April 29, 2014

Whats new in Version 4.3.1

Filed under: Firefox, Good News Everyone, Google Chrome, Opera, Releases, Safari, ScribeFire -- cmanjoine @ 05:35pm

Version 4.3.1 of ScribeFire for Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari is now available. This version includes the following changes:

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed blogger making new posts
  • Re-introduced livejournal.com support
  • Fixed image uploading issues
  • Added browser spell checker
  • Various other UX improvements

Use the links on the right to install or report any issues.

November 3, 2011

ScribeFire 4 is Available

Filed under: Firefox, Good News Everyone, Google Chrome, Opera, Releases, Safari, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 09:31pm

Version 4 of ScribeFire for Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari is now available. This version includes the following changes:

New Features

  • Using OAuth authorization for WordPress.com blogs
  • Using OAuth authorization for Blogger blogs
  • Added support for “Read more” in LiveJournal blog posts
  • Private posts in Posterous
  • Upload images by copy and paste (Chrome only)

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 4 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 4 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire 4 for Firefox here.

Opera users, you can download ScribeFire 4 for Opera here.

September 12, 2011

ScribeFire for Firefox is about to change

Filed under: Announcements, Firefox, ScribeFire, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 09:00am

After more than a year of testing, ScribeFire Next (the version of ScribeFire available for Chrome, Safari, and Opera) will be replacing the old version of ScribeFire on Firefox. I’m giving you a heads-up, because change is hard on us all.

What Changes Will I Notice?

For one, the sidebar will move from the right to the left. Other changes you’ll notice:

  • More frequent updates
  • Faster bug fixes
  • New features, faster

As you might have noticed, they key words here are “frequent” and “fast”: the way that the new version of ScribeFire is built (using HTML5 and other Web standards) allows for much quicker development than the code that the old version of ScribeFire was based on.

Your blogs and notes will transfer automatically, as well as any settings that are supported in the new version. You’ll still be able to use ScribeFire in split-screen mode, its own tab, or its own window.

What happened to [Feature X]?

You might find that New ScribeFire is missing a feature you relied on; not every feature from Old ScribeFire was transferred over. This was done in order to keep the add-on simpler and fast. If this is the case for you, you have a few options:

  • File a bug report to request the feature’s restoration.
  • Downgrade to the previous version of ScribeFire, but be aware that you will not receive updates to fix bugs or compatibility problems with blogs.
  • Bonus option: Try ScribeFire Next early and post a comment below reporting any problems you have with it.

To sum up: don’t panic, stay calm, and we’ll get through this.

September 4, 2011

ScribeFire 1.9 is Available

Filed under: Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Releases, Safari, ScribeFire, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 01:01pm

Version 1.9 of ScribeFire for Chrome, Opera, and Safari, and ScribeFire Next for Firefox, is now available. This version includes the following changes:

New Features

  • Added a setting page.
  • Added ability to publish to multiple blogs at once
  • Post templates – save any post as a template for future use.
  • “Blog This” now uses a custom template like it did in Firefox.
  • Added table management features to the editor.
  • Support for Dreamwidth blogs
  • Added ability to specify a default link target
  • Added option for right-to-left text

Bug Fixes

  • When resizing images by manually changing the width or height, the aspect ratio is preserved.

Upcoming Features

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 1.9 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 1.9 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.9 for Firefox here.

Opera users, you can download ScribeFire 1.9 for Opera here.

July 21, 2011

ScribeFire 1.8 is Available

Filed under: Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Releases, Safari, ScribeFire, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 10:06pm

Version 1.8 of ScribeFire for Chrome, Opera, and Safari, and ScribeFire Next for Firefox, is now available. This version includes the following changes:

New Features

  • Added support for Markdown in the code editor
  • Added ability to edit a blog’s username and password without removing and re-adding the blog.
  • Added ability to write and save drafts without setting up any blogs

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug causing buttons to be blank
  • Improved support for My.Opera blogs

Upcoming Features

Version 1.9 is expected to have both post templates and auto-saving of post revisions, so if you have an opinion on either of those features, be sure to give your input soon.

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 1.8 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 1.8 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.8 for Firefox here.

Opera users, you can download ScribeFire 1.8 for Opera here.

June 20, 2011

ScribeFire Next 1.7.1 Released

Filed under: Announcements, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Releases, Safari, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 10:59pm

Version 1.7.1 of ScribeFire for Chrome, Opera, and Safari, and ScribeFire Next for Firefox, is now available. This is the first update to ScribeFire that benefits from the new testing framework; this version includes the following changes:

New Features

  • Word and character count in the editor status bar

Bug Fixes

  • Updated to use Posterous’s new API
  • Improved support for all blogging platforms
  • Fixed editor flickering problem
  • Fixed blog detection on LiveJournal blogs that have Adult Content notices

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 1.7.1 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 1.7.1 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.7.1 for Firefox here.

Opera users, you can download ScribeFire 1.7.1 for Opera here.

May 25, 2011

ScribeFire Next 1.7 Released

Filed under: Announcements, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Releases, Safari, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 11:03pm

Version 1.7 of ScribeFire for Chrome, Opera, and Safari, and ScribeFire Next for Firefox, is now available. This version includes the following changes:

New Features

  • Added AdBull monetization option for bloggers

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug causing error message to be displayed after successful Posterous post
  • Fixed Zemanta Related Articles feature

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 1.7 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 1.7 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.7 for Firefox here.

Opera users, you can download ScribeFire 1.7 for Opera here.

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.

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.

The next version of ScribeFire for Google Chrome and Safari has been released; the equivalent version of ScribeFire Next is also available.

What’s new in this build?

  • “Blog This” option in the context menu (Firefox and Safari only) transfers the currently selected text, link, or image into the editor for easy blogging.
  • Tag autocompletion. Any tags you’ve used in your last 20-30 posts will be used for autocomplete.

  • Custom Fields (WordPress only).  Custom fields have been fully implemented, complete with autocomplete for field keys.

  • Better Drupal and Movable Type support. Category selection works now, and publishing to a Movable Type blog has been cleaned up and more fully tested.
  • A bug causing linebreaks to be lost has been fixed.
  • If you’re running a Firefox 4.0 beta and you open ScribeFire in a tab, that tab will be an App tab.

What’s missing in this build?

  • Dynamic layout in Firefox. There were some major bugs in it, and I didn’t want to delay this release just for that one feature.  It will be back (and in all browsers) as soon as it’s working properly.

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 1.2.0.0 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 1.2.0.0 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.2.0.0 for Firefox here.