NetNewsWire got categories.

Brent’s done it again. The new beta release of the pro version of NetNewsWire not only supports categories, it now reliably downloads recent posts for editing on Manila (as confirmed by the release notes). Also some very nice minor “fit and finish” enhancements, such as the anchor tag window now putting the cursor directly into the input field.

There’s now no reason for my Manila Envelope software to continue to exist, at least in its current form.

Maybe. One thing that I do notice posting to my weblog through NNW is that it seems to take much more time than using Manila Envelope. This may be because NNW uses the MetaWeblog API, which is kind of a second-level API that probably turns around and calls the native Manila API. Manila Envelope, on the other hand, calls the Manila API directly, as its name implies. And there’s a ton of stuff in the Manila API that isn’t in any other blogging API, such as controlling templates and taglines. Maybe it’s time to think about repurposing the app to be the ultimate Manila client.