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Red Sweater’s MarsEdit 4.0 Public Beta Released

Today, Red Sweater Software’s Daniel Jalkut released a public beta of his macOS blog publishing app, MarsEdit. According to Jalkut,

It’s been over 7 years since MarsEdit 3 was released. Typically I would like to maintain a schedule of releasing major upgrades every two to three years. This time, a variety of unexpected challenges led to a longer and longer delay.

The good news? MarsEdit 4 is finally shaping up. I plan to release the update later this year.

Because the update contains many new features that my patient users have been waiting to get their hands on, I want to give folks the option of trying it out early.

MarsEdit 4 includes a long list of features including:

  • Visual formatting bar for applying common formatting options;
  • Typewriter scrolling mode;
  • Support for MultiMarkdown; and
  • WordPress-specific features like faster refresh times and Featured Image, Post Format, and Per-Post Author support.

If you want to to try the beta yourself, there’s a link in the Red Sweater blog post. The beta is free to use by anyone who has a license for MarsEdit 3 that was purchased directly from MarsEdit on the web. Also, anyone who buys a copy of MarsEdit 3 now will receive a free upgrade to MarsEdit 4 when it is released later this year.