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Open Live Writer Alternatives

Open Live Writer is described as 'open source application enabling users to author, edit, and publish blog posts. It is based on a fork of the well-loved but not actively developed Windows Live Writer code' and is a Blog Publishing tool in the news & books category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Open Live Writer for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Java Mobile and Wordpress. The best alternative is MarsEdit. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try MacJournal or Jarme. Other great apps like Open Live Writer are SeMagic, Desk, Drivel and Post2blog.

Open Live Writer alternatives are mainly Blog Publishing Tools but may also be Note-taking Tools or Journaling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Open Live Writer.
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    MarsEdit

    • Mac

    Writing and editing websites. It's possible to both post and reopen posts and edit them without any changes to the code. What's very special is the built-in support for Markdown. Plain text HTML editing and WYSIWYG are also supported.

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    It's still up to date and works very well in 2021. Version 4 is out and actively maintained by developer.

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    Open Live Writer is Free!!!!

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    MacJournal

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    MacJournal is the world's most popular journalist software for the Mac.

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    Jarme

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Keeping a journal or writing your diary everyday can be boring at times but your memories are as precious to us as they are to you. Which is why we built Jarme, an app that makes it fun to write, share and reminisce the moments of your life that are worth remembering.

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    SeMagic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    Client for LiveJournal, Blogger, Wordpress Image upload to LJ Scrapbook, Flickr, fotki.com, imageshack.us, Picasa, Yandex Fotki.

    Discontinued

    Last version was in 2015https://sourceforge.net/projects/semagic/

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    Desk

    • Mac

    An award-winning & beloved desktop publishing client, exclusively for OS X.

    You are a storyteller, passionate about crafting narratives that capture, express, and delight in what it means to be human.

    Discontinued

    Website/app unavailable.

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    Drivel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Drivel is a GNOME client for working with online journals, also known as weblogs or simply "blogs".

    Discontinued

    The last release (3.0.0) is from October 2009.

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    Post2blog

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Wordpress

    Post2Blog is a desktop blogging client software that helps to update your blog without visiting a web-site and can help to compose posts offline, post selected text from Internet Explorer, Firefox, publish pictures and files directly from Explorer or even use MS Word as editor...

    Discontinued

    The software is now listed as "Old and deprecated software" and offered for free but with no support. Last version, 3.01, released in June 2007, can be still downloaded from Download.com and Free-Downloads.com

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    BloGTK

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    BloGTK is a weblog client that allows you to post to your weblog from GNOME without the need for a separate browser window. BloGTK allows you to connect with many weblog systems such as Blogger, Movable Type, WordPress, and more.

    Discontinued

    No updates in years. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/blogtk/

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  9. BlogDesk

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Blogging should be simple, but it gets complicated and time-consuming if you are serious about it. BlogDesk makes it easy to write, speeds up lavish processes and assists the author with smart features.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.8 Build 400, released in February 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Mopress

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Java Mobile
    • Blackberry
    • Blackberry 10

    MoPress is a blogging client application developed for mobile phones. It allows a mobile phone to post a content (text, image, audio, video) to a Blog, using any type of available network (mobile phone network or Wi-Fi network).

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