Iâ€™m current trying out Blogjet as way of updating my site. I found a link to it on HanselMinutes last weekend. Iâ€™m not much of a podcast person. Listening to something requires more concentration than just scanning a few RSS feeds. But I like Scott’s approach of as little bull as possible. How this guy finds time to look at all this stuff I donâ€™t know.
As much as I like WordPressâ€™s WYSIWYG editor, it is a bit of a pain to work with. One of the first things I tried doing was adding a link. So I marked the text I wanted to link, clicked the link icon and…
Ah yes, thats a useful error message! Iâ€™m sure if I Googled for it, an obvious answer would be forthcoming, but its the general clunkiness of it that puts me off. When I click â€œSave and Continueâ€¿ it reloads the page, the WYSIWYG editor disappears, I see the raw HTML and then it comes back and I can carry on. Its great to have the ability to do all this in a web browser, but weâ€™re not there just yet. Its just not responsive enough.
Blogjet however suffers no such problems. Simple and to the point. Pretty much all the options have shortcut keys so after a bit of use firing off a post should be quick. It has spell checking, which is always useful. It would be nice if it ran like Word / Outlook etc with checking as I type… but you canâ€™t have everything!
The look and feel of it reminds me of CityDesk. We use it at work to update and manage the majority of our site content. Yep, I do like apps that just do their job, without any fuss.
Btw Gom, update your site!