Mars Edit is a capable, yet simple-to-use editor for Wordpress (and other) based blogs. I'm only using it for Wordpress (self-hosted) blogs, so I cannot comment on how well it integrates with other blogs.
In the context of your blog, ME allows you to create and update articles as well as stand-alone pages. I like the ability to switch between HTML and Rich Text editing (I am *not* the world's greatest HTML buff), and seeing the results in the preview window updating live is a great help. Since you can do much of that from within WP itself, the killer feature of ME is being able to create articles off-line and later synch them to your Blog. During sync, articles (and static pages) that I wrote on-line are synced back to ME. I found that ME does this very well. Offline editing is important to me because I compose most of my articles on my *ooooold* laptop, being on the road, between meetings, or (usually) sitting in a quaint, but lovely Coffee Shop without internet access. I don't know why, but that's simply where I write best.
In a direct comparison with on-line editing from within WP I found that I prefer to edit my text in ME, and then upload. A personal preference, for sure, but still...
There are some minor quibbles or features that I wish ME would implement to make my experience even more pleasant (chiefly amongst them being able to select between templates for common wp templates like 'twenty-eleven'. Not everyone is able to extract HTML formatting from WP's templates and transfer them to ME. Well, at least *I* am not. Having that (or a template that is close enough) would really be the icing on the cake.
And now to my current pet topic:
To those who think that ME's price is 'too expensive': Please reconsider. I know that in the age of the App Store where the ongoing race to the bottom kills software fast it has become fashionable call software that cost more than $1 'expensive'.
But seriously, you as the customer have three options:
- Don't purchase because the value isn't right for you. Fair, but please do not comment on the software's features.
- Purchase because you DO find the value proposition justifiable. Then comment on the features, but do not say it should be cheaper. You got it's worth.
- Shut up, make a better product, and offer it for less. *That* is what 'real men' do. Guess why there aren't better offline WP editors available for less available on the Mac.
Personally, I find the price for ME to be well justifiable. It's rock solid. You get personal support from the Author, which I find very appealing. But most importantly: It costs less than 10 coffees (I average two at my coffee shop, so I spend more in a week on coffee than I have spent on ME in eternity), for crying out loud! Is that really expensive? Admittedly, my coffee is - but then I'm prepared to pay for that as well.
Ok, off the soapbox...