MarsEdit for Mac

MarsEdit for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0b3
  • Total Downloads:
    6,213
  • Date Added:
    September 21, 2004
  • File Size:
    7.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac/OS X 10.3

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  • 3 stars

    "Good, but more features needed"

    May 11, 2012   |   By drlake_blcs

    Version: MarsEdit 3.5.1

    Pros

    Easy to use and has short learning curve.

    Cons

    Needs WYSIWYG. Also needs to be able to connect and embed videos from services such as YouTube. Even the MS Live Writer has these features and it is free.

    Summary

    Best program for Blogging in the Mac universe. Hoping for some updates to the program that will take it to the next level.

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  • 4 stars

    "For writers who're scared of losing their work online"

    April 23, 2011   |   By yume_16

    Version: MarsEdit 3.2.2

    Pros

    Easy to use, instant access to all posts, compatible to today's mainstream blogging platforms

    Cons

    Couldn't identify Posterous blogs, the UI isn't as nice, and would love to see a more accurate preview of the post.

    Summary

    MarsEdit 3 is one of the best desktop blogging tools in the market to date. Although it still has much room to improve, it's definitely a must-have for bloggers using a Mac.

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  • 1 stars

    "does not work on ppc!"

    November 19, 2010   |   By InI-2

    Version: MarsEdit 3.1.3

    Pros

    impossible to know

    Cons

    Please change your description, ME does not work on a PPC machine

    Summary

    As ever, your description errs. Please change it!

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  • 4 stars

    "Easy to use program, good features & sensible design"

    May 19, 2009   |   By Roger_Cavanagh

    Version: MarsEdit 2.3.2

    Pros

    Very easy to understand. Does what I need. What more do you want?

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Summary

    I blog only sporadically, but having switched from Windows to Mac, I found that Safari didn't play well with BlogWare; so after some investigation, I found MarsEdit. It does everything I need, gives me an instant view of what the post will look like and can be used off-line. I almost gave this 5*, but didn't, simply because I have not tried other options in this space. I have no hesitation in recommending MarsEdit.

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  • 3 stars

    "Aaaagh! Why no WYSIWYG?? Would be perfect otherwise!"

    October 26, 2007   |   By SGLsurvey

    Version: MarsEdit 2.0.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've just spent a fruitless, frustrating morning researching a bunch of the blog editors on VersionTracker. It seems that no one app combines the ability both to edit with ease AND connect to blog services of your choice. Yes, I know you can edit stuff online, but I prefer the ease of use of good desktop software, and need the ability to work offline when a net connection is not available.

    MarsEdit has great connectivity and is the only program than will perform a 2-way sync with your blog (so you can edit either online or in MarsEdit). Other apps either take a copy of your blog if you're lucky, or don't offer any hosted blog service integration at all. (If I wanted an app to build my blog into a website, I'd choose RapidWeaver, which will handle the blog stuff well and give me a bunch of other goodies as well :)

    BUT - MarsEdit will ONLY edit raw HTML. Doh! I'm fluent in HTML, but I REALLY don't want to have to worry about it when blogging. I want to focus on my content. It does allow you to paste in some preset HTML tags, and define your own, but these things fall flat if you move beyond any basic formatting. Like using bulleted lists. I find it hard to believe that web-based editors provide better visual editing than a desktop app. If the developer would add these features (download RapidWeaver's free demo & add a blog entry if you want to see what I mean), it would be a perfect app. Meanwhile, it has to be a three.

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  • 5 stars

    "Superb"

    December 10, 2004   |   By miraz

    Version: MarsEdit 1.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've been a beta tester and so have used Mars Edit for months now, with several blogs. It's a superb program and the developer is extremely responsive to requests and reports of problems. It's easy to use and reliable.

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  • 5 stars

    "It is HOT!"

    December 10, 2004   |   By iJak

    Version: MarsEdit 1.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    If you maintain a single weblog, get this tool, it makes your posting, updating, and maintenance, easy as pie. ... If you maintain more than one weblog, square the usefulness of this tool for every additional weblog.

    This is not a joke. This program is creating a whole new genre of web tools.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best Blog Posting Software"

    October 23, 2004   |   By ddelong

    Version: MarsEdit 1.0b3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I cringe to think about using anything but MarsEdit now. Markdown support will be added soon and I can't wait.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.0b3

    The old weblog editor used a single window for both listing previous posts and editing new posts.

    MarsEdit works more like email: the main window lists weblogs and previous posts and shows previews. You create and edit posts in separate windows. (HereÂ’s a screen shot.)

    Other new features

    • Image uploading
    • Editing in BBEdit and SubEthaEdit
    • Web browser bookmarklet
    • Warnings before posting
    • Customizable keyboard shortcuts for tags
    • Setting trackbacks and keywords
    • Sending pings
    • Support for Blogware and WordPress
    • Preview templates
    • AppleScript support
    • XML-RPC console
    • Better icons
    General
    Publisher Red Sweater Software
    Publisher web site http://www.red-sweater.com/
    Release Date September 21, 2004
    Date Added September 21, 2004
    Version 1.0b3
    Category
    Category Developer Tools
    Subcategory Coding Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3
    Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.3 or later
    Download Information
    File Size 7.99MB
    File Name MarsEdit3.6.5.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 6,213
    Downloads Last Week 8
    Pricing
    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $24.95

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