Every great product has a story behind it and Desk is no exception. The original concept came to me when I was on a road trip down the Florida coast more than 13 years ago. I was drafting a blog post in the passenger seat and thought about how sad it was that I wasn’t able to publish a blog post while in transit. Remember, this was before wireless hotspots and internet-enabled devices!
But I continued to dream about an intuitive and super-simple publishing interface. I was a young engineer and didn’t yet have the technical experience nor the product design background to put something together quite yet.
In late 2013 I decided that it was time and so I began quietly putting together the pieces of what I believed would be a comprehensive yet hyper-focused native OSX app that would close the gap between a writer’s ideas and their digital publishing presence. And when I made the project public with the launch of v1.0 I had didn’t expect that it would resonate so widely with so many people.
But the most humbling fact is that this small-yet-capable app has helped thousands of people publish thousands of blog posts that they would have never otherwise published. I consider myself fortunate and blessed to have helped so many people tell so many great stories all across the world!