Mars Edit 3 Review
In the world of blogging on the mac there are very few desktop apps that really integrate well with your blogging platform. Probably the most acclaimed is MarsEdit which is made by RedSweater Software.
MarsEdit works with a plethora of CMS’ for example:
Mars edit is very easy to set up, when you first start the app you are greeted by a very nice welcome screen which guides you through the process of setting up mars edit and adding your weblog to it so you can begin publishing content immediately. Note: If you are using wordpress you need to enable atom publishing in the settings menu for mars edit to discover your blog.
Publishing content in MarsEdit is an absolute breeze, All you have to do is click “New Post” on the top toolbar and off you go. To insert an image into your post just drag and drop from a folder on your mac and follow the onscreen instructions. You can also add categories to your posts with in MarsEdit which is very convenient. The UI of MarsEdit is very similar to mail so you will feel right at home while editing. Mars Edit offers the ability to add Technorati Tags, choose pre-defined categories, and ping weblog services let them know that you have updated your content.
MarsEdit is a very good desktop publisher but it does have it’s shortcomings, for example there is not yet support for linked blog posts which is something I use on my blog constantly. Another is image posting. When you are writing a post for your blog and you Insert an image using media manager in MarsEdit it displays the image very large and even if you make it smaller it may not look right when you are viewing your post on your blog.