I promise this will be the last teaser. Some people have been, well, practically begging for more screenshots of MarsEdit 2, so I thought I would oblige.
In addition to some killer new features such as Flickr browsing, ability to add categories and edit slugs, advanced text editor macros, etc., MarsEdit 2.0 also sports a modernized look and feel that I honestly believe will improve your productivity. It’s just super slick. The UI feels even cleaner and more streamlined than the original MarsEdit. Because it is even cleaner! I also thought carefully about (mostly) invisible things, like organization of the menu bar items, and added a healthy dose of contextual menu functionality. In general, the usability of the application is greatly improved, over what was already a pretty darned usable app.
Oh, and it also looks amazing.
The anchors of the updated look are Bryan Bell’s brilliant new toolbar icons. Bryan also did the MarsEdit 1 icons, and to be honest I would have never guessed that they could be so improved upon. The new icons are sharper, more vibrant, and in general present a cleaner metaphor for what their actions are.
Of course, I already showed off the post editor a month ago, but it’s come a good deal further since then. Again, just look at the icons!
What I can’t really express with a picture is how much fun it is to just show and hide the options side-panel. I love the tactile feeling of the animation as the text scrunches up or expands to fill the space. I could just open and close the options pane all day. Except of course, then I’d never ship this thing.