I’m giving Live Writer (beta) a go right now to create entries on my WordPress account.
The immediate upsides observed:
- Much better editor – just having more space feels better
- Spelling checking
- Quicker to launch
- Inserting a link is much easier
- Has some extensibility
The immediate downsides observed:
- Can’t add more categories directly
- Not MDI so each New brings up a new window
- Inserting a link still requires me to type or paste in the link – it would be better if it launches a small browser window (optionally) that it would take the link from
It would be good if I could also directly link to the stats and comments pages or have that in the UI. I haven’t looked at the extensibility yet, but I probably will if I stay comfortable in the UI.