As much as Blogger annoys me, I prefer it to WordPress, primarily because of the integration with various Google services, especially Reader and because of the relative degree of flexibility even if you have no html-fu to speak of. However, I hate the Blogger web interface, especially when dealing with images. At the moment, I'm looking for a desktop blogging client for Mac OS X - preferably free, but as time goes on I may be willing to pay a bit. I've already tried Qumana and find it annoying and not particularly functional - I especially dislike the failure to recognize and download drafts for editing. Nor am I seeing the ease of "drag and drop" though that might be because I'm slower than usual today. I tried an extension for Open Office but it cannot seem to connect to Blogger, despite claiming that it could do so, so that did no good, especially as I haven't the patience to fiddle with the blasted thing.
I'm contemplating trying Flock, but I prefer using Safari as my primary browser, especially because Safari (and Safari alone) integrates so beautifully with Notebook. I'd rather not run multiple browsers...
So, I need a desktop blogging client that meets the following criteria:
- Mac OS X (native, no running X11 or any of that happy crap...yes Gimp, I'm looking at you and flipping you the bird)
- Integrates well with Blogger, including draft management regardless of where the draft was originally made (in other words, if I started it via web or if I started it in the client)
- Easy to use (seriously, my brain has shiny spots...)
- Better graphic management than the Blogger interface
- Free or inexpensive (under $30)