Recently I came across two new tools which are very useful to blogging.
One is the new web browser Flock.
As its about us page informs
“We started Flock to build tools that empower people and smooth out some of the more hairy parts of living and working online. As it is, we live and breathe this stuff everyday and wanted better tools to do the things that we love doing online.”
This browser is built on the Firefox and Gecko engines. It runs cleaner and smoother that firefox, and I quite like the graphic user interface.
A very important tool built into the browser is the blogging tool. Though not as robust as RocketPost, this still does the regular things and also allows u to drag stuff to blog about it. A flickr topbar allows you to pull images of your flickr set directly into the blogging window. In initial tests, I found that it is a handy tool to blog. But it still has a long way to go before it even comes on par with the next tool I want to tell you about.
w.bloggar is a multi-platform blogging tool that has been around for a while. It has a lot of the bells and whistles that one would want for blogging across the more robust platforms like Movable Type and WordPress. w.bloggar is also free and while it does not again match Rocketpost, my tool of choice, the trade off is the price.
It should be interesting to see how both of these tools grow as they mature in versions. With the blogging world exploding and hundreds (if not thousands) of new bloggers take to the internet waves, the sky is the limit for all these softwares.
UPDATE: For a more in-depth scoop on flock and also about getting a free wordpress account, go over to Vulturo.