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New Scribefire for Firefox Version

What’s Nick Doing?

Nick Wilson, former CEO of Performancing and ever the resourceful web jedi, has pretty much relaunched Scribefire (formerly PFF – Performancing for Firefox) from his Twitter blog. Of course, he explains why he joined Twitter (and unsubscribed from over 100 blogs) over at his Clickinfluence blog. Twitter, if you don’t already know, is a new social phenomenon where you report on your goings on, up to the minute if you like. (You should see his list of influential friends over there.) Of course, Nick also has his Communicontent blog, whose future he’s not sure about.

What’s Scribefire?

Scribefire is of course the new name for PFF, the amazing Performancing for Firefox blog editor that lets you compose from your browser, then post to your blogs. Jed Brown had a big hand in how great PFF is, though apparently he’s gone awol. Chris Fincke, a former Netscape developer, has been signed on to work on Scribefire. And there’s already a new version of Scribefire that Nick says was quietly snuck out. There will be a Scribefire blog, though there’s not much there yet.

Why Scribefire?

I can’t tell you why the name change, though it has to do with the sale of Performancing. What I can tell you is that I personally feel it is one of the most productive blogging tools available, primarily because it has a split-pane option that lets you view a web page while you’re writing – all in the same browser window. I don’t know if the new Scribefire version will conflict with an existing installation of PFF, but I’ll look into it and report back.

Author: Raj Dash

21 thoughts on “New Scribefire for Firefox Version

  1. @Kirk: Great to hear that someone has tried it. I’ll have to check with David. But failing that, maybe people can post their suggestions in both “problem” and “desired” categories here to this post, and someone here (possibly Chris) can compile it. At least until the ScribeFire blog is up and running.

  2. It’s nice to find an old friend back in development. I downloaded the new version from Chris’s blog a few days back and have been working with it ever since. It still exhibits some of the problems that version 1.3.5 had and that stands to reason since Chris just got his hands on it. he did however put out a call out for any “catch-up” type feedback on previous feature requests and I was wondering if any of the old PFF forum data was available for his use. I know there were a lot of the same requests and bug reports in that forum content that he could find very useful.

    Just wondering.

  3. > Chris Fincke, a former Netscape developer, has been signed on to work
    > on Scribefire.

    Current, not former. Netscape dev by day, ScribeFire devv by night. 🙂

    > I don’t know if the new Scribefire version will conflict with an existing
    > installation of PFF, but I’ll look into it and report back.

    Installing ScribeFire 1.4 will upgrade an existing installation of PFF, just as installing 1.3.5 upgraded 1.3.

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