MarsEdit Makes Blogging Super-Simple [50 Mac Essentials #34]

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MarsEdit is the best blogging tool for OS X, bar none. If you do blogging for money or just for the love of it, MarsEdit is a dream come true for you. It will save you lots of hassle and hours of time.

To start with, MarsEdit frees you from the tyranny of the browser interface. WordPress, Blogger, and all the others are wonderful online publishing systems, but sometimes you just wanna be offline. Or you have to be, because there’s no handy internet connection.

And even when you’re online, web hosts aren’t always as responsive as you might like. Sometimes you want to combine the convenience of instant web publishing with the speed of a local application, and that’s what MarsEdit gives you.

Once your blogs are set up, you can create your drafts as and when. You can upload images just by dragging them into place – even when you’re offline (MarsEdit has an ingenious “pending” feature for image uploads, by which it inserts placeholder code for an image which gets uploaded later).

MarsEdit is fast, easy to use, and it handles multiple blogs with ease, remembering your different settings for each one. No Mac-using blogger should be without it.

(You’re reading the 34th post in our series, 50 Essential Mac Applications: a list of the great Mac apps the team at Cult of Mac value most. Read more, or grab the RSS feed.)