A new blog editor for me

I finally gave up on ecto blog editor after it constantly crashed on me and I was losing posts. I hope they get ecto stabilized in the near future so that I can return to it. I have been a huge Ecto fan and a user of its predecessor Kung-Log. I have even had the pleasure if its creator Adrian coming on my blog before to discuss issues and problems with ecto. I still think its the best blog editor for mac, but for now I need another editor.

I tried Mars Edit and liked it a lot  – although not as good with images as Ecto – but now the trial is over and they want $39 from me. Not now, I am thinking, especially after paying for Ecto. So in the meantime, I have downloaded ScribeFire to work with Firefox and that will let me write some posts offline and then send them up when I get online. This post is my first ScribeFire post. Feels pretty good!


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • benedson says:

    hey andrew, hope you’re doing okay! I use ScribeFire its okay but could do with a spell checker…

  • Joanna says:

    Hi Scribe fire released a version to work with Safari 7th June, now all I have to do is find out how it works. Later! I need to go and do some weeding in the garden first.
    Btw sometimes it takes more than one or two attempts to post a comment, any particular reason?

  • Andrew says:

    i dont neeed a spelcheker, ben. hahah
    joanna – the only glitch i find, perhaps your problem also, is that it choses “notes” instead of “entries” and wants to post my edit as a new post rather than a re-edit. twice i have had to copy from the note and paste into the entry. not very intuitive.

  • Joanna says:

    I click post and it seems to do something and then it briefly flashes up a box but then nothing. If I get the box with the code then I know it will go through.

  • Fat Roland says:

    It’s not like Ben to need a spell checker…
    I wish my blog wasn’t caught in the tangled Blogger web. But I’m terrified to export it, in case the whole internet explodes or something.

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