Windows Live Writer- Best Offline Blogging Application

Today in this article i am going to provide review of Windows Live Writer, which is a very good blogging software if you want to write your posts in offline mode. If you never heard about Windows live Writer before, then this article is very helpful for you. Read the detailed review of windows Live writer – a product by Microsoft below. :)

What is Windows Live Writer?

If you do not know, about Windows Live Writer or you are hearing about it first time, then don’t need to wonder about it. It is very famous software for Bloggers to write their articles from their Desktop and customize them effectively with a number of features provided by Windows Live Writer without connecting to internet. It means in Windows Live Writer, you can write your post and save them when you works offline, and when your article gets ready to publish finally, then through Windows Live Writer you can post to your Blog within seconds. Moreover, windows Live Writer saves your time as it provides you an option to write and edit your blog’s post offline. So. you do not need to connect to an Internet connection all the time.

Features of windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer provides you to work offline , if you have Blogspot, WordPress, Typepad, Windows Live Spaces, Share Point Blog and many other blogging platforms. The best thing about Windows Live Writer is that, this software is made by Microsoft and it is totally free to use if you have Windows Operating system installed on your PC.Windows Live Writer also features WYSIWYG and media editing, which provides a good user experience.

How to start with Windows Live writer

To start with windows Live writer right now, first of all download windows Live Writer from this linkWindows Live Writer. Windows Live Writer is currently available in two versions, first version is Windows Live Writer 2009 which is available for all to download, the second version of this software is Windows Live Writer, which is available to download to them only who have advanced version than windows XP, it means if you have Windows XP O.S. installed in your PC then you can not download it, in case you have Windows7 or other later versions of Windows then it is available to you for downloading. After downloading Windows Live writer follow these simple steps to get start with this amazing software.

  • When installation of Windows Live writer completes on your PC, then configure your blog to use this software. For this, firstly select your blogging platform, if you blog runs on WordPress or BlogSpot then select that, otherwise select the appropriate option as shown in below image. If you do not have a blog, then it allows you to create a blog at that moment only.
  • After selecting, the blogging platform, it will ask for Blog address, Username and its password to set up your blog into your Desktop for working in offline mode.
  •   It will take some minutes to download files from your blog and your current theme, as it will import all the settings and other scripts for better working.
  • After setting up the configuration of your blog, Windows live Writer will ask to select a nick name for this configured blog. You may leave as default which will include original blog name. Now you are ready to work with windows Live writer , if you host your blog in WordPress then you can also add a large number of live plugins to it.

Hope you will like this application from Microsoft, which provides you an offline option for writing your posts. You may also like to read How to check a link is Do-follow or No-followHow to add a Gravatar (Admin image) in WordPress and How to Transfer a Blog from WordPress to Blogspot.

Top 5 Best Android Phones Below 15K in India

Here, in this post i have listed top 5 best Android smart phones below Rs 15,000 in India till the month of September – October(2012). These Android phones are really impressive and are featured with great qualities.

In last few articles, I have provided the list of Top 5 cheap Android Phones below 6,000 and Top 5 Best Android phones below 10,000 in India. In this article, i have come with the best and top featured Android phones in the range of Rs 15,000. So, if you are planning to buy a handsome Android phone with average budget then this article is very much beneficial to select the best Android phone in between Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 in India. All the Android handsets mentioned in this list are currently available in market very easily.

Also read How to transfer SMS from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S3 and Sony Xperia Go review.

1. Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i – Price, specifications and features

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i is the best Android phone that you can get currently in this range i.e., under the price tag of Rs 15,000 in India. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i runs on Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system, which further may be updated to latest version of Android in future. This top class Smartphone is powered by a 1 GHz of Scorpion Processor, which really boost up its quality and enables you to install and use many heavy applications in your cell phone without hanging the device. Moreover, the phone sports a 8.1 Mega pixel of primary camera whose picture quality is really very good. The camera of Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i is featured with 16x zoom, touch focus, auto focus, red eye reduction, face detection, smile detection and an image stabilizer, and all these qualities make it a very handsome camera phone too. The main features and specifications of Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i are given below :

Main Features of Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18iSpecifications of Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i
Processor1 GHz Scorpion Processor
Operating systemAndroid v2.3 (Gingerbread)
ScreenCapacitive touch screen (3.3 inches size with 854 x 480 Pixels resolution)
Primary camera8.1 Mega pixel
Secondary camera0.3 Megapixel
GPRS/EDGEYes, 86 kbps/237 kbps
3GYes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.8 Mbps HSUPA
Wi-FiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
GPS SupportYes, A-GPS with Google Maps
SensorsProximity Sensor, Digital Compass, CMOS Sensor, Accelerometer
Internal Memory300 MB
External memoryUp to 32GB
User interfaceTimescape
Battery TypeLi-Ion, 1500 mAh
Talk Time6 hrs (2G), 7 hrs (3G)
Stand By Time430 hrs (2G), 440 hrs (3G)
Dimensions53 x 111 x 9.4 mm
Weight100 g
Other additional featuresSingle SIM, Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail(Exchange ActiveSync)
Conference Call, Loudspeaker, Call Divert,Bravia Mobile Engine, Scratch Resistant Display, Touch Sensitive Controls, E-Manual, Calculator, Alarm Clock, Flight Mode, Predictive Text Input, 3D Games.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i is very attractive and dashing handset in view of its look. You can not find such a special handset in this price range easily. It is full of very impressive features and other qualities. This phone is easily available at the market and online stores. The price of Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i is approx. Rs !5,500 but you can easily find it at market at the price of about Rs 15,000 or you can also order this Android Smartphone from online shopping stores including EBay, Flipkart, Yebhi and other trusted online shopping portals.

2. Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 – Price, specifications and features

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 is place at the second position in the list of top 5 best Android phones under Rs 15,000. This Smartphone by Samsung is very popular and you can easily see it in the hands of people due to its special qualities. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 runs on Android v2.3 operating system and it is powered by a 1 GHz Scorpion Processor. The Samsung Galaxy  Ace Plus sports a 3.65 inch TFT capacitive touch screen, Touch Wiz user interface, Adreno 200 graphics processor and many other impressive featuresThe main features of this device along with their specifications are given in the below table.

Features of Adreno 200 graphics processorSpecifications of Adreno 200 graphics processor
Processor1 GHz Scorpion Processor
Operating systemAndroid v2.3 (Gingerbread)
ScreenCapacitive touch screen (3.6 inches size with 320 x 480 Pixels resolution)
Primary camera5 Mega pixel
Secondary cameraNo
GPRS/EDGEYes
3GYes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
Wi-FiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
GPS SupportYes, A-GPS with Google Maps
SensorsProximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Accelerometer
Internal Memory2.7 GB
External memoryUp to 32GB
User interfaceTouch Wiz
Battery TypeLi-Ion,1300  mAh
Talk Time11 hrs (2G), 7 hrs (3G)
Stand By Time660 hrs (2G), 420 hrs (3G)
Dimensions62.5 x 114.7 x 11.2 mm
Weight114g
Other additional featuresDocument Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail, Mobile Printing,Stopwatch, Countdown Timer, Mobile Tracker, Predictive Text Input, Cell Broadcast, vCard and vCalendar, Offline Mode, Multiple Image Format, Voice Recorder, Wi-Fi Direct, Voice Input,  Kies PC Sync Application,Skype, MMS Enabled, Calendar, Clock, World time, Alarm, Calculator, Memo book,Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Loudspeaker, Call Timer, Call Divert.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500  is a very good phone at the price of Rs 15,000 in market. This awesome android device by Samsung is worth buying. To purchase this device you can order online or visit any near by Samsung store. I can’t rate it better than Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i, as it has only one advantage i.e., internal memory but if you do not prefer a Sony handset then Samsung be an alternate choice for you.

Also read Top 5 Best camera phones.

3. Micromax Superfone Pixel A90 – Price, specifications and features

The Micromax Superfone Pixel A90 is a newly launched handset from Micromax which is a major growing company in the list of good handset manufacturers. The Micromax Superfone Pixel A90 also grabs the attention of customers due to its high quality features and specifications. The Micromax Superfone Pixel A90 runs on Android v4.0 ( Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system, which is the latest version of Android available currently. Later, when Jellybean version of android releases, then you may also update it to Jellybean from Ice Cream sandwich. The Micromax Superfone Pixel A90 sports a 8 Mega pixel camera and it is featured with 4.3 inches of capacitive touch screen display. The other major features and specifications of this device are given below in the table.

Features of Micromax Superfone Pixel A90Specifications of Micromax Superfone Pixel A90
Processor1 GHz  Processor
Operating systemAndroid 4.0 (Ice cream sandwich)
Screen4.3-inch AMOLED Capacitive Touch screen (480 x 800 Pixels resolution)
Primary camera8 Mega pixel
Secondary cameraYes, 0.3 Mega Pixel
GPRS/EDGEYes
3GYes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Wi-FiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
GPS SupportYes, A-GPS with Google Maps
SensorsGravity Sensor, Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Compass
Internal Memory4 GB (2.5 GB User Memory)
External memoryUp to 32GB (via microSD card)
User interfaceN/A
Battery TypeLi-Ion, 1600 mAh
Talk Time9 hrs (2G),5 hrs (3G)
Stand By Time374 hrs(2G),174 hrs (3G)
Dimensions65 x 125 x 10.6 mm
WeightN/A
Other additional featuresDual SIM, (GSM + GSM) , Document Viewer, Pushmail, Artificial Intelligence Speech Handset Assistant, MMS Enabled, Sound Recorder, Voice Input,Intuitive Text Input, Preloaded Games, Rich Multimedia Technology, Power Management, Seamless Multitasking, Superior Graphics.

This is the best smart phone if you are looking for a dual SIM handset along with many impressive qualities like Android 4.0 operating system, 8 Mega Pixel camera along with LED Flash, high internal memory i.e., 4GB , large screen display with high resolution quality. So, if you are in search of a dual SIM Android phone, then you can go this with this device.

The price of the Micromax Superfone Pixel A90 is Rs 12,990 which is easily available in Micromax stores and other shops.

4. LG E612 – Price, specifications and features

The LG E612 is also a good Android handset which successfully got the position in the list of top 5 best Android phones below Rs 15,000 in India. Unlike, Samsung or other famous companies, LG do not launches their smart phones so often, but some of its phones are really worth buying. In the same sequence, LG E612 is also a good product by LG which runs on Android’s latest Ice Cream Sandwich platform i.e., Android 4.0 operating system. The LG E612 Android device sport a 4 -inch TFT touch screen display and it is powered by 800 MHz processor. The device also comes with a 5 Mega pixel of primary camera which is equipped by an LED flash for clicking pictures in dim light. the other main features of this handset are mentioned below along with its specifications.

Features of LG E612Specifications of LG E612
Processor800 MHz Cortex-A5 Processor
Operating systemAndroid v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
Screen4-inch TFT LCD Capacitive Touch screen (320 x 480 Pixels resolution)
Primary camera5 Mega pixel
Secondary cameraNo
GPRS/EDGEYes
3GYes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
Wi-FiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
GPS SupportYes, A-GPS with Google Maps
SensorsProximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Accelerometer
Internal Memory4 GB
External memoryUp to 32GB
User interfaceN/A
Battery TypeLi-Ion, 1500 mAh
Talk TimeN/A
Stand By TimeN/A
Dimensions62.5 x 114.7 x 11.2 mm
Weight125 g
Other additional featuresSingle SIM (GSM), Document Viewer, Pushmail, LG Mobile TV, Wi-fi Hotspot, Threaded SMS, PC Sync, Improved Text Input, Spell Checking, New Lock Screen Actions, Quick Memo, LG Smart World, Games, MMS Enabled, 50 GB Drop Box.

The price of LG E612 is Rs 12,500 which may differ slightly when you go to purchase the device in stores.

5. Motorola Defy Plus-Price, specifications and features

The Motorola Defy Plus is also a  good phone under the range of 15K. The Motorola Defy Plus comes pre loaded with Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. the device sports a 3.7 inches of capacitive touch screen and 5 Mega Pixel camera. The Motorola Defy Plus is powered by 1 GHz processor and is featured with customizable home screen ,designed to endure rough handling, scratch resistant and is armed with a Gorilla Glass Display, water resistant and dust proof and many other additional features which you can see in the below list easily.

Features of Motorola Defy PlusSpecifications of Motorola Defy Plus
Processor1 GHz Processor
Operating systemAndroid v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
Screen3.7 Inches Capacitive Touch screen (480 x 854 Pixels resolution)
Primary camera5 Mega pixel
Secondary cameraNo
GPRS/EDGEYes
3GYes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 2 Mbps HSPUA
Wi-FiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
GPS SupportYes, A-GPS with Google Maps
SensorsAccelerometer, Ambiant Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Internal Memory2 GB
External memoryUp to 32GB
User interfaceN/A
Battery TypeLi-Po, 1650 mAh
Talk Time6 hrs (2G)
Stand By Time237 hrs (2G)
Dimensions59 x 107 x 13.4 mm
Weight118 g
Other additional featuresSingle SIM (GSM), Document Viewer, Pushmail, Calendar, Calculator, Noise Reduction, VibraCall, Predictive Text, Crystal Talk PLUS, Voice Input.

The price of the Motorola Defy Plus handset in Indian market is Rs 13,999. The Motorola Defy Plus is easily available at various online and offline mobile stores. You can go with a product from Motorola or in other way we can also say its from Google (as Google has purchased Motorola Mobility). You can download lots of Android apps from Google store to make its performance more better.