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Jul 23

BlogAssist

Retail price: $9.95
ZOT price: $5.00

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BlogAssist helps weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier. It adds a menu to the right-hand side of the menu bar that contains a list of operations that can be performed on text.

There are two handy ways to use it. You can simply select and copy some text into the clipboard, choose a suitable operation from the menu, then paste the result in the desired location. The text will have been transformed like magic. For example, copying hey and choosing Bold will result in <b>hey</b> – the HTML tags for boldface text, wrapped around the original text.

Alternatively, show the floating BlogAssist window (new in version 2) and drag text to one or both of the Values fields, choose an operation from the included pop-up menu, then drag the formatted HTML from the Result field. This window includes a convenient preview of how the HTML will be rendered in a web page.

[Floating window]

BlogAssist comes with several useful operations, including web and e-mail links, bold/italics/strikethrough/etc, LiveJournal tags, and more. But you aren’t limited to those – you can easily add, change, or remove them as desired.

16 Responses to “Make Blog Entries Easier”

  1. Danny Says:

    This might come in handy. I will test it out.. but then again.. for $5 buck, I might just buy it.

    Thanks MacZot
    Danny

  2. Lee Webb Says:

    This used to be freeware pre version 2. It’s a nice, very useful app.

  3. F451 Says:

    I went for it as you can change around (add or delete) the commands you sue most and it will work well for some of the forums I frequent.

  4. Mark Says:

    Two days? Or a bug?

  5. Joost Says:

    Prolly a bug, i want something new though :P

  6. ct2000 Says:

    not for me – no new Zot today then ?

  7. the valrus Says:

    hey you guys it’s tuesday now

    guys

  8. Dan Says:

    Aw, no new deal… ?

  9. Data Says:

    I die a little inside when there’s no new deal…

  10. n0mmo Says:

    Hmm… another extended deal. They must be having a hard time finding shareware.

  11. F451 Says:

    I can say that even after a day’s use that this app is well worth it…even at full price.

  12. Bruce Gerson Says:

    How about some really good broad-appeal shareware apps such as “Default Folder” or “Sidenote” or any of a thousand great ones. Beating a dead horse is just a waste of energy.

  13. Steve Says:

    I already use Ecto. *shrug*

  14. Mark Says:

    And I use TextExpander … thanks to the Collabozot! (Our team was one of the lucky ones!)

  15. ZOT Says:

    Extended deal:

    Sorry for no new deal, we scheduled a launch of a new app, and it got delayed.

    Stay tuned for more summer fun.

    ZOT!

  16. Erichd Says:

    Mark,

    Have you recieved the “prizing?” I haven’t…. :(

    My TextExpander is still in shareware mode….

    I was in MH-Eta, by the way….