Off Topic Work & Productivity

The WordPress Desktop App

A notification ping, a quick Ctrl+Tab swap to another website and back. Distractions are common when writing in a web browser. I find that focus can be maintained with the WordPress desktop app.

A new post becomes distraction free environment, a direct link between you and your website. The interface is identical to your post editor styles so you’ll be editing and writing within a familiar environment. Even down to the keyboard shortcuts (SHIFT+ALT+H). I find this is a welcome alternative to the standard dashboard.

The WordPress post editor Keyboard Shortcuts dialog.

The app is GPL2 licensed but comes with a caveat requiring self hosted websites use the Jetpack plugin. 🙁

By Joseph Dickson

Joseph Dickson is a web developer in higher education and an avid proponent of using WordPress’ core features to create flexible and manageable design solutions.

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