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Open Live Writer Alternatives for Mac

Open Live Writer is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is MarsEdit. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try MacJournal or Jarme. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Open Live Writer and nine of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Open Live Writer are SeMagic, Desk, Blogly and Blogo.

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.
This page was last updated Aug 5, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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  1. 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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  2. MacJournal

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

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



  3. 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.

  4. 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/

  5. 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.



  6. Blogly

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Blogly is an open-source desktop application for bloggers and content writers. Provides a fully offline content creation facility and draft online or publish (only to Google Blogger) when back online.

  7. Blogo

    • Mac

    Blogging made easy, again.

    Discontinued

    Website no longer exists and app is no longer on App Store. No word from developers on social media since 2016.

  8. ecto

    • Mac

    ecto is a feature-rich desktop blogging editor for MacOSX. With ecto, you can easily publish to a wide range of weblog systems, such as Blogger, Blojsom, Drupal, MovableType, Nucleus, SquareSpace, TypePad, WordPress, and more.

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  9. QTM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    ABANDONED in 2014, Was a decent "word press uploader".

    Discontinued

    This item has been discontinued. The last version was 7 years ago, on 27 February 2014.

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