One of the strengths of the browser-based web is — or ought to be — that it’s lightweight. Going to any given site should not require an amount of data transfer that’s a significant fraction of downloading a native app.
Buffer have a pledge to their team members, which goes hand-in-hand with their employee agreements, to reassure Buffer members of the company’s intentions.
We want to do everything we can to help you be the happiest, most productive and to progress as much as you can towards your life goals, as part of Buffer.
We completely trust you. We don’t track hours worked and we don’t mind where you work from. We know that you’re ambitious and self-driven and you’ll be in a team within Buffer and work with the team towards goals.
Things like this pledge only further my love for Buffer as a company. If only more employers had a culture like this!
Desk is a new blogging app from an indie developer, with a goal to be as simple to use as possible. Naturally it suppoorts most of the major platforms, and features both Markdown and WYSIWYG support. It’s piqued my interest, so I’ll probably give it a try on my Mac Mini (which, admittedly, isn’t turned on very often these days).
The only downside I can see, so far, is no iOS version. I’ve still to find an iOS blog editor I “click” with. I spend a tonne more time at home on my iOS devices than I do my Mac, so it would be great to find an app for my iPad/iPhone which fits into my blogging workflow. If you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know in the comments.