Writely - Online word proccessor and free invites!
Monday, May 01, 2006
Interface : The interface of Writely is simple & Clean. It loads really fast and firstly presents you with a MAIN WINDOW or STARTING PANEL - you may call it whatever you want to call it. It is loads really fast and allows you to create new documents, import documents and various other features like tagging and puting a star to the document.
After that when you select to create a new document or edit an existing one it opens up a New window which can be called as EDITOR WINDOW, which takes a little bit of time to load, because it is the CORE of the application. That Editor window allows you to perform all word related tasks and allows you to export the files and publish them to blog or send them to emails.
All in all, it is one of the simplest interface available and doesnt give you the feeling of working on a new application unlike Zoho which has everything in one window, Writely's interace is good for Newbies in computers but may give a boring feeling to those who already know about computers, they may like Zoho writer's interface, One more thing which users will like in ZOHO WRITER is it's Tab interface it opens up multiple documents in tabs thus things become easier to operate.
Features : Writely is also a feature rich application. It has some features more than Zoho writer but in some departments it is behind Zoho writer. Here's the list of features :
- Exports & Import in DOC, RTF, HTML, PDF & Openoffice document. Although it says premium in front of PDF it allows you to save the files without any problems.
- Has RSS FEED of the document.
- Has Revisions of the documents just like History feature of Zoho writer and allows you to revert back to previous versions of the document.
- Allows to post to many many BLOGS, it has a great support for blogs and allows you to blog to various blog platforms and services. For those who want to know about the blogs it supports can find the list here : Supported blog platforms.
- It allows you to Import files in these formats TXT, HTML, GIF, JPG, DOC, RTF, OPENOFFICE DOCUMENTS.
Ease Of Use : It is fairly simple to use and because its interace is similar to word application it is easy for all the users. Good thing about it is that it has HELP which is missing in ZOHO (dont forget they are also in BETA phase) so, even if a user who is facing problem can always refer to the HELP and resolve the problem.
So, this finishes our review of Writely but now I'll like to discuss upon where they can improve and that will be mostly its interface. I think it needs a bit of work and an interface like Zoho Writer will be certainly a Plus in Writely.
According to me Zoho Writer is a better online word application at this time but still the edge which Writely has with it is that it is owned by Google Inc. so it doesnt have to worry about it popularity and may be in future Google Inc. will buy Zoho as it is just not into Online Word proccessing it has online Spreadsheet software too.
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Rating : 4 out of 5 Dinos
Product Reviewed : Writely (http://www.writely.com)