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Zoundry Raven: Blogging Software to Make Your Life Easier

written by: KateG•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 10/21/2008

This review looks at the Zoundry Raven software that can help make your blogging life easier. We'll examine the costs and the features of the application.

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    Zoundry Ranven, for those of you who are new to the series, is another blog-managing software application for the Windows operating system. Using one of these systems can make managing your blogging easier and allow you the ability to create and edit your posts off-line. Today, we are going to see if this is the piece of software that will be the one that you need. In this article, we will be taking a look at the blogging platforms it is compatible with, some of the interesting features of the software, and have a brief discussion of how much it would cost you to use Zoundry Raven.

    Which blogging platforms is it compatible with?

    Well, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there’s no point in getting attached to the idea of a piece of software if it won’t work with the platform that you are using to host your blog. The software is compatible with the following platforms.

    • Blogger
    • Movable Type
    • TypePad
    • Windows Live Spaces
    • WordPress

    So, if your platform is not on that short list, then you should probably check out one of the other applications reviewed in this series. There are several other options available for your blogging pleasure.

    What kind of features does the software have?

    Some of the features included with the software:

    • A WYSIWYG editor. For those of you unfamiliar with the term WYSIWYG, it stands for what you see is what you get. This means that you can use the software without having to know any HTML.
    • The ability to manage multiple blogs from the software console.
    • The ability to upload media from multiple content management systems. You can use the same services for multiple blogs or you can use different services for an individual blog. This includes both web-based programs like Image Shack or software-based programs like an FTP program.
    • Tag support, to help manage how your posts are organized on your site. This feature is really only available for WordPress currently. Of course, this means if you don’t have WordPress, then you are going to have to go back in and manually enter tags later when the piece is published.
    • Multiple methods of viewing and organizing posts. You can sort them by the blog that they belong to, the tags you have assigned them, or even the images in the postings. This can be useful if you want to see how many times you have posted on a particular topic, or how many times you have used a particular image.

    How much does this piece of software costs?

    This sentence is going to be music to your ears and your budget. Zoundry Raven is what is known as freeware. As you might have guessed by that word, this means that the software has zero cost. Of course, they’re willing to take donations should you be feeling generous.

    What about making money?

    Ah, someone visited the Zoundry Raven website before asking that question. Yes, this system does allow for easy monetization of your blog with affiliate marketing programs such as Commission Junction, which is great if you are looking to make money with your blog.

Desktop Software to Enhance your Blogging

A series review of blogging software for your Windows desktop, it will cover a brief introduction and reviews of the following titles: Win JournalBlog JetZondry RavenW. bloggerRocket Post 2
  1. An Introduction to Blogging Software for Windows
  2. Make Blogging Easier with Rocket Post 2
  3. W.Bloggar Software Overview
  4. Zoundry Raven: Blogging Software to Make Your Life Easier
  5. A Look at BlogJet, Posting at the Speed of Sound
  6. WinJournal - Make Your Blog the Best It Can Be