Windows Live Writer, a Microsoft-developed application that allowed users to write and preview blog posts offline, is getting a new name and a new lease on life. A few years after development of the app ended, a team of Microsoft volunteers have relaunched the app as an open source project under the name Open Live Writer.
Microsoft team member Rob Dolin stated in a blog post that Windows Live Writer was the number one app user for authoring a blog post to WordPress.com on a Windows PC, even well after active development of the app ended. He wrote:
The first version of Open Live Writer still lacks a number of features compared to the old Windows Live Writer, but the team has a proposed roadmap for future updates that will slowly add new functions to the app.
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