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Tumblr gets a Mac OS X Yosemite app

Tumblr has launched its first native desktop app, exclusively for the new Mac OS X Yosemite operating system.

The free app can be downloaded now by Mac users who’ve upgraded to Yosemite, which was launched as a free update following Apple’s launch event on Thursday.

The “nice, simple little app,” as Tumblr calls it, isn’t much different to the browser-based site, but the blogging company says the experience will be smoother, simpler and faster within the standalone offering.

The company is calling the app “a browser that goes to Tumblr and only to Tumblr. The rest of the internet? Don’t worry about it. You’re not missing anything.”

Perhaps the coolest thing about the app is the ability for users to share and post to their Tumblr blog from anywhere within Mac OS X.

The new Yosemite software expands the list of third party apps which sit within the Share menus along side the likes of Mail, Messages, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.

That means, for example, a photo from your iPhoto library, or a webpage in Safari can be inserted into a Tumblr post with minimum fuss.

The firm said: “It lets you post to Tumblr from almost anywhere on your Mac. If a window has a share button, you can share the things in that window to Tumblr. Got a photo lying around on your desktop? Throw it right onto your blog with a couple of mouse clicks.”

Read more: Best OS X Yosemite tips and tricks

Via: The Verge

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