Blog Editor Alternatives: ScribeFire


This is the continuation of the post for Blog Editor Alternatives. Here is the second part.


ScribeFire is a very cool Firefox Extension that really brings blogging to a whole new level. It enables users to easily drag and drop formatted text from the Web into their blog(s), post entries, take notes, and optimize their ad inventory, directly through the Firefox browser.

This is a great Firefox Add-on for bloggers. You can easily make posts to your blog by clicking the SribeFire button on the bottom of your Firefox browser. It will allow easier blogging as you do not have to login to your blog’s dashboard to start writing and posting. You can also edit previous blog entries easily. You can modify time-stamps, add Technorati tags, place trackback URL’s and pings.

You can choose to open ScribeFire in split screen mode, in a new window or a new tab. The application also allows you to easily share pages to social networking sites such as Digg, Furl, Mahalo, reddit, Facebook and a few more.

ScribeFire allows you to:

• Categorize and tag your blog posts
• Upload images
• Set timestamps
• Save works-in-progress as notes
• Post an entry as a draft
• Share your posts on social websites
• Upload files via FTP

You can also make money with ScribeFire by registering to ScribeFire Ads. Although this service is still in private beta, it promises easy “point and click” functionality in placing banner ads to blogs and have access to a dashboard to track your site’s earnings with no minimum payouts. This means that you can cash in every month no matter how much you make with your ads. Neat!

If you are blogger who finds it hard using your current blog post editor or someone who wants to try out something new, ScribFire is a “must try” Firefox Add-on. It’s also great for managing multiple blog accounts especially multiple Blogspot (blogger) accounts.

7 Comments on “Blog Editor Alternatives: ScribeFire

  1. I’ll have to try ScribeFire as it looks really interesting. I visited their web site and noticed that they do support many platforms for blogs.

    Since my blog is on Blogger I always have to lookup the supported platforms with regards to blog related software.

    ScribeFire indicates that they support Blogger, which is great.

  2. I find both of these choices you’ve written about rather interesting, but I am curious which one you prefer and why. I have self hosted WP blogs and although posting is rather easy, there are certain things I would like to be able to do that I just haven’t found to be very self explanatory. I’m always out for trying new things, I’d just like to hear which you think is best, to save me the time, as you have already done the research!! 😉

  3. I am a recent convert to firefox (within the past few months), and I LOVE it!

    I have not done any plugins for firefox or anything, but ScribeFire is one I will definitely try… thanks for the info!

    A. Caleb Hartley

  4. Paul: I tested it in a blogger platform and it works great. I find it very easy editing previous posts, creating a new one and placing them in their proper categories.

    Hawk: I would really prefer the latter (Scribefire). In fact I am actually using it. Takes me just one click to start writing a post. Since Scribefire is a Firefox plugin, it is limited to your computer only while WriteToMyBlog is also great if you are blogging away from your computer.

    A Caleb: Firefox definitely rocks! The wide range of Add-ons to choose from certainly makes it the best browser there is. Scribfire is a great Add-on. Definitely worth it. Oh and You’re welcome.

  5. I have used Scribefire but It’s lack of formatting options is one reason I don’t use it much. But if your are managing multiple blogs have to admit its a great way to do it.

  6. @Nishadha: It’s very useful for multiple blogs. I really find it hard to switch from blogger to blogger account asking me to log off my gmail accounts and log in again when I’m doing some template editing for my friends.

    With regards to formatting, maybe you should check out WriteToMyBlog. It has awesome formatting tools which you might find useful.

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