Desk: Write More | Best Apps and Games 11 January,2019

Desk: Write More

Desk has won the prestigious Apple award: "Best App of 2014"! Thank you everyone for making this dream a reality!


"Desk focuses on what matters most: Writing." — John Gruber, Daring Fireball

"A painless writing and blogging tool for Mac. After using it for a few days, it has become my default text editor." — Steven Sande, TUAW

Featured WORLDWIDE by Apple as "Best New App", listed as a "Top Blogging & Writing App"!


Desk is a premium writing experience for all types of writers.

Whether you’re a casual enthusiast, the weekend writer, blogger, or digital publishing professional, you’ll find Desk to be a much-needed breath of fresh air.

Designed to marry both function and form, it is the desktop publishing client that you’ve always wanted: Simple, intuitive, powerful, and fast.

Fall in love (again) with writing via an app that helps you focus and concentrate on what matters most: Your thoughts as they coalesce into written form.

Then publish them to your own digital property and blog. We currently support the following publishing platforms:

• WordPress (self-hosted and .com)
• Blogger / Blogspot
• Tumblr
• Squarespace (Post via Email)
• Movable Type
• Typepad
• Facebook Notes

More are being added soon!

## Focused Writing Experience ##

Focus on what matters the most and remove everything else.

• Clean, simple, and a true distraction-free interface
• Themes and styles including font treatments, style, size, and column width

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• Use our streamlined WYSIWYG editor or Markdown.
• Shortcuts for maximum speed (Formatting, Publishing, and more)


• Assortment of writing modes and visual styles (Full-Screen, Transparency, Day & Night, Font and Text Treatments, Responsive Layouts, Floating)

## Sync & Backup ##

Whether you’re on the go or connected to a fiber line you’ll be ready when inspiration strikes.

• Save your work locally with powerful "Offline" mode
• iCloud integration for maximum portability
• Automatic backups (Autosave) while you write (iCloud and Offline)

## Powerful Publishing ##

Publish your work to multiple blogs, platforms, and more. Edit existing posts with ease!

• Access, edit, and update existing posts and drafts
• Drag-and-drop images right into the editor
• Support for embedded media (YouTube, Vimeo and more coming soon)
• Integration with WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Squarespace, Movable Type, Typepad, and Facebook Notes
• Custom features for each publishing platform (e.g. Featured images, categories, tags, custom slugs/URLs, labels, and more)
• "Quick Publishing" for even greater speed
• Preview mode with real-time updating

## Organization & Utility ##

Your content, your way.

• Real-time meta information (Character and word count, Time to Read, Writing Mode)
• Search and replace, dictation, spelling, grammar, and more
• Powerful use of native OS X capabilities
• Export as HTML, RTF, PDF, DOCX

## Support & Community ##

We want to hear from you (seriously)! Especially how you are using Desk to publish your great stories!

Get connected to us here:

• Support:
• Twitter:

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• Email: [email protected]
• Website:
• Blog:

Desk is an indie app by John Saddington which he first began to think about in 2002. It took many, many years to gather the courage to build and share it with the world. Ultimately, he hopes that this small, simple app encourages more people to share their story with passion.

Desk now has a new visual "Themes," "Font Styles," and "Responsive Layout" features that’ll give you more flexibility and control with your writing efforts!

Also, I’ve re-tooled the entire writing experience for more "dedicated" work environments: You either choose Markdown or WYSIWYG as the primary experience!

v1.2 feels great as it’s a release that includes a number of new significant features and user experience changes that YOU, the community, have brought to my attention.

These changes and fixed include:

– The two editing modes are now distinct. Choose either WYSIWYG or Markdown, not both at the same time (which was causing issues for many users). This separation will allow for greater customization and syntax control in further updates, so stay tuned!
– Better formatting of text. Tweaks here and there!
– New responsive layout.
– New font treatments and sizes.
– Enable comments feature now in the blogs section. Comments that were turned off accidentally in WordPress should be fixed as well.
– Numerous spelling errors have been fixed.


– Block quoting in Markdown.
– Fixed export to HTML.
– Issues with preview, extra paragraph breaks.
– "More Tag" is visible in preview.
– Fixed a number of layout issues and alignments.
– Issues with Movable Type postings have been addressed.
– Cursor "wonkiness" has been fixed.
– Broken links in the Help Center (thanks all for those catches!).
– Embedding video on self-hosted WordPress blogs is now fixed.
– Markdown send as HTML working.

THANK YOU for helping make this app amazing! If you have a moment, leaving a RATING & REVIEW goes a long way for this indie app developer (and the community)!

Finally, please continue to share the good news of Desk with your friends, family, and those that love to write and tell stories! I’m working hard to make this app amazing for you and it means a lot to me that you share it with others!

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