Writing this with ecto for Windows 2 beta RC3, just released. All the issues I’ve been commenting about in the beta forum here and here seem to be fixed. The appearance ones, definitely, and it looks like the functionality ones as well.
This release candidate looks and behaves good enough to use full-time instead of just in testing mode. So maybe I can now leave version 1.8.8 behind. Let’s see how things behave during the coming days.
Overall, a tremendous leap towards the final product!
I use ecto for the Mac and absolutely love it. I post to four blogs and it makes the job easy – “dead easy” as you would say, Neville. What I like about it is that it allows me to create custom HTML tags. For example, I link to many of the same Web sites in my posts. Rather than inserting the URL tag and the having to type in the URL every time, I can create a specific tag for that URL and post much quicker. This functionality may exist with the other offline blog editors but for my $29 or whatever I paid, ecto is worth every cent.
So you’re another ecto Mac user. Mike. Everyone I know who uses ecto on a Mac is quite passionate about how good it is. I think the Windows version has so far been the poor cousin to the Mac one!
That could change, though, with version 2. It really is good and does the things you mention. I especially like its capability for writing to multiple blogs (which it’s always been able to do, not just with this upcoming version). Still some little glitches here and there to iron out but it’s getting there.
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