A regular reader of my blog pointed me a while ago to the August 2005 issue of macaddict.com, which has an article called “Enter the Blogosphere!” on pages 30 to 33. I am quite late writing about this, but here's a few quotes from that article:
Ecto's feature list is too long to print, so here's a taste: You can assign multiple categories to a single post (if that's supported by your blog-system), search Amazon's product database and import styled links, edit within the familiar confines of a rich-text word processor, or get your hands dirty with naked HTML. Photobloggers will love being able to import pictures directly from iPhoto and link thumbnails to the originals. Where Ecto falls short is its interface-You get the feeling that the developer didn't know where to put all that power. The learning curve is easy, however, and worth the effort.
Ups: More power and flexibility than most bloggers will ever use.
Downs: Interface could be improved
Conclusion: Easily the best choice for the money.
The article also features a picture that has the following hilarious caption:
I'm obviously very flattered with this review. It's a shame to hear the interface isn't appreciated much, but I guess it's an area I can still improve upon in future versions.