Offline blog editor is an essential tool for a blogger. Some of the important reasons are discussed here.
- Blogger never have to depends on internet speed and other speed regulating factors
- Can embed videos and images
- Easy upload of images and videos to the webhost
- Tagging is easy for digg, technorati and similar services
- Can change time stamp of publishing to an earlier time
- Categorizing is easy
- Can check preview before publishing
- Can view and edit html code
- Availability of good plug-ins
- Can support multiple blog accounts
- Font alignment other font editing features (of course, it is necessary)
- At last, of course , its cost
It is very difficult to say which is good. Windows live writer is optimized with almost all blog services. Also it has a wide collection of plug-ins. Also Blogdesk is a good one, which is optimized for Wordpress. There is a Firefox extension named Scribefire which can be used for multiple accounts and multiple account publishing. These blog editors are free to download and use.