MarsEdit 4.2.5: Fix List Indentation, Improve Authentication Reliability

January 16th, 2019

MarsEdit 4.2.5 is now available at the MarsEdit home page and on the Mac App Store.

This update fixes a bug, introduced in MarsEdit 4.2.4, that stopped tab and shift-tab keystrokes from changing the nesting level of bulleted and numbered lists in Rich Text mode. It also fixes a couple crashing bugs, and improves the reliability of MarsEdit’s authentication (login) mechanism for some WordPress and AtomPub based blogs.

Complete list of changes for this release:

  • Restore functionality of tab and shift-tab for changing the indentation level in lists
  • Improve authentication reliabiity for WordPress servers that return invalid authentication challenges
  • Fix authentication prompt for Livedoor and other AtomPub based APIs
  • Fix a crash that occured while reorganizing the Format menu contents
  • Fix a crash when a server returns unexpected data in response to a new post request

If you enjoy MarsEdit, please consider writing a review or rating the app on the Mac App Store, spreading the word on Facebook or Twitter, and of course, writing about the app on your own blog! Thanks for your support.

MarsEdit 4.2.4: Fix Crash on Launch on macOS 10.12

December 21st, 2018

MarsEdit 4.2.4 is now available at the MarsEdit home page and on the Mac App Store.

This is a quick update to address a couple bugs in MarsEdit 4.2.3:

  • Fix a crashing bug when launching MarsEdit 4.2.3 on macOS 10.12
  • Fix a bug that made the app unresponsive when dragging text from one position to another in Plain Text mode

If you enjoy MarsEdit, please consider writing a review or rating the app on the Mac App Store, spreading the word on Facebook or Twitter, and of course, writing about the app on your own blog! Thanks for your support.

MarsEdit 4.2.3: Image Quality, Gutenberg, and More

December 21st, 2018

MarsEdit 4.2.3 is now available at the MarsEdit home page and on the Mac App Store.

This update addresses a few bugs, including one that caused copy-and-pasted images on Macs with Retina (high resolution) displays to be downgraded upon pasting into a lower-resolution image. For example, a screenshot capture taken at 400×400 pixels would be pasted in MarsEdit as a 200×200 image.

I also addressed a minor, but annoying issue when editing posts that contain “blocks” added by WordPress 5.0’s new Gutenberg editor. In MarsEdit 4.2.2 and earlier, editing these posts in MarsEdit’s Rich Text editor would cause additional, blank paragraphs to appear between the WordPress blocks.

Finally, I fixed a couple issues with formatting text in Rich Text mode, and restored the ability to copy and paste text from Microsoft Word to MarsEdit. Here’s the complete list of changes for this update:

  • Fix a bug where images that are copied-and-pasted into MarsEdit could lose Retina resolution precision
  • Restore copy/paste functionality from Microsoft Word to MarsEdit’s post editor
  • Fix issues that prevented font changes in Rich Text mode from being applied reliably
  • Improve behavior with Rich Text editor and WordPress Gutenberg content, to avoid adding superfluous paragraphs
  • Fix a bug where text in the editor could switch to the wrong color in Dark Mode after running a formatting macro

If you enjoy MarsEdit, please consider writing a review or rating the app on the Mac App Store, spreading the word on Facebook or Twitter, and of course, writing about the app on your own blog! Thanks for your support.

Touché 1.1.3: Mojave Fixes

December 20th, 2018

It’s been about two years since the last update to Touché, our free utility for running Apple’s Touch Bar interface even on Macs that don’t have a hardware Touch Bar.

I just published Touché 1.1.3 with a couple fixes that keep it looking sharp in macOS Mojave 10.14:

  • Fix appearance of the Preferences window on Mojave 10.14
  • Support Mojave Dark Mode for About Box and Acknowledgements window

I don’t actually use Touché much myself, but I get a good amount of feedback from folks who appreciate having it around. I actually used it the other day on my MacBook Pro, even though it has a Touch Bar: I was using an external keyboard and didn’t want to reach up to touch the real touch bar!