UPDATED UPDATE: The one bad thing about using a blogging tool like Zempt to make your entries is that you lose the ability to use the “bookmarklet” feature that MovableType makes available. Imagine how pleasantly surprised I was to learn that the folks behind Zempt have come up with a Zempt This bookmarklet to replicate the same functionality with their tool!
UPDATE: Minor bug fix for folks having trouble getting Zempt to work with their proxy. If you’re not having a problem you probably don’t need to upgrade, but if you can’t get it to use a proxy properly then go grab V0.31.
Now for a bit of good news: Version 0.3 of Zempt is now available for download. Zempt is a nifty little blogger tool specifically written for MovableType users and the new version adds in all sorts of new goodies:
- Offline operation.
You can now use Zempt when you aren’t connected to the Internet. Create your posts offline and post them later.
- Spell check
Check spelling on your entires on demand or every time you publish. Dictionaries are available in dozens of languages or you can create your own.
- Post editing
Download previously-posted entries and edit them in Zempt.
- Winamp and Windows Media Player plug-ins
Insert the songs you are listening to into your blog entries.
- Easy account management
Now running blogs on multiple servers is easier. No need to log in and out of Zempt.
- Default post options
Tell Zempt what text filters, categories, and ping ids and comment statuses you want to use by default.
- Customizable editor interface
Hide and show fields to make Zempt work how you work. Have multiple blogs? Each blog remembers which fields you want to use.
- Proxy server support
Connect from behind your firewall using HTTP or SOCKS proxy servers
I’ve only had a chance to play with it a little bit, but I’m loving it so far. I’ll probably end up using it full time. Check it out.