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Friday, August 18, 2006
Loving Writely's E-mail In feature
Google finally released Writely as a public beta today, so I've been kicking it around this morning. My first impression is that it is a very full-featured web app and could definitely suffice as my only word processing app (I don't use Word very often outside of work).

The coolest feature, though, is E-mail In. Writely gives you an e-mail address where you can send messages that Writely will turn into a new document. I forwarded an e-mail that my boss had sent me and Writely converted it to a new doc. The best part was that all of the text formatting (colors, fonts, URLs) from his signature was still intact.

As with all new web apps, I'll kick it around for a few days. However, I will refrain from declaring it a "Word killer" or anything like that. If I'm still using it in a month, then I will make some grand declaration of how it will change the world forever.

About Shawn Morton

Married father of 6; VP of Social Media at JPMorgan Chase; gluten-free; gadget enthusiast; hair metal aficionado; #Movember man View more on LinkedIn.