Desk App Play Love Writing

An award-winning & beloved desktop publishing client, exclusively for OS X.

You are a storyteller, passionate about crafting narratives that capture, express, and delight in what it means to be human. Surprisingly-simple yet powerful, Desk was designed for writers, bloggers, notetakers, and productivity artists.

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Awarded by Apple: Best App of 2014! Thank You!
Desk focuses on what matters most: Writing. (And it has one of the best app icons I’ve ever seen — perfect metaphor, beautifully rendered.)
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
Nick Mediati
Get teleported to an earlier, typewritten age. All that’s missing is the “ding” sound when you hit the end of a line.
Kevan Lee
A clear and uncluttered editor (with markdown support)!
Pedro Santamaria
Desk provides an interface without mystery; it's simple, logical, & obvious.
Nicolas Furno
Desk undoubtedly marks an exciting new arrival in the Mac blog editors segment.

Built for Daily Use

More than a hobby - it's an act of discipline & love

Focus, Productivity & Speed

A truly distraction-free interface. Built for speed and efficiency with an assortment of powerful viewing modes, keyboard shortcuts, and "Quick Publish" functionality.

Markdown, WYSIWYG & Media

Use both, at the exact same time. Write and ornament your content the way that you want. Drag-and-drop images into the editor, add video through native oEmbed.

Everywhere You Are

Save and access your work locally ("Offline mode") or via iCloud Drive. Compose with confidence via real-time autosaving.

Your Platform Technology

Connect to WordPress (Self-Hosted,, Blogger, Tumblr, Facebook, Typepad, Movable Type, Squarespace, and more to come soon.

Contextual Post Management

Manage, edit, and update existing blog posts. Add categories, tags, featured images, custom URLs, and more (*depending on platform).

Judiciously-Defined Details

Character & word count, reading time, and real-time preview among other carefully planned and painstakingly-curated features.


Made with in Atlanta

"Great software is never finished, only abandoned."

Yes, that's an iteration on Leonardo da Vinci's famous quote, but it's true and I'd like to invite you into our app story. Let's build something great, together.