Qumana: An Easy-to-Use Alternative to Desktop Blogging

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Desktop blog editors provide bloggers additional functionalities that are missing in your blog’s default editor (e.g. WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, etc.). Additionally, you are able to write and edit your blog posts offline, which provides a way to save your work on your computer’s hard drive while also not having to be connected to the Internet. One of the best desktop-based blog editors is Qumana.

What is Qumana?

Qumana is a desktop-based blog editor that allows you to create and modify blog posts for more than one blog. Additionally, it provides you access to blog posts offline and without a need of a browser. It eases editing and insertion of various types of media that is usually a headache in your default blog editor. One unique function is the integration with its own keyword-drive ad system, which is very much like Google AdSense. It also allows you to add basic Technorati tag that is usually only able to work with other blog editors if you install a plugin. Furthermore, it rivals fee-based blog editors that have the same or less functions that Qumana has to offer. It can be installed on Mac, Windows, or Linux.

What Blog Platforms does Qumana Work With?

Qumana works with a variety of blog platforms. They are the following:

  • Angelfire
  • Blogger/Blogspot
  • BlogHarbor
  • Blogware
  • Bryght
  • DiaryLand
  • Drupal
  • LiveJournal
  • MovableType
  • MSN Spaces
  • Tripod
  • TypePad
  • Roller
  • SquareSpace
  • WordPress.com
  • WordPress.org
  • Plus most platforms that support the Blogger, MovableType or MetaWeblog API’s

Can I edit blog entries that I didn’t create using Qumana?

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Yes, you are able to import your blog entries you created outside of Qumana. You can also import your blog categories. Tags are the only items that you are unable to reuse. You have to continue retyping them for each new blog post.

Can I ping services to know that I updated my blog?

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Yes, Qumana provides you the ability of adding different ping services, so you can alert them after you publish a new blog post.

Does it support plugins?

At this moment, they do not support plugins.

Can I reuse what I write?

Yes, with Qumana’s DropPad. You are able to drag and drop images, texts, and links to your posts. The DropPad allows you to copy+paste information you find while browsing without having to open another program to contain what you collect.

Can I insert ads in my blog posts?

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Q Ads is an advertising network that works within Qumana to insert keyword-driven ads into your blog posts. It provides an easy way to make money on your blogs without having to create an affiliate or Google Adsense account. Q Ads is easy to sign up for and use within Qumana.

Qumana provides a blog editor for all systems.  It still lacks some functions that other blog editors have.  However, it makes up with it by being user friendly and low maintenance.

What blog editor do you use to write your posts?

7 comments

  1. Nice in depth review of the Quamana platform, if you are looking for more blogging clients, be sure to check out my post:

    http://codefusionlab.blogspot.com/2009/07/31-compelling-desktop-blogging-clients.html

    1. I’m glad you liked the review. =D

  2. Have you ooked at Bilbo Blogger? Its only in beta but looks really promising. You can find it here:

    http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/Bilbo+Blogger?content=102196

    and

    http://bilbo.gnufolks.org/

    I use it all the time on Fedora 11.
    James

    1. I haven’t looked at Bilbo, but I will check it out now. Thank you

  3. So where is the link to sign up for Qumana? Since you are the first person to introduce me to this info, I would like to be loyal and give you credit. That would be a nice feature in your posts, thanks, Robin

  4. I’ve just stumbled onto this blog and I’m impressed. Qumana is new to me, too, and an obvious link would be good but I’ll find it. There’s no pressure to reply to everyone but a reply to Robin would have helped me out, and maybe a lot of other people. For someone with so much experience, Shevonne, it’s a surprising omission. Perhaps you are trying to do too much but I guess an objective is to get people to your own blog and it works for me. See you there.

  5. Here is a link to learn more about Qumana: http://www.qumana.com/

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