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  • I use Ecto for Windows, and I have to say it’s just ok. It is definitely not the best piece of software I’ve ever used, but it does make posting to my blogs a bit easier.

    The thing is, I generally don’t use the rich-text editor portion of the application because I prefer to use html tags to get the effects I want. Every time I send a post on it’s merry way I get an alert about some .dll file and I’m not sure why.

    All in all, ecto is OK for what it does, but when a more fully feature blog posting application comes about, I’ll probably jumps ship.

  • I like this version so far. I’ve been frustrated with ecto for Windows in the past because it had many small, annoying, yet silly bugs. Little things that by themselves you can ignore or work around, but they were beginning to add up. This version feels more like the “i’s” have been dotted and the “t’s” crossed.

    It’s the only offline editor that I’ve found (for Windows) that has WYSIWYG *and* inline spell checking. That’s big for me. Like Blogjet, you can add images and not actually upload them until you’re ready to post…I like that too.

    I don’t find it a problem to bounce back and forth between Rich View and HTML…compared to some other clients (Performancing, for example) it creates very clean, valid code.

  • Ecto 2.1 beta finally brings the easy Amazon affilate link adder to the windows side.

    One of the best things about ecto is the ease with which images can be uploaded to your own webspace. You just click and drag an image from another webpage on to ecto and instead of just hotlinking the image (like some other blogging programs do) it actually uploads that file to your own webspace.

    Ecto 2.1 is a huuuge time saver and it’s the best 18 dollars that I’ve ever spent :D

    It’s still a big buggy (it’s a beta) but there aren’t many showstopper bugs. The support is amazing and the developer replies back in a few hours. I give Ecto a huge thumbs up :)

  • I tried an older version of Ecto, and I couldn’t figure out why I would use it instead of the WP dashboard. I can’t try out the new beta because my trial period is up, and surely I won’t buy it to find out what it does for me. Can anyone give a little insight on why they use ecto?

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  • There are some problem with Trackbacks in Ecto