While I was researching something else entirely (WeeWorld and Wee-Mee avatars), Steve Clayton tipped me off to the fact that a new release of Windows Live Writer beta came out 2 days ago. Windows Live Writer is definitely the best blog editor I've come across, and they've been listening hard to the customer feedback, because it just got even better.
Some of the new things that have been added:
- A new user interface
- Adding new categories/tags
- Inline spell checking
- Support for creating tables
- Support for excerpts and extended entries
- Sharepoint 2007 support
- Plugins become automatically enabled after installation, even if Writer is running
- Available in 6 different languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Chinese.
And more. One of the nicest additions is that you can set the options to remind you to always add categories and tags. Something I forget a lot of the time, and then have to go back and fix. I like this editor a lot.