iBlog
iBlog 2.0 RC3
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Publish your own blog, with iLife integration.   Shareware ($29.95)
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iBlog is an elegant desktop blogging application that makes authoring and publishing your personal blogs a breeze. Unlike other blogging sytems, you don't have to be an expert database administrator or a perl programmer to setup and use iBlog. You can preview and publish your blogs to your iDisk with a single click of a button.
What's New
Version 2.0 RC3:
  • Images and other attachments in the Entry can have accents and double byte characters.
  • Added support for resizing the Blog banner image.
  • Stripped HTML tags in the RSS feed, newlines are preserved.
  • Added support for resizing the Category image.
  • Added a checkbox to select/deselect the files list in the publish panel.
  • The Entry window has a Link toolbar button.
  • Updated FTP and SFTP publishing implementation. No need to install Ncftp client anymore.
  • Updated Publish state per publish location.
  • Added support for resizing the images in the Entry window. You have to re-save the existing entries to resize the images.
  • Added a preference to set the default image width in the "Text Editing" section of the preferences window.
  • Updated the iBlog product page URLs in the template files.
  • Fixed the launch time issue. Now iBlog 2.0 launches in a couple of seconds no matter how many entries you have.
Version 2.0 RC3:
  • Images and other attachments in the Entry can have accents and double byte characters.
  • Added support for resizing the Blog banner image.
  • Stripped HTML tags in the RSS feed, newlines are preserved.
  • Added support for resizing the Category image.
  • Added a checkbox to select/deselect the files list in the publish panel.
  • The Entry window has a Link toolbar button. more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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Jlshnng reviewed on 11 Feb 2011
Way too old, last update in 2007.
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Axys commented on 28 Sep 2010
This was abandoned by the developer over 2 years ago, so don't waste your money on it now. It was a very good app, with a great user community, and it could have been great.
[Version 2.0rc3]


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imacjohan commented on 02 Aug 2007
I never had problems with this program and I like it very much!...
http://iblog.masteluin.be (made with iBlog)
[Version 2.0rc3]


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Lifli Software Private Limited (developer) commented on 02 Aug 2007
2.0 is a FREE update for all registered users of the 1.x version. This means that if you already bought a license key earlier then the same registration information will work in the 2.x version.

Users of the free .Mac version of iBlog have a buy a license key for the 2.0 version.

2.0 version imports data from the 1.x version and uses a different set of folders for saving the application data. So you can safely try out the 2.0 version while using 1.x version for production blogs.
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Lifli Software Private Limited (developer) commented on 02 Aug 2007
2.0 RC3 has a newer and reliable FTP and SFTP implementations. You don't have to download Ncftp client anymore.

Please use the help desk/ticket system for technical help: http://www.lifli.com/Support
[Version 2.0rc3]


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roberts2424 commented on 14 Apr 2007
In previous versions this program has never lived up to its promise. Who can even believe it's still around? Do yourself a favor and look at other options including WordPress. It will be far less painful.
[Version 2.0rc2]


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68kmla commented on 22 Jan 2006
it's so frustrating seeing people still suffer with this app.
[Version 1.4.6]


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tdsanchez commented on 27 Dec 2005
I tried to purchase it today (12/27/05) and have experienced a number of problems with the software vendor and their third party merchant services provider, CCAvenue.

The primary complication in purchasing this software is that Lifli will only accept Rupees (dumb!) and, thus, you must use a credit card. I did that, using a platinum select card at that, and the purchase was shown to be declined by CCAvenue, yet, when I contacted my credit card provider, they stated they approved the purcahase.

To add insult to injury, during a live chat trying to resolve this, I was treated as if I had done something wrong and/or was as if I was some kind of clueless loser with a maxed out credit card.

Now Lifli and CCAvenue have my personal information (via the verification process for the card), and valuable marketing information, and I have a worthless piece of software that I can't do anything with because I can't purchase it with a credit card that I use daily.
[Version 1.4.6]


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68kmla commented on 10 Dec 2005
Stupidly, I paid for this app about a year ago, found that it doesn't handle most of the things that Wordpress (free web-based alternative) does (built-in RSS, Atom, podcasting feeds, feeds for separate topics, ability to post to blog from the web or an application, etc.)

Now I go to the site and find this:
"All 1.x updates are free to registered users and users of the dot mac version of iBlog."

So I assume this means that version 2 will cost current users to upgrade. What a joke. This guy had such a big chance from Apple, getting distributed on iDisk and publicity on .mac, but he never took advantage of it, instead choosing to let the program rot while other free alternatives pass it by.

What a load of crap, there's no way I'll be paying for another version of this dog of a program. Version 2 should be a free upgrade, just to somewhat make up for all the crap that iBlog users have had to deal with up till now.

As far as managing a blog, it fails miserably, with cryptic titles/file names for everything, making it impossible to take care of unless you do everything through the app's interface. Limited customizability, no built-in comments, I could go on, but I'd rather point you to wordpress.org or b2evolution.net and hope that other power users become aware of just how limited this app really is.
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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Nov 2005
Well I'm writing in Danish, which have some "strange" letters in the alphabet and I have never had any problems regarding that. I have been using iBlog for some years now and cannot at all recognize the negative criticism seen in a lot of the reviews below. Has anyone of you ever used the application? It is so easy to get started and going and the end result are great. Sure I have had some wishes for the further development and still have, but the overall rating of it better than average. I have tried e.g. Wordpress and no that does not do it for me. It might be free but it isn't close to the easiness of iBlog. I'm blogging several times a week and have done so with iBlog since 2003 and I have not seen a none web-based app yet that can do the same as well as this.
[Version 1.4.5]

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68kmla replied on 10 Dec 2005
if you need help with Wordpress, go to wordpress.org and search.

if you want a desktop app you can blog with, use ecto. It's a ton better than iBlog and will let you blog to almost any blog service out there.

Good luck converting your posts, though. iBlog makes a mess of things.
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License:Shareware
Date:02 Aug 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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iBlog is an elegant desktop blogging application that makes authoring and publishing your personal blogs a breeze. Unlike other blogging sytems, you don't have to be an expert database administrator or a perl programmer to setup and use iBlog. You can preview and publish your blogs to your iDisk with a single click of a button.


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