MarsEdit 4.2.1: Continuity Camera in Mojave

October 2nd, 2018

MarsEdit 4.2.1 is now available for download from the MarsEdit home page and has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

After Apple shipped macOS Mojave last week, I got a report from a MarsEdit customer who was trying out all the new bells and whistles. They discovered that the new Continuity Camera feature didn’t work in MarsEdit. Instead of inserting the freshly snapped picture from their phone, it crashed the app!

The problem turns out to be rooted in Apple’s handling of “file promises.” In a nutshell: since MarsEdit has gotten so good at accepting file promises from various apps, it’s also become vulnerable to bugs like this one, where file promise information that will crash the app is placed on the pasteboard.

MarsEdit 4.2.1 works around this crash. Now if you want to take a picture from your phone to add to a blog post, just right-click in the Editor, and select “Take Photo” from the menu item next to your phone’s name:

Screenshot of Continuity Camera feature in contextual menu

Here is the complete list of changes in MarsEdit 4.2.1:

  • Support Mojave’s new Continuity Camera feature for taking pictures from an iPhone’s camera
  • Dark Mode: fix text color in Crash Reporter console log display
  • Support “Extended Entry” content in preview template downloader
  • Restore support for dragging URLs from Safari into MarsEdit’s editor

If you enjoy MarsEdit, please consider writing a review or rating the app on the Mac App Store, spreading the word on Facebook or Twitter, and of course, writing about the app on your own blog! Thanks for your support.