BlogDesk: Free Blogging Client supports Custom Fields

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BlogDesk is a free blogging client that allows you to publish blog entries without having to access the administration panel of your weblog. BlogDesk is a free application that is made available to the public. BlogDesk can be used for personal or commercial purpose.  BlogDesk is available in three language versions, including English, German, and Spanish.


BlogDesk has a user friendly interface. It allows you to easily format the text of the blog entry. You can also easily insert images into the blog entry. You can either select an image from your computer or specify the URL to the image. The foreground and background colors of the blog post can be changed.

Being a WordPress blogger myself, one feature that I found most interesting is that I can create Custom Fields, and publish them as well to my blog. That is really useful.

BlogDesk is compatible with blogging systems that support the MetaweblogAPI or Movable Type interface. Blog systems that supports the MetaweblogAPI or Movable Type interface include WordPress, ExpressionEngine, MovableType, Drupa, Serendipity, dasBlog, Blojsom, Blogg.de, Myblog and Twoday.net.  Despite that, not all the features available in Blog Desk is supported in all the blog system mentioned.  Blog Desk can runs on all Windows operating system platform. Other good free blogging clients that you can try are Windows Live Writer and Blogilo.

Features of BlogDesk:

  • User friendly interface that is suitable for beginners
  • WYSIWYG Editor is used instead of HTML tag editor
  • Inserting image into blog entry is made easy.  You are not required to upload the image to the directory through FTP. Blog Desk will upload the image into the appropriate directory.
  • You don’t need an internet connection to compose a post. However, internet connection is required to publish the post.
  • BlogDesk features a spellchecker that supports 14 languages.
  • The Notebook, Frequently-Used-Phrases and the Technorati-Tags-Generator prevents you from performing repetitive tasks.
  • Allows you to publish an entry to several blogs that are located on different servers with one click.
  • Copies of the original blog entries are saved on your local computer.

BlogDesk is pretty good, and easy to use. If you want to blog from Firefox, you can use ScribeFire.

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Works With: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98
Free/Paid: Free