MarsEdit 5.1b1: Initial Mastodon Support

August 10th, 2023

It’s taken a bit longer than I’d hoped, but I’m finally ready to share a preliminary update to MarsEdit with support for downloading, editing, and publishing posts to Mastodon-based microblogs.

Click here to download MarsEdit 5.1b1 for Mac

To get started, just install the beta, add a new blog, and for the “Homepage URL” of the new blog, enter the URL of the Mastodon instance on which you have an account.

After you’re logged in MarsEdit will download your existing posts and you can use either the regular “New Post” menu item to compose a post, or the “New Micropost” item for a more streamlined interface.

For the time being the Micropost interface still doesn’t support image attachments, but that is something I hope to address before the 5.1 update is finalized.