John Saddington

trying to win the internet.

Desk App

Someone Who Finishes

This is neat little tidbit of news (although it feels “big” for me, personally): Both MNML App and Desk App are featured in the Apps for Writers category in the Mac App Store. And, as far as I know, I believe I’m the only one to have two apps simultaneously featured in a perennial category like this:

Read More

Desk App v3.1

Yup, after a bit of a delay, v3.1 of Desk App has gotten through the App Store Review process and should be available to update worldwide. What’s neat is that the entire review process, from submission to approval, took less than 24 hours. Unbelievable speed considering the previous time required. Most excellent!

Read More

On Sunsetting Projects

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” […]

Read More

Desk 3: Version Issue?

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:

Read More

Why mnml app?

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.

Read More

Desk 3: Featured Worldwide

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.

Read More

Desk v3.1: Design for WordPress Post Excerpts

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 […]

Read More

Desk v3.0: Mac App Store Screenshots

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 […]

Read More

Shipping is Salvation

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 […]

Read More

A Short Indie App Story

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 […]

Read More
Older Posts