Blogging hasn’t gone away, despite the massive use of social media sites and applications from Facebook to Instagram to Twitter. Many, if not most, Mac users who blog do so with an internet connection and an open browser window connected to their blog. Offline blogging requires a different tool, and one of the more popular options for the Mac is Blogo.
Think of Blogo as an offline mini word processor which lets you write an article or blog post, then upload to your WordPress blog when you connect to the internet. As an offline tool that also works online, Blogo comes with a handful of very useful options.
For example, you can manage multiple blogs in Blogo, all from a single dashboard. For blogs which display photos or graphics, Blogo features a built-in image editor that gives you tools to crop, add filters, change brightness and contrast, and even adjust the size.
Blogo can display a preview of your blog post before you post it.
If all is good, one click will publish your post. WordPress blogs are home to comments which need to be viewed, managed, approved, deleted, and that’s built in to Blogo, too.
Blogo also has an option to sync up drafts of blog posts in Evernote. That’s a handy feature if you use Evernote to store notes, links, blog post ideas, and rough drafts. Evernote runs on all major devices– PCs, smartphones, tablets.
By far the most useful option is the Blogo offline mode where you can can write an article and get it ready to publish even when there’s no internet connection. Blogo works in fullscreen mode in OS X, works with Macs that have multiple displays, and brings in new posts and comments to Notification Center on your Mac.
Blogo isn’t for every blogger, and the offline mode is worth a look, but for now the app is for WordPress blogs only, and there is no try-before-you-buy option. To try it, you have to buy it first.