Dec 2004

NetNewsWire 2.0b10: podcasting, Atom, bug fixes, Yahoo search, more

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NetNewsWire 2.0b10 includes bug fixes, podcasting support, a rewritten and much improved Atom parser, Yahoo news search, performance optimizations, and a bunch of small new features and enhancements.

See the change notes for the full scoop. Also see this post on for some screen shots and more about podcasting.

VoodooPad + GTD + Applescript -> NetNewsWire

Leland Johnson wrote a script that pulls tasks at random from VoodooPad and lists them in NetNewsWire—as a kind of tickler, a way of reminding him of things on his to-do list.

MarsEdit 1.0 Released!

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MarsEdit makes weblog writing like writing email, with each post edited in its own window, the ability to save posts as drafts, spell-checking, and a familiar Mac OS X interface.

While designed to be easy to use for new webloggers, MarsEdit also includes features power-bloggers need: support for categories, text filters, trackbacks, custom templates, AppleScript, and more.

Other MarsEdit features include image and file uploading, a bookmarklet that lets you send a page from your Web browser to MarsEdit, and custom tags.

MarsEdit works with a variety of weblog systems, including Movable Type, TypePad, Radio UserLand, WordPress, Blosxom, and many others.

It also works with NetNewsWire and other newsreaders for OS X that include a post-to-weblog feature. The newsreader’s post-to-weblog command can be used to send a news item to MarsEdit, where it can be commented on and then posted to a weblog.

MarsEdit costs $24.95 for a single-user license and $19.95 per person for a multi-user license. It’s available bundled with NetNewsWire 2.0 beta for $39.95.

If you bought (or will buy) any NetNewsWire 1.x version, MarsEdit 1.0 and all MarsEdit 1.x releases are free.

Developing Dashboard Widgets

Apple Developer Connection: “Widgets are quick to develop and easy to deploy, and they can leverage all of Tiger’s advanced technologies. Widgets are perfect for working with small amounts of data or interacting with other applications, both on your desktop and across the web.”

The Omni Group is hiring Cocoa programmers

The Omni Group: Want Work?: “Note: we have fish, a cat and a bird in the office, and there are several dogs who spend some time here.”

(No, we at Ranchero aren’t looking for work! But we know a few people in Seattle, or about to be, who might be interested—this is for them.)

ucomics Atom feeds for NetNewsWire

HubLog: ucomics Atom feeds for NetNewsWire: “So, I made a better version in Perl, that produces an Atom feed instead.”

Using drupal's blogapi with MarsEdit

James Walker: “I have noticed some rumblings (like here) about people having trouble posting to drupal powered sites using MarsEdit. Specifically, MarsEdit recognize drupal’s category support. Here’s how to make it work.”

Technical Note TN2124: Mac OS X Debugging Magic

Apple: “This technote describes a number of ‘secret’ debugging facilities in Mac OS X, including environment variables, preferences, routines callable from GDB, special files, and so on. If you’re developing for Mac OS X, you should look through this list to see if you’re missing out on something that will make your life easier.”

VoodooPad 2.0 released

Flying Meat: VoodooPad: “It's like having your own digital junk drawer, where you can jot down notes, web addresses, to-do lists... VoodooPad automatically links each page together, to form a miniature world wide web, on your desktop!”


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