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Qumana Releases Version 3.0 Beta

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I’ve been meaning to mention this for a few days but keep getting distracted but the desktop blog editor Qumana has been released in a version 3 beta.

The good thing from my perspective is that version 3 is able to be used with Macs (something many other similar tools don’t have the ability to do).

They list the features of this version as including (in addition to the previous version’s features):

  • cross-platform support for Mac and PC
  • improved editor with full WYSIWYG capability, plus ability to view and edit code
  • a “blog manager” that locally stores your drafts and published posts
  • support for trackbacks and pinging
  • a “right click” menu on each posted item allowing you to get the permalink for easy referencing
  • a way to refresh the editor (‘New Post’) – to clear away published material and start a new post instantly
  • application-integrated advanced AdGenta ad insertion
  • improved image dialogue, including preview and auto upload trigger from Drag & Drop
  • drag & drop functionality to the editor, as well as DropPad
  • preferences dialogue, including setting timezones & spellcheck
  • valid XHTML code generation

I’m yet to give it a run – but plan to download the Mac version this afternoon and give it a spin.

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Comments

  1. Jan says:

    Just posted about another desktop blog editor: Thingamablog

    Cross-platform and opensource… will be testing it soon.

  2. simon says:

    Hi,

    I just downloaded Qumana and joined adgenta as well. Configuring a blog and writing a post is easy, but I can find an editing function for past posts, am I correct (it’s a little late overhere).

    Oh and can we use adgenta and adsense ads at the same time??? And how many adgenta ads are the max.??

    Anywayz, another great suggestion tx.

  3. mark says:

    I always wanted a software based blog and this one seems pretty nice. The best part is that it’s free too. I’m gonna try it out now. Thanks for the info! :)

    ps. simon > on this page [ http://www.qumana.com/adgenta.htm ] it says: “Remember, AdGenta & Qumana want to give you the choice to use AdGenta, so we’ve also left open our terms of service, allowing you to use any other program in conjunction with ours that you may want.”

    However, I’m not sure the other way around. Does anyone know?

  4. Taxman says:

    I tried qumana v2, and downloaded v.3 as soon as it was published. I find it very “pleasant”, but it still miss a few “must” for me.

    1. I did not find a way to insert a “read more” break.
    2. I did not find a way to store custom html tags that can be insertet with a short cut.

    So I still use w.bloggar – even though I like the interface/instant “preview” type op wysiwyg that qumana has. I hope they implement the above mentioned functions.

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