MarsEdit 4.0.5: Moving Right Along

January 12th, 2018

MarsEdit 4.0.5 is now available for download from the MarsEdit home page and has been submitted to the Mac App Store for review by Apple.

This update includes bug fixes and refinements that I’ve made in response to feedback from customers since MarsEdit 4.0 was released in December.

  • Fix a bug that prevented automatic preview template download from working on some Blogspot blogs
  • Add accessibility description to the buttons for adding and removing Custom Fields
  • Detect and convey more useful error message for “Obfuscated ID” Blogger image upload failures
  • Protect against a possible crash when handling Tumblr API errors
  • Incorporate support for Lightroom 7 into the Media Manager
  • Rich Editor fixes
    • Restore Cmd-Shift-C keyboard shortcut to open Color Panel
    • Fix a bug where the “More” tag in a post with Unicode characters could get stripped out
    • Improvements to cursor navigation of images and text with links

Enjoy the improvements, and keep that valuable feedback coming!

MarsEdit 4.0.4: More Bug Fixes

December 20th, 2017

It’s been two weeks since MarsEdit 4 was launched, and I’ve focused on releasing bug-fix updates to iron out little issues that have been reported since the debut.

MarsEdit 4.0.4 is now available for download from the MarsEdit home page and from the Mac App Store.

Here is the list of fixes this update includes:

  • Fix a failure to auto-configure some Tumblr-based blogs
  • Fix a problem that prevented bolds, italics, etc. from being set as default preview fonts
  • Fix a problem where Typewriter Mode in Rich Text mode could scroll awkwardly while typing
  • Restore support for selecting “main category” on Movable Type blogs
  • Improve indexing and searchability of built-in Help

Enjoy!

MarsEdit 4.0.2: Minor Bug Fixes

December 12th, 2017

Since I released MarsEdit 4.0 last week, I’ve been grateful that no major issues have been reported. A few minor issues have been reported, and I decided to release an update now to get those problems ironed out before too much time passes.

MarsEdit 4.0.2 is available for download from the MarsEdit home page and the Mac App Store. The version jumps from 4.0 to 4.0.2 for direct-download customers, because some quick Mac App Store-specific fixes warranted a version bump last week.

Here is the list of changes common to MarsEdit 4.0.2 in both the Mac App Store and direct release versions:

  • Revise toolbar popup menus to use the same rounded button style as other buttons
  • Fix a bug that caused some error sheets in the main window to be presented in wrong location
  • Fix a crash that could occur if preferences are not writable for some reason

One fix applies only to the direct download version:

  • Fix app registration URL handling so it works even when the app was not already launched

And one fix applies only to the Mac App Store version:

  • Fix a bug in which validating an app for discount upgrade could spin forever

Let me know if you run into any problems with the update!

MarsEdit 4 Is Here

December 5th, 2017

Big news today: MarsEdit 4 is out of beta and available for download from the MarsEdit home page and the Mac App Store. This marks the end of a long development period spanning seven years, so it’s a great personal relief to me to finally release it. I hope you enjoy it.

MarsEdit 4 brings major improvements to the app including a refined new look, enhanced WordPress support, rich and plain text editor improvements, automatic preview template generation, and much more. Read more here:

What’s New in MarsEdit 4.

MarsEdit 4 also brings a new sales approach that aims to unify the trial, purchase, and upgrade experience between the Mac App Store and direct-licensed versions of the app. The app is free to download and can be used full-featured for a 14 day trial period.

After the trial expires, all features of the app continue to work except for actions that update published content on the web. This ensures that all of MarsEdit’s powerful offline features, including download/archiving of posts, can be used in perpetuity for free.

Anybody who purchased MarsEdit 3 on June 1, 2017, or later, is entitled to a free update to MarsEdit 4. Anybody who purchased MarsEdit 3 earlier than June 1 is entitled to a discounted $24.95 upgrade. This applies to Mac App Store users as well! Because MarsEdit 4 embraces the Mac App Store’s in-app purchase model, the app can use a downloaded copy of MarsEdit 3 to validate a discounted or free upgrade to MarEdit 4, as appropriate.

There’s a lot to say about MarsEdit 4 and I’ll talk more about the improvements in separate blog posts after the dust settles. In the mean time, I hope you download the app, enjoy the work I’ve done, and if you’re feeling generous, help spread the word about the release.

Thanks!