Infinite Sushi ecto 2.3.4 blogging software (for Mac and Windows) is an offline editor that installs on your computer, giving you a backup of your posts. The software makes it convenient to publish to the blog host of your choice -- such as Blogger -- but doesn't build in an FTP client for publishing to a blog you host yourself. Reviews say the software has lots of features, yet is easy to use without knowing any code. You also get spell checking and other editing help usually not available with online blogging. If you're a Windows user, however, reviews recommend Windows Live Writer (free) instead.
We found the best review of Infinite Sushi ecto 2.3.4 blogging software in a PC World special to About.com, comparing four off-line blog editors. The single-product review at the blog Tech Ronin is authoritative, covering the latest version. We found several other reviews useful, but they don't specify the version covered.
1. PC World
This review recommends off-line blog editing as best, then compares four offline blog editors. Infinite Sushi ecto 2.3.4 gets top ranking as long as you've got your blog already designed and set up. This review is reprinted on About.com, but strangely, we couldn't find it at PC World's own site, PCWorld.com. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Offline Blog Editors, Rebecca Freed
2. Tech Ronin
Software developer and technology blogger Tokerud calls Infinite Sushi ecto "the most powerful desktop blogging tool on the planet." She praises the continual development of ecto, with the latest addition being support for Mac Automator to speed up work -- keeping ecto easy to use for both geeks and non-geeks.
Review: Ecto 2.3.4 Rocks with More Automator Actions, Janet Tokerud
This tech student's review of Infinite Sushi ecto is brief, but quite a few readers weigh in with their experiences with ecto and other blog editors, with some useful comparisons. One ecto user says he appreciates the accurate previews, faster link creation and having a backup of his posts.
Review: Using Ecto Blogging Software, Paul Stamatiou, Mar. 2007
This review covers Infinite Sushi ecto for Windows users (though the version isn't specified), listing its pros and cons clearly and concluding that it's not worth the price -- primarily because of the two-window interface and lack of FTP client. This matters if you host your blog on your own site rather than using a blog host such as Blogger.
Review: Review of Ecto for Windows Blogging Application, Mayank Gupta, Dec. 21, 2006
The review of this earlier version of Infinite Sushi ecto doesn't rate it, but the sole user-written review here says it mangles HTML code because it uses (on a Mac) Apple's core text service. The reader recommends Flock.com or Firefox ScribeFire instead.
Review: Ecto 2.3.1, Contributors to Download.com