Here it is: the new WordPress.com desktop app.
There was a time when desktop apps to edit web sites were needed because editing in the browser was such a lousy experience.
But then Dave started adding buttons to the pages of his sites that read “Edit this page”. I have always thought that this was an extremely powerful tool: rather than having to dig in the bowels of the back-end of a content management system every time you needed to change something, you just went to the bit you needed to edit and hit a button. There and then.
With today browsers you can do even better: you can just click on a bit of text and, if you have the priviledges, you can edit it.
So, what do I think of a desktop app to edit a web site? Is it even more removed from the site than the back-end? Hard to say. So far I enjoyed writing this post on my blog. It has been a long time.
I don’t think anyone is reading this anymore…