Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Processing Words

Did you know that Google, our friendly supplier of blog space, has given the world a new free tool? It's called Writely. "What exactly is a Writely?" you ask. Well, it's an online word processor, and it seems to be a pretty good one at that. It's there for you at writely.com wherever you are and whatever machine you're on. It has the ability to save files in various formats including Word or PDF. I'm writing on it right now. Maybe I'll continue to use it. Maybe I won't, but it's nice to have the option.

17 comments:

PBS said...

I just signed up and tried a test document. It looks very cool, thanks!

The very nice man said...

Writely or wrongly . . Google should get their gorram Blogger problem sorted out so we can post pictures again!!
Erik

Ginger said...

Wow. Google is going to take over the world.

Turtle Guy said...

You seem to be all over the new technology! I feel so "old school" next to you! I was contemplating taking a quill and ink well to my first English class.

...and who ever thought that "Google" would become a verb!? Can you imagine? 100 years ago going up to the teacher in a one-room school house and telling her you "Googled" Suzie?? You'd probably get a detention, bar of soap and all!

madcapmum said...

What Turtle Guy said,
And writely so.
How does Sir Anvil
Stay in the know?

mreddie said...

So many new things and so little time - thanks for the info. ec

Lynn said...

I checked it out. It looks like it works pretty well. Thanks for the link.

Dale said...

Yup. That's pretty cool alright. Thanks, AC. You da man!

Coll said...

hmmm.. interesting. I am on my way to check it out.

Karla said...

Hey AC, another tool you might like to check out is Windows Live Writer (http://windowslivewriter.spaces.live.com/).

It's like webtop version of Word.

sare said...

Do you and Cuppa have any plans for the first week of September? I have some time off and would love to swing by for a visit!?

Granny said...

I'll check it out. It has to be better than what I'm using.

kathy said...

No i haven't heard of this. I'll check it out when i can...i still haven't yet checked out the Blogger in Beta. Have you switched over yet? I need to check into that.

Cathy said...

Waaaaa. I can't get on my blog's dashboard and therefore haven't been able to post in almost two weeks. Wonder what I'm doing wrong.

Christi said...

That looks kinda cool. I can't think of what I could use it for right off, but now I'm trying desperately to make up a reason so I can!

squire said...

Thanks for the heads up, I will check it out.

squire said...

I really have had my problems with BLOGGER and EI. but I found a better way to post pictures.