John Saddington

trying to win the internet.

mnml 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:

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A Year’s Work

Much of my life can be measured by domain registration dates and renewals. If that hits too close to home… well… then you know what I’m talking about.

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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.

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mnml app: No Drop Cap… For Now.

I really love decorative initials, also known as “drop cap” in other writing parlance and clearly allows this type of ornamentation in their native editor. Clearly, I wanted to have this type of experience in my new native macOS writing app, mnml. Sadly, this doesn’t appear to be possible (at least for now):

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Limitations of the Medium API

I’m putting the final pieces together for the first release of mnml app, a native macOS writing client for and things are moving a bit slower than I had originally planned. This is fine because I’m under no pressure to release and the pace at which I’m working at matches all the extra time […]

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First Look: mnml App

Here are a few screenshots of the upcoming mnml App, a macOS writing and publishing app for I’ve already shared a few posts about the progression of this app which you can, of course, follow via the category.

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mnml Logo Designs

2 months ago I shared that I’ve started putting together a dedicated macOS app, called mnml. I’ve been silently working on it and I’m getting very close to putting the final touches on it. But, first I’d love to get your feedback on some of the logo and brand icon designs that I’ve put together:

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TLD’s / URLs To Avoid for Medium Publications

I’m putting together a new Medium Publication for my “Medium + macOS” project, codename mnml, and I was very excited to create a custom domain for the blog. This is natural as I’m building a native desktop client for Medium…! Sadly, I was told that the TLD (“Top Level Domain”) that I’m using is not compatible […]

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