers few nice blogwares (software used for blog management).
The First Software, I would like to recommend to all bloggers is Windows Live Writer, that can co-operate with all known blogging platforms including blogspot.com. I think this is one of the best available desktop applications that makes it easy to publish rich content to your blog.
Though there are several commercial and free software's, available for similar work, but due to it's user friendly interface, Powerful editing features, multiple blog support and powerful offline editing facilities it is been used widely.
Some other features are:
Support for Blogger Beta
Insert hyperlink added to context menu when text is selected
Title attribute in Insert Link dialog
Custom date support for Community Server
Improved style detection for blogs
Open post dialog retrieves more than 25 old posts
And above all, it supports UNICODE so that you can write, edit and preview your blog exactly as it will be published in your specific page in your own language.
If you don't want to go with Windows Live Writer another similar and free option with UNICODE support is Zoundry Blog Writer (Now called Zoundry Raven), which also have all he above features and it can also be used as portable software, with multiple blog support.
From the user interface, ease of use and rich features, I personally feel Zoundry Raven is better than Windows Live Writer. Beside that Zoundry loads faster than WLW and the publishing and formatting features it is equipped, is rich and easy to understand. Formating and inserting XHTML tags are easier in Zoundry Raven.
I think it is also worth mentioning that size of Zoundry Raven is about 10.3 MB, and the WLW is just 4.75 MB, but as they say you need to pay more to get more the Zoundry Raven is worth giving a try. Beside that Windows Live writer can normally be downloaded only with live suit and it is really painful sometimes. The only link I found for direct download of standalone Windows Live Writer (beta version) is here or here. Try it before it gets removed, if it is not there you need to go to http://get.live.com/writer/overview for manual download of recent version of the same.
Another nifty and cool software all the blogger must have is: "Blogger Backup Utility" which is also a totally free software, very useful for all the bloggers. It is available in it's home page here, or you can download the latest version from here . (it is just 790 kb in size but the job it does it just great)
It is a simple utility to backup your entire published blogger posts to your local hard disk. It is very useful and somehow can be called an "Emergency Utility". If you happen to make any mistake while playing with codes and scripts or if you ever deleted your own blog by mistake, it will be very helpful to restore all of your past posts in few mouse clicks (of course, you need to keep a backup of all your post for that and with Blogger Backup Utility, it is indeed very easy and fast do so).
Well, if blogging has become your habit (life style?) I think these free utilities will certainly make your job easier, so use it and enjoy!. Never go for online editing while offline editing facilities are available. Now, you don't need to do all the 'copy', 'paste' and 'insert' things and need not worry about your posts being corrupt... due to wrong scripts and imperfect codes.... Just play with it without fare, but do keep ready these utilities handy with you.
Blog with style and blog with ease!!!