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Ghost Desktop Lets You Blog Outside Your Web Browser

Ghost, the open source blogging platform, has just released a desktop app.

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Since its launch in late 2013, Ghost has attracted well over 500,000 registered users, many of whom see it as a worthy alternative to WordPress, if blogging is your main aim.

Ghost is available for download and can be self-hosted. But they also offer Ghost Pro, a hosted solution that charges from $29 a month.

Ghost From Your Desktop

The Ghost desktop app is available for download on Windows, Mac and Linux. And it's totally open source, too.

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I suppose this is a way for Ghost to further hone the experience of their users beyond just sleek interfaces. Their desktop app makes it so that users can focus on their Ghost-powered blogs and websites without distraction of other browser tabs.

There's no indication that the app works offline, though. Which is a shame, because I think being able to add to your blog directly when on a plane journey, for example, would be a great additional feature.

On a side note, Ghost also recently appealed to its broad user base to help translate the platform.

It's needed, since 10% of Ghost's most active users are spread across 7,505 cities and 176 countries.

Despite that evident popularity, Ghost is still a relatively young platform with plenty of potential, and I for one am quite enjoying their growth. So, if you know a language or two, lend them a hand.

To find out more about Ghost, check out their website.

And as always you can explore more on the Ghost Hub on our CMS Directory.

Mike is the founder and editor of CMS Critic. He consults with vendors and the public to help them find the right products for their websites and businesses. When he's not working here, he's off mixing cocktails for his wife's website, The Kitchen Magpie. You can check out some of his great cocktail shots over on Instagram.