Friday, 7 April 2006

Writely - The Web Word Processor

One of the most exciting things happening on the web these days is called "Web 2.0". Basically, it's a technology that take webpages one step further, from being purely informative documents, to contain entire applications without consuming too much bandwidth. Gmail is an example of such an application, an online e-mail client that interacts without having to load pages for each time you click on something.

Another such example is Writely. It's a word processor, like Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, OpenOffice and others, but it's all online. The application operates inside your browser, and your files are stored on a secure internet server, allowing you to access them at home, at work and on vacation in Brazil. No effort involved. You can collaborate on documents with friends, co-students or colleagues, and export your work in a number of formats on a number of locations. I'm still not done exploring all the possibilities.

With increasing availability of wired and wireless internet connections, and the increasingly portable nature of our digital daily life, the Web 2.0 is surely going to give the classical computer application a run for the money, and I'm not complaining!

Google Labs recently acquired this company, and closed down the BETA to become invite only (like Gmail). Thanks to our friends at Googlified, I've managed to get an account. So if you want an invitation, leave your e-mail address in a comment, and I'll send you one.

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84 comments:

  1. Sure I will take a writely invite, please and thank you

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  2. exprexxo@gmail.com

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  3. If it's not too late, i would really like to try out writley too

    My mail is kasperkofoed at gmail dot com

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  4. Sure, sent you all invites now. Still more invites left.

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  5. I just did a google search for "writely invite." I don't know you and don't know a way I could reward you, but can I get an invite? I would appreciate it a ton.

    tangerinemilk@hotmail.com

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  6. No need to reward me, I'm happy to do it :)

    Check out www.googlified.com though, he was the one who invited me, and if you're interested in what's happening at Google, that's a nice place to keep up to date.

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  7. I'd LOVE an invite: chasethecase@gmail.com

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  8. sure, would love an invite: skarven@gmail.com
    -daniel

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  9. Anonymous21:57

    I'd like one:
    omellet@gmail.com

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  10. please send me an invite

    ecbock@gmail.com

    Thanks

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  11. Anonymous22:02

    actorgeek@gmail.com

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  12. Anonymous22:05

    martin.rhodes@gmail.com thanks!

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  13. Anonymous22:08

    jonphamta[at]gmail.com
    thanks!

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  14. Anonymous22:13

    Thanks!

    cliffordg(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Anonymous22:24

    invite please? tonysoretro@gmail.com

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  16. I'd like one too please
    pdsimpson@gmail.com

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  17. Anonymous22:37

    I'd love an invite too.
    kevin.robertson at gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  18. i would love an invite

    neo121@gmail.com

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  19. Alex22:46

    invite please? drunknjew@gmail.com
    thanks!

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  20. Thank you,

    dirt@davidwatts.net

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  21. Just sent out invites to all of the above. Still have invites left. First come, first served :)

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  22. Anonymous22:58

    chelsea4life@gmail.com

    much appreciated.

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  23. Oh, and please don't delete my shared document when you're invited, since it's shared, you'll delete it from my account as well ;)

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  24. Anonymous23:23

    I'll take an invite

    dargon(at)gmail(dot).com

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  25. jadedhalo@gmail.com

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  26. Anonymous02:59

    I'd like to try it out. Thanks
    jamesdawk@gmail.com

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  27. Anonymous06:20

    I'll take one!
    webdevil18 at gmail com

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  29. Anonymous07:23

    I´ll take one too.
    frat.quintero@gmail.com

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  30. Sent out another batch of invites to the above. Have fun. If anyone have put their e-mail up here, but haven't recieved an invite yet, give me a poke and I'll send you a new invite.

    Just in case I missed someone, or misstyped anything.

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  31. I would be really glad if you could get this invitation. Thank you in advance! marcosporto@bluebottle.com

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  33. If it's not too late, I would like an invitation. tslack@gmail.com

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  34. Invitations sent out, enjoy.

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  35. Anonymous01:30

    Thanks in advance if you have any invites left!! "alphageek101@yahoo.com"

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  36. maybe I have one too please, jgeronilla@gmail.com

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  37. I'd like a Writely invite, please. Many gracious thanx in advance!

    My email is:

    torley (at) gmail.com

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  38. Alex G.15:47

    I'd love to have one if you have any left,

    a.8150@yahoo.com

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  39. Anonymous23:47

    please send me a writely invite. johntarter@hotmail.com

    thank you.

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  40. Sent out another batch, still have invites left, so keep signing up if you want to try Writely.

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  41. Anonymous23:48

    please send me a writely invite. johntarter@hotmail.com

    thank you.

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  42. IF i could get an invite, it would be greatly appreciated:
    redwall000@gmail.com

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  43. Anonymous08:13

    I would like an invite, my dear sir
    fixbane@gmail.com
    thank you!

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  44. Anonymous08:13

    I would like an invite, my dear sir
    fixbane@gmail.com
    thank you!

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  45. Anonymous08:14

    woah sorry about the double post

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  46. Anonymous14:26

    could you send one to stakhanov(at)gmail.com please ?
    thanks a lot !

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  47. Anonymous21:01

    I'd love one thanks!!!!
    frenchmoo AT gmail DOT com

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  48. me too want to have one .. my email id is itsmeatr1@gmail.com

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  49. akash04:50

    i too need one plz send it to aramanna_2004@yahoo.co.in

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  50. Anonymous04:51

    Can you offer me an invite.... srimallikarjun@gmail.com

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  51. chimpadink@gmail.com

    I would like an invite if you dont mind

    Cor

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  52. Invitations sent. Enjoy.

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  53. Anonymous17:57

    If there are any left, I'd appreciate an invite. volchko@gmail.com

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  54. Anonymous17:43

    Please send me one if you still have some.

    viybel0503 at trashmail net

    thanks in advance

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  55. Anonymous19:34

    I'd love one. cdfarr [at] gmail dot com thanks

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  56. Anonymous21:41

    Please send me an invite!! I have been looking everyone for one!! I hope you still have one!!

    Thanks a ton in advance!

    Jeff

    forms@vandfam.net

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  57. Sent you all invitations, enjoy.

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  58. nvzblity22:10

    dopark82@yahoo.com. thanks!

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  59. Anonymous05:00

    P L E E E E Z
    can I get one too !

    mr.shafer
    at
    gmail.com

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  60. I'd love an invitation as well Layne.Phillips /at/ gmail.com

    Thanks

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  61. Eric22:17

    I had a writely account back before Google bought it, and now I can't use it. So could I please have an invite?

    ericdpeters@gmail.com

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  62. Anonymous14:37

    please send me a writely invitation to krisraichu@vipmail.hu

    Thx in advance!

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  63. Hey, could you give me one of your invites? pascal.tarris at gmail dot com. Thanks!

    Pascal

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  64. Anonymous02:36

    I would like an invite if you still have some
    johnj50310@hotmail.com

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  65. Invitations sent to all of the above.

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  66. Anonymous01:29

    If you could give me an invite it would be greatly appreciated.
    varian1@gmail.com

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  67. Anonymous01:32

    I would appreciate an invite to writely.

    alienglow@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  68. Anonymous22:36

    I would absolutely appreciate an invite, at

    mysiberia@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  69. Anonymous17:03

    Hi - would you send me an invite please if it is not too late?

    trevor@eatsleepmusic.com

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  70. Invited all of the above, still plenty of invitations left.

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  71. Anonymous15:33

    I would love an invite please. bcthomp@gmail.com

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  72. Anonymous06:34

    Elling,
    I would LOVE an invite to Writely. It would help tremendously in my job. Thanks so much!
    ro.email@gmail.com

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  73. Anonymous22:31

    Oh please!! i want an invitation too.. Thx my mail: schoggi@gmail.com

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  74. Anonymous15:58

    I'd like an invite....thanks for this!
    aaronawolfe@gmail.com

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  75. Anonymous19:29

    I'd LOVE an invitation - thanks in advance!

    spykecub[at]gmail.com

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  76. Anonymous06:17

    hello,

    I would appreciate an invitation.

    Thanks in advance

    dbron0000 at gmail . com

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  77. Sent invitations to all of the above.

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  78. Anonymous01:06

    geoffrey dot gund at gmail dot com

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  79. Anonymous01:07

    I'd love one, my address is above.

    Thanks a lot.

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  80. Anonymous22:25

    Sounds like a great idea from Google, as usual. Please send me an invite, if available. Thanks so much.
    Please send to mdlaza@gmail.com

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  81. I'd love an invite if you've still got them - jasonheathbasspage@gmail.com

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  82. Johannes T23:06

    I would be happy to have an account. If writely is as good as the Google Spreadsheet service (excel replacement) I wouldn't depend any longer on the local Office installation.

    jtuchscherer at web.de

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  83. If you still have writely invites left, please let me know. J@indymedia.no

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  84. Sorry for the delay, I've been on vacation, but I've sent more invites to all of the above now.

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