I am finally announcing the new version of my writing web app, Gingko Writer!
I designed it years ago, out of frustration with writing software during my Phd.
But the initial version got extremely rusty, and is now completely unmaintainable. Despite advice to the contrary, instead of incrementally adding a little Elm at a time, I went ahead with a ground-up rewrite.
Not only was I able to duplicate almost all the functionality of the original rather quickly, I managed to add a dream feature (git-like version control).
The entire experience of writing the app in Elm was (and continues to be) leagues ahead of anything I experienced in other languages.
Anyway, it’s been in production for a while now as a Desktop app (Electron), but I’m excited to launch it as the new version of the web app.
Check it out, let me know what you think
PS: Things I know are lacking: onboarding & help resources…
PPS: It’s also open source (gingko/client on Github)! But if you peek in there, keep in mind that I was learning Elm as I was writing it, so there’s a lot of variability in the code quality