Marta goes beta!

Hi there! I’m Yan, a developer of Marta. It’s a nice file manager for macOS, try it out! :)

Over a year ago, I posted the first blog post here and released Marta 0.1. I’m really glad lots of you liked Marta, and the feedback you provided over the year was highly valuable. Of course, it wasn’t a one-way communication: a lot of features added since the initial release was actually proposed by users. Now Marta has a small but very warm community, and I want to say: “Thank you!” to every user. :heart:

I also want to thank Radio-T, a Russian tech podcast, for putting in a word about Marta in one of its releases. I was happy to hear kind words about the app I put so much effort into, not mentioning the fact that the user base increased significantly :smile:. Don’t hesitate to thank software developers for their products. It’s really heartwarming!

But this is not just a “Thank you” blog post. I have some good news.
With the release of 0.5, Marta goes beta! :balloon:

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etty - an embedded terminal for Marta

If you ask what I need from a file manager application, there will be a number of requirements:

  • The app should be fast and robust. No excuses.
  • Its UI should be good enough. I’m not a designer but every time I see unequal paddings, my eyes bleed. Ah, a nice-looking dark theme is a must have for me as I often work at night.
  • There should not be any magic under the hood. Come on, it’s just a tool, do what I say.
  • It should be extensible. Any user should be able to create an extension and distribute it freely.
  • And it should be built for the power users in mind.

I didn’t find any file manager for macOS that satisfied all the criteria above so I started to make Marta. You can read more in the initial blog post. A year passed since then and there’s still so much to be done, but I use Marta every day at my work on Kotlin and I’m happy with it. I feel it’s just what I always wanted to use, and the feedback I get let me know I’m not alone with this feeling. So thank you for your support!

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Marta 0.4.3 is out!

Hello! After a short delay, I am happy to announce the release of Marta 0.4.3.

New theme

The most noticeable thing is that Marta 0.4.3 comes with the new default theme called Kon. A single picture is worth a thousand words.

You may also notice that the main window now uses the unified title bar. Some users requested this feature, and Marta definitely looks better this way. Well, even if you don’t think so, you can always switch to the old title bar in preferences :wink:. And yes, the previous default theme, Dark, is still available.

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Marta 0.4.2 is out!

Marta 0.4.2 is here, and I’m excited to tell you about the new features!

Spotlight support

I hope you’re aware of what Spotlight is, and I don’t need to say anything about how it increases your productivity. I just say it is now seamlessly integrated into Marta.

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Marta 0.4.1 is out!

Today I’m happy to announce the next release of Marta! In the following, I will describe some notable changes. As always, you can read the full list of them in the changelog.

DirStat

Many years ago, I used WinDirStat to find huge files on my PC. Now I’m on Mac, and I really missed its simplicity. Of course, there are a number of analogs, but none of them seemed convenient to me, not mentioning the fact that some of them cost good money.

But wait, why not implement such a utility just inside Marta? It already has everything for this! So I thought, and then I made DirStat.

DirStat is a Marta plugin that calculates size of all files and directories in a particular place, including nested directories. So when your disk is running out of space, you can easily find what to delete firstly. :gem:

The good news is that you do not need to install anything – it is available out-of-the-box. Just press ⌘⇧P, type “DirStat” and here you are.

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