Here’s a new writing tool and it’s more like a premium personal publishing platform than it is mini-word processor, despite having all the certified buzzword features like distraction free, word count, and time to read.
Write On Your Desk
The latest personal publishing tool to hit the streets of Mac writers is called Desk, a cleverly designed way to write and publish to various online platforms.
Desk is a blend app, a mashup of what you need to write your best, distraction free, but with plenty of features to make it better than the cheap mini-writer apps which do little.
That means Desk also helps you publish what you write with quick access to popular online platforms from WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, SquareSpace, Facebook Notes, TypePad, even MoveableType. Just think of Desk as the place where easy writing meets easy publishing.
Desk as a writing tool has most of the basics covered, at least so far as today’s minimalist writing tools are concerned.
There’s fullscreen mode, distraction free, character count, word count, and a neat feature called Time To Read. Use Desk to search and replace words, dictate, and it checks spelling and grammar as you write.
Alright, that’s the writing portion of writing on Desk.
Desk also doubles as a publishing platform so you can create posts and articles for the popular online publishing services (noted above), complete with support for photos and videos, all drag and drop.
Desk works offline but uses iCloud so your work can be backed up online, and available from iMac to MacBook. Everything you write can be previewed with real-time updating so you can see what you write and how it looks when published.
There’s plenty to like about Desk except for one very important aspect of modern writing tools, publishing, and buying apps. Desk’s premier feature set is matched by a premier price tag and no way to try-before-you-buy. That’s a shame. Desk needs to be tried to be appreciated. Otherwise, it’s merely an expensive, albeit clever new way to write and publish.