In the next version of ScribeFire, you’ll be able to post to multiple blogs at once. This has been a long-requested feature, and I’m happy to have finally added it to ScribeFire.

How Will It Work?

When writing your post, you’ll do as you’ve always done: choose a title, write some content, and click “Publish.” After it finishes publishing to your first blog, you’ll be given the choice to publish it to any of your other blogs:

Simply check the other blogs you want to publish the post to, and click “Publish to these blogs too.”

What do you think?

Since this feature hasn’t been released yet, this is the perfect time for you to give feedback that could really alter the way this feature works. What do you like about it? What don’t you like about it? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

March 28, 2010

ScribeFire for Google Chrome

Filed under: Announcements, Google Chrome, Preview, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 03:19pm

Development has begun on ScribeFire for Google Chrome. Watch this space for updates and links for alpha and beta testers.

May 25, 2009

Beta Test ScribeFire 3.4

Filed under: Development, Preview, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 11:22pm

Version 3.4 of ScribeFire will be coming out soon, and it has a few big new features, like exportable settings and customizable post slugs. The preferences system has also been rewritten, and lots of code cleanup has been done.

If you would like to help test these changes before they are made available to all ScribeFire users, download version 3.4pre of ScribeFire and start playing around with it. (The list of all the changes is here.)

if you find any major bugs, you can either comment on this post or fill out a bug report. Thanks for your help!

April 16, 2008

Feature preview: Quickblogging

Filed under: Preview, Quickblogging, Releases, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 11:58am

The next release of ScribeFire will have a new feature called Quickblogging. Quickblogging will allow you to edit your blog posts without ever opening the ScribeFire editor. Here’s how it works:

Once you’ve added your blog to ScribeFire, any time you view your blog in the browser, the Quickblogging toolbar will appear:

ScribeFire's Quickblogging toolbar

The first button gives you quick access to the ScribeFire editor, and the remaining buttons allow you to add elements to your posts: photographs from Flickr, YouTube videos, links, quotes, etc. Click on any of them, and you’ll be walked through the rest of the process. For example, take a look at adding a picture from Flickr to an existing blog post:

Adding a picture from Flickr with Quickblogging: Step 0 Adding a picture from Flickr with Quickblogging: Step 1 Adding a picture from Flickr with Quickblogging: Step 2 Adding a picture from Flickr with Quickblogging: Step 3 Adding a picture from Flickr with Quickblogging: Step 4

(Full documentation of the Quickblogging features is being assembled here.)

If you’re interested in trying out this new feature before its general release, you can install this preview release. Feedback is welcome and encouraged.

April 14, 2008

New preview release: many bugs fixed

Filed under: Preview, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 03:24pm

Update: Latest preview build is here.

I’ve posted the very latest pre-release build of ScribeFire at the Google Code project. Lots of bugs have been fixed in this build, including big ones related to manual configuration in the account wizard, the breaking of toolbar customization, and opening ScribeFire in its own tab. You can see the full list of recent changes to ScribeFire at the project’s code commit log.

If you’ve installed any of the other pre-releases, you should upgrade to this one.

April 12, 2008

New ScribeFire preview release

Filed under: Preview, Releases, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 12:32pm

Update: The latest preview build is here.

There’s a new preview release posted at the ScribeFire Google Code project for anyone interested in testing the next generation of ScribeFire.

Notable changes since the last preview was posted:

  • Lots of bug fixes for tabbed editing
  • Added option to have custom ping URLs
  • Fixed behavior of <pre> tag
  • Fixed YouTube embedding in Blogger
  • Added “Add video from YouTube” button

Add a video from YouTube from within ScribeFire

Check it out and leave any feedback as comments on this post or as a new issue here. I believe that this next release will be one of ScribeFire’s best, simply because of the amount of feedback you’ve been sending in.

April 8, 2008

Featured: Preview release with tabbed editing

Filed under: Feature, Feedback, Preview, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 09:51am

Update: The latest preview build is here.

A lot of changes have been made in order to add tabbed editing to ScribeFire, so we’re releasing a preview release before a general release to let early adopters try it out and submit feedback before we unleash it on the general ScribeFire population.

You can download/install this version (1.4.9pre) at the ScribeFire Google Code project. While using it, submit your feedback as comments on this post or as a new issue.

Here’s a screenshot of the new layout:

Tabbed editing.
Tabbed editing and smaller tabs for accessing the non-editor panes.

Also, timestamp editing was enabled for users of all browsers, not just Firefox 3:

April 7, 2008

Major interface change

Filed under: Feedback, Preview, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 01:16pm

ScribeFire users: how does this screenshot make you feel?

Tabbed Editing

Note: This is just a preview. Tabbed editing has not yet been released.

March 29, 2008

Featured: ScribeFire nightly build

Filed under: Feedback, Preview, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 03:24pm

Update: The latest preview build is here.

For anyone who downloaded version 1.4.8 and was unhappy with how often the “You haven’t saved this post…” prompt popped up: you should install this nightly build. It is identical to ScribeFire 1.4.8 except for some improvements in when the dialog appears to prompt you to save your progress.

Please continue to leave feedback, either in a comment on this post or at the ScribeFire Google Code project.

March 10, 2008

Looking for a few Blogger bloggers

Filed under: Preview -- Christopher Finke @ 05:31pm

The next version of ScribeFire will add support for uploading images to Blogger. If you use Blogger and would like to help test this feature before it is fully released, send an e-mail to cfinke@gmail.com with the subject ‘Pre-test ScribeFire’.

Update: No more need for pre-testers; this feature is included in the latest ScribeFire release.