BlogApp v1.3.2 (download)
For Mac OS X v10.2.5 (Not Panther)
Sep 17, 2002
BlogApp is a Mac OS X (Jaguar Compatible only) shareware application
($6) that allows users to easily post to their weblog. No features are
disabled for non registered users, but there is an insignificant dialog
that occasionally reminds users that BlogApp isn't free -- in short, this is
. A couple of the most widely used
weblog engines include Blogger
, and WordPress
. It has unprecedented
compared to other weblog poster applications. It was designed to function on Mac OS X v10.2 or higher. It's Objective Labs's answer to
if your a PC person looking for a similar solution.
A new Panther compatible version is in the works. The beta can be downloaded here
Auto convert line breaks to <br />
New title window which wraps a tag around your Blogger.com title post or if your using B2, correctly sends it in the title field.
Errors now log to console
Numerous interface improvements.
Quick HTML tag insert buttons that smartly insert tags where the cursor is, or around the selected text. (with command key shortcuts)
User editable drop-down list of HTML tags that is very Customizable.
Store Post. Can be used to store a post in progress, or as a default template for all of your posts. Great for B2 users or folks who like to add post headings to there blogger powered sites.
Delete recent posts
The first 4 words of a post are now displayed along with the post number in the edit recent post and delete recent post dialogs. This was a popular request.
Spell Checking settings now remembered (if you want).
Edit recent posts (up to the last 20).
Handy Edit Last Post.
Contextual Menu support.
Drag and Drop text area.
Manage Multiple Blogs, easily.
Option to automatically "Ping"
Edit main template.
Edit archive template.
Option to automatically launch browser and visit weblog after post and publish.
Will speak your post back to you if you like.
Compatible with Blogger as well as any other service that
supports the Blogger API. I Including Manilla, B2, and Live Journal to
name a few.
Don't forget Mac OS X ease of use.
Screen Shots: *click images to see a larger view
Tags Drop-Down Menu
Edit Drop-Down Tags
Edit Recent Panel
A Macintosh running a minimum of Mac OS X v10.2
or higher. BlogApp will not function on previous version of Mac OS because if it's use of advanced XML-RPC and the AppleScript Studio developer environment.
To purchase your copy of BlogApp click the PayPal button below. The price is only $6.00, and you get $5.00 free just for singing up for PayPal, the worlds #1 online purchasing source. That means for new PayPal customers it will only cost you a dollar! Your serial number will be e-mailed to the address that you register with paypal within 24 hours (usually much less).
With your registration you will qualify for all future updates to BlogApp for 1 year. Also, you will receive exclusive download access to builds between public releases that add some features or tweak some issues.
Decompress the disk image with Stuffit Expander. Then mount the disk image. Finally, copy BlogApp to your hard drive, preferably in your Applications folder.
Launch BlogApp by double clicking it.
option from the BlogApp menu (or press command-;) to open the configuration menu of BlogApp and enter your information. The settings area is also where you enter in your serial number, because you registered right?
It is actually quite simple to use BlogApp. Once you have launched and configured BlogApp. Just start typing text into the main text area. When you are ready, click
Post & Publish
to post it to your weblog. Or if you want to save it for later, just click
and your post will be stored on the server until you publish.
Taking advantage of new features of BlogApp:
Store post is a great new feature of BlogApp that has many uses. It's available under the File menu, or by pressing command-s. The obvious use to use it to save a post in progress. The not so obvious use is to use it as a template for all of your posts. When you choose Store post
the text in the main window will be saved. This text will be automatically entered into the text area for every new posts, or each time you launch BlogApp. So people that like to start there posts with a <h3> </h3> wrapped wound the first line of there posts can have that tag automatically there every time they start a new post. To clear out the stored text just empty the edit area and choose store post. The empty text is now the default text. I like it a lot. The more you use it the more uses you will find.
Tag Drop-down list:
The tag drop-down list is a powerful new feature. With it you can add any text that you want inserted. To edit the list choose edit list...
form the right drop-down list on the BlogApp interface. A table should drop down showing the current tags and an edit area to add more tags. Click on a current tag and click remove
to delete it. Tags only require a name and an opening tag, so you can use it to insert a signature line, a <br> tag, or anything you want. Now the tags use a smart insert
technology. That means the tag is inserted wherever the cursor is or
if text is selected the opining tag is placed in front of the selection, and the closing tag at the end of the selection. This is great for making words bold or making words into links. Your creativity is the limit.
- The Blogger API is prone to be down for days at a
time. If you are receiving -917 error, it is likely to be down -
- The Blogger backend is having problems with edit posts. It has been down for days.
I found a problem with BlogApp, who do I contact?
Enter a detailed description of your system and your problem into the
When I post a main template or archive template, does it publish too?
Yes, it publishes right away. There isn't a post without publish
feature when you are working with templates. The changes will take effect as soon as the blogger server publishes them to your site (usually only takes a few moments)
I'd like to especially thank Steve Zellers of Apple Computer, Ben Trott of
Michel Valdrighi creator of B2, and of course
XML-RPC and Userland software creator. Thank you all for taking the time to help. Other contributors include Rob Jorgenson, Gregory Blake, Andy Warwick, and Joe Peichel. Thanks crew!