Chrysanth WebStory

Chrysanth WebStory

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4
  • Total Downloads:
    46,909
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 03, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • 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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User Reviews
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Results 1–9 of 9

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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5 stars

"WONDERFUL Software for Bloggers!"

May 01, 2012  |  By otiamaria

 |  Version: Chrysanth WebStory 4.8 SR 1

Pros

Easy to use, even for a beginning blogger. Lots of online support and help should you need it.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

I would put this in my list of "Top 5" software downloads for bloggers (or any other software I've downloaded. I'm very happy with this one!)

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5 stars

"Very good blog back up software"

September 19, 2011  |  By WakanaMatsu

 |  Version: Chrysanth WebStory 3.9

Pros

It allows me to back up my 3 wp blogs for free, and it's easy to browse my blogs offline now! Good job!

Cons

Too powerful, need sometime to explore other features.

Summary

I have been using WebStory to do all my blog back up since I found it, and I feel very safe now because I have all my post on my PC. I can also browse my post without going online, even for post that I never published! It's so cool.

Updated on Sep 19, 2011

I have been using webstory for a few months, I think it's free, I never paid a dime.

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5 stars

"Very handy blog software"

August 11, 2011  |  By janetbh

 |  Version: Chrysanth WebStory 3.9

Pros

I literally bring my wordpress blog to my desktop with the powerful back up and browsing. The best thing is I could write my single post spanning several days, due to its offline editing feature.

Cons

May need some time to dig out all the interesting features.

Summary

Overall a well thought out piece of blog software. Works very well with my wordpress and I no longer need to sign in my wordpress back end to manage my post, page or even comments!

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5 stars

"Very powerful blog backup software"

July 30, 2011  |  By janeal2011

 |  Version: Chrysanth WebStory 3.9

Pros

It's the only blog backup software that works for me so far. I like the extended WP support as well, which makes managing my WP blogs a bleeze.

Cons

Sometimes I feel that it's a bit overwhelmingly powerful... need sometime to learn the features.

Summary

It's a good software for blogging, especially if you don't have a reliable connection or host.

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1 stars

"People who list software as "Free" when it is NOT FREE"

June 03, 2011  |  By donnachag

 |  Version: Chrysanth WebStory 3.9

Pros

Don't know and don't care. Don't know since the software asks for credits efore running. Don't care since I don't do business with dishonest people.

Cons

Where do people get off in listing stuff here as free and then the software won't run past a screen that asks for credits?

Summary

Worse still I was stupid enough to enter my details and will now no doubt have to cancel my blogs to avoid an avalanche of spam or worse. (They ask for blog account login details before the credits screen, no doubt thinking they've got you at this point since they will have your password and login. What a bunch of creeps!

Out of here to change my passwords!

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5 stars

"A must have for blog back up"

May 11, 2011  |  By elizb

 |  Version: Chrysanth WebStory 3.9

Pros

I can now back up all my blog posts and pages plus comments to my desktop, this is the biggest Pro!

Cons

Microblog features are not very powerful, like retwit feature is missing yet.

Summary

This is a good blog client software for every serious blogger, especially so if you don't want to lose your blog posts when the host shuts down.

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5 stars

"Very handy for me to manage and backup my 5 blogs"

April 10, 2011  |  By eiffer

 |  Version: Chrysanth WebStory 3.8 G18

Pros

Most important to me is the back up features, I really don't want to go thru another nightmare like live spaces shutdown incident. Another part is the ability to write completely offline and search my articles locally.

Cons

Not completely free, only blogs hosted at self.my or webstory.my are free. Other blogs need some credit points to be activated, but you get some credits when you create your first account for free.

Summary

Basically I am happy with this blog client. I am willing to pay for the extra credit points required for my other blogs, and if the size could be made even smaller, then it's perfect to me ;)

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2 stars

"Bogus: This is NOT 3.6 G15 !"

January 29, 2011  |  By JamesOnTheWay

 |  Version: Chrysanth WebStory 3.6 G15

Pros

Chrysanth WebStory is complicated to use but appears to be effective.

Cons

The version added January 25, 2011 and released on this page January 28, 2011 is NOT 3.6 G15 but is actually a repeat of version 3.5 G14!

Summary

If you already installed version 3.5 G14, then forget this fake version 3.6 G15 dated January 25, 2011 and added here on January 28, 2011. Wait for the REAL updated version 3.6 G15!

Updated on Jan 29, 2011

In my summary, that would be dated (released) January 28, 2011 and added here on January 25, 2011 (according to the Specifications page).

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.4
Version 5.4 includes:
  • [New] Greatly optimized the speed of Blog Editor when loading and saving articles with many pictures.
  • [New] Now WebStory will extract @ mentions inside blog post or long tweet and place it in the header section before publishing to Twitter.
  • [Change] Publishing long tweets to Twitter with large photo attachment will cause the text message difficult to read with the default image size.
  • [Change] Publishing blog post to Twitter will be using post title as excerpt by default.
  • [Solved] Table border will still be seen as dotted line when publishing blog post with table without border to Twitter.
  • [Solved] After setting up a Picasa Web Album, the photo thumbnails are not downloaded properly.
General
Publisher Chrysanth Software
Publisher web site http://www.chrysanth.com/
Release Date September 28, 2012
Date Added October 03, 2012
Version 5.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Blogging Software & Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.26MB
File Name webstory.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 46,909
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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