Google Blogoscoped

Forum

Writely Moving to Google Accounts In "A Few Days"

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, September 19, 2006
13 years ago3,704 views

Just got this email in from Writely:

-------------------------------
Dear XX,

In a few days, we will update your Writely account to use your XX[put at-character here]gmail.com Google Account registration settings.

This means you'll need to use your Google Account password when signing in, not your Writely password (if they're different).

If you've forgotten your Google Account password, just go to www.google.com/accounts/Forgot ...

Thanks!
Google Writely Team
-------------------------------

Maybe at the same time they will relaunch Writely with a blue look?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

any bets ?? The interface will not change!! :)_

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I kind of lean towards you here pd. I asked the Writely team billion times when they gut ugly interface was going to change. Every time the answer was "Not any time soon"

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I still didn't get it (email).

Why do I always get these emails last!!!! ? :(

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Just got the email.

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

The FAQ has been updated btw : google.com/support/writely/bin ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I discover that the FAQ is available in French too, that's a good hope to get writely in many languages :-)

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


domain: writely.fr
identified: O
ref-id: euridile.com/index_vitrine.ow? ...
holder: GOOGLE FRANCE
address: 54-56, avenue Hoche
address: 75008 Paris
address: FR
phone: +33 6 50 33 00 10
e-mail: dns-admin[put at-character here]google.com
created: 10/03/2006
last-update: 10/03/2006
ident-date: 10/03/2006

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I haven't got my e-mail yet.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Have you ever seen this page ? (Maybe have a scoop ^^)
writely.com/?action=migrate

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Nice find Tom – that looks pretty new to me!

ImJasonH [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I got this too, exciting times!

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Ok, I've got my e-mail now. Now, I am excited. Mwuahaha.

Bring on the whitespace, Google, please.

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Me too.... me too! :)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

is this new ?? email document ?? 2mb threshold ??

"Or, attach a supported document (.doc, .odt, etc., up to 500K) and/or image files (.gif, .jpg and .bmp, up to 2Mb each) to the message and send it. "

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

the beta meter is still floating at 62% .. so whats really new ??

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Has anybody else been able to create a writley account using a Google Groups email address like xxxxxxx[put at-character here]googlegroups.com? I did that and it worked but I'm not sure what will happen after the migration to google accounts.

Writer Shore [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

"If you've forgotten your Google Account password, just go to www.google.com/accounts/Forgot ..."

Hahaha, if there was one password I wouldn't forget I think it would be my Google password.

Although I guess you could have everything autosaved and such.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

pd 2 MB has always been the norm for images.

I've got it. Finally.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Dpic: why worry, just log into with your google account

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I know but I'm just curious. I have nothing saved under the google groups account, but as far as I know there is no way to log into a google account with a google groups email

Writer Shore [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I was just thinking... isn't it odd that Google sent out an email about this for Writely? When a similar process recently occurred with Blogger, Google didn't do this – they just started updating the web site.

Any good reason? or do you think its just a little disorganization / non-uniformity on Google's part?

I've always been a little confused by Writely for the following reasons:
1. It has never been integrated into any other part of Google.
2. There have never been any noticeable program updates (have I missed any?) besides maybe the ability for anyone to sign up without an invite.
3. Eric Schmidt has made comments to the effect that Google does not plan to develop a web based word processor; they only plan to implement Word processing as various web platforms require it.

To me, the only two things that seem to have been directly impacted due to the Writely acquisition are Google Spreadsheets (particuarly the sharing and simultaneous editing capability) and Google Calendar for its sharing capabilities.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

1. Writely is a fairly new acquisition
2. Writely is a fairly new acquisition
3. Schmidt is famous for playing with words.

I read Google Spreadsheets were developed using technology acquired years ago.

More info on Writely en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Writely

Writely team has said they would email users days before the moving happens. I guess Writely is doing this because Word Processing may have some sensitive documents and users would want to know about any changes before hand.

I think it's great that Writely has moved to Google Accounts so quick vs. Blogger taking forever.

The faster the better for Google ;)

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

On a Google Account note: I can't wait to get the same email about Adsense.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I don't know why Adsense does this. But on a side note Yahoo Publisher also makes you create a new account "using" your Yahoo ID

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

These links don't work just yet... so hold on to your hats!

- www.google.com/accounts/NewAcc ...
- www.google.com/accounts/Create ...

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Yet is the keyword. :)

http://tag.dobestman.com [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

it is great...

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

TOMHTML>> blogoscoped.com/forum/64911.ht ...
nanananère ;-)

Writer Shore [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

just an update on google's migration process......

Dear xxxxx,

In a few days, we will be switching over to Google Accounts for Writely registration and sign-in.

To make things simple, we will create a new Google account for you at xxxxxx[put at-character here]*nongmail address* as part of the migration process.

You don't have to do anything different – just sign in as usual, and your documents will be right there.

For more information about signing into Writely with your Google Account, see the FAQ at google.com/support/writely/bin ...

Thanks!
Google Writely Team

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I just got that too and came here to post about it... but you beat me to it Writer Shore! :-)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Just before anyone posts here saying it's now live, it was already mentioned by TonyB in this other Writely Migration thread... ;-)

blogoscoped.com/forum/64911.ht ...

This thread is locked as it's old... but you can create a new thread in the forum. 

Forum home

Advertisement

 
Blog  |  Forum     more >> Archive | Feed | Google's blogs | About
Advertisement

 

This site unofficially covers Google™ and more with some rights reserved. Join our forum!