Evergreen Diary #5: Send to MarsEdit

The latest build of Evergreen, fresh from the lab, now adds MarsEdit to the sharing menu in the toolbar.

When you choose the command, it sends the current article to MarsEdit — which opens it in a new window, and then you can edit and add your own commentary before posting to your blog.

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See SendToBlogEditorApp.m for the code that packages up the article and sends an Apple event.

The code is not MarsEdit-specific — other apps in the past have supported this same Apple event, though I don’t know if any other current apps do. If I find some, I’ll add them to the sharing menu alongside MarsEdit.

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The Apple event code is written in Objective-C, even though I almost always write new code in Swift. But, with Apple events code, Objective-C is easier.

It’s easy to call from Swift: see SendToMarsEditCommand.swift.

(Reminder: this is all MIT-licensed. You can use this code.)

15 Jan 2018