Zoundry Raven is a free WYSIWYG blog editing software which makes posting to your blogs easier and faster.It includes simple tools to add links, tags, photos, music and video files, and much more. We use Windows Live Writer for blogging as its the best tool for blogging. Zoundry Raven is a great tool for blogging which has most of the features of WLW and also supports almost all blogging platforms. You can also add multiple blog accounts in Zoundry Raven.
Once you download and install the application, it first asks you to create a profile.
Once you create a profile, you can start adding blog accounts. The application supports almost all blogging platforms.
The post editor also has good features and also a preview tab which gives the preview of the post composed.
Features available in Zoundry Raven;
- True WYSIWYG writing and XHTML source editing
- Drag and drop images, video, and text from the Web
- Preview posts in your blog’s template
- Improved content management
- Built-in indexer allows you to see posts by blogs, links, tags, and images
- View tag cloud and browse to posts containing specific tags
- View posts independently of where they were published
- Manage multiple media storage services
- Set up different media services (Picasa, Image Shack, Ripway, FTP) for different blogs
- Share single media service with multiple blogs
- Manage multiple blogs offline
- Publish and update the same post to multiple blogs
- Manage multiple blogs within multiple accounts
- Install Raven as a Portable Application on your flash/thumb drive
- Raven will stay out of your Windows registry and let you take your blogging on the road
- WordPress 2.2+ Page & Tag support
- Use Raven to create and modify your WordPress Pages just like any other blog post
- Set WordPress tags as well as import tags from all of your posts
Overall Zoundry Raven is a good freeware application for blogging which is worth trying.