MarsEdit 2.0: Comprehensive Review and New Features

For over seven years, I’ve been immersed in the world of blogging (yes, it surprises me too; one would think I’d have mastered it by now!). Throughout this time, the landscape has evolved significantly. Initially, the only method to craft a blog post was through a web browser.

You’d log into platforms like Blogger or Diaryland, enter your text into a basic form devoid of categories, trackbacks, or Markdown support, and publish it, hoping your browser wouldn’t crash at a critical moment.

Thankfully, those challenging times have passed, and we now have excellent tools like MarsEdit for drafting our blog posts. Interestingly, MarsEdit 2 has recently been launched by Red Sweater Software. This new release introduces a thoroughly redesigned interface that aligns with the mature aesthetics of OS X, minimizing floating palettes and eliminating drawers.

It also integrates with Flickr, fulfilling one of my top requests, and introduces a printing feature for those times when a digital copy just doesn’t do justice to your words.

MarsEdit 2 is priced at $29.95, but if you purchased the software on or after July 1, 2007, the upgrade is complimentary. For veteran users like myself, the upgrade is a modest $9.95 to access these exciting new features. The software requires OS X 10.4 and includes a free 30-day trial.

Tj Luoma

Gary is a dedicated writer for TUAW, bringing a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for all things Apple. With a keen eye for detail, Gary covers everything from the latest iPhone and iPad releases to in-depth reviews of the MacBook Pro and Apple Watch. His insightful articles help readers navigate the ever-evolving world of Apple technology. Gary’s expertise and clear writing make him a trusted voice in the Apple community.