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Desktop Blog Editor For Ubuntu

Bilbo is a desktop blog editor for Linux that supports many online blog services including Blogger (Blogspot), WordPress, MovableType and MetaWeblog.

It features a full featured WYSIWYG editor and an HTML editor as well as a ‘preview’ mode that shows your post in the style of your blog. In many respects it offers most of the features of “Windows Live Writer” for Linux.


The current beta will be included in Ubuntu 9.10’s repositories, or you can download it now via the links at the bottom of this article.

Other features include: –

  • Support for Creating/Modifying/Deleting posts.
  • Support for creating drafts and scheduled posts.
  • Support for uploading media files to your blog (Only on supported APIs e.g. MetaWeblog and MovableType)
  • Support for fetching your recent blog entries.
  • Support for adding Images to posts from your system. It will upload them on Submitting post to blog (Only on supported APIs e.g. MetaWeblog and MovableType)
  • Support for saving local entries before publishing.
  • Saving your writing copy to prevent data loss, at configurable intervals.
  • Internal auto spell checker.
  • Ability to write/edit multiple posts in one window via tabs.

Download and Installation

Karmic Alpha users will find Bilbo in the repositories –

Jaunty users can download a Kubuntu .deb  to install it. It will install any missing KDE dependencies automatically.

32 Bit

64 Bit

Alternatively you can add the Bilbo PPA –