Writely

Submitted by: dynapyre 10 years ago in Tech
http://www.writely.com

Google"s online word processor.
There are 31 comments:
Female 81
I just used this for a group project I had to do. It worked amazingly well, as opposed to all of us emailing the same thing back and forth, which would probably end up in different versions.
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Male 216
@islacker

bull

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Female 168
wow...im so excited....
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Female 2,552
I already have WordPad, NotePad, Microsoft Word, and a CD-ROM to write stories in. I don`t need this.
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Male 2,057
i think Microsoft Word is good enough, but good idea Google.
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Male 289
Computers nowadays don`t come with Word. Deal with it.

(Disgruntled Salesman)

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Male 21
Oops, my post was cut off... sorry...

(cont`d)

...on the Internet can be bad references always or at times (take Wales` Wikipedia, for example, which often is laden with accidental and deliberate errors).

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Male 21
@ RinjiHalfElf: I believe that; it`s possible to find two spellings of just about any common word online, including "spelling" itself, as follows:

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&am...
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&am...
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&am...
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&am...

etc.

If an actual site on Gaius Julius Caesar, or maybe a dictionary, reported "Ceasar" or "ceasar" indeed an alternative spelling to "Caesar," I`d probably avoid that site / dictionary. Certain sites o

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Female 335
Actually, the guy who complained found two spellings of caesar online. How? I do not know. And yes, the vowels were switched in each version. I cannot remember if word counted the word as correct, or didn`t have an entry at all. *shrugs*
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Female 1,944
i <3 google i would be lost without it!
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Male 21
I keep deceeding the character limit, yet this site keeps cutting me off... certain characters must be counted as (1+x) in whatever faulty script is used, I suppose. The last word I`d used was instead meant to be "syntactic" rather than "syntact," which would be, morphologically and oddly, the tact of multiple.
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Male 21
@ RinjiHalfElf: That`s probably because it`s misspelled, so far as I know; if you`re referring to Gaius Julius Caesar or even the surname Caesar in general, the first "e" should be replaced with an "a." I may be wrong as well and there may be some "ceasar" I don`t know of; I do understand your point regardless of the veracity of the word however. MS Word comes with a wordlist preinstalled I believe; this wordlist is cross-checked with the contents of the document, and if a word within the document matches no words within the wordlist, it`s declared wrong. Since it is dictionary-based, many proper nouns are skated over / declared wrong. A larger wordlist has both pros and pitfalls, the pros being obvious and the pitfalls being an increased incidence of other things MS Word is notorious for e.g. ignoring homonyms used improperly, or matching a word incorrectly spelled to one correctly spelled regardless of the former`s impropriety whether semantic or syntact
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Female 335
I must be psychic.
I was on IRC a year ago, an someone was complaining about MS Word not recognizing ceasar. I told them I cease to use MS Word`s spell check anymore and just paste my document into Google. Lol.
Who would of thought?
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Male 2,720
I`m telling ya, if the terrorists really want to hurt us, they should take out the internet.
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Male 68
Google develops spy software:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/03/google_eavesdropping_software/

Have fun keeping your personal files on Writely.

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Male 70
"Next thing you know Google is gonna have their own OS." They already do, there working with hp it think to make a google computer for under 300, it will sell at wal mart
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Female 269
its a good idea 4 if ur usin other comps and cba 2 bring a memory stick wit u
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Female 220
I knew about this about a year ago, BEFORE google bought it.
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Male 363
Wow, it only took 3 weeks and someone else to submit it before I finally got this on here.
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Female 1,596
"whats the point. every PC and Mac has Word now anyway. Safari isn`t supported either.
great, but nothing new."

My computer didn`t come with Word. I was pissed. So I had to get it a different way.

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Female 797
meh
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Male 1,478
if they want me to use this they`d better make it opera compatible!
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Male 4,431
Plus, this works well if you`re at a friend`s house or traveling without a laptop, etc., and you want to pull up one of your documents... I mean, not perfect, but a pretty good idea I reckon--and likely only to get better. :-)
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Male 1,385
what about open office? or ever works? sorry that last one was a terrible joke
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Male 2,372
Great idea. My new PC just came loaded with "wordpad" and "notepad." They both suck.
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Male 888
I would be afraid of a google operating system. Google ads relating to everything I have on my computer!
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Male 2,486
Next thing you know Google is gonna have their own OS.
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Male 4,431
Well, the cool thing for me is the ability to collaborate on one centrally-stored document instead of sending a word file back and forth amongst different people, and potentially having more than one version out there as different people edit. This may not be perfect, but at least they`re pushing the establishment. :-)
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Male 163
whats the point. every PC and Mac has Word now anyway. Safari isn`t supported either.
great, but nothing new.
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Male 756
Nice! Is there anything Google won`t think of?

..and it even saves/edits Word files!

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Male 114
Link: Writely [Rate Link] - Google`s online word processor.
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