2005-09-01

Qumana? Technorati?

Now what is this?

I'm trying out a little program called QumanaLE, which let's one create blog entries offline. In itself a really useful tool but I'm not too satisfied with this particular one. It's kinda slow working, I haven't been able yet to set templates, and there are some awkward things when it comes to editing what you've typed. It does come, however, with an in-build Technorati tags tag generator.

[edit] I can't say I'm too happy with the result of this program! It creates very bad HTML, and there's no way to edit links once you've created them. If I still have to go to my Blogger page to edit the posting, I might just as well write and post from there immediately. I can't endorse this program, so I removed the link to the website. IMO this is what we call in dutch "broddelwerk".

I just found out about Technorati. It looks like a pretty nifty website. Being able to search for particular tags, which index a blog entry's contents, is yet another way of finding the information you want in the information jungle of the internet. I'll have to remember this tagging. I may have to give it place in my entry template.


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2 Comments:

Blogger Tris Hussey said...

Hi,

Sorry you didn't enjoy Qumana from the get go. You can edit the links in Qumana. Just click the link and click the link button or control-shift-l and you can edit the URL. To edit the text, just retype.

Yes, the HTML code generated isn't great. We're working on that for future versions. Right now we're limited by the HTML component we're using.

Thank you for all the feedback, though and feel free to ping me.

Tris Hussey, Product Manager and CBO, Qumana.
tris AT qumana.com

7:09 pm  
Blogger RML said...

Tris, thanks for your comment. I feel that Qumana is basicly a very good idea but it really still needs a lot of work to make it as simple and intuitive as, say, the Blogger interface.

For my HTML work I've been using AceHTML for years. I haven't tried out if I can use it to upload to my blog but that would make it an even more important tool for me.
In my opinion, Qumana doesn't meet the standards for a proper HTML tool (which, I guess, it never was designed for) but it also lacks as a blogging tool.

I hope to see an improved version soon, though. As I said, it does have potential.

RML - Shards of Reality

6:08 pm  

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