Red Sweater Software announced today that it has acquired MarsEdit, the popular weblog publishing software, from NewsGator Technologies, Inc. The acquisition promises an exciting future for the application, which provides an intuitive, email-like interface to the web's most popular publishing systems.
MarsEdit's simplicity and power make it the tool of choice for many of the platform's leading writers.
"Nearly every word I write for Daring Fireball is published through MarsEdit," said John Gruber, author of the popular Daring Fireball weblog. "It's a terrific tool, and I'm glad to see it in good hands. I can't wait to start pummeling Daniel with feature requests."
Daniel Jalkut, the founder of Red Sweater Software, is himself an avid blogger. "MarsEdit has long been one of my favorite applications, so it's a thrill to welcome it into the Red Sweater family of products," he said. "I am both passionate and confident about steering MarsEdit into the future."
"I've already sent a bunch of feature requests to Daniel," said Brent Simmons, MarsEdit's original developer. "I use the app every day, and love it, and I'm so glad that it has a bright future. I look forward to being a MarsEdit user, to seeing what cool stuff Daniel does."
Gus Mueller is a former MarsEdit developer, and president of Flying Meat Software. "Daniel was number one on a list of folks I wanted to see take over MarsEdit development," he said. "I'm certain we're going to be seeing some wonderful things out of this great weblog editor, and I for one can't wait."
MarsEdit makes it easy to share your thoughts with the entire world, or just with your friends. Red Sweater Software's acquisition promises even greater things for the future of MarsEdit, taking the powerful publishing platform to the next level of power and ease.
Red Sweater Software will continue to offer existing MarsEdit customers free upgrades for all 1.x releases of the product.
To read a Q&A about the acquisition with Brent Simmons and Daniel Jalkut, please visit:
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