New Windows Live Writer Tech Preview
I just downloaded and installed the new Windows Live Writer Tech Preview.
All my addins still work, major plus for me and they have added the following features:
On the UI:
- The main toolbar is different, although nothing I can see that is too drastic.
- Tabs for switching between views (I like this one).
- improved category control with search/filtering
- Word count (Do people really need this to blog?)
- Auto Linking (Pretty cool.)
- Smart quotes/typographic characters (Not sure what this entails really)
Video and Image publishing Enhancements:
- Upload videos to Soapbox (I don’t really do video uploading, and if I do I prefer youtube, but hey, maybe this will change my mind)
- Image cropping and tilting
- Additional border styles
- Support for LightBox and other image previewing effects (like Slimbox, Smoothbox, and others)
(This is pretty cool as well.)
- Support for centering images
[Update] O yea and apparently there is tonnes of changes on the SDK with new events etc… I don’t write plugins so I don’t care that much, but if you do write plugins then have a look and give your feedback.