Say “Hello” to the Desk Publishing Machine.
I am excited to say that I am a part of the Desk PM testing group, a group of bloggers who have been given an “Alpha, Beta, Whatever You Wanna Call It!” version of the latest project by John Saddington, the Desk Publishing Machine.
What is this awesome new app?
Let me tell you a little bit about it while I
use test the Desk Publishing Machine.
Desktop Publishing Machine
Desk Publishing Machine is a Mac app for bloggers. You may have always heard the advice to “always write your blog posts offline” and with Desk PM you can! Not only only can you write offline, you can publish, too, and not just to a WordPress blog — there are several options already:
And since I just added an image, let me also say that Desk PM makes blogging a real joy. 🙂
Look how easy it is to add an image, complete with the easy way to select image justification:
It’s the little things. 🙂
There are several other options and cool features that we’re testing:
- Transparency Mode — An awesome feature I’ve never seen used with a writing app.
- Daynight Mode — Perfect for writing in the dark. Here’s to writing late nights and early mornings!
- Floating Mode — Keep your writing on top of all the others, like it belongs.
And how do you add links and all that other important blogging stuff?
Simply double-click on the text you would like to modify:
Pretty cool, right?
Finding your previous drafts — I’ve made a special folder in Dropbox — is easy, too (drafts listed on the left — I’ve just got this one so far):
So this is my first blog post drafted in Desktop Publishing Machine and I am very (just used the hotkey to do that) pleased. Once we help John get all the bugs found and he finishes adding some more awesome features that are being baked up, I imagine this will be a “must have” blogging app that will bring back the simplicity and joy that publishing your writing should be.
You can look for more updates about Desktop Publishing Machine on ChurchMag and learn more on the Desk PM website.
Is Desk PM something you would like to use for blogging?
(Dang. That was fun. :D)