ecto for Mac

ecto for Mac

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Quick Specs

Version:
3.0
File Size:
10.36MB
Date Added:
April 30, 2009
Price:
Free to try; $17.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Total Downloads:
507
Downloads Last Week:
2
Additional Requirements:
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  • 4 stars

    "Avoid"

    March 05, 2010   |   By chris540

    Version: ecto 3.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Too buggy to be relied on, in my opinion The second time I used this product, it managed to wipe an entire posting - gone both locally and online. To add insult to injury I wasn't even able to retrieve the data using Time Machine.

    The company isn't active on the support forums and development *appears* to have stopped, despite bugs reported there.

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  • 1 stars

    "Sorry"

    November 03, 2008   |   By PowerTama

    Version: ecto 2.4.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I'm sorry I plopped down my money for this one.

    I downloaded the trial but didn't have time to play with it so ended up buying to have the convenience. What a waste. As another reviewer pointed out, this SW manages to mangle HTML and is unable to manipulate photos from iPhoto.

    Basically, a waste of time and money.

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  • 2 stars

    "Dangerous... wiped out my Wordpress blog"

    February 08, 2007   |   By gryphonent

    Version: ecto 2.4.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Ecto 2 used to be great... but support has been unresponsive for a while and seems to concentrate on Ecto 3. I can second the problems mentioned in the previous post. On my Wordpress blog Ecto wiped out all posts, reported odd bugs and connection problems... it was a nightmare to get things back to normal. Previous versions used to work great, but this one... BEWARE!

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  • 2 stars

    "VERY DANGEROUS BUG"

    January 31, 2007   |   By versiontracker.com53

    Version: ecto 2.4.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.

    The developer of Ecto has seen fit to censor my posts on his developerâ??s blog. Fair enough.

    I have written up a post describing a serious problem with Ecto. Quoting that post, the problem is that when loading "an entry into Ecto, Ecto wipes out all advanced tagging, including but not limited to CSS tags, XML markup, and HTML styling. [. . . ] So if, for example, you use Ecto to do a minor edit of a blog entry, all of your specialized markup will silently but surely disappear."

    To top it all off, the developer parades only the positive comments for Ecto. He is also unresponsive to calls for bug fixes.

    At all costs, avoid Ecto 2 like you would avoid a fatal disease. It's that bad.

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  • 5 stars

    "Ecto 2 is the best."

    November 25, 2005   |   By graffix

    Version: ecto 2.4.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I played around with all the different blogging agents available for Mac OSX, and found Ecto 2 to be the best of them all.
    I have a Wordpress 1.5-based site, and this application has no problems interfacing with it, and it makes blogging so much nicer than trying to use Wordpress' built-in story writing capabilities.
    The only drawback, is that it doesn't seem to handle Wordpress' page-creation capabilities, so it doesn't display (or allow you to edit) any pages created with Wordpress.
    One other problem is that the included script 'Quote Safari' is broken. This isn't the fault of the script, but the fault of Safari. For some reason, there's a bug in Safari's applescript dictionary that prevents the Javascript portions of the code from working as anticipated. I've fixed the script and included it as an attachment on a story at my site: http://www.graffixjones.net/category/code-tidbits/, and there's also a how-to in the same story if you just want to edit the script that you already have.

    This is a really handy little script, so it's a shame that it arrives broken.

    Aside from the two problems I mentioned (no WP Pages support and the broken applescript), I'm really enjoying my blogging experience using Ecto 2. Let's hope than another update addresses these problems, but they really aren't 'show-stoppers'... just minor annoyances. One is easily fixable, and hopefully the other will be fixed in an update.

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  • 4 stars

    "Perfect blogging client"

    September 07, 2005   |   By transportster

    Version: ecto 2.3.9

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Using it for my blog for over a year now and must say it's simply the best. The interface needs some work but it works like a charm

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  • 5 stars

    "I stand corrected"

    July 15, 2005   |   By Happy-Hacker

    Version: ecto 2.3.7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Okay, I'm changing my feedback. Having been informed that you can turn off the phone home for version checking (which Little Snitch informed me was happening) and testing it, I find... that this is absolutely the case. It also looks like reverse.the.planet is snagging reverse lookups that don't belong to them. The uneasiness with this app came from going to www.reversetheplanet.com and seeing what appears to be a hacking site.

    So yes. This is a very cool app. Yes, I should have looked in the preferences for turning off version checking. Yes, I will be buying it.

    -HH

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  • 5 stars

    "Just gets better with every release"

    July 15, 2005   |   By vlb-2008

    Version: ecto 2.3.7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This product is excellent - featureful and easy to use. The developer is very responsive.

    I no longer create blog entries in the web-based editor of my weblog engine. I ony use ecto.

    Oh, and it doesn't "Phone home" except to find out if you're running the latest version.

    nice review (not by me) here:
    http://allforces.com/2005/04/27/abetterwaytoblog/

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  • 5 stars

    "Seems nice, but..."

    July 14, 2005   |   By Happy-Hacker

    Version: ecto 2.3.7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is about as slick a blog client as I've seen, but I really have to mistrust a piece of software that wants to phone home to reversetheplanet.com at startup. I won't be using this software, and I think I'll just change my journal password too while I'm at it.

    -HH

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  • 5 stars

    "Just what I needed"

    May 28, 2005   |   By IR Mongoose

    Version: ecto 2.3.4

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I switched from LiveJournal to my own server running Wordpress, and was greatly missing XJournal, which had a great interface, was very simple, and allowed me to post to my blog without opening the blog admin panel in Safari. Then I found ecto. The same simplicity and great interface, but with Wordpress support. A dream come true. Thank you.

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