MarsEdit makes blogging easier, letting you ditch clunky browser-based editing in favor of a full-featured, fully Mac-powered desktop editor--an editor that also lets you blog when you're offline. You get a rich editing interface for working with text (including HTML-free formatting tools and cool markup macros that save you from repetitive typing), but what makes MarsEdit really useful is its easy uploading tools, two-way syncing, AppleScript support, tight integration with Flickr, and compatibility with an impressive variety of blog services (including improved support for WordPress tags), text editors, and even photo management software (like iPhoto and Lightroom).
With nice bonus features like autosaving, Technorati tag editing, blog-specific image settings, support for Tumblr, and a speedy Flickr browser, MarsEdit is a great example of indie software done right. It gives you lots of functionality, a professional level of quality, responsive support, and (of course, this being indie software) a modest price tag.
MarsEdit is a weblog editor for Mac OS X that makes weblog writing like writing email -- with spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and even AppleScript support. It works with various weblog systems: Blosxom, Conversant, Manila, Movable Type, Radio UserLand, TypePad, WordPress, and others.
What's new in this version:
- Improvements to paste functionality in Rich Mode
- Avoid a bug where saved local-drafts were not deleted after publishing
- Fix a bug that caused custom field values to go blank while editing a post
- Blogspot-specific changes
- Newly configured blogs now default to GData 2.0 protocol, fixing some HTML formatting issues
- Fixes to GData 2.0 protocol to allow edit date, categories, etc.