Chrysanth WebStory

Chrysanth WebStory

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    46,776
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 28, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Blogging hasn't become the world's second-favorite indoor activity, yet. But with so many free blogging resources available, it seems to be only a matter of time. However, time is a scarce commodity when it comes to keeping up with your blogs. Chrysanth WebStory is a free tool that can help you manage, edit, and back up your blogs and image accounts. It comes with a free online account for posting to your blogs and other sites from your PC or smartphone or other mobile device. WebStory is compatible with all major blog platforms, including Blogspot, WordPress, and LiveJournal, as well as microblogs like Twitter, Web albums like Picasa and Flickr, and other image-sharing and social-networking sites.

Part of installing and setting up WebStory involves signing up for the free account, but it's easy and takes little time. You can protect your database with a password or enable free access. The user interface resembles Office's ribbon-based layout, with a home-pagelike File tab and additional tabs labeled My Blog and My Microblog, with an additional My Album option. The setup wizard recommends taking its brief tutorial, which does a fine job of getting new users started. You don't need to have an existing blog to use WebStory; a wizard makes it easy to create a new one using the Self.my service. We could also register with any of the blogging sites WebStory supports, and easily set up a blog, microblog, or blog group from each tab's navigation pane. Once we'd added our blogs and other sites, we could select them from a drop-down list. Selected blogs show Post, Page, and Task counts. Several options are important, such as setting the Default File Upload Storage Account, external tagging and pinging services, database path, plug-ins, and other access features, as well as spell-checking, editing, and program behavior.

We found it very easy to set up a free blog using WebStory's resources or register for a variety of other blogs directly from its support page. We didn't see our preferred blog site in WebStory's list of supported sites, even though it's one of the larger free blog providers. But WebStory supports most blog sites that offer the standard remote-publishing interface, so if you don't see yours, check its documentation of FAQs.

 
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1 stars

"Software Doesn't Work Well"

July 15, 2012  |  By ehoagland

 |  Version: Chrysanth WebStory 5.0

Pros

None None None (apparently you have to enter 10 characters)

Cons

Won't even get past the first dialog box.
Goes into a forever loop
Forces bloggers to make a Crysanth Account
Not Free

Summary

This software may have excellent functionality. Too bad I never got to see any of it.

User interface (as far as I could get) is trash.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0
  • [New] Now pictures from TwitPic, Instagram and YFrog could be viewed directly in theÃ? Twitter Message Browser.
  • [New] Added option to disable automated comment backup.
  • [New] Improved Twitter message browsing experience with the new message template.
  • [New] Added support for scheduled publishing interval between blogs.
  • [New] Added a Follow button to Twitter Message Browser toolbar.
  • [New] Added a splitter to adjust Twitter Message Browser width.
  • [New] Added WebStory signature without icon.
  • [New] Added support to copy Twitter Message Browser content by CTRL+C.
  • [Change] The Twitter Message Browser will automatically scroll back to the top after navigating to new message.
  • [Change] Greatly improved some network related tasks, in some cases backup may show more than 100% improvement in speed.
  • [Change] Improved Twitter Message Browser navigability.
  • [Change] Cancelled Microblog Excerpt View.
  • [Solved] WebStory may block the system from shutting down properly.
  • [Solved] Certain situations may prevent WebStory from exiting properly.
  • [Solved] There will be an error after starting WebStory, if the main window is showing Task List View while a scheduled job starts.
  • [Solved] Occassionally WebStory is unable to access Twitter messages.
  • [Solved] Specifying custom message source for Twitter may cause some Twitter related functions to fail.
  • [Solved] Some Twitter messages are not retrieved properly.
  • [Solved] Scrolling with mouse wheel through the bottom of Twitter Message Browser will navigate to the next message unexpected.
  • [Solved] The Latest message nodes are not highlighted when switching from Microblog Tag View to Microblog View with new messages.
  • [Solved] When there is new incoming Twitter message, it will cause the focus to change to root node in the Microblog Tag view.
  • [Solved] Twitter Timeline message count may sometimes show wrong figure.
  • [Solved] Adding a new picture in Microblog Editor without selecting any Tag will cause an error.
  • [Solved] When a photo has already been inserted into an article, it is unable to add the same photo into Album again.
  • [Solved] Exiting WebStory when there are other windows being shown will cause an error.
  • [Solved] After editing an article via the most Recent Article list in Blog Editor and click at the list again will cause an error.
  • [Solved] Unable to browse articles not visible in the article list via Article Browser's navigation buttons.
  • [Solved] After publishing Twitter message, the Microblog Editor content should be cleared.
  • [Solved] After saving a new article, the filter hint in All Articles tag will disappear.
  • [Solved] Break lines in a note will be lost after the note being inserted into Blog Editor.
  • [Solved] Trying to resume failed tasks may cause WebStory to stop responding.
  • [Solved] The Replace All function may get into infinite loop if the words to be replaced also appears in the replacing words.
  • [Solved] Newly added photo to a tag that is currently being displayed is not visible immediately.
  • [Solved] If a blog comment operation fails, it is not visible in the Task List.
  • [Solved] Repeat the same blog operation quickly may cause error.
  • [Solved] WordPress Slug with non-English characters is not showing properly after backup.
  • [Solved] Pressing ESC key during blog backup may cause error.
  • [Solved] Right clicking in a Table cell will cause the cell content to be aligned to bottom right.
  • [Solved] Deleting Notes failed to delete published Twitter messages.
General
Publisher Chrysanth Software
Publisher web site http://www.chrysanth.com/
Release Date June 24, 2012
Date Added June 28, 2012
Version 5.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Blogging Software & Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.26MB
File Name webstory.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 46,776
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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