Metropolis
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Flexible WordPress client.   Demo ($19.99)
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Metropolis is a smart and powerful WordPress client that features offline support, pages, comments, posts, Twitter integration, and more.

Create and Edit Pages
Metropolis has a full-featured (and usable) WYSIWYG for editing posts and pages. Just like any other native Mac application, Metropolis supports drag-and-drop. You can drag links, images, text, and so on. The editing window also has checkboxes for enabling comments and trackbacks. Fields for tags and for a custom post slug are also available. If you like the old way of editing posts and pages,
What's New
Version 1.05:
  • Fixed a bug which caused pages saved to the local drafts get deleted.
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Metropolis User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Derekcurrie reviewed on 27 Apr 2013
As an HTML coder who finds the default WordPress web programming GUI to be obtuse and obstructive, I have been trying out the trial of Metropolis on an existing WordPress website I administer. I cannot advise using it at this time. I note that they are busy updating the program, and I hope they perfect it. But at this time I am constantly running into bugs to the point where I feel like I am testing betaware. Some of the bugs are extremely annoying, such as the application going into permanent Sit&Spin mode when I'm trying to preview a page I created; such as posting a page I specifically told the app to save in my local drafts; such as saving a page in my local drafts and having it permanently deleted instead. Yikes, that's not good! I'm also not pleased with the organization of my site within the application as I can't tell whether what the app has posted is really there on the site without my actually loading the site's page. Not good at all.

Keep an eye on this app as it may become a useful tool. For now, at version 1.0.4, unless you would like to betatest for the developer, I suggest you avoid it.
[Version 1.04]

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Chiaro Software (developer) replied on 28 Apr 2013
We just fixed the page draft bug. I was unable to reproduce the sit&spin error and the post when you tell it to save to local drafts error. Did anything you publish didn't appear on the site? Which version of Mac OS X are you running?
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AlexanderBlack8069 reviewed on 26 Apr 2013
I bought this app on Sunday. If I knew about the promo, I'd have waited a little more. But I must say in no way I regret my purchase. In fact, this is the best blogging app I ever tried(I also tried MarsEdit and Pixel Pumper). It works very well for me and to me the most important feature from this app that others don't have is comment management. Definitely a must have for every Mac blogger! :-)
[Version 1.03]


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mikisdad had trouble on 28 Jun 2013
re - previous comment about download not working properly - I should say I'm using a MacBook Pro Quad Core 16gb Ram running OSX 10.8.4 and with plenty of hard disk space etc..

No problems with other downloads of various types or with Internet connection or anything else, including other MacUpdate Promo apps.
[Version 1.05]


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mikisdad had trouble on 28 Jun 2013
I purchased this application as part of a MacUpdate bundle on 23 April 2013 and have just got around to attempting to download it owing to illness.

Version purchased was 1.01. When I try to download it from the site I just get pages full of code.

Can't find a support address or contact email. Can anyone suggest anything?

Thanks,

rog
[Version 1.05]



Bambooken rated on 13 Sep 2013

[Version 1.05]


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License:Demo
Date:28 Apr 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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Metropolis is a smart and powerful WordPress client that features offline support, pages, comments, posts, Twitter integration, and more.

Create and Edit Pages
Metropolis has a full-featured (and usable) WYSIWYG for editing posts and pages. Just like any other native Mac application, Metropolis supports drag-and-drop. You can drag links, images, text, and so on. The editing window also has checkboxes for enabling comments and trackbacks. Fields for tags and for a custom post slug are also available. If you like the old way of editing posts and pages, Metropolis also has an HTML editor. Did I mention you can switch between editors with a single click? And there's syntax coloring too!

Work Offline
Nowadays, an Internet connection is available in most places, though there are still a few places like airplanes, boats, and trains where it usually isn't available. You can work on posts and pages offline just as if you were online. Even images can be added to the post/page and uploaded when you publish your post or page. And best of all, that works for images too!

Socialize
Being sociable is very important nowadays. That's why Metropolis has Twitter integration. When you create a post, you can automatically post it to your Twitter account. It would be also cool to know if your posts are popular on Twitter. You can get a list of people who tweeted the link to your post by going to the Social tab. Just select the post, click on the Twitter button, and on Refresh. Results will automagically appear. If you want to give something away to those who tweeted your link, Metropolis will generate random names from the results retrieved from Twitter. It's also possible to save the random-name list for future reference. Metropolis is integrated to TNT.fm. So it's possible to see the stats for your shortened link.

Comments
What's the goal of using a blogging client if you have to login to your blog all the time just to manage comments? Metropolis can approve/reject, edit, delete, and even reply to comments. You can also configure to it look for comments every X minutes. When it finds new comments, it displays a notification in Notification Center. But don't worry if you're using anything that came before OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Instead of Notification Center, a window similar to it will appear. Oh, and there's Gravatar support too!

Other Features
  • Full-screen support. And it works on OS X 10.4 Tiger, OS X 10.5 Leopard, and OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard too!
  • Protect Metropolis with a password so no one else can open it.
  • Create a custom preview template just by using regular HTML and CSS. Each blog can have its own template!
  • A post signature which can include day, month, year, and the current song on iTunes.
  • Possibility to configure if you want checkboxes like 'Allow comments', 'Share on Twitter', 'Post signature', and 'Allow pingbacks' to be checked by default. It's also possible to configure the default post status for each blog.
  • Customize the colors used on the HTML syntax highlighting.
  • Add and manage as many blogs as you want!
  • Search for posts, comments, pages, local drafts, and Twitter links.
  • Retina display support.
  • And much more...


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