One of the things I was looking forward to in the switch to MoveableType was using some of the available third-party tools. The first one I’ve tried, w.bloggar, is quite impressive. It is a Windows application to write and post to various blogs, including MoveableType. Without getting into the technical aspect of the process (I could bore you to death with it), let me just say how full-featured this thing is. If you’re not web-saavy, that’s ok. It has a full-featured menu that will let you do all sorts of nifty formatting without having to learn HTML. If you’re more technically inclined like I am, you can ignore all of those fancy formatting features and write pure HTML by hand (my prefered method of choice). When you’re done, simply “Post & Publish” and you’re all set.
There are a few things lacking in w.bloggar. It’s spellcheck leaves something to be desired. The included dictionary doesn’t have “friday” listed as a legitimate word! Other than that slight annoyance, I haven’t run into anything I don’t like yet. It almost makes it too easy to post.