February 22 marked the ten year anniversary of my acquisition of MarsEdit:
You read that right, no need to run for another cup of coffee. MarsEdit, the kick-ass, intuitive web-publishing powerhouse which I’ve been using to write entries here since I started blogging almost two years ago, is now part of the Red Sweater family of products. What an exciting day!
Where has the time gone? I sometimes despair at the relatively slow progress I seem to make in the development of all my software, MarsEdit included. On the other hand, looking back at the screenshot I included in that original post, it’s also easy to appreciate how much the app has evolved in the years since I’ve been developing it:
Wow. Well, first of all I’m writing this post on a Retina display, and I certainly hoping you are reading it on one. The first thing that jumps out is how fuzzy everything used to be. How did we live that way? Furthermore a number of key UI elements have been dramatically reworked just in the post editor interface alone. Let’s see how things look on the version of MarsEdit I’m running:
Now, to be fair, this is a screenshot from an as-yet unreleased version of MarsEdit, but the gist of the design is pretty close to the shipping MarsEdit 3.7.11. The main difference experienced MarsEdit users will notice is the addition of an icon formatting bar above the main text content. This little teaser is your reward for having read through the length of this post, and for helping me in celebrating my Diamond Anniversary with MarsEdit.