Google acquires Writely

Posted on Friday, March 10 2006 @ 0:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google has acquired Writely. This is an online word processor that enables you to edit documents online, and then publish and blog them online. It supports Word documents, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or text and has a WYSIWYG interface to format your documents, spell-check them, etc.
How will this change your product plans for Writely?
We haven't yet figured out all the details. Coming to Google will eventually give us a leg up on getting things done that we just haven't been able to with our tiny team. But this will take time - our team isn't going to grow exponentially overnight - so please don't hound us with feature requests any more than you have been already!

When will the site look different?
Not for a while. If you're registered, and you want updates on our progress, make sure you've got "Announcements" turned on in your Settings. You can also check out our Blog for our team musings.

Will you start showing Google ads in my documents?
There are currently no plans to add advertising to the site. If that changes, we'll let folks know.
You can check out this service over here. This service is still beta, it will be available for free but some additional features may require a subscription fee.

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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