If you are serious about blogging an off-line editor is an essential tool. TypePad have a good on-line editor but I rarely use it as it’s still slow & cumbersome in comparison to a local editor.
As a longtime BlogJet user I was interested to read a burst of posts about the latest Windows Live Writer beta release. I tried it but in spite of the attractive price, it’s free or rather 100% subsidised by Microsoft, and some nice features I’m happy to stick with BlogJet as it still offers a better mix of tools for my work-flow.
Try them both, BlogJet has a free trial, and see which suits you. Either way you’ll be sure to spend far less time than typing & formatting in the web based editors and be able to work off-line which is great for mobile workers.
BlogJet – http://blogjet.com/
Windows Live Writer – http://writer.live.com/
Disclosure: I purchased my initial BlogJet licence, the update to the current release was complimentary after participating in the beta.