For those Bloggers like myself who used and loved the Windows Live Writer (latest version was I believe v16.4.3528.0331), it was truly the single greatest piece of code I had on my laptop at the time. I was blogging across three or four active sites at the time, and life was generally good. But then Windows Live Writer’s EOL happened: the End of Life back in August of 2012 when Microsoft decided it didn’t want to continue to support the product. I seem to recall talk of folding the dev crew into Window team. Regardless, it was a critical hit in my ability to Blog efficiently. Of course, I kept using the 2012 version, but there were times when I needed to re-install it, and lost the location of my previous download, or on those occasions in 2016 when it didn’t work very well with Win10.
Enter the solution: Open Live Writer. Per their website at http://openlivewriter.org “Open Live Writer is an open source application enabling users to author, edit, and publish blog posts. It is based on a fork of the well-loved but not actively developed Windows Live Writer code. Open Live Writer is provided under a MIT license.”
So it seems as if enough folks complained far more vocally that I ever did, and got Microsoft to allow the source code to turn to open source. So, if you’re a blogger and miss using Windows Live Writer, head on over and grab yourself a copy!