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ecto for Mac

Post entries to weblog systems (was Kung-Log).

$19.95
In English
Version 3.0.2
3.5
Based on 20 user rates

ecto overview

ecto is a feature-rich desktop blogging client for Mac OS X, supporting a wide range of weblog systems, such as Blogger, Blojsom, Drupal, MovableType, Nucleus, TypePad, WordPress, and more. ecto is the successor of the wildly popular Kung-Log. With ecto you can write and manage entries for your weblog(s). The advantage over using your weblog's control panel is that you can compose entries offline and use the extra features ecto offers, such as spellcheck, creating links, attachments, amazon support, Flickr integration via 1001 and much more. ecto is designed to make blogging much more easier and yet give the users as much power as possible to manage their weblogs.

Features:

  • support for multiple weblogs and servers (with easy-to-use Account Manager)
  • full local control of recently posted entries and drafts (with search function)
  • intuitive interface for creating and editing weblog entries
  • a Rich Text and an HTML editor with spellcheck and search/replace
  • syntax-coloring in the HTML editor
  • quick access menu with HTML tag templates and keyboard shortcuts (fully customizable)
  • support of all available remote control options of MovableType API (posting entries with continuation, summary, keywords, multiple categories, trackback, text-formatting, comment options)
  • advanced create-a-link dialog
  • easily change the posting date of entries
  • full-featured HTML-rendered preview of entries using Safari's WebKit
  • powerful file and media upload, incl. iPhoto import, via attachments
  • convert, scale images and create thumbnails
  • create poster movies or create thumbnails from movie frames
  • save settings on a per-blog basis
  • send notifications by email (with Address Book support)
  • insert details of the currently playing iTunes song in your entry
  • embedded debug console to troubleshoot server connections
  • extensive help documentation accessible from within ecto
  • hate the metal and icons? Set the window texture via the Preferences window and change icons with the supplied switcher!
  • works with NetNewsWire, PulpFiction, and Shrook
  • localized in Chinese, Dutch, French, German, and Japanese
  • support for del.icio.us, the social bookmarks manager
  • Services menu items to blog selected text (with extra features for Safari)
  • Flickr integration via 1001 app
  • Amazon Tool
  • and much much more!

What’s new in version 3.0.2

Version 3.0.2:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

ecto for Mac

$19.95
In English
Version 3.0.2
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3.5

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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
Aug 27 2016
3.0
0.5
Aug 27 2016
0.5
Version: 3.0
Sad. I was looking at some reviews and Ecto was the best blog writer. But unfortunately, it hasn't been updated in 7 years. And the developer illumineX hasn't updated their website in 7 years as well. Their website no longer has a forum also. So I can assume that Ecto is unfortunately dead software.
misterjspencer
misterjspencer
May 3 2015
3.0
5.0
May 3 2015
5.0
Version: 3.0
This still works well for me, its just a shame it got abandoned, I might try blogo, MArs edit doesn't cut it for me
Macedward
Macedward
Dec 5 2013
3.0
1.0
Dec 5 2013
1.0
Version: 3.0
This software used to be useful, but now it crashes all the time while trying to launch the app. Please update the app to be workable with Mavericks.
E-sapwater-%aze
E-sapwater-%aze
Mar 26 2011
3.0
0.0
Mar 26 2011
0.0
Version: 3.0
Ecto is very much alive. Just received this note from the illumineX CEO who writes: "Yes, we've been doing a lot of work to ecto. We're going through the entire codebase, updating it to the modern Snow Leopard APIs so that it will be more stable and responsive. We've made about 2700 changes so far, and have a few more to go before we can release an update." Anxious to put this new ecto version to good use and know a lot of others are, too!
Cocoanut
Cocoanut
Nov 25 2010
3.0
0.0
Nov 25 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0
This software seems to have been abandoned. The current version is extremely buggy and unstable. Developer is AWOL. Too bad since it was good in the day but that day is gone.
Psychiatry
Psychiatry
Aug 27 2016
0.5
Aug 27 2016
0.5
Version: null
misterjspencer
misterjspencer
May 3 2015
5.0
May 3 2015
5.0
Version: null
Macedward
Macedward
Dec 5 2013
1.0
Dec 5 2013
1.0
Version: null
e_gustavo
e_gustavo
Jan 26 2011
0.5
Jan 26 2011
0.5
Version: null
M-Prewitt
M-Prewitt
Aug 14 2010
1.0
Aug 14 2010
1.0
Version: null
leoofborg
leoofborg
Jan 22 2010
2.0
Jan 22 2010
2.0
Version: null
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
May 7 2007
2.0
May 7 2007
2.0
Version: null
thedarkknight79
thedarkknight79
May 10 2006
5.0
May 10 2006
5.0
Version: null
~hell
~hell
Mar 16 2006
4.3
Mar 16 2006
4.3
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Sep 7 2005
3.0
Sep 7 2005
3.0
Version: null
Timplaster
Timplaster
Jun 25 2005
5.0
Jun 25 2005
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
May 24 2005
4.8
May 24 2005
4.8
Version: null
Guest
Guest
May 26 2004
5.0
May 26 2004
5.0
Version: null
Shawn-Medero
Shawn-Medero
Feb 6 2004
4.3
Feb 6 2004
4.3
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Jan 25 2004
5.0
Jan 25 2004
5.0
Version: null
ale2000-1
ale2000-1
Jan 13 2004
2.5
Jan 13 2004
2.5
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Jan 3 2004
3.5
Jan 3 2004
3.5
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Jul 10 2003
5.0
Jul 10 2003
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
May 11 2003
4.8
May 11 2003
4.8
Version: null
Dnorman1
Dnorman1
Apr 10 2003
5.0
Apr 10 2003
5.0
Version: null