After Micro.Camp 2023, quite a few folks got excited about Mars Edit. And for a good reason. It’s an excellent writing tool geared specifically toward blogs. For users, it offers a couple of features that don’t exist in the website UI. Miraz expanded upon these features and then some in a well-made presentation and introduced a couple of things I didn’t realize are possible with the app. And, as if that wasn’t enough, Daniel Jalkut, the creator of Mars Edit, offered an exclusive discount of 50% on the software.

Still, I was and remain on the fence, because I use Emacs to write my posts.

Without getting too technical about Emacs (there’s enough information in my old blog and the wiki), I have a couple of key features I created for For example, I have a template for it with the code I need for certain plugins. Emacs also converts my writing to markdown on the fly with HTML code where needed. Emacs, with org-mode, is built into my routine, so creating a post for MB is integrated into my daily TODOs automatically.

With the full discount expired, I think I’m going to pass this time around for now.