And after a bunch of messing around, I was able to get Desk to work with this site. If you recall, I wrote about this a few days ago and I was pretty disappointed that I wasn’t going to get to really use all of the features of this program with my blog because I couldn’t get it to connect.
Turns out that part of the problem was that this app doesn’t like to connect to a WordPress.com site if that’s the first blog you’re attaching to it, so I connected my Tumblr to it and then it finally let me connect this site.
This is just a quick post to let the rest of the Internet know I figured it out. (And to pat myself on the back!) A full review of Desk will be forthcoming after I make a few more posts with it.
With Christmas quickly approaching, the Mac App Store has been pimping a bunch of new programs. One of them, Desk is the word processor that I’m writing this post on. It’s a very mainmast editor that has a lot of power under the hood.
It’s basically just a box that you can write into, which is exactly what I need from a word processor: for the thing to get the hell out of my way so that I can focus on what I’m doing. But when you mouse into the box, it reveals a lot of extra features, like blog integration and WYSIWYG post editing.
There in lies the current problem. Desk is currently having issues with integrating with WordPress.com, which is my current blog host. So all the features that make it great, and better than Byword, my old editor, I can’t currently use. It’s frustrating, that I spend three times the cost of Byword to get this, and I can’t really kick the tires of it.
In fact, when I go to post this, I’m probably going to use Byword to do or copy and past it into WordPress. Now, don’t get me wrong. I know that Desk is developed by one guy and he’s working has hard as he can to get this resolved, and it’s just a waiting game until this app can talk to WordPress.com.
Once he get’s things figured out a little better, I’ll give you all more of a review. Until then, if you are looking for a super stripped down editor, or you want to connect something very feature filled to your Not WordPress blog, I’d say give Desk a try.