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Ecto blog image Right now, I'm using MarsEdit to write these blogs. I'm going to experiment with Ecto, which is very highly rated and is cross-platform. On first glance, Ecto seems more configurable, but is definitely less user-friendly. Anyone have other recommendations or suggestions?

Both clients promise previewing using the template, but I can't seem to get this to work properly. In MarsEdit, for some reason I get repeated entries in the preview window (the preview repeats itself three times), and Ecto doesn't seem to accept the template from MT.


Argh! MarsEdit doesn't handle umlauts and diacritics properly. So in my recent blog entry on Reporters sans Frontières, it turned the è into an ë.

MarsEdit needs some serious development work -- or ecto needs to get its user interface cleaned up. It's frustrating to have two tools: one easy to use and buggy and non-standard compliant; and one that is full-featured but an interface nightmare.

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This page contains a single entry by Karen Nakamura published on April 3, 2005 11:16 AM.

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