For some time now, I’ve been using MarsEdit to post to my weblog. It’s the standalone version of the blog editing capabilities that were part of NetNewsWire (Pro). I didn’t get to talk about this because it was private. With the now public beta releases I am freed of that obligation.
You can see more information on Brent Simmon’s Blog (which should be part of your RSS subscriptions by now). Simply said, it’s pure perfection. You can use it with any of a number of blogging software packages. This includes:
- Manila (News Items)
- Moveable Type
- Radio UserLand
- Other Blogger-compatible systems
- Other Blosxom-compatible systems
- Other MetaWeblog-compatible systems
My emphasis was added because obviously, WordPress is what I use. Until I got a crack at MarsEdit, I had to use one the other types. There’s nothing necessarily all that wrong with that, but the behavior isn’t quite what you’d expect and you had to be a little more adept to set it up.
Drupal is also the system being used by Spreadfirefox.com which means yet another free place to set up your weblog.
At any rate, check out NetNewsWire 2.0 beta and MarsEdit beta. You may just buy a license. Imagine that. If you’re really cheap and don’t need a weblog editor, check out NetNewsWire Lite, perhaps the best free RSS reader on any platform.