Tell Me a Story

I’m so into storytelling it’s not even funny. Give me some facts or information and I’ll be the first to forget it – tell me a story and I’ll remember it forever. It’s one of the first questions that I ask someone when I meet…

Draft Logic

There’s a ton of “logic” work that needs to be done when you create a software application. This is essentially a bunch of “if this, then that” statements that you help walk through for the user as they may interface with the app. Most of…

It Can Always Be More Simple…

… until it can’t. I’ve been spending the last few weeks looking at every nook and cranny of the application and seeing if there are opportunities to not only improve the app but make it even more simple to use. One of the biggest areas that…

A Mode to Help You Get Your Writing Done

I’m currently experimenting with bringing in a mode that will help you “focus” your writing efforts so that you can work with speed and poise. I’m not entirely sure what I want to call it but I was leaning heavily toward “GID” (Get It Done)…

Editing with Existing Posts

I’ve made a critical decision this past week and it was to add a significant feature to version 1.0 that’ll dramatically increase the value of the application for existing users. The feature is quite simple: The ability to edit / update existing blog posts via your…

iCloud

Yup. It’s coming. Having iCloud integration is going to be a boon for writers who will want their content accessible from any location or device. As you might imagine this naturally sets up an obvious play between our desktop application and a mobile one; I’ve definitely…

The .DPM Extension

  One of the challenges of saving drafts locally is determining the file extension that one should use for the actual apps. I wasn’t sure, for a very long time, as to what I wanted to do and how one should go about doing it,…

Drafts in Exposé

As you already know, you will have an area for local drafts that you’ll be able to access for future publishing needs. Did you know that if you use Apple’s exposé feature it’ll show those drafts below the app?

Document Icons

Now here’s an interesting question: Would you rather have a typewriter icon (our brand icon) for the documents that are created by the application or would you rather have a preview icon which might be more typical for users and familiar (with the DPM on…

The Best Alpha Test Feedback Ever

Received this feedback from one of my Alpha Testers this past week: Not an issue, but a thanks. I have posted more with DeskPM than I have all year. Thank you. It has also become my default way to take note of post/writing ideas!  I love it…