Four Open Source Blogging Clients for Linux

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 11, 2009

As part of our continuing series on open source blogging tools, today we're going to take a look at some standalone blogging clients for Linux users. If you want an app that's been designed specifically for your desktop of choice then be sure to check out posts from earlier this week that cover GNOME and KDE blogging tools.

QTM - This versatile blogging client is based on the Qt graphical user interface toolkit and works with most major blogging platforms, including WordPress, Drupal, and Movable Type. In addition to the editing tools you'd expect from any standard blogging tools, QTM also features a QuickPost option that lets you easily create content from highlighted text on a Web page.

Thingamablog - Here's a very full-featured client for managing several blogs or just one. Use create posts from your favorite RSS feeds, publish to your blog via email, dynamically update blog content, and even customize your own templates. Thingamablog includes its own news reader, lets you syndicate your blog via RSS or Atom feeds, and even pings services like BlogRolling and when you've published new content.

Bleezer - If you need a cross-platform app that's got everything you need to post your blog content, then Bleezer is worth checking out. Use it on or offline, tag, categorize, and upload images with each post, and automatically notify blogging services like Technorati about your content. Bleezer works with Movable Type, Wordpress, and so on but unlike many other blogging software options, it even works with Blogger.

b2evolution - Though b2evolution is easy enough for new bloggers to use, it's designed for advanced and professional bloggers. Once installed on your own server, you'll have all sorts of advanced features at your fingertips, including file and photo management, antispam tools, integrated stats, and even the ability to manage multiple authors. b2evolution can localized for several languages and includes tools to manage submitted drafts and assign them to editors prior to publication.