Red Sweater Acquires MarsEdit Blogging Software

My blog editor of choice (in use as I type this) has been bought by (yet) another company. The original author seems optimistic. I hope all goes well, because I love this app and would like to see some more work put into it.

Red Sweater Acquires MarsEdit Blogging Software

Red Sweater Acquires MarsEdit Blog Authoring Software

Somerville, MA. February 22, 2007 (Permalink)
Red Sweater Software announced today that it has acquired MarsEdit, the popular weblog publishing software, from NewsGator Technologies, Inc. The acquisition promises an exciting future for the application, which provides an intuitive, email-like interface to the web’s most popular publishing systems.
MarsEdit’s simplicity and power make it the tool of choice for many of the platform’s leading writers.

“Nearly every word I write for Daring Fireball is published through MarsEdit,” said John Gruber, author of the popular Daring Fireball weblog. “It’s a terrific tool, and I’m glad to see it in good hands. I can’t wait to start pummeling Daniel with feature requests.”

Daniel Jalkut, the founder of Red Sweater Software, is himself an avid blogger. “MarsEdit has long been one of my favorite applications, so it’s a thrill to welcome it into the Red Sweater family of products,” he said. “I am both passionate and confident about steering MarsEdit into the future.”

“I’ve already sent a bunch of feature requests to Daniel,” said Brent Simmons, MarsEdit’s original developer. “I use the app every day, and love it, and I’m so glad that it has a bright future. I look forward to being a MarsEdit user, to seeing what cool stuff Daniel does.”

To read a Q&A about the acquisition with Brent Simmons and Daniel Jalkut, please visit:

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