The new version of Qumana allows users to change the font color and size, and makes it easy to insert HTML snippets into your post. The text attributes are a major improvement in my mind. I already like the photo upload options even better than Typepad's native options. Now that Qumana allows font colors, I can't think of anything you can do with the Typepad editor that you can't do with the Qumana editor. I explain why I use Qumana instead of Typepad's native blog writer in this post.
The big deal is that there are things you can do with Qumana, that you can't automatically do with Typepad, such as add alt text to your photos, and use keyboard shortcuts such as control+I and control+B for italic and bold.
Suggestions: in the photo dialog box create section that allows you to make the photo a link, and create a 'Find' feature to easily find text or code in the post.
There is another popular free blog editor out there called Performancing that works with Firefox. I use Firefox and have tried Performancing and I don't like it as much as Qumana. It all comes down to dealing with photos. There is currently no easy way to upload photos with Performancing like there is on Qumana.
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