Focused Applications

While learning about reddit, I discovered Josh Carter’s multipart/mixed weblog. His recent entry on focused applications was spot-on comparing large, often too feature-rich applications like Microsoft Word with focused applications like 37 Signals’ Ta-Da List. I have an upcoming personal project for which Basecamp will be an ideal tool, so I’m anxious to start playing with some of these new web apps. Josh also mentions that Ta-Da List exports lists in Markdown format which is a big favorite of mine.