Windows Live Writer Gets New Features

by on June 3, 2008
in Blogging, Softwares, Tools

Windows Live Writer (WLW) is one of the most widely used blog editor, and is my favourite too. In fact, this post is also being written on WLW. Yesterday, Writer Zone announced a new Technical update to Windows Live Writer which includes a number of improvements and new features. A brief listing of the features have been given below.

Windows Live Writer

One of the most notable feature is the crop and screenshot feature which can now be down right from Windows Live Writer without the use of Paint or Photoshop. Another interesting feature is of visual effects i.e reflection, rounded corners etc. that can be added to our images. We can also rotate images by a custom angle in WLW now. Other features that can be found in this update are:

Video and Image Publishing Enhancements

  • Upload videos to Soapbox
  • Image cropping and tilting
  • Additional border styles
  • Support for LightBox and other image previewing effects (like Slimbox, Smoothbox, and others)
  • Support for centering images

Editing Enhancements

  • Auto Linking
  • Smart quotes/typographic characters
  • Word count

UI Improvements

  • Revised main toolbar
  • Tabs for view switching
  • Improved category control with search/filtering

This is not the final version, and is only meant for plugin developers to test their plugin compatibility with the upcoming latest release. I didn’t found any problems with this Technical update, but you may still encounter bugs and application crashes as it’s not the final version.


You can try out this Technical update of Windows Live Writer from here.

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  • I just commented on other’s blog on how to get updates of windows live writer,thanks for this buddy!

    I want to try out this auto link feature,Must be fabulous!

  • I love WLW. New updated makes it even better