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What are some desktop blogging tools that work with Wordpress? Please note that I am an Windows user, and I am looking for following features:

  1. I should be able to add images to the post in a few clicks. Bonus: Rudimentary image manipulation capabilities (such as resize and crop), option to select a preferred image upload site.
  2. It should either support the CodeColorer plugin, or should allow one to embed gists directly. This could work like: I'd type in the code, select it, and hit some button, which will post it to gist.github.com and will fetch the embedding URL and insert it in the markup.
  3. I'd like a backtick notation a la stackexchange to be supported. Like: `Hello` -> Hello. For now I am just using italics.

Here is our blog.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thaɴk you in advance.

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Check Windows Live Writer. You can easily use it with your Wordpress blog.
The markup can be a problem, you can use a plugin like Crayon and use the shortcodes when pasting codes. Like [python] ... Code ... [/python]

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I will mostly be blogging about Scala, which Crayon does not seem to support. Is there a gist plugin available? –  missingfaktor Jan 19 '12 at 9:33
Seems there are a lot - wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=gist . Just use one that has shortcode. That should work. –  Bibhas Jan 19 '12 at 9:42
Have a look at my blog. It already uses a gist plugin. –  missingfaktor Jan 19 '12 at 9:43
I should have phrased my question differently: Is there a gist plugin that satisfies the requirements I mentioned in my question? –  missingfaktor Jan 19 '12 at 9:44
I dont think that automated post to Gist is available with any plugin right now. Checked out Gist's API page and creating gist via API is not supported yet. –  Bibhas Jan 19 '12 at 9:57

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