The Basic Editor App serves as compliment to the common Pages App to help people with impaired or no sight to manage web pages in Magnolia.
Features provided by the basic editor:
New pages can be added from within the generic editor and the area structure is created automatically (this is different from the "regular" pages editor, where the page structure is created only after the page is opened).
New components can also be added to areas - it is considered which components are allowed for the selected area!
Naming of components
Components can be given a name (optional) which can make it easier to find existing content.
This is showing the linked page but without switching to the pages app (Magnolia 5.3.x only).
Integration in Pages App
There is a link from within the pages app where you can switch to the generic editor with the current page selected.