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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

features missing in google's blogging software

I find that the following features are missing in the current google's blogging software. If you have any suggestion on these issues, feel free to leave a comment.

1) Sometimes I want the posts/comments visible to only some chosen/trusted members. There is no way I can do this with current google's blogging software. Granted I can use email for private communication, but including this facility in blogging software would also be nice.

2) I cannot choose my favorite editor - vim (The greatest software of all times) to edit the blogs. Instead I am stuck with some st**id GUI here. There should be a facility to choose the editor (either provided by the blogging software or is installed on the user's OS).

3) The formatting features in the default editor are not adequate. AFAIK, there is no way I can include complicated stuff like tables etc., on this software. There should be some LaTeX kind of functionality built into this blogging editor so that bloggers can write stuff other than just poetry and "I did this today" notes.

1 comment:

sasikanth said...

one of the pages in blogspot tells they are sorry that they cant provide use passwords for reading (right now). Some other blogs allow this. Its is also possible to install a blog software on personal web server and give login to ppl as u like.

"Blogthis" is something similar to what you mentioned you can post directly using a text editor. There is also an option to post via email (in blog settings.)

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