Post & Upload - DashBlog

Description: DashBlog is a BloggerAPI client designed to post blog entries from your Dashboard simply and easily. This version supports the BloggerAPI client, and any blogging systems that support the BloggerAPI.
Author: mondoshawan
Version: 0.12b
New in v0.12b: Minor bugfixes here and there.
Uploaded on: July 8th 2005 at 4:04 AM
Rating: (4.33 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 2025 (all versions), 897 (this version)
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Since Blogger doesn't support WYSIWYG edting in Safari, I would be grateful if the author inclueds this function in the future release. Then, I don't have to use Firefox everytime I edit my Blogger page. Preview of the editing is also beneficial for all Blogger/Tiger users! Great work!

Posted by: takaaki on Apr 01, 05 (5:42 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

As soon as I can get a copy of Tiger, I'll be testing out Safari's new in-HTML editor to see about putting something like the feature you're mentioning in there. Failing that, I'll use a plugin to do the same job.

Thanks for the comment, btw. I'm glad to hear it works well for you -- especially since I'm not an ADC member and have no way of testing this widget directly under Dashboard. =o)

Posted by: mondoshawan (developer) on Apr 03, 05 (4:52 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

THIS IS COOL! This is a great idea and the first widget I will install in Tiger, but the design doesn't fit into the Tiger design. Should be more silver and white.

Posted by: Bultie on Apr 04, 05 (11:43 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

What do you mean by "silver and white"? Most of the standard Apple widgets are different colors like orange (calculator), black (clock), dark blue (weather), and red (calendar). Are you instead referring to the shinyness of it?

Posted by: mondoshawan (developer) on Apr 10, 05 (1:43 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Great job!

Just a few feature suggestions:
the other APIs to post remotely (MetaWeblog, MT)
categories/tags and subcategories/tags
custom fields
a bookmarklet to send the current webpage of a browser to this widget to begin the process of putting together the post.


Posted by: quidire on Apr 10, 05 (1:44 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Other APIs are in the works, with consideration for categories. I'm not, however, sure what you mean by custom fields, and writing a bookmarklet to send the current page in a browser to the widget is neigh impossible with the way Dashboard is designed, AFAIK. I'll be looking into it anyway, however, as it would be a rather useful feature.

Posted by: mondoshawan (developer) on Apr 10, 05 (9:42 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Thanks to this widget, I'm always one click away from my bloggin mode. I've been using this widget for a long time, found this neat and sweet. Although this widget lacks some advanced functionalities mentioned in other comments, this widget is already a perfect solution for text-intensive Tiger/ users like me. I have no problems with adding little tags like <b><i><a href=""> on my own. Great work!

Posted by: takaaki on Apr 22, 05 (7:19 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

GREAT widget! One of the best uses I've seen of this great new feature of OS X. While other API's and style features are probably on most people's list, I see a trend in terms of visual style that other widgets are exhibiting: it's visually bloated. The widget's name banner is massive and the border around the widget is pretty wasteful too. I think Apple provided such a style-rich and customizable platform that people are going nuts with design ideas, and not quite keeping their stylistic choices on a tight enough leash.

But again, fantastic widget. One of the most creative and useful inplementations I've seen for Dashboard yet!

Posted by: dcharti on Apr 25, 05 (12:10 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I love it. I have one feature request though. For the poor spellers of the world it would be nice to have the widget underline mistakes, just like Safari does. I'm not sure of the logistics but that would be simply amazing! Thanks for the great widget!

Posted by: mrkaller on May 02, 05 (2:13 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

I think this is a great widget. It's super functional and fast. My only problem is that it takes up a LOT of space. You might want to think about putting a dropper on the widget (like Apple's weather widget) so that it can be minimized and moved away when not in use. Apple includes source code to achieve that. Let me know via email if you need it.

Posted by: JohnWilliams713 on May 02, 05 (10:32 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

I'll have to agree with JohnWilliams713 - it's a great widget, but aesthetics-wise, things could/should be improved. It's taking up a lot of space just to state its name smiley. Something a bit understated would work just as well, given it's the only thing displayed aside from the input field!

Posted by: denki on May 05, 05 (2:46 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

i would just like to make a suggestion. most of the time i do not title my blog posts. however, this widget requires that i do so. for me, it would be great if you could allow posts to be sent without a title.

Posted by: kristopher902 on May 27, 05 (3:39 AM) for version 0.11b (previous version)  

Good job!

One problem is that the customized pop-up menu spills off the end of the popup if the blog name is too long. Putting the three dots at the end would be much better.

Posted by: SupaPuerco on May 27, 05 (7:20 AM) for version 0.11b (previous version)  

What does "Related URL" mean?
Can I just leave this blank or is it something that needs to be filled in?

Posted by: sintax on Jun 02, 05 (3:02 AM) for version 0.12b (current version)  

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