If youâ€™re looking for blogging software on the Mac thereâ€™s an app available called PixelPumper.
Itâ€™s an offline WordPress editor that promises to make posting easier.
So Iâ€™m going to use it for the first time starting now – to create this post.
The online editor in WordPress is pretty decent, but its not ideal for all situations. I quite like the idea of having an offline record of my postings â€˜just in caseâ€™ and sometimes I just donâ€™t want to work through a browser window.
Enter Pixel Pumper, a mac app competing with a number of other offline editors including Desk, Marsedit and over on the windows side, the venerable Windows Live Writer.
So far the interface looks good and clean, Iâ€™m going to drop an HD jpg frame in here now. This is a frame my short film â€˜A Tax on Bunny Rabbits‘
Alrighty, that wasnâ€™t too difficult but Iâ€™m disappointed with a couple things.
First I couldnâ€™t drag and drop the image into the editor, I had to click â€˜add photosâ€™ and browse to the image. It would flow so much better to be able to drop images onto the editor as you go.
The second problem was that when I linked to vimeo for my film title I clicked the hyperlink button and pasted in the link, but by default that pastes into the â€˜link titleâ€™ attribute, not the URL. I donâ€™t know about you, but I usually type stuff out, then select items to add as links. Itâ€™s a minor thing, but I donâ€™t like to have to change the focus to select the URL attribute before I paste in.
All in all, this is a fairly basic app – it could definitely benefit from some workflow advances like drag and drop images.
On the other hand, if you want to use it only for WYSIWYG editing itâ€™s free and itâ€™s clean and may help you to organize your postings. Iâ€™m going to try to use it for a few more posts and see if it sticks.