Bytescout has announced the official release of Post2Blog, a desktop editor for blogs. It provides client-side assistance for blog publishing. Post2Blog allows checking the spelling as you type, posting rich text with illustrations and tables, adding links to dictionaries and commercial services (like Amazon Associates Program), tags, and snippets from Web pages. The program helps upload images to sites that have no upload support. From the same program interface users can establish a new blog account, edit and post rich text, upload images, and publish blogs. Post2Blog can also be integrated with MS Word and other applications.
More demanding blogs can be made in MS Word and transferred to Post2Blog for. A plug-in for MS Word installs a toolbar to help the user work with blogs. The user can compose a post in the customary interface, add blog-specific tags, tunes, and transfer it with a click. The command line mode provides an integration of Post2Blog into an existing application environment. Post2Blog v1.20 features include: WYSIWYG editor with rich features and hot key support; Support for image upload from imageshack.us, picturelli.com, or a custom FTP server; Spell-check as you type; Spell-check dictionaries for English, German, Italian, and French; Over seven additional dictionaries are ready for download from the company's Web site; Multilanguage spell check; Support for smart tags (Technorati, Del.icio.us, Buzzwords, 43 Things), links to dictionaries, commercial services and other sites; Context menu integration in Firefox, MS IE, and integration via a toolbar in MS Word; and Command line mode support.
Post2Blog v1.2 runs under Windows 98/2000/ME/ XP and costs $39 for a single-user license. The company offers its products for academic purposes at a 30% discount to the regular price. Post2Blog is also available as a freeware Express version with core functionality. Product registration enables all program features and entitles users to free technical support and program updates during 12 months.