MarsEdit jumping ship

by Robert Daeley

Last week, developers Brent Simmons (Ranchero/NewsGator) and Daniel Jalkut (Red Sweater) announced that the blog-posting application MarsEdit would be taken over by Red Sweater. Exciting news for longtime MarsEdit users, a group that includes Brent himself:




Daniel knows that “operators are standing by” — I’ll give him the help he needs make this transition successful. A big part of my motivation is selfish: I’m a MarsEdit user, and I want to see the product keep improving. But, more importantly, I want to make sure MarsEdit users are happy, and this is the best way to do that. (From a Q&A at newsgator.com.)




Presto change-o, and Daniel is already putting out version 1.1.3, which he describes as “mostly a bug-fix and rebanding release.”



Since I post to multiple blogs on various platforms, having a dedicated application like MarsEdit or Ecto has become integral to my workflow thanks to the efficiency it lends. I’ll be sure to keep an eye on future development.



It’s a pleasure to see developers cooperating like this, keeping notable apps like MarsEdit going rather than being “disappeared.” Makes me ponder what other apps, whether on hold like MarsEdit or abandoned like so many have been, could be resurrected by today's crop of developers.



Have any ideas? Who would be your ideal developer + old application pairings?


3 Comments

Reinier Meenhorst
2007-02-26 15:42:14
Judging by Daniel's work on Fastscripts and Flextime, I am very enthusiastic about this move too.
George Forman
2007-02-27 04:50:54
Considering how (unbelievably and unresponsivey) long the latest Ecto update is taking, I've been hoping for a more professional and fully-supported alternative. Maybe MarsEdit will be that alternative.
George Forman
2007-02-27 04:53:45
Considering how (unbelievably and unresponsivey) long the latest Ecto update is taking, I've been hoping for a more professional and fully-supported alternative. Maybe MarsEdit will be that alternative.