Top Blogger Apps

Posted on Nov 16, 2008 in Blogging
To start off, these applications for your computer are not essential, but they do increase your ease with blogging. Using good blogger apps you can increase your productivity. First up is…1. Mozilla FirefoxYes that’s right, I’m a big fan of Firefox since 2.0 and haven’t even thought of switching back to Internet Explorer. That being said; Firefox is limitlessly extendable, fast, and lightweight. If you’re still using any other browser (even Google Chrome), then switch to Firefox immediately, it’ll boost your productivity – I can guarantee you that.There are also countless plugins available, check this post on the 25 must have plugins for bloggers.2. MemoKeysI’ve discovered a nice Tool that will help you saving time by saving common used text in a specified keynumber(for example F1 to F12). Just save the text you want in one of those F keys and press it somewhere in word or msn and it will paste the text immediatly into the window.Click on the image on the right side to see a complete overview for it.3. Microsoft Office 2007Not as highly needed for just the Word, since you can use notepad which is already giving in Windows itself. It is handy for making PowerPoint Presentations and Excel sheets. I also have it for Outlook since it can handle multiple mail adresses.If you don’t have the money to buy it, then I recommend the OpenOffice, which is free and some say just as powerfull.4. WordWebMisspelling much in English? Try out WordWeb.It is a powerfull English Dictionary tool with about 150,000 words in its database, although it also allows you to look into online sites such as Wikipedia. WordWeb’s a feature rich dictionary & thesaurus tool and a must have for bloggers who write their own content.5.  DigsbyDigsby is an all-in-one IM/social networking client. It supports most of the IM protocols out there, like Yahoo!, MSN, ICQ, and AIM. It even supports Facebook chat! It features tabbed conversation window, allows you to manage your email, and stay up-to-date with everything that’s happening on your Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and LinkedIn accounts. As its makers say: Digsby = IM + Email + Social Networking.What Do You Use?I’m sure that I’m just covering the most important ones here, but I’d love to hear from other PC using bloggers – what applications are you using?