Google Acquires Writely

It’s only a matter of time before we’re forced to turn the Fans of Tech Weblog into a Google-only news blog. No! We can’t! We won’t! Ahem…sorry.

Regardless, it appears as though the Web 2.0 online word processing app I’ve been overlooking for the past few months has been acquired by the big G. Offering everything that a standard, downloadable word processor might, Writely goes the extra mile by adding collaboration on a document and RSS feeds for each document.

With this addition to Google’s army of services, though, it is painfully clear that an online office suite is coming. First, they offer a fast, simple, feature-rich Webmail application (Gmail). Then, they’ve gone on to add Gmail for Domains and Google Page Creator and are about to add an as well as an online data storage service.

Now, back to the original story. Writely has certainly proven its’ worth over the past hour for me and I have no doubt I’ll be using it more. Fortunately, I was one of the first to sign up for a BETA. Unfortunately, the BETA is closed off temporarily while they make the move to Google.

Now, with any luck, these new Writely docs of mine might eventually become a search result from within Gmail.

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One Response to “Google Acquires Writely”

  1. Google to Officially Release Writely in Just a Few Days « Fans of Tech Says:

    […] According to an e-mail we just received (other Writely beta users should also have received this e-mail), Google will soon be switching the Writely online word processor (a company they acquired back in March) application to be accessible only with a Google account. This should take place before the end of the week: In a few days, we will update your Writely account to use your ———-@gmail.com Google Account registration settings. […]


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