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Windows Live Writer Alternatives

Windows Live Writer is described as 'is one of the most popular blog editors. With a large numer of features WLW is a bloggers best friend' and is a popular Blog Publishing tool in the social & communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Windows Live Writer for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Java Mobile and Wordpress. The best alternative is Diaro, which is free. Other great apps like Windows Live Writer are Open Live Writer, MarsEdit, MacJournal and SeMagic.

Windows 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 Windows Live Writer.
This page was last updated Feb 25, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

Windows Live Writer is one of the most popular blog editors. With a large numer of features WLW is a bloggers best friend.

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  1. Diaro

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    Diaro is designed to record your activities, daily events, appointments, experiences, thoughts, secrets and ideas throughout the day and sync data across all your devices. It is the easiest and most secure way to keep a diary.

    Diaro vs Windows Live Writer opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    fruitmuffins

    Diaro is more like "DayOne" or other journaling software whereas Live Writer is more of a blogging application.

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  2. Open Live Writer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Open Live Writer is an 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.

    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 0.6.2.0, released in May 2017, can be still downloaded from GitHub

    Open Live Writer vs Windows Live Writer opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    laurabrown

    It has every feature I need, and some I have found useful along the way. Best of all, I don't need to deal with that !#&!? MS login which kept me from using Windows Live Writer.

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  3. 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.

  4. MacJournal

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

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

  5. 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/



  6. 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.

  7. Drivel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

  8. 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. 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

  10. 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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