TigerEdit: Weblog Editor Of The Future

April 29th, 2007

Brent Simmons unearthed some ancient history from 2002, when MarsEdit was just a twinkle in his weblog-dreaming eye. Check out the screen shot.

I’m writing this post in a very early development build of MarsEdit 2.0, which is the great grandchild of Brent’s original TigerEdit vision. The differences are astounding, and yet so are the similarities! We’ve come a long way, baby.

Notice the name of the product is TigerEdit? Brent has an affinity for cats, big and small. One of the first questions I had for him after taking over the MarsEdit source base was whether I should leave this funny method in the the system-determination code:

 - (BOOL) isTigerBlog;

MarsEdit supports all of the world’s most popular blogging systems, including Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal, MovableType, Drupal, and yes, TigerBlog :)

5 Responses to “TigerEdit: Weblog Editor Of The Future”

  1. Jochen Wolters Says:

    a very early development build of MarsEdit 2.0

    Woah! :-0 Any feature sneak peeks you can grant your loyal usership? :)

  2. Daniel Jalkut Says:

    Nothing public yet, but I might be able to share some peeks in a few weeks ;)

  3. Taybin Says:

    So what is TigerBlog? I googled for it but didn’t see anything that looked blog-software related.

  4. Daniel Jalkut Says:

    Taybin: It’s just the name Brent gave to the method that checks whether the blog is running Brent’s custom blog software. I assume he wrote it himself partly because he was into blogging so early, and partly because it made a good test bed for MarsEdit & NetNewsWire.

  5. Brad Barrish Says:

    I’d love to help test the beta. I have 4 blogs that I update almost daily.

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