We’ve just posted the first update since we introduced Attensa for Outlook at Gnomedex.

Download version 0.97 (it’s still free) and give the new blog publishing tools a try. You can create blog posts from an Outlook email or RSS article and post it directly to your Typepad, Blogger or LiveJournal blog. You can copy text, even tables, from Word and other apps into an Outlook email and publish right to your blog with the formatting intact.

To use the publishing feature:

  • Click on Options in the Attensa 0.97 configuration menu, and then select Publishing Settings.
  • Enter your username and password for your blog.
  • Select your blog service. Attensa for Outlook will take care of the rest with an autofill. If you have more than one blog you can select the blog you want to publish to.
  • Click on the Configure Publishing Settings button and make sure everything is to your liking.

Then go to Outlook and give Attensa publishing a whirl:

  • Select and highlight an article or email you want to post.
  • Click the publish button in the Outlook toolbar.
  • A new window with the article opens up and allows you to add comments or edit the post. The Subject becomes the post headline.
  • Click Publish again.
  • Go to your blog and see the results.

Then let us know in our forum how it works for you.

Version .97 also includes numerous fixes and cleans up some bugs.

  • Creates a new PST file for your subscriptions with the installation
  • Consistently launches the Attensa engine
  • Better downloading and handling of enclosures
  • Limits the feed update frequency to 5 minutes or longer