May 14, 2011

ScribeFire Next 1.6 Released

Filed under: Announcements, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Releases, Safari, ScribeFire, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 03:33pm

Version 1.6 of ScribeFire for Chrome, Opera, and Safari, and ScribeFire Next for Firefox, is now available. This version includes the following changes:

New Features

  • Drag-and-drop image uploading in Chrome and Firefox. Just drag and drop one or more images into the editor, and they will upload automatically. (Note: This feature is still a work in progress; please report any bugs you experience with it.)
  • Notes will now import from ScribeFire for Firefox into ScribeFire Next.
  • Ability to insert related images from Zemanta.
  • Import/export feature to help you move your ScribeFire settings between computers.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed image uploading to WordPress in Firefox
  • Updated Posterous API functions
  • Fixed display of non-ASCII fonts in Firefox.
  • Fixed support for new YouTube embed code
  • Pressing Return in the the “Add a link” dialog now submits the form and closes the dialog.
  • Improved import process of blogs from earlier versions of ScribeFire

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 1.6 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 1.6 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.6 for Firefox here.

Opera users, you can download ScribeFire 1.6 for Opera here.

5 Responses to “ScribeFire Next 1.6 Released”

  1. 1

    Can you explain a bit about what the posterous api changes were, or provide a link to the posterous api? (I’ve been having trouble finding that.)

    When Scribefire and Posterous stopped working nicely together, I tried to use some other tools, but failed. I’d like to read a bit about what it takes to integrate some tool into posterous, that might help me in the future should posterous change their APIs and scribefire stop working again, but would let me configure a different tool until Scribefire caught up.

    That said, I am very impressed with Scribefire and your work on it, so thank you so much,

  2. 2
    Christopher Finke

    ScribeFire used to use this API:

    But Posterous deprecated it (stopped supporting it) and started this new API instead: This update to ScribeFire uses the new API.

    This shouldn’t have meant that the old API would stop working, but it seemed to break more often than usual.

  3. 3

    Interesting — you wrote that 1.6 adds drag-and-drop image uploading, but I was using 1.5 and dragged an image to Scribefire (out of habit) and it flowed and uploaded just fine. [shrug]

    Still hoping for a styles drop-down instead of the font and font-size ones. :)

  4. 4

    I would like to try this out! Is this for older version of Firefox as well? For some reason, the newer version of firefox runs slow on my pc, so I stick to the old one.


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  5. 5
    Axel Magard

    I must say that I liked the old ScribeFire more than the new one.
    I really miss the fast dialog boxes for images or links where the URL was already filled in automatically from clipboard.
    Also I miss the capability to easily handles and save notes, I used this feature quiet a lot to compose and save comments to blog postings.
    And – this is really some sort of (cosmetic) bug: in the German version some strange characters are displayed here and there, like … Neues Blog hinzufügen