Over the past two years, PaperDesk has gained quite a following. I’m finding that a lot of users who email me, wish they had a better way to be informed about where PaperDesk is headed. Thus, this blog was born…
First, a little introduction about myself. My name is Scott, and I’ve been making computers do cool things ever since I could remember. My formal education is actually in chemistry. I graduated with a B.A. from Spring Arbor University in lower Michigan a few months after the first release of PaperDesk in 2010. I first started PaperDesk in March, burned the midnight oil for a month, and released it shortly after the first iPad was released. I’ll never forget the excitement when I saw it climb to one of the top iPad apps in the US, and stay in the top Productivity section. PaperDesk has come a long way since.
Version 1.0 of PaperDesk
The app has now grown to about 25,000 lines of code, over 1 million downloads of the free and paid version, and is jam packed with features. Most of these features have been added based on user input from users emailing me, saying what they think would make the best iPad note taking app. A few months ago, I opened up a survey on the website, and used that to guide my development efforts. This proved to work very well, so from here on out, I will always have an up to date poll on the website with a handful of features I’ve been considering that users can vote on.
I’ll also be using this blog to tell everyone what it’s like to be a full-time app developer. It’s a unique experience to develop an app that so many people use, and to have the opportunity to be the point of contact for my users at the same time. I’ll also be using this blog to discuss my future plans as a developer. There are two secret projects I spend most of my time on, which I cannot make public just yet. Long story short, I have big plans for both PaperDesk, and for more apps.
I really enjoy hearing from users. I get a lot of emails everyday, so please be patient if you don’t hear from me for a day or two, but I strive to answer every email. You can contact me with on of the many contact forms everywhere on this website. Also, be sure to follow PaperDesk on Twitter for updates.
I look forward to interacting with users on this new blog, and am really excited for the developments the next year will bring