I promised an update on ecto, the blogging software I was giving a trial run. I didn’t need anywhere close to the 21 free days to know that this was easily worth the $17.95 price tag. I’m using the Mac version but it is also available for Windows.
Upon installation, ecto searched out the categories on my blog and other settings I’ve made. Pretty much all I had to do was learn how to do my Technorati tags and remember to check that Trackbacks are allowed. I couldn’t drag and drop photos straight into Typepad’s blogging screen, but I can drag and drop into ecto. This software also takes advantage of the various shortcuts available to those who use a Mac. In Typepad, I couldn’t. I had to make use of their screen, not my own. ecto also makes quick work of links, including for Amazon.
Someone I know uses Camino, and that browser wouldn’t let her see all the Typepad design buttons. Neither does Safari. This software takes care of that bugaboo.
For those who blog, I can highly recommend ecto.