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Friday, April 20, 2007

Offline Blogging with Qumana Blog Manager

While collecting some resources for my next post, I was painfully reminded of the fact that I would eventually attempt to do that post offline. Yep, still no Internet at home (not planning to fix one anytime soon!) So usually I write up my posts in Kewlpad (Alternative to Windows Notepad...yes yes...nothing says geek more than using .txt files, drives my bosses nuts!) and where picture or other media are involved, I use my custom made "[Insert Media Here]" placeholder. Lots of posts have been written that way. But that method of blogging is kinda lame. What I reeally needed was an offline Editor that will prepare my post and upload it when I'm online. Picture uploading was VERY High on my list. Technorati tags were an effort that I gave up using a long time ago so, tagging wasn't really all that important to me.

So I scoured the InnerWeb and came away with Qumana. I had previously tried out w.bloggar but it didn't excite me to even try bloggin with it. Qumana on the other hand was a different experience. First the software made an attempt to connect to my blog and that went rather smoothly. It retrieved my 10 last blog posts and from the looks of it, everything looked ok. Then I fired up a new post (this one) and started typing. I noticed that when I pressed 'Enter' and started a new line, the font went back to 'default' and even changing it back to Helvetica didn't change the 'Default Font' setting. So I had to copy-paste my last line into the new paragraph and overwrite that. Which brings me to my next fonts. Only 10 are supported and I like using Verdana or Trebuchet most times in Blogger. Ah well, someone will fix that sometime. I like its linking capabilities in that I can copy a link elsewhere, come back to my Qumana post, highlight the word I want to "urlify" and the link I just copied appears in the box. Magic! Obviously I haven't test driven all of the software yet so look out for more to come in the future.

Meanwhile, this is my 99th post! Whats in store for 100? Nothing. No dancing monkeys, nothing. I'm going to try uploading this post now and maybe I'll assess how good this software is in the next post. Oh by the way, that next post I wanted to do has to do with these guys...

NB: I had to go back to Blogger and upload this image... cus it was in my hard disk and Qumana no do images from my hard disk... :p

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