Qumana…offline blog editor
I’m always on the hunt for tools that either make my life easier…or are ones that do so for others. Qumana appears, at first use, to be just such a tool.
With all the buzz about Web 2.0, one would surmise that browser-based applications are the Holy Grail of online use. They’re typically slow, require being tethered to the internet to use, and are often flaky in their use (yes, even AJAX apps). Offline tools can often be far superior *if* they have close ties to the online application.
I recall the incredible objections that were posed by enterprise buyers of Salesforce.com when they initially didn’t have an offline tool for salespeople to take the Web hosted customer data along with them into the field. Their offline tool, however, was so robust (you can suck down all relevant customer data, add/subtract from the dataset in the field, then sync up when online again) that it stopped those objections.
I’m going to simply post this to Typepad without a preview to see what happens. If it works…I’ll be posting this way most of the time. I like it. Here is a screenshot of their web site:
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.