By Slobokan | July 18, 2008
The newest version of Stuffr is here. While you thought I was sitting around doing nothing, I was planning a complete overhaul behind the scenes as well as making several changes to Stuffr’s streamlined design.
Over the course of the last couple months, I received quite a bit of feedback. Many of you asked for changes in the interface to make it look less cluttered. So I took some time and re-designed the look and feel to make it more user-friendly, if that was even possible.
The most requested item was support for Blogger. I am happy to report, I have added basic support for posting to your Blogger account. Based on user feedback, I might add more features, but for now, you can post and edit. That should make a lot of you happy.
While I did change the look of the application, I also did a complete overhaul of the code behind the scenes. Things should run much more efficiently.
The most notable change, however, will be the lack of support for Twitter and Pownce. I have removed Pownce support completely because of the utter lack of activity over there, and I removed the Twitter component of the application because of the unstableness of the Twitter site. I am still working on the code, and when I feel it is stable enough, I will re-release the Twitter components of Stuffr as a stand-alone module you can run alongside Stuffr.
So, here is the new Stuffr:
Stuffr, a desktop blogging client for Windows, has a streamlined design that works in conjuction with multiple weblog platforms.
With keyboard shortcuts, syntax highlighting, and smart prompts, Stuffr offers you all of the tools needed for speedy and convenient posting.
Stuffr allows you to save drafts or publish entries to your blog in real time, but it also offers the choice of saving the post locally for further review and editing.
New in this version of Stuffr are four preset color themes, as well as the choice to customize the interface colors.
Stuffr currently supports blogging on the Blogger, Movable Type and Wordpress platforms, as well as Tumblr TumbleLogs.
Stuffr’s features include:
- Multiple blog accounts
- Add files, images, links and web videos (from YouTube, Vimeo, College Humor, and MetaCafe)
- HTML syntax highlighting
- Four customizable tag buttons
- It’s 100% free, with no ads or spyware!
Blogging (Movable Type & WordPress):
- Post drafts and publish posts
- Save drafts locally
- Editing posts and drafts
- Multiple categories
- Add Categories (WP 2.2+ Only)
- Post date modification
- Pinging multiple update services
- Publish posts
- Save drafts locally
- Editing posts
- Post Text Entries
- Add Photos
- Cite Quotations
- Link to your favorite sites
- Paste an online chat conversation
- Embed Video
- Support for posting to Blogger.
- Embedding Vimeo clips was not always working correctly.
- When choosing a custom theme, the colors didn’t always match the chosen ones.
- Fixed the way Stuffr handles incoming parameters from other applications (like FeedDemon’s BlogThis).
- Cleaned up and changed the entire Stuffr interface. All of the functionality is still there, I have just removed numerous buttons from the main screen to make it look “cleaner”.
- When clicking (or keying Ctrl-W) for a WordCount, the result is now shown on the status bar for a short time instead of popping up a window you have to close.
- Support for adding Technorati tags to the end of the post content.
- Support for posting to Twitter and Pownce
- None at this time.
For more information on changes included in each version of Stuffr, check the history.txt file that accompanies the file.
Stuffr, with it’s intuitive design, does what a blogging client should, and it does it quickly and efficiently.
So when you have a lot on your mind, take your thoughts and Stuff ‘em!