Wednesday, December 7, 2022

MarsEdit 5

Daniel Jalkut (tweet):

MarsEdit 5 features a beautiful new icon, a “Microposting” feature for streamlined short-form blogging, enhanced plain-text editing with built-in Markdown syntax highlighting, a completely rebuilt rich text editor based on Apple’s latest WebKit2 technologies, and a variety of nuanced improvements to make your blogging workflow smoother, and more enjoyable than ever.

It costs $59.95 for new users or $29.95 to upgrade.

I like the new find bar and the smaller font for the metadata at the top of the window, as this lets me see more tags before they get clipped.

The new New Micropost command has a default shortcut of Command-Control-P, which overrides my longstanding shortcut for formatting with <p> tags. I was able to change that in System Settings, and then my shortcut worked again.

The Edit with BBEdit feature seems to be broken—MarsEdit doesn’t detect when I close the BBEdit window—but hopefully can be fixed soon. (I think it’s an interaction between BBEdit’s sandboxing and MarsEdit’s new bundle identifier.)


Update (2022-12-14): Daniel Jalkut:

It’s been an exhilarating week releasing @MarsEdit 5. The last thing I expected was that I’d be facing the end of the week still wondering why the app is stuck in Mac App Store app review. Unfortunately I don’t when or if it will be approved. The opacity is very frustrating.

Daniel Jalkut:

MarsEdit 5.0.1 is now available on the MarsEdit site and on the Mac App Store.

BBEdit 14.6.2:

Added MarsEdit 5’s bundle ID to the sandboxing entitlements, so that its “Edit in BBEdit” support works correctly.

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