I was intrigued by a few recent references on Twitter and by bloggers of a new tool called Quietwrite. So I’ve jumped on over, and taken a test drive.
This is definitely a distraction-free online editor, allowing you to concentrate on your writing, rather than wrangling with a blog interface. Easy to use, and quick to get on with it.
Larry Ferlazzo explains:
Quiet Write is a new and simple application that lets you write online in a no-frills environment and then publish your work and are given a unique url for your creation. Registration is equally as simple — your email and a password. Unfortunately, unlike other somewhat similar apps, you can’t add images to your page.
It’s no “great shakes,” but it could be another option for a super-easy place for students to publish their work online with no hassle.
- Focus on writing
- work is automatically saved as you write, so you’ll never lose a thing.
- Start a simple no-frills blog in seconds and share your writings (use it for conference/meeting notes as well)
- Edit what you write on an iPad
- Export writings to your WordPress blog
Now hang on – that last point is a nice feature! Here’s what this means:
Quietwrite offers peaceful WordPress integration: Link your QuietWrite account to your WordPress blog. This will allow you to easily export any of your writings to your WordPress blog, whether it be on wordpress.com or on your self hosted domain. We’re sure that our editor will be a delightful addition to your WordPress workflow, allowing you to concentrate on fleshing out your blog posts, and then quickly exporting it to your blog. A peaceful place for people to write anything, for anywhere. That includes blog posts, books, articles, or that sci-fi novel that you’ve been putting off.
I’m liking the sound of this new-fangled toy 🙂
- QuietWrite is a Mostly Blank, Aqua Blue Space to Think In [Webapp] (lifehacker.com)
I came across your post in a Teacher Challenge to Quick Start Your Blogging.(http://conversations.edublogs.org/2011/01/12/dq-2-kick-start-your-blogging-traits-of-effective-posts/)
I regularly follow Larry but in his multitude of posts I missed this one. I’m looking forward to trying out this quiet space. Thanks for sharing.