I recently read about the acquisition of MarsEdit by Red Sweater Software so I decided to check it out. I’m quite glad I did it does make my workflow a lot easier. What I had been doing up until today was this:
- I’d come up with an idea.
- Open up my writings project in TextMate
- Open a new file and start typing ideas, etc.
- Find the right blog to post it on
- Login to the blog.
- Cut and paste titles, categories, tags, etc.
It was easy to drop my blogging habit.
Now, I can do this: 1. Come up with my idea. 2. Select which blog I want to post it in. 3. Write my idea. 4. When it’s ready to go live, just hit submit to blog.
The one slight problem I have is I use a tags feature of WordPress in addition to categories (not sure why I don’t just use categories, but that’s another story), currently there’s no easy way to deal with WordPress plugins’ custom fields that I know of. So there’s an optional 5th step of examining the post on the site and possibly adding tags.
Still, these 4 steps are easy and all done from one app. It also features a preview of your post that you can customize per blog with a custom HTML template. Which makes it easy to just drop your blog’s style sheet and see if your post looks right.
Definitely looks like a keeper!