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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Online Word Processor

Could it be?

Looks like www.writely.com has done it! By signing up for a free account users can access a word processing program that works and looks much like the Word format we're used to - on the web.

Users can save documents to their account, thereby eliminating the need for disks or jump drives. A collaborative feature is also offered where users can invite others to work on the same document at the same time. I have signed up for an account and used it for testing purposes, but I have not yet tried the collaborative bit.

Could this be a revolutionary service that will catapult a weighty stone at Microsoft, or will it be something far, far less?

3 Comments:

At 1:54 PM, Blogger Scott "The Library Dude" said...

There are also other free online word processing and work database programs provided at www.simindiana.com

 
At 10:08 PM, Blogger Ian said...

Wired blog Monkey Bites mentions Writely (favorably) in the December 28 post.

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger Linda said...

I tried it and it is easy! It has pretty much the same basic options as MicroSoft Word, as far as font, bold, underline, etc. There is a registration required, but it's free.

 

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