Essential List of Windows Live Writer Plug-ins
Windows Live Writer is just a fabulous application. I really can’t say enough good things about it, and nearly every blogger and writer I know uses it to put their thoughts and know-how on the web. WLW by itself is great, but as with many of Microsoft applications and services, it gets even better with enhancements such as plug-ins. One of the best parts is, like Live Writer, the plug-ins are free as well!
There are well over a 100 plug-ins in the Live Gallery for Live Writer, but I want to share some of my personal favorites that I believe are essential for making the most out of your publishing.
- Flickr4Writer. If you use Flickr and want an easy way to integrate your images into your posts, then look further.
- Twitter Notify. This is an official Microsoft plug-in, and it will post to Twitter when you publish a new blog post.
- Social Bookmarking Tags. This plug-in will place a variety of links of your choice to popular social networking sites making it simple for others to share.
- Insert Symbol Plugin. If you ever find yourself needing to post symbols like a trademark symbol, this plug-in provides an easy to use interface to add them.
These are my favorites, and I recommend giving them a try if you aren’t already. You can view the entire WLW extension gallery here, and let me know what plug-ins you use.