Sunday, February 18, 2007

Question: Ecto versus Google Docs and Spreadsheets?

I‘ve been setting up my new blog at blog.k1v1n.com. I‘m almost ready to make the switchover. The only thing left to do is to export/import my posts from this site. I‘ve fooled around with a couple of test posts, but that‘s the extent of content there right now. Today could be the day I move, however.

One of the main reasons I‘m making the move is to be able to tag my postings. I‘m also wanting to use a more robust editor, which the NC State blog hosting service does not support. I was all excited about using Ecto after hearing glowing reviews from our resident geeks. Then I read this review of several blogging editors in a head-to-head comparison. Included in the mix was Google Docs and Spreadsheets. Seems the only rap on Google D&S was that you couldn‘t use it offline. Offline editing is a feature that I will never use. If I am offline then I am offline. I cannot remember a single time in the last three years (or so) where I have used my computer when not connected to the network.

So, if I don‘t care about offline is there anything better than Google D&S? Especially considering that I am using Blogger as the host? I‘m thinking not, but I‘m open to being convinced.

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