Count Those Mice!

December 14th, 2007

I was thrilled to see that Macworld today posted a review of MarsEdit 2.0. The application earned 4 mice, which for those of you who follow the magazine know, is a pretty great accomplishment. I’m betting that one day I’ll earn all five, but for the time being I’m quite pleased with this achievement.

Lisa Schmeiser, who reviewed the application, did a good job of identifying many of the improvements I made for the 2.0 release, such as built-in Flickr support, and enhanced markup macros. But she also tuned into some of the “soft features” that are not as suited to bullet lists, but nonetheless make a huge impact on users over time. One of these is the “peace of mind” that MarsEdit can provide:

MarsEdit 2.0.4’s big appeal is peace of mind: You can compose posts locally and archive your work. Anyone who’s ever lost a Weblog post owing to a browser freezing or site going down will appreciate this tool.

Ask any Mac software developer you can find, and they’ll attest that getting reviewed by Macworld is one of the things we hope and strive for. It’s a great honor just to get mentioned, but to receive such a positive and thoughtful review really makes my day.

6 Responses to “Count Those Mice!”

  1. Alexander Repty Says:

    Congratulations!

  2. Joe Cheng Says:

    Congrats! :)

    Just curious what the story is with the one “quirk” she pointed out: “it’s still necessary to insert paragraph tags at the beginning of each paragraph, despite the local preview pane showing properly formatted text”?

  3. Daniel Jalkut Says:

    Hi Joe – what she’s experiencing I guess is the fact that omitting

    tags and just expecting “auto-paragraphing” doesn’t work on all systems. Since she didn’t identify a particular weblog system she was testing against, it’s hard to say.

    I can’t remember if you already knew, but MarsEdit doesn’t yet have any kind of “WYSIWYG” HTML editor like Live Writer does, so everything is plain text, which may include HTML or not depending on the expectations of the particular system.

  4. Roger Says:

    Congratulations on the MacWorld review! I absolutely love MarsEdit and use it exclusively for my blog postings. If I meet someone who owns a Mac and wants to start blogging or try a new approach, MarsEdit is the only app I recommend to them. I am hoping to become an indi Mac developer after I finish my MBA and I dream that my apps will have the same success as MarsEdit!

  5. Jeff Says:

    congrats. you deserve it. hereandthere would be NOTHING without ME2!

  6. Dan York Says:

    Daniel,

    Congrats on the review! I’m finding myself using Mars Edit for most all of my blogging these days.

    Dan

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