Open Live Writer is now available in the Windows Store as a Trusted app

In an attempt to replicate the experience of  Live Writer as a Windows Store Trusted app for Windows 10, Microsoft has made available Open Live Writer as a free download on the Windows Store. The tool is essentially a word processor for bloggers that works with most of the popular blog services like WordPress, Blogger, TypePad and more. Windows Live Writer was rechristened as Open Live Writer and made available as an Open Source software. The desktop software version of Open Live Writer is already available as a download.

Open Live Writer Windows Store app

Open Live Writer is like Word for your blog. Open Live Writer is a powerful, lightweight blog editor that allows you to create blog posts, add photos and videos then publish to your website. You can also compose blogs posts offline and then publish on your return. Open Live Writer works with many popular blog service providers such as WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, Moveable Type, DasBlog and many more.

The lightweight editor allows you to create blog posts, add photos and videos and publish them to your website. You can also compose blogs posts offline and then publish on your return. Live Writer works equally well in offline mode.

Visit the Windows Store to download this app. Once you have the app installed, select the blogging platform you are using and enter the remote posting web address for your blog.


Once done, the connection will be authenticated, and you would be good to go.

The experience is reminiscent of the times when Microsoft first released the desktop app many years ago as Windows Live Writer. The tool had made the blogging experience for many users, a breeze. It was then, one of the most popular and easy-to-use offline methods to create blog posts.

The revamped version of Live Writer contains two major new features:

  1. Spellchecking
  2. Categories for Google Blogger

Open Live Writer Windows Store app

That said, at a given time, only one language can be spellchecked in Write. If required, you can change the default language of the Writer by navigating to File menu, selecting ‘Options’ from the list displayed and then, choosing a new dictionary language.

Google Blogger categories automatically populate for easy tagging of your blog posts. Apart from the above two features, the latest release features many other Google Blogger bug fixes and blemishes. The most notable being time zone settings.

Also, now customers do not have to manually download and install a new version, every time an update is released. Users, at all time can stay visually connected to a Windows 10 app through Live Tiles and Notifications.

The first hint about Live Writer app was dropped during Microsoft’s Ignite 2016 conference in Atlanta when the popular face of the company Scott Hanselman made the announcement.

If you are a blogger, you definitely want to get it from the Windows Store.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.

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