It was already one of the better options available for bloggers who were looking for a desktop solution for their Mac, but now Blogo is even better thanks to a recent update which brings it up to version 1.2.5. The new version brings support for custom slugs, Movable Type tags, and universal support for any kind of Ping.fm accounts.
That’s good news for most bloggers, since very few people I know use the default slugs offered by services like WordPress, and prefer to set their own custom slugs.
And its great news for Movable Type users, who until now haven’t been able to tag posts from Blogo, which is kind of a big deal when it comes to blogging software.
Full Ping.fm support means being able to update more than 30 social networking sites from one location. That and Twitter integration definitely give Blogo at least one advantage over MarsEdit, which also recently rolled out an update of its own, albeit a beta release. If you’re a MarsEdit fan, you can check out more about that over at TheAppleBlog.
As a blogger, I’m curious about the usage statistics of programs like this. Personally, I tend to check them out, use them for a while, and then switch back to web interfaces because I’m ultimately more comfortable with those, even if it does mean having to keep track of a bunch of different admin backends instead of one central app.
Is anyone out there a dedicated Blogo/MarsEdit/other convert, and if so, what’s the appeal?