Each year Apple pick out their favorites out of all new apps available in the Mac App Store. This is not just a marketing boost for the creators of such apps, it invokes a sense of accomplishment and validates their efforts. In short, it’s an honour.
This year Automattic was fortunate enough to have one of our very own apps featured. Simplenote is the simplest way to keep notes. It allows you to synchronize any piece of text seamlessly across devices, regardless of platform. There’s also a web interface, and my favorite: the ability to publish any note on-the-fly should you need to show something to someone else quickly. This ties in well with Simplenote’s collaborative functions where if you add another user’s email address as a tag in any note it’ll show up in their list and they’ll be able to make edits.
The Simplenote app suite was recently reimagined by a few key people who are the ones to thank for creating great, reliable, and over all else simple apps that are now a key part of my work flow. So major props to Michael Johnston, Tom Witkin, Dan Roundhill, and Beau Collins for making it happen.