Portable BlogDesk with Dropbox
I’m using BlogDesk as my desktop blogging client to update my blogs. The interface is straightforward, can manage multiple blogs, and easy to use.
Most of the time, I will use my PC and laptop to update my blogs. Both have Blogdesk installed but the data are kept in each device separately. That’s mean when I saved a draft from PC, I can’t continue writing the draft from my laptop.
So, how can I make the draft or any data like images portable in BlogDesk?
Yup, we can adjust BlogDesk configurations and points the data to Dropbox.
So before we start, I would like to list down the tools that we need:
- First, install BlogDesk and Dropbox if you don’t have them installed in your computer.
- Setup your blog configurations such as the username and password.
- Go to BlogDesk’s user data folder which usually located in the Application Data. Eg: C:\Users\fauzimd\AppData\Roaming
- Copy the BlogDesk folder and its content into Dropbox.
- Copy the BlogDesk UserData path directory in Dropbox. Eg: C:\Users\fauzimd\Dropbox\BlogDesk\UserData
- Next, go to BlogDesk folder in Program Files and edit BlogDesk.cfg file.
- Paste the new BlogDesk UserData path as shown in the image above.
- Repeat steps 1-8 (excluding Step 4) on the another PC/laptop that you wish to share the BlogDesk data on Dropbox.
The downsides using this method is you must install BlogDesk and Dropbox in both devices. And then, when you upload an image from your PC, the path directory of the image might be different if you open BlogDesk from your laptop. You will get a break image because Blogdesk can’t find the image path.
But overall, this method is working fine for me. I can update my blogs either from Blogdesk in PC or laptop using same configurations and data.
Please let me know if you got any problems when following the steps. I will try my best to help you to make your BlogDesk portable. 🙂