I recently downloaded journaler, a free Mac Utility you can blog with. It is a fully featured program with tons of bells and whistles. If you have a mac and like to blog I’d check this out.
It has a great UI:
Here are some of the features:
Entries by date and folder
Unicode compliant, write in any language
Standard word processing capabilities
Record audio and video entries
iLife integration: iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie and Safari bookmarks
256 bit AES encryption
Edit entries in tabs or multiple windows
Inline media viewing: audio-video, images, pdfs, websites and archives, Address Book records
Import and export entries: text, rich text, pdf, word, html, webarchive
Print and export a single entry, collections of entries, or any dated range of entries
Integrated iWeb, emailing and Address Book
iPod notes export
Integrated blogging: Blogger.com, LiveJournal and MetaWeblog API systems
Relevance ranked searching and live filtering
Elegant and easy to use, powerful with well documented features
I will continue to use Ecto for three reasons: A) I paid for it and I still really like it; B) it has a great custom tag engine; C) it uploads photos to your server for you and has some slick photo editing features, which I use regularly.
But don’t get me wrong, I’d be using Journaler if I didn’t want to pay for a blogging tool and Journaler has some amazing features Ecto doesn’t do, such as integration with iLife.