From Desk: Hello World

I’m excited to post for the first time from Desk, the writing app by the one and only John Saddington. I have been beta testing for a few months and I thank John for the opportunity to be a (small) part of that team. I have to say, it’s an interesting experience to be on the inside even though I didn’t test as hard as others, admittedly don’t know as much as other testers. But here it is.

This is how writing should be. No friction. Sit at the Desk, write, take notes, continue writing and craft a story. Or part of a story. Or share an image. Of course editing is critical if you want it to be good. But tonight I write raw, I write fast, I just need to get these thoughts out there. It’s day one of Desk. I couldn’t be happier for John.

John has changed the way I think about publishing. His first app, Pressgram, was for iOS. I was on the beta for that also. It will never leave my iPhone. Did you get a copy? Pressgram allowed me to take a pic, add a title and caption, and publish immediately to my blog. Now I own it. Then I could share a link to Facebook and Twitter so the image remained mine. I know it’s not a huge deal, but it matters. And John did it brilliantly. He took away the friction and reminded me that it’s important to keep my digital stuff mine. I’ll use Pressgram until it breaks. And now we have Desk. Again, it’s completely taken away the friction of publishing. I can write online or offline. And when I’m done, I can publish right to my WordPress blog – I’ve already entered my credentials. It’s that easy. Software doesn’t get between me and publishing. The only thing between me and publishing is me. I love that. desk-app-sticker-macbook-air

And remember, not all writing goes public. I can save files locally or on iCloud. Desk gives me the ability to write for the sake of writing. If you’re a writer, please check out Desk on the App Store.

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