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17 January 2006

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Mike McClary

Thanks, Neville for writing about this! I'd never heard of ecto until I read it here (and heard you and Shel discussing it on FIR this week). I work on an iMac so I was interested in taking it for a spin. So far, I'm really impressed with it. I had a little trouble setting it up for my WordPress blogs but soon I was up and running. The only kink I've found (and I'm still trying to work around it) is that when I post to my blogs, only the title shows up with a "Read this entire post" link -- not the entire post. I then have to go into WordPress to delete the code. I hope this is only a side effect of the trial version and not the full, registerd version. Stay tuned.

neville

Mike, glad you found that info useful. Everyone I know who uses ecto for the Mac has good things to say about it.

Interesting to hear of the issue with WordPress you mention. Not sure what that could be as when I use ecto for Windows with my WordPress blog, it posts ok although there are still some issues (not the same one as yours, though).

But I only know about Windows versions of such tools! I'm impressed with the new Qumana. They're doing some good work with developing this upcoming version.

I have to say, though, that RocketPost looks especially impressive. I'm pretty certain the problem I mentioned with this post was to do with TypePad (or, to be fair to TypePad, perhaps the XML-RPC interface, I don't know) as the single post I've written today with RocketPost published faultlessly.

Jake

Wow, Anconia is REALLY nice looking! Pricey, but you certainly get what you pay for, or so it appears.

Netanel Jacobsson

Nev, it probably has to do with Typepad, I have never had any problems in posting with it ;)

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