MarsEdit 4

Developer: Red Sweater Software

Current Version: 4.0.7

Last Updated: 17 days ago

Download Size: 14.6 MB - Download


The #1 Desktop Blog Editor for the Mac!
The best way to write, preview, and publish your blog.

FREE Download! Unlock a free trial in the app, purchase a full license, or continue to use the app for free to maintain an archive on your Mac and work locally with your published blog posts.

- Works with WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, TypePad, Movable Type and dozens more through standard MetaWeblog and AtomPub interfaces.

- Work offline with local drafts on your Mac, preview the formatting and content of your posts, and publish when you're ready to share with the world.

- Easily browse for a photo from your iPhoto, Aperture, or Lightroom libraries, and embed it for automatic upload with your blog post.

- Avoid common browser-based problems like losing your edits by navigating to another page, poor spelling for lack of a spell checker, etc.

- Perfect for professional bloggers and casual writers who don't want to mess around with clunky web-based interfaces. If you're lucky enough to have a Mac, nothing is more powerful or more elegant than MarsEdit.

- Write in Rich Text "WYSIWYG" that will be converted automatically to HTML when you publish, or hand-tune the HTML in a syntax-highlighted code editor. Markdown fan? Write in Markdown in the HTML editor and see a live-preview of the HTML rendering in the preview window.

- Compatible with macOS 10.12 or higher.

Coming to the Mac from Windows? MarsEdit is similar to Live Writer, the popular Windows blog editor, but differs in some ways. Ask around and read MarsEdit reviews to decide if MarsEdit is right for you.


Release Notes:

Within the past few weeks, the number of hangs and crashes having to do with MarsEdit's plain-text editor has gone up quite a bit. I think it's a combination of some changes in in MarsEdit 4, and some changes in Apple's latest revisions of the Mac libraries in macOS 10.13. This update makes a few changes that should dramatically reduce if not eliminate these editor annoyances.

MarsEdit 4 brought a new feature to support downloading *the entire post archive* from a blog, and some of the app's most long-time devotees decided to put it to the test! For some blogs, particularly when there are thousands of posts, it may be prudent or even necessary to change the default "number of posts per request" in MarsEdit's Connection settings. Previously, this setting was being respected for WordPress, but ignored for Tumblr and Blogger. This is also fixed in this update.

A number of other improvements were made. Here is the complete list of changes:

* Fix a crash that could occur in the plain text syntax highlighting functionality
* Fix a hang in the plain text editor that could affect large posts
* Fix Google and Tumblr blogs to heed the "number of posts per request" download setting
* Fix a bug introduced in 4.0.6 that caused doubling of file extensions on image uploads
* Fix behavior of "Do Again" format menu item for custom macros applies in Rich Text mode
* Fix a bug that prevented Featured Image from being deleted from an already-published post
* Fix handling of combining characters such as the "Male Singer" (Ziggy Stardust) in plain text editor
* Change character count behavior to consider spaces in total character count

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Any questions or concerns about the app? Feel free to get in touch at supp[email protected] Thank you.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 4.0.1
Review by iacas

Years in the Making - I've relied on two blog editors in over a decade of publishing content to MovableType and WordPress. First was ecto, but it stopped being a viable editor a loooooong time ago. I moved to MarsEdit 3 that looooong time ago, and virtually every blog post I've written for over a decade has been written in MarsEdit. MarsEdit 4 is a beautiful, simple, efficient upgrade. It carries forth and improves the features every blog owner uses and needs, and enhances others that blog owners didn't THINK they needed but now will. :-) If you're still editing your blog posts in a Web interface, embrace MarsEdit and the power of a full Mac app for your editing. You'll save time, frustration, and energy. The best got better with version 4.

Found helpful by 21 out of 22 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 4.0.7
Review by Surfman88

So far, works well. - I’m learning to use this, but so far, so good. I’m new to Mac, but this appears to do everything I want and added my blog settings easily. I like the keychain integration. Editing offline is a nice thing to have, btw.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people