2006-07-07

columnist uses writely instead of word

Bypass the hard disk and head for the web
I am composing these words using Writely, a free word processor - recently bought by Google - that only exists online. There is no complicated program such as Word to be loaded into my computer, and whenever the document is saved (automatically every minute or two), it is done on remote servers around the world and not to my hard disk.

as google-like web-based apps continue to sprout up on the internet, more people are 'admitting' to using them instead of desktop-based apps such as microsoft word, excel, etc.

i've found writley.com a great web-based word processor. i also use google's spreadsheet and gliffy's diagramming tool.

the big advantage of these online tools ovethier desktop progenitors? - built-in collaboration.



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3 Comments:

At Fri Jul 07, 07:43:00 AM GMT, Anonymous mitchell.cain[at]gmail.com said...

I have heard heaps about writely...but since its inception into google the signup process has been stopped. If anyone has an invite i wouldnt mind one please. Thanks. Nice blog BTW, its good to see someone talking a bit of sence...even if it is against the majority.

 
At Fri Jul 07, 02:34:00 PM GMT, Blogger mamund said...

mitchell:

good to see your comment. i am passing out writely invites to anyone interested. leave a comment at the following post and i'll send you an invite to join writely:
http://mamund-speaks.blogspot.com/2006/06/i-have-writely-invitations-for-you.html

and thanks for the kind words about the blog. it's good to hear feedback from others.

mamund

 
At Mon Nov 26, 09:24:00 PM GMT, Anonymous Debi K said...

Thanks for the mention of Gliffy. We are very appreciative that you are using it and finding it useful. If you have any suggestions and/or feedback please drop us a line at our newly revamped website! Thanks,
debik at gliffy dot com

 

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