March 16, 2011

ScribeFire Next 1.5 Available

Filed under: Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Releases, Safari, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 12:57pm

Version 1.5 of ScribeFire Next has been released. This version includes the following changes:

New Features

  • Added “Related Articles” feature by Zemanta
  • Cleaner two-column layout
  • Better localization
  • Added support for My.Opera blogs
  • Added a warning when you might be losing an unsaved post

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug causing “Publish” button to hang forever
  • Fixed buggy behavior of “Blog This” when ScribeFire is already open
  • Fixed handling of invalid XML from blog servers
  • Better Firefox 4 compatibility
  • Fixed LiveJournal authentication issue

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 1.5 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 1.5 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.5 for Firefox here.

Opera users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.5 for Opera here.

23 Responses to “ScribeFire Next 1.5 Available”

  1. 1

    If you’ve already got ScribeFire installed does it update automagically? Is there someway to know what version of ScribeFire I’m running (in Chrome)?

  2. 2

    Will it automatically update the old version or I have to manually install it again?

  3. 3
    J.C. Hendee

    Some excellent improvements… enough so that I don’t always have to vm Win7 and LiveWriter for basic posts; I can use ScribeFire comfortable now that it handles unloads on Blogger cleanly. A couple of things for the future…

    The nags are getting to be too much. Example: when finishing a post, and a blank post is then loaded, if I delete and old post it nags me with a warning. That’s fine for the average user who isn’t backing up their blog regularly. But for most of us it gets to be too much when combine with nags for leaving behind a blank post to edit and old one (when you haven’t actually started a new post for real). In other words… put the plugins “preferences” access in and give users the option to turn off various nags (warnings).

    The image dialogue is quite sound now, but it needs a little more. Many of use use varied positioning, which you’ve implemented with floats. But we need a way to manage margins for media inserted amid wrapped text. This can be done like LiveWriter with a diamond layout of margin input fields… or better yet… give us a new field in the image dialogue for the “style=” attribute of images and other media. Yes, we can flip to code view, but why bother, since that dialogue is right there . All it needs is a new field and and a little scripting for SF to check that field and insert inline styling if present.

    Lastly, thanks for getting SF another long step along in integration with Blogger/Blogspot as well as bringing more organization to the interface.

    JC Hendee (under development)

  4. 4

    Is this the right way to make a feature request? Anyhow, I wonder if it’s possible to have element selection for clipping web contents into Scribefire, the way Clipmarks/Amplify do it, with a frame appearing around an element that is under the mouse. Thanks.

  5. 5

    It would be VERY nice to be able to upload images through ScribeFire.

  6. 6
    Ardan Labrie

    Was using scribefire (firefox 4)until now, updated to the next version yesterday found it totally disfunctional! I can accept some ‘learning’ curve when switching from version to version, but I find the next version to be;

    -Generally less intuitive:
    eg/ no settings menu? How should I know to rightclick symbol to select split scr/tab/new scr option?
    eg/ can not open multiple posts in tabs like before

    -Does not save offline prepared posts (they disappear to where??) What was wrong with the tabs for the posts? I loved that feature
    -Picture in text with no outline is against the text, before it kept a small margin which looks better

    What I do like:
    +easy link/picture selection

    Anyway since I prep a lot of posts offline I quickly changed back to the version I was using.

  7. 7

    Exelent, nice thanks

  8. 8

    It is not compatible with Firefox 4.

  9. 9
    ken rossi

    I would like to see something that emulates the wordpress admin more. All of the categories and everything on the right hand side. I like the look and feel of the current 1.5.1 for firefox however, just switch all the tools to the right hand side…

    also, for the custom fields… if your current blog has custom fields… there is a history of them. Would there be the ability to have a dropdown instead of it instant filling. I have a blog that has a lot of custom fields for each post and I sometimes forget to fill them all in. In the WP admin all of these show up and I just fill in the field.


  10. 10

    I thought I commented this before, but can’t find it. I’d like to see Scribefire have a clipping tool to select/clip elements. Sort of like Clipmarks has, and more recently

  11. 11

    I reported some bugs for Opera:

  12. 12

    not compatible with my firefox 4 final.. can’t add blog, when i click it, appears nothing

  13. 13

    can’t wait to try this

  14. 14

    There’s a slight problem. I access ScribeFire by adding a toolbar button next to the address bar. When I right click on it, on Firefox 3.6, it displays a context menu with the options Open ScribeFire in a tab, Open ScribeFIre in a window and Open ScribeFire split-screen.

    On Firefox 4 however, the context menu is a little messed up. I can see the text options and the highlight, but the background is transparent. It’s not a big deal, because the context menu works just fine. But, you might want to change it. Btw, I’m using Firefox 4 on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx.

    Other than that, it works fine. I actually posted a test post where I added a screenshot of the problem.

  15. 15
    cursos gratis

    Excellent, i love zemanta.

  16. 16

    Scribefire does not seem to have an instant spell and grammer check. Very frustrating…converted back to windows live writer.

  17. 17
    empresas de consultoria

    CanĀ“t wait to try it too!

  18. 18

    I’m sure it’s nice, but it’s unusable on my display. This really, really, really needs to be able to open in either a new window or a new tab. It really, really, really does.

  19. 19
    Christopher Finke

    If you’re using Firefox, you can right-click on the icon to choose to open it in a new tab or window.

  20. 20
    Sophia Blomqvist

    Thanks for a great tool that brings so much pleasure into the blogging.

    I wonder one thing though. Why have you chose to use instead of ? That means that the aligntool for images does not work, since the div-tag for images ends up between wich prevents the text from flowing around the image, if thats what I’ve chosen, unless I manually edit the html-code every time.

    (As far as I know this is a general html-issue, but if not I use for my blog).

  21. 21
    Sophia Blomqvist

    Oh, the code was left out. I wrote “Why have you chose to use “p” instead of “br”.

    Sorry about that.

  22. 22

    As said earlier by Cypers, it would be so so nice if it were able to upload images!!!!!!

  23. 23

    Err, is it just me or does the image uploading for WordPress not work properly? I’m quite new to Scribefire, so I’m not sure if images are supposed to auto-upload to wordpress? Because when I insert images into my post and publish them, they don’t turn up in my “Media Library” in my wordpress account…