Online Word Processing Done Writely!
Writely is very easy to use. Its interface is built to mimic a desktop client. Writing in the interface is a snap as controls common to desktop word processing clients are the same in Writely. Additional features such as collaboration, online publishing, and submitting to a blog are intuitive, requiring only a few mouse-clicks to complete. For those with a desire for more control over the look of the final product, Writely provides an HTML view.
All documents are stored in servers that are backed up every ten seconds. When a back up occurs Writely notifies the user with a quick, non-invasive alert, and changes the time stamp on the document to reflect the most recent save. Those concerned about security need not worry about unauthorized access to their documents. No one has access to your documents until you make the document public, or invite collaborators.
For several weeks Writely was closed to membership during beta testing, and migration to the Google architecture. As of the 17th membership is now open to everyone, free of charge.
Writely online word processing is one of a growing number on web-based alternatives to the Microsoft Office Suite, and MS Word in particular. Other entrants to the online office application race include ThinkFree and Zoho Writer. While Microsoft’s planned update to their Office Suite of applications includes web-functionality, they have not been able to provide a concrete release date as yet. In the meantime, free applications such as Writely provide those seeking freedom from their desktop client, and platform dependence with a powerful writing tool.