I met Tris Hussey in 2004. Like me, he was starting out to build his own blogging empire…pay the bills anyway. He was an evangelist for a new blog publishing app produced by Canadian tech startup, Qumana, and encouraged me to try it. I did, but never could incorporate it into my workflow. At that time, it just wasn’t intuitive enough for me.
I saw Tris again at Blog Business Summit in Seattle, and though he didn’t mention Qumana, the company immediately came to mind, so much so I thought I’d give the product, called Blog Editor, another try. They are on version 3.0 now, and I can attest to the fact that it’s a much improved product. The UI is much more intuitive for my tastes, and the fact that I can blog while offline — I’m currently writing this post using Qumana while traveling from Seattle to New Orleans — alone makes this a must use app.
Not only that, but it can interface with all the major blog platforms. If you have more than one blog, you can publish to each of them from inside this program. That’s a real plus. Imagine how much more efficient your blogging will become.
It also supports tagging and image uploads, and has both WYSIWYG and HTML source views. It includes my categories, so I can assign the post to them while in Qumana. It supports comments and trackbacks as well. Saving posts while offline and publishing them later is a breeze. Oh, and there’s an ad module too, so you can use the product as a revenue generator. Here’s the kicker — its free to use. My pocketbook really likes that.
Tris and I both recommend you give Qumana a try. When you do, let me know your impressions. I’ll pass them along to Tris.
Powered by Qumana