pratik
pratik

I’m curious about how many people use the Mac app to post on Micro.blog. I use the web version all the time. There are some things for which I would prefer the app, but the web is a better experience, although I keep the app updated regularly and dip my toes in occasionally

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artkavanagh
artkavanagh

@pratik I use the web interface on Mac, I haven’t even installed the Mac app. On iPad (and occasionally on iPhone) I use the app, and I’m sometimes tempted to use the web instead.

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abc
abc

@pratik On the Mac I mainly use the web. If not I use Ulysses or the Micro.blog app.

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aurora
aurora

@pratik I prefer the mac app because it's on the dock. The website isn't still on my finger memory.

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shep
shep

@pratik I use the app mostly for quick thoughts and replies. For long posts, I always go to the web.

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rknightuk
rknightuk

@pratik I exclusively use the web app for everything on my Mac.

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stupendousman
stupendousman

@pratik there is a mac app? 🤔

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eurobubba
eurobubba

@pratik I use it occasionally — but then, I’m not all that active with any app.

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Parag
Parag

@supremus I was wondering the same. @pratik

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moonmehta
moonmehta

@pratik I almost always use the Mac app because it has formatting keyboard shortcuts, an overall superior Editor and live preview.

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jemostrom
jemostrom

@pratik the official app or MarsEdit

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eumrz
eumrz

@pratik I use Mars Edit to post to mi blog at Micro.blog. Haven't installed the Mac app yet. But I'm a newbie.

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Annie
Annie

@supremus @pratik lol that was my first response too. Web app for me.

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chipotle
chipotle

@pratik I've used the Mac app, but I've found the web to be just overall nicer and more full-featured. I ended up just "pinning" the web version in Arc (my current browser of choice), so it's just one click assuming I have the browser open.

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pratik
pratik

@artkavanagh @abc @shep @aurora The web has been my default use too although I have the app in my dock. I do find it easier to go to other parts of Mb and use additional features although I see that the app is catching up now. One thing I do like about the app is that it maintains the timeline position if I check out a conversation and then go back to the timeline. Not so on the web especially with the show more feature.

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pratik
pratik

@supremus @annie @parag They definitely don't advertise it as much and it lags in features compared to the web. You can download it here. Run the update after you install it coz I don't think the latest one is available via that link.

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pratik
pratik

@rknightuk It's one of the few web apps I prefer although I wish they fix maintaining timeline position or better even sync. I have to always remember to hold down Cmd to open a conversation in a new tab else you go to the top when you go back. I'm also no fan of having to manually click Show More at the end of the timeline.

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pratik
pratik

@jemostrom @umerez MarsEdit is great to post but not to browse the timeline, right?

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pratik
pratik

@chipotle Tangential Q: I love Arc too but the lack of bookmarklets (for Drafts Quick Capture) has put me off and some weird reason the Timemator app doesn't track my website usage time. Also, wish there was a mobile version sooner than later coz I can't access my open tabs on my phone.

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joelhamill
joelhamill

@pratik I use the mac app most of the time when I'm on my Air, but do post with Ulysses and the web version from time to time. On the go I bounce between Gluon and the official app on my Pixel.

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chipotle
chipotle

@pratik I do miss the share menu in Arc, mostly, and once in a while miss pop up windows, of all things. But I like the browser overall enough to keep using it.

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eumrz
eumrz

@pratik that’s it. It’s a wonderful tool to post to Micro.blog, not to browse or interact with other users.

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Miraz
Miraz

@pratik I use Mars Edit or the web interface.

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Miraz
Miraz

@pratik On the web I always open links in new tabs, for example to read a conversation. Close the new tab and the Timeline has't shifted. 😀

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pratik
pratik

@chipotle Yeah, they do get plenty of little things right (renaming a pinned tab...brilliant!)

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pratik
pratik

@joelhamill @miraz The mobile experience is set for me with only apps (official app and Gluon) and the web view for adjusting settings, etc. But I want with clicking on any link is "open in a new tab" by default or at least an option you can set.

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cliffordbeshers
cliffordbeshers

@pratik I use the web app, occasionally the iOS app on my ipad. But yesterday I hit Ctrl-W instead of Shift-W and closed the window. Why browsers have that binding hardwired is something I would have supported 30 years ago, but now it's just a disaster. Anyway, now that I'm doing long form posts for December, I'm looking for a way to edit on Linux in a way that doesn't lose data and gives me more organization. I used google docs, but pasting in the content had issues with escaping the html in weird and silent ways.

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jemostrom
jemostrom

@pratik yep, I often use a feed reader to read my timeline (I really miss timeline sync)

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JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@pratik I tend to be an app boy for most things

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pratik
pratik

@JohnPhilpin I'm definitely giving the app the good 'ol college try now.

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pratik
pratik

@cliffordbeshers I can see using the web app on the iPad but not the iPhone. The apps on mobile offer a much better experience. For example, I want the sidebar on the Mac app to collapse, so the timeline takes up the full width.

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