Tumblr’s first desktop application launches on OS X

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Tumblr has launched an official app for OS X today, one day after the release of Apple’s latest desktop operating system. It’s available for free in the Mac App Store right now, and Tumblr wants you to know that it does two things, and two things only. First, it’s a web wrapper for the Tumblr website. So what you get here is really no different than loading up the site in Safari or Google Chrome. It’s simpler and faster though, so if you spend tons of time on Tumblr, you can now run it separately from your web browsers.

On the heels of the release of Apple’s new Mac OS, OS X Yosemite, blogging platform Tumblr has just rolled out its first official desktop application with the launch of a Tumblr app for the Mac App Store. The app allows users to post to their personal Tumblr blogs from anywhere on the Mac, whether that’s content like links, images or videos you stumble across online, or files you have saved locally to your computer. The first feature is designed to take advantage of the share button introduced in the Mountain Lion version of OS X. However, the Tumblr app will only install on the very latest version of OS X, 10.10 Yosemite. The new app also functions as a Tumblr browser, allowing users to track the blogs they follow, post to their own blog, keep tabs on their notifications, and more. Essentially, it’s a full-screened version of the Tumblr web app, all in its own window.

 

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