What do you like best?
- Support for multiple blogs. Also support multiple platforms
- Have an exact preview of the blog post before publishing
- Features that allow to edit images
- Work offline by writing and saving local drafts of publishable material
- Lot of keyboard shortcuts allow you to work with ease and without leaving the keyboard
What do you dislike?
- Development has stopped. No support is issued now
- Formatting issues when text is copied and pasted from other word processing applications
- Prone to crashing, although there has been a slight improvement over the years
- Support for only Windows PC's and not Linux or OSX.
- Missing features such as bad spell check and absence of Find and Replace
Recommendations to others considering the product
One of the best blogging softwares on the Windows platform. This is such an amazing tool that Microsoft decided to revive after making it open-source.
There are a lot of advantages that make this an easy-pick against all the other blogging solutions :
- Blog post scheduling works fine
- Automatic linking of posts to begin with
A lot more features make this the ideal platform for blogging. And its free.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Blogging technology posts right from the desktop has been such a relief. Great integration. I've been using Windows Live Writer for the past few years. The reason I started using WLW was because I was having a lot of issues with Blogger such as formatting issues amongst the many. Also Blogger is known for not publishing scheduled posts on time and losing posts altogether.