As I mentioned in the last post, I decided to try [Post2blog](http://www.bytescout.com/post2blog.html), another new-ish Windows blogging client.
* Some nice touches… keyword-based snippets (for text you type over and over again), technorati tags
* Only $14.95 (Blogjet wants $39.95)
* I’m writing this from within Firefox. Post2blog locked up while editing a longer entry on this subject.
* Clunky interface. Seems like the developer spent more time worrying about skins than making the default interface usable:
* Installation needs polish. Look at this error message. “Click back and make sure…” Um, sure, but where’s the “back” button in this dialog?
* Snippet feature is interesting, but when I was posting I typed “Post2blog” and it automatically added the link and appended “handy desktop blog client” or something like that on the end. Found that a little rude. Maybe if I develop an application I’ll have it append “Goddess of all things” every time the user typed “Judi”. I went to remove the snippet and got this:
* I changed the font in the editing window and it added `` tags to the HTML. Font tags?!?! Why doesn’t it just throw everything in a table while it’s at it. No self-respecting blog client in the web 2.0 age should be going anywhere near font tags. `
` I can buy. But `
`??? No way. Out of curiosity, I just went to Mac OS X [ecto](http://ecto.kung-foo.tv), switched to the Rich Text editor (which I never use), typed “text here” and changed the font to Garamond. I switched over to HTML and I see: `
`. Hello? What is so diffiicult about that?
* No way of setting an upload path on images. Like Blogjet, it probably just dumps images in the default blog folder. ecto Mac lets me set a default path in the image editor window and save it as a preset. When posting from within a browser, I have a great MT plugin called [Better File Uploader](http://www.eatdrinksleepmovabletype.com/plugins/plugin_better_file_uploader/) which configures the default “Upload File” to do exactly what I want it to do.
At this point, I should just give up on finding a client and work on making the web browser interface better. All I have to do is find something that let’s me preview a post in a separate window from the entry. Maybe a better way to retain and add technorati tags.