Writely-an Online Word Processor

2006-12-21 Update: Writely is now part of Google, which provides both word processor and spreadsheet. 

While surfing the web, I stumbled across www.writely.com, an online word processor that permit collaboration, i.e. many people can simultaneously edit the same document.
Sign up to the service is easy: all you have to do is entering the email address twice and supplying a new password; it takes less than one minute. Inviting other people to collaborate your document is easy: just click “Collaborate” and add your collaborators’ email addresses. The invitees will receive an email notification with the login URL, and the password.

Writely also associate a unique email address to each account (email in). The user can send document to this email address.


  • Fast, easy to use
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Email in feature


  • No spell checker
  • Flat folder structure, better to have hierarchical folder structure.

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