One of the biggest headaches for a new blogger is figuring out how to be productive without sitting in a chair more than eight hours a day. The most popular blogging platforms, including Blogger and WordPress, use a control panel that includes a WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) editor, but it’s slow, and hard to work with. A much better alternative is to use Desktop Blogging Client software. These are programs you install on your desktop/home/office computer and blog remotely. You prepare the post with your software, then submit it to the blog from your desktop to the remote server.
The Nerd has prepared a list of the top 20 Desktop Blog Client software here. The Nerd’s two free favorites are Post2Blog, which is great, but is no longer developed or supported, and Windows Live Writer, which makes use of some great plugins to extend its functionality. Special mention goes to Microsoft Word 2007, which did not make the list, but is still a great Desktop Blog editor alternative. Click here to read more about using Word 2007 to blog.

BlogJet

Platform: Windows only
Price: Free trial / €29.95
Supports: WordPress, TypePad, Movable Type, Blogger, MSN Live Spaces, Blogware, BlogHarbor, Squarespace, Drupal, Community Server, etc.
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Deepest Sender

Platform: Firefox, SeaMoney, XULRunner
Price: Free
Supports: LiveJournal, Blogger, WordPress, MSN Live Spaces, meta Weblog
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Flock Browser

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Price: Free
Supports: Blogger, Blogsome, LiveJournal, WordPress, Xanga, Moveable Type
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Windows Live Writer

Platform: Windows (XP or Vista)
Price: Free
Supports: Windows Live Spaces, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress Type
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Ecto

Platform: Windows, Mac
Price: Free Trial / $17.95
Supports: Blogger, Blojsom, Drupal, MovableType, Nucleus, SquareSpace, TypePad, WordPress, and more
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Bleezer

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Price: Free
Supports: Blogger, Blojsom, Drupal, MovableType, Nucleus, SquareSpace, TypePad, WordPress, and more
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BlogTK

Platform: Linux
Price: Free
Supports: Blogger, Movable Type, WordPress
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Drivel Journal Editor

Platform: Linux
Price: Free
Supports: LiveJournal, Blogger, MovableType, Advogato, WordPress, Drupal
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Gnome Blog

Platform: Linux
Price: Free
Supports: Blogger, Advogato, Movable Type, WordPress, LiveJournal, Pyblosxom
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Newz Crawler (RSS/Atom Feed Reader and Blog Client)

Platform: Windows
Price: Free Trial / $24.95
Supports: Blogger, Metaweblog, MovableType or LiveJournal API supporting website
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Performancing ScribeFire

Platform: Firefox
Price: Free
Supports: WordPress, Blogger, Drupal, TypePad, LiveJournal, Windows Live Spaces and more.
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MarsEdit

Platform: Mac
Price: Free Trial / $29.95
Supports: WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, Movable Type, LiveJournal, Drupal, and Vox and more.
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ThingamaBlog

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Price: Free
Supports: LiveJournal, Blogger, MovableType, Advogato, WordPress, Drupal
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w.Bloggar

Platform: Firefox, Internet Explorer
Price: Free
Supports:WordPress, MovableType, TypePad, Drupal, b2evolution, Nucleus CMS, Squarespace, Community Server, BlogEngine.NET
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RocketPost2

Platform: Windows
Price: Free Trial / $49
Supports:Blogger, Movable Type, WordPress, TypePad, MSN Spaces, BlogHarbor, Drupal, dasBlog, .Text and SquareSpace
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BlogDesk

Platform: Windows
Price: Free
Supports:WordPress, MovableType, Drupal, Serendipity and ExpressionEngine
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Post2Blog

Platform: Windows
Price: Free Trial / $14.95
Supports:WordPress, MovableType, Blogger, Tyepad
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Qumana

Platform: Windows, Mac
Price: Free Trial / $14.95
Supports:Angelfire, Blogger/Blogspot, BlogHarbor, Blogware, Bryght, DiaryLand, Drupal, LiveJournal, MovableType, MSN Spaces, Tripod, TypePad, Roller, SquareSpace, WordPress.com, WordPress.org
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Zoundry Raven

Platform: Windows
Price: Free
Supports:Blogger, Movable Type & TypePad, Windows Live Spaces, WordPress, and more
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WB Editor

Platform: Windows
Price: Free Trial / $29.99
Supports:WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, MSN Spaces, Drupal
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