Jun 2, 2006

Writely Invites

Well I have decided to go a bit techy with my blog, how many times have you got stuck without a word processing software, i am sure not many ppl would have faced this situation since almost everyone will have the ubiquitous MS WORD application in your PC. This so called word processing application will set you back by 300$ (price mentioned for MS Office 2003 Standard Edition) thats 18000Rs. Well if you aren't willing to spend so much of your hard earned money or your parents money then you can download it from some of the unmentionable sites :). Or go to the nearest computer bazaar where you can buy it for as cheap as 50 - 100Rs depends as to how well you bargain. Or incase you have a soft corner for open source technologies and softwares then you might can use openoffice which is the current rival for MS Office. But if you are tired of opensource softwares and won't install it in your system even if someone pays you in millions and also if you are not willing to shell out money on MS word, then you can try out some of the onlince word processors. The following are the ones i found from the net.
  1. writely
  2. Thinkfree
  3. Writeboard
  4. Zohowriter
  5. Ajaxwrite
  6. gOffice
  7. Office live
Out of this officelive is a microsoft product hence its a bit tedious to even start an account. The best of the lot is definitely writely. So I'm going to describe only about writely. The rest you can try out for yourself. Writely is so similar to MS word that you won't face any difficulties using it.
  • Upload Word documents, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or text (or create documents from scratch).
  • Use our simple WYSIWYG editor to format your documents, spell-check them, etc.
  • Invite others to share your documents (by e-mail address).
  • Edit documents online with whomever you choose.
  • View your documents’ revision history and roll back to any version.
  • Publish documents online to the world, or to just who you choose.
  • Download documents to your desktop as Word, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF*, HTML or zip.
  • Post your documents to your blog.
Recently google has bought Writely and they are in the process of moving their things to the google servers. So currently the only way to get an account in writely is through invites.

Anyone wanting writely invites please mention your email ids. Only if you give me a email id i can send you an invite or else i can't.

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33 comments:

  1. boy that writely thing is out of this world.thanks a million for telling me about this.it sure is damn useful.....my congrats for such a beautiful blog

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  2. finally you comment in blog. ya writely is really great na. remember how we used it for making the letter for dinesh

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  3. the new template is cool!

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  4. hmm nice research rakesh. didnt know about them.. anyway, im comfortable using office or openoffice. dunno how web based apps will substitute them..;)

    p.s : you can get the cd's for less than 40 bux ;)

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  5. i been waiting for one.. can i get one.. prethip@toughguy.net

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  6. @archana, ramya: thanks alot

    @sri: hey everything is being shifted to the web dude. this is just the starting. well about the price of the cd well i was just guessing since i never really bought it ;)

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  7. @villain: i have sent you an invite

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  8. Hey Rakehs,
    A good blog on Writely. Informative and the list is of great use.
    Can u send me an invite of Writely to my ID randhirreddy@gmail.com

    I'd really appreaciate if u can
    Later..

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  9. hey randhir i have sent you an invite

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  10. AnonymousJune 07, 2006

    could i get an invite?
    quintendusaer at gmail dot com
    thanks!

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  11. could i get an invite?
    quintendusaer at gmail dot com
    thanks!

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  12. could i get an writely invite?
    quintendusaer@gmail.com
    thanks!

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  13. could i get an writely invite?
    quintendusaer@gmail.com
    thanks!

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  14. could i get an writely invite?
    quintendusaer@gmail.com
    thanks!

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  15. oops sry for that many comments not my intention, little problem with my browser :s
    sry

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  16. @quinten: i have sent you an invite go check your mail :)

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  17. AnonymousJune 08, 2006

    Nice blog entry. I wasn't aware of the other online word processing sites available. I guess I will have to check them out!

    Could you please send me a writely invitation?

    Thanks you.

    Joe.Thomas(at)gmail.com

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  18. AnonymousJune 08, 2006

    nice article and good information... don't know if you've run out of invites, but can u please send me one?

    ss7gowda@gmail.com

    Thank you!
    -Shashi

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  19. i have sent invites to Shashi and Joe.thomas. I still have 32 invites...:)

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  20. AnonymousJune 08, 2006

    Please send an invite to
    zhaoyan1@gmail.com.

    Many thanks,
    Yan

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  21. plz give my an invite, been waiting forever....
    huntaub@gmail.com

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  22. AnonymousJune 13, 2006

    i'd appreciate one too.

    shassouneh at yahoo

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  23. Please invite me, it would be very much appreciated. im.idoru@gmail.com

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  24. nataliajoeJune 15, 2006

    Hi if you don't mind pls give me an invite, i have been waiting for months and still have not receive the registration news. thanks a lot in advance!
    email nataliajoe at gmail dot com

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  25. Writely sounds like a great answer to lowering my paper use. If i'm not too late I would love to get an invite and try it out

    Many thanks

    musichumorwords(at)gmail.com

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  26. AnonymousJune 18, 2006

    I'd like to have one if you have any left...

    anonymoususer@mytrashmail.com

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  27. AnonymousJune 20, 2006

    Hi I would be grateful for an invite!
    jkashbarton@googlemail.com

    cheers!

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  28. AnonymousJune 23, 2006

    Great Blog, jus discovered Writely would love to get my hand dirty thanks in advance

    usman.bajwa@hotmail.com

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  29. hi,

    if you haven't run out of writely invites yet, i've been wanting to start using it. thank you!

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  30. AnonymousJuly 12, 2006

    could i get an invite? my email addy is empy2k5@gmail.com

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  31. AnonymousJuly 15, 2006

    I'd really appreciate an invite to Writely if you have one to spare. dustininsf at gmail dot com

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  32. AnonymousJuly 26, 2006

    Very cool design! Useful information. Go on!
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