Tuesday, June 17, 2008

ScribeFire tests

I'm always on the lookout for the easiest way to publish online, especially in my classroom. I've been using Flock because of the web snippet/clipboard capability. Now that Firefox has added the ScribeFire extension, I've been testing it.

I can't get the "Add an image" button to integrate with my Picasa gallery very easily.

I had to drag and drop the embed code into the source editing panel; when I pasted the code of this picture I took into the "Add an Image" popup window, I just got an unattractive little box like this one

It doesn't automatically format text that I pull from a source like Flock does, I had to manually make a block quote:
you can drag and drop formatted text from pages you are browsing, take notes, and post to your blog.

And I could only get out of the block quote formatting by going to the source editing tab, not from the rich editing tab that most users would prefer using. Maybe I'm missing something, but ScribeFire needs a lot of work if I'm going to bring it into my classroom (or into my own online publishing habits).

1 comment:

KLM said...

Hi Chris,

I keep hoping that scribefire is going to get better - just no such luck yet. I've been using microsoft livewriter and it's not bad with a few well-chosen add-ons.