Little Facebook Editor v0.41

Little Facebook Editor is good enough now to get its own blog.

And with this new release, it's now possible to maintain a library of Facebook posts. It's really starting to feel like a blogging app.

What's new in this release

  1. There's a menubar.

  2. The buttons at the bottom of the text are still there, but the same functionality is in the File menu. At some point the buttons may go. Or they might turn into icons on the left edge of the text area. We'll see.

  3. The Docs menu will point to blog posts about this app. It's where you should look for information about the latest updates. The Info icon points to the latest howto (for now, this page).

  4. The History menu is the reason there's a menu bar. When you create a new post, by clicking the New button or choosing the command in the File menu, a new item is added at the top of the History menu. Later, when you choose that item, the text of the post appears in the editing area, and any changes you save will go to that post on Facebook. This gives you the ability to edit a library of posts on FB.

  5. There's room for 35 items in the menu. At present there's no way to manage the contents of the menu. So be sparing in creating posts. When the more than 35 appear, the oldest item will fall off the bottom of the menu. So things will still work, though this may not be the desired effect.

  6. When you save or update, a status message appears, providing confirmation that something happened.

  7. There's now a status menu at the right edge of the menu bar, which gives you a place to sign onto Facebook or sign off. There's a settings command in the menu, but there are no actual settings for the app, yet.

  8. All information is stored locally, and not shared between instances of the app on different machines. At this time we don't have a way to store information in the cloud associated with Facebook logins (I have that functionality for Twitter, but it took quite some time to develop). It would be great if I didn't have to do this for Facebook, if they could offer a small amount of per-user-per-app storage for app info.

Questions, comments

As usual if you have questions or comments please post them below.

Last built: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 10:37 AM

By Dave Winer, Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:57 AM. Still diggin!