MarsEdit 2 Gets New UI, Flickr Integration

Red Sweater Software announced on Tuesday the immediate availability of MarsEdit 2.0. The new version features a redesigned user interface, new Flickr photo integration, and new post-editing macros and more.

In addition, the post editor was completely rethought for MarsEdit 2.0 giving the user the power to show or hide fields in the window so that only the useful elements are visible. On supported weblogs, one can even add new categories, or edit the slug (short URL name) of the posts, without ever leaving MarsEdit.

Finally, with MarsEdit 2.0 the user can print both the raw text of a post or the HTML preview, making it a snap to take oneis work-in-progress offline for the author or others to review.

MarsEdit is a powerful Blog publishing program that eliminates the need for a Web browser. Browser-based interfaces are slow, clumsy, and require the user to be online to use them. While a Blogis web interface struggles to perform the simplest of tasks, MarsEdit uses the power of the Mac to provide an amazing blog editing experience. The power of MarsEdit can be combined with text editors such as BBEdit, SubEthaEdit, TextMate and TextWrangler. "MarsEditis no-nonsense interface works just like email. Edit drafts in a convenient text editor, spell-check, and publish," according to Red Sweater Software.

MarsEdit 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.4. There is a free trial period, and it is priced at US$29.95.