|Developer(s)||Red Sweater Software|
|Stable release||3.3 / May 27, 2011|
|Operating system||Mac OS X|
- Bookmarklets for sending a page from your browser to MarsEdit.
- Image and file uploading.
- Preview templates.
- Spell checking.
- Custom tags.
- Sends updates notices to blo.gs, Technorati, and Weblogs.com.
- AppleScript support.
- XML-RPC console for debugging server problems.
MarsEdit was originally developed as a component of NetNewsWire, a popular news aggregator for Mac OS X, which, in the 1.0 series, included a simple weblog editor. During the development of NetNewsWire 2.0, the developers decided to move the blog editor functionality to a new application. The resulting application, MarsEdit 1.0, was released on November 28, 2005.
With the acquisition of NetNewsWire by NewsGator in 2005, the future of MarsEdit was uncertain for a time. On November 4 of 2005, it was revealed that MarsEdit development would be continued by Gus Mueller of Flying Meat.
In February 2007, MarsEdit was purchased by Red Sweater Software, and is now being developed by Red Sweater's owner, Daniel Jalkut.
MarsEdit 2.3 was released in March 2009 and includes support for the popular Tumblr blog service.
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