MarsEdit UI notes

At Brent Simmons explains some of the user-interface design decisions that went into his new MarsEdit weblog-posting product for Mac OS X. (It is in beta currently and is free for paid-up users of NetNewsWire.)
It’s a pretty good tool although being in beta it still has a few flakey behaviors. My recent flurry of backlog-clearing was facilitated in so small part by the use of NetNewsWire to flag links for later posting and MarsEdit for actually posting the blog entries about the links.
The key takeaway is that Simmons wanted an interface that felt like email and he succeeded. The comments (the permalink seems to point directly to the following-on comments) contain an interesting exchange between Brent and his old UserLand compatriot Jake Savin.