I started to use Markdown to format my blog posts. On Wordpress I use Markdown on Save Improved which works nicely for text and links.
There is a little bit overhead when it comes to dealing with Images. Right now these are the steps I have to take:
1) Open Media Manager
2) Open Upload Utility
3) Drag an Image from the Media Manager onto the Upload Utility
4) Adjust the properties and upload the file
5) Go to Wordpress, Media Library and obtain the URL to the image
6) Add it the post
Wouldn't it be possible to provide a way to upload the image right out of the Media Manager (below the Image Properties) and then view the URL of that image from the Published image tab through a right click which past the URL onto the clipboard. This would make it three steps without having to deal with Wordpress.
Cheers - Andy