Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Windows Live Writer


Have you ever wanted to blog offline?

Like many other people I am not always connected to the internet, but sometimes I just quickly want to add something to my blog. The last few months I checked the internet to watch for any free apps which would allow me to blog on my desktop (while offline) and then upload the blog later.

I saw an article on Blog.gears, but the fact that it didn’t have the featured I wanted was not appealing. In the one blog on Blog.gears I read about Windows Live Writer.

I had a look at their site here and saw that it is easy to share photos, videos and LOTS more. The nice thing for me is that it supports blogs to many services including: Windows Live, Word Press, Blogger and many more.

I am pleased to say that this is my first blog from Windows Live Writer and so far my experience is very positive. It is feature rich and makes it very easy to blog. It also has an inline preview and you can add extra plug-ins. This is a great app.

Well, have a BLESSED Christmas and a happy new year.

Friday, December 19, 2008


I am signed up at a lot of online services, instant messages, social networks, email accounts, etc...

Often to make sure you know what is going on in all your accounts take SO long. It's also such a mission to install all the different clients to chat to all your friends on different IMs. Now you can chat to all of them from the same client.

Introducing Digsby. It handles all your instant messaging (gtalk, msn, facebook, etc), Email notifications (gmail, msn live, yahoo, pop, etc) and Social Networking (facebook, myspace, twitter, etc). The other nice thing is you can send new twitter messanges directly from Digsby.

I've been using it now for about a week and like it a LOT. I have not yet seen group invitation functionality (but I dont use it a lot) and it can't yet connect to Skype (which I don't use too often). But all in all its a VERY nice product. Try it here.