BlogJet v2 – mixed results

Just upgraded BlogJet to version 2. Just looking at the application is quite a treat now – it’s just really pretty. At a glance, they also added made some important changes, like the fact that I can now switch between various blogs in the toolbar, as opposed to basically restarting the application like they did before. Gives me more confidence in the application, somehow.

At the same time, some important features I have requested in the past appear to be still missing. I’ll have to look up the details of my requests, but one thing I still can’t find is a way to add my own tags around elements… for instance, I have a custom tag for formatted code that I like to use, and it would be great to add it to a menu or use a keyboard shortcut for it instead of having to remember what it looks like and type it in manually. Seems like a very natural feature to me…

Since I originally bought version 1 about a year ago, this has also been the first update I have ever seen, minor or major. I just went ahead and paid the $20 for the upgrade. I remember that back when I reported some problems I was having, communications with the author was a bit slow as well, and as I can see, my ideas have not been used – I’ll try again now and see whether things are better with the new Coding Robots company. Otherwise I’m sorry to say I shall have a much closer look at Windows Live Writer, which I have so far avoided to support the 3rd party market.

4 Comments on BlogJet v2 – mixed results

  1. It’s a shame that companies are still charging for blogging apps like BlogJet when free tools exist that look and work just as good…

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  2. I don’t quite agree… I could just as easily say it’s a shame that a company like Microsoft throws its weight around in such a small market and basically eliminates it in a single blow. In the end, other companies have the matter in their own hands – I’m using a paid packing tool (PowerArchiver) for instance, because its functionality surpasses that of the standard thing in Windows, and Microsoft has never done much to go into that market with more force. Same for CD/DVD burning software.I would certainly like to see a "professional" blog tool in the market and I’m willing to pay money for it. But of course it’ll have to have the same functionality as the free thing (which I think it basically does), and it would be even better if it had some more, specifically those custom functions that Microsoft normally doesn’t look out for.

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  3. Oliver, thanks for your feedback! We have a pretty long list of features to implement in the future versions, which, of course, should include your requests as well.

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  4. Hi Dmitry,Sure it should! The point was that the initial version 2 could have included those requests already, as they were made a very long time ago. Otherwise, I don’t regard this post as "feedback" – I’m rather busy right now, but as soon as I can I’ll dig up those emails I exchanged with you in the past and see how the issues apply to version 2. Meanwhile, maybe you can find them in your own email archives?

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