It’s not often a piece of software impressed me enough to pony up the shareware fee pretty much straight away. Ecto is just such an application. It’s a new Mac blogging client, compatible with Movable Type, TypePad, Blogger and the like and it’s really, really good.

Essentially, it’s a grown-up version of Kung Log, which I used from time to time to post here. The interface is hugely improved, though, and it’s matured into a decent blog- management tool. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

For the Apple-challenged, apparently there’s a Windows version on the way, too.