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 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.

December 10, 2010

Calling All Bi-linguals

Filed under: Announcements, Google Chrome, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 12:24pm

Do you speak more than one language? Is one of those languages English? If so, then you can help translate ScribeFire into your language!

Initial work has been completed on internationalizing ScribeFire for Chrome and ScribeFire Next for Firefox – this internationalization means that ScribeFire can now easily be translated into multiple languages.

If you’d like to help, “claim” your language in the comments and then download this text file. The official localization instructions are available from Google here, but the basic idea is that wherever you see something like

  • “message” : “I want Taco Bell.”

you translate it into your language like so:

  • “message” : “Yo quiero Taco Bell.”

Once you’ve translated as many sections as you can, e-mail your translated file to chris@scribefire.com so it can be included in the next update to ScribeFire. The global blogging community thanks you!

ScribeFire Next 1.4.0.0 for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox is here.

What’s new in this version?

  • Added support for excerpts

  •  Cleaned up the date fields for scheduling posts

  • ScribeFire now saves drafts locally if the blog doesn’t support saving them on the server; they’re referred to as “Local Drafts”

  • Post content is now kept in the editor after publishing a post
  • Better handling of invalid responses from blog APIs
  • ScribeFire now saves drafts locally if the blog doesn’t support them
  • Fixed manual blog setup
  • Fixed bug affecting HTML inside PRE tags
  • Fix to workaround buggy blog APIs

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 1.4.0.0 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 1.4.0.0 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.4.0.0 for Firefox here.

August 31, 2010

Upload Images with ScribeFire 1.3.1.0 for Chrome

Filed under: Announcements, Google Chrome, Releases, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 03:39pm

Version 1.3.1.0 of ScribeFire for Google Chrome has just been published in the Google Chrome Extensions Gallery. The only major change in this version is that if you are running Google Chrome 6.0 (or newer), you can now upload images to WordPress and other Metaweblog-API blogs. Upload your images by clicking the image button in the toolbar, and then either click the “Select File” button to choose an image, or drag and drop an image onto the “Select File” button.

Support for uploading images to Blogger and Posterous is coming as well, but I wanted to get this first iteration into your hands to get your feedback.

Install ScribeFire 1.3.1.0 from the Google Chrome Extensions Gallery