Google's FREE word processor returns - hail Writely!

I use Google's search, spreadsheet, mail, maps, and occasionally calendar, but I missed out on the original registration period for Writely, their free, web-based word processor. They re-opened registration today, so now you and I can go see what all the fuss is about. I just popped over a bit ago and noticed that I indeed can sign up, but it isn't very GOOGLE-like. I couldn't log in using my google name and password and the screens and feel are not much like the google experience. I know that they are going to integrate the login procedures soon and I can't help but believe that they will get Writely google-fied in its user interface soon as well.

Don't get me wrong. Writely looks good and seems to work well. It just isn't Googly enough to suit me.

qv: Writely registration is now open

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About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.