Those who use Windows based PCs have a ton of options as their disposal when it comes to third party blog editors. For example, Scribefire, Windows Live Writer, etc. If you’re on a Mac however, there is an interesting application which is proving to be a powerhouse for third party blog editing called MarsEdit.
MarsEdit which is developed and maintained by Red Sweater Software recently released version 2.3 of the software. The latest release now contains support for Tumblr.com which is another microblogging type service. Also new in this release is an overhauled media manager that opens much faster when using lots of photos. Technorati tags editing has been revised, and MarsEdit 2.3 sports improved weblog Favicon detection.
I don’t own a Mac so I can’t give this piece of software a trial run but based on everything I’ve read, it’s worth the $30.00.
I own both MarsEdit and Ecto. They are both very good blog editors. I think that ME is a little more stable than Ecto is though. Ecto has a little more “personality” perhaps. The “preview” feature of ME is, at the moment, the reason I am using it as my primary tool. I’ve used both since their first releases and I have to say that ME is worth the extra $12. Jeff, there is also a version of Ecto for Windows I believe (or at least there used to be).
Thanks for the update Steven. If you decide to purchase one over the other and write a review, get in touch with me and I’ll send a link your way.
I downloaded the tiral of MarsEdit just a few days ago and so far I’m liking it. I also downloaded Ecto, which is the other big player in Mac blogging editors. I’ve heard so many good things about both and think in the end you can’t go wrong with either.
So far I’ve found MarsEdit a little easier to work with, but my understanding is Ecto has a few extra features and costs $12 less. I’m going to give both a try till their trials end and then decide. It’s going to be hard decision I can tell, but I have a hunch either will be a good choice.
I haven’t used either enough yet to give much of a review, but from my limited use, both look good and would be worth purchasing.