I was checking out a certain internet tablet and was wondering about the ability to write, share, and collaborate on documents using such a device. I imagine being in a conference, or meeting, and having a small tablet in which I have my own notes and share with others. I want it to be platform independent, unlike the very excellent, though Mac OS X only, SubEthaEdit.
Furthermore, being web-based, (like other web-based apps), syncronization is au gratis. Several very nice options such as Zoho Writer and the apparently very popular Writely are you slick, Ajax/Web 2.0 style interfaces.
Sadly, Writely does not work with the Nokia 770. This Opera Web Browser which is included with web -based editing landscape, as well as a support email from Writely confirms that Opera does not support “design mode”, which is the trick they’re using to do HTML editing in the web-browser.
Update: the developer of Zoho is aware of the issues regarding Opera/Safari & the possible loss of data when changing documents (there is apparently a 45 second auto-save of documents) and they are working on updates.
So, the result? Online, collaborative, sharing document editors are quickly rising, and there are no extreme barriers to entry on the bandwidth or technology front. Now comes the hard part, developing good, consistent User Interfaces, stability, and hopefully a little love from the community.
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