I tried playing with Windows Live Writer last year, but the download stalled and never fully installed, and I never got around to re-trying it later. I don’t really have any issue writing blog posts directly into WordPress, the GUI is pretty nice, but there are times when I want to write something complicated or long, make a lot of edits, bring in text from elsewhere etc. and it’s easier to do that outside the browser I find.
So this isn’t a very constructive post, just me playing with the tool. I’m am interested in the auto-linking feature, which hopefully has turned the first link in this post into a link to somewhere on the Microsoft site. That seems like a neat thing, and if I was blogging a bunch of related posts that might prove useful.
So far, I’m quite liking the simple interface – when Microsoft gets applications right, they can be quite good (is that a tautology?)