It was a really pleasant surprise when I read that new version of my favorite desktop blogging tool BlogJet came out today. It was long time since they updated this excellent tool. When Microsoft published their free Windows Live Writer they threw a glove to all other producers of desktop blog publishing tools. So I was expecting small revolution or at least big evolution.
But even before the installation the excitement faded away. My $30 (or was it $40?) license for 1.X version is no longer valid. They say I need to pay another $20 to upgrade.
I though to myself during the installation – 2.0 will have to blow my mind for $30 + $20 bucks. To make a short story even shorter – it doesn’t. I’m not buying.
Although 2.0 looks really sweet and it does sport some new features, there is nothing really grand compared to 1.6 I’m using. I would gladly upgrade for free, but for $20 I’ll keep on using 1.6 and certainly look towards Windows Live Writer…
We’ll coding monkeys, you do have a cool new company name and a logo that quite “seen that before” – I’m giving you thumbs down. Sorry.
PS: Posted from Blogjet 2.0.
PS2: It crashed after I posted this. And when I hit CTRL + Y (Edit Last Post) I gave me wrong post. <exhales>
PS3: Tags are cool.