The Trouble With Online Writing Apps

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With the big push for cloud computing came a whole bunch of online writing apps. Some of the great ones are already dead and gone. Today, I saw the announcement of another one that has bitten the dust. Editorially, an online application for writing collaboratively, has announced that it will close down soon.

This is the trouble with online writing apps: if you’ve got your documents stored with them, you’ll need an exit strategy, because the service just might go away. For me, I’ll stick to writing files on my hard drive for the time being. When I need to collaborate, presumably that’s only for a fixed period of time, so I’ll just use whatever is best, at that time. Presumably it, too, may not be around in the years to come.


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