Yesterday, the Ghost open-source software project announced the beta version of a Ghost Desktop App for Windows, Mac and Linux. Maintained by a non-profit organization called the Ghost Foundation, this project is known as a simple yet powerful publishing platform for bloggers to share their stories with the world.
With this desktop version, you no longer have to go to the website to update your Ghost blogs; you can update them right from the desktop. Its desktop client is currently available under an open-source MIT license on GitHub, just like the Ghost software itself.
“We’d absolutely love feedback from developers about what’s working well, what’s broken, and what we should prioritise before the first public release,” John O’Nolan , founder of Ghost wrote in a blog post. “So if you have thoughts, or you want to get involved directly, please do contribute to issues on GitHub.”
Released in 2013, the Ghost has become popular as a simple and reliable alternative to the popular WordPress content management system (CMS) software. It’s amazingly designed, completely customizable and definitely open-source.
“If you think of the internet as a planet, and the Ghost blogging platform as a house (your home online) – the missing piece of the puzzle is that you need a plot of land to put your house on, where other people can find it,” says the website.
Also, the creators of Ghost project offer a hosting service for blogs, which uses Ghost as the back end to help them to be hosted on clouds such as DigitalOcean or Google Compute Engine.