There’s no easy way to “sunset” digital projects just as there’s no easy way to remove an arm or a leg from your body.
This might sound extreme but you may also empathize with the emotional challenge of closing down something that you’ve worked so hard to give birth to. There’s just simply no “right” way to do it.
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A few of you have pinged me to tell me about an apparent versioning issue after downloading Desk 3. The short story is that there is not a problem, technically, but there is a challenge communication-wise.
So, here’s the thing:
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As many of you know, I just released the very large and significant update to Desk App, now version 3.
There’s already been a lot of neat attention being brought to it (Featured Worldwide) and I’m incredibly grateful for it all since it’s mostly because we’ve got a pretty smashing community around it.
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At this point in time, especially if you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ve already seen that Desk 3 has been featured on two networks today, Product Hunt and the global Mac App Store!
I’m stoked. I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m anxious. All of these emotions hit you, even if you’ve experienced it before.
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I know, I know… version 3.0 isn’t even officially out quite yet (just waiting and working with the Mac App Store’s review process) and I’m already been thinking through v3.1 updates and changes.
Actually, that’s not entirely true… I’ve already been given a number of additional thoughts from community members and customers about what they’d love to see in the coming iterations.
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Spent a small bit of time putting together the Mac App Store screenshots for Desk v3.0, which I should finally be able to submit this coming week for review.
It’s been a long time coming and literally a year since the last update has come down the pipe. But, it’s a doozy and it took about a year to get to this place as it’s redesigned and rewritten. I’m excited to get it out and into the community’s hands.
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Getting to launch for any sized project is tough and even if you’ve done it many times before it’s still tough.
I think this is especially difficult if it’s a personal project where you do not have any external pressure to ship as compared to a team project or enterprise piece of software – in the former the only “boss” that you have is you and you can call the shots including whether you want a “ship date” or none at all.
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Context: I spent some time this morning answering someone’s question randomly online about “side projects”. I shared this epic blurb about my story of Desk App and I thought I’d capture the entire thing here.
The question was:
How many of you have developed a software project which is giving you decent passive income? In other words, what projects (that you did in spare time) have taken off and giving you a good monthly income?
Here’s my answer… enjoy.
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As I’ve shared, I’m putting together version 3.0 of Desk and I’ve already started putting together the designs.
Please note, nothing that you see here (or in the near future) are “set in stone” quite yet as I’m working through a number of different concepts for the next version.
But, I’ll let you be the first to know when the images you see are canonical in nature!
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I can’t help it… it’s time that I give this an update. I’m looking at doing a pretty significant update too, which is a bit exciting.
Things have dramatically changed (yet stayed the same) since the first version and I’ve learned a lot from my own usage of the app.
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