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37 Signals Does it Again: Writeboard

Writeboard by 37 Signals - wiki made easyNot even a week after I posted an article about 37 Signals and their great products, they go and launch another one: Writeboard. Think “wiki made simple” and you’ll understand what writeboard is.

If you don’t have a clue what wiki’s are, a wiki allows anyone, using a web browser, to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the web site including the work of other authors (Wikipedia being the most famous)

Here’s what they say about Writeboard:

Writeboard makes it easy to…

  • Write without fear of losing or overwriting a good idea
  • Compare different versions of a document
  • Collaborate with colleagues on copy, proposals, memos, etc.
  • Subscribe to documents via RSS and be notified of changes
  • Keep your writings organized with Backpack integration

Writeboard is perfect for…

  • Authors, journalists, PR folks, editors, and publishers
  • Bloggers or freelance/independent writers
  • Letter writers, songwriters, poets, comedians, creatives
  • Students, professors, and groups collaborating on a paper

Now, I swear I’m not on the payroll of 37 Signals (though maybe I should be), I just like their products and how they do it.


  1. Hey, nice tool! I guess now I just have to persuade my folks here to get online (more often) and actually use those tools. Can you imagine that when I started my studies here, some of the guys (in their mid-20s!) didn’t even have an e-mail address – although they had been doing an apprenticeship before! In Ujerumani! Eh eh eh…

  2. Neat idea! May also want to check out what seems to be an online collaborative word processor on http://www.writely.com

  3. I know how it is, since I live in the “web world” it’s so odd for me to come across people who aren’t plugged in – no email address, no idea of the web beyond eBay or Amazon. It’s funny.

    These 37Signals guys are good. They just don’t put out a bad product.

  4. Good call M. I hadn’t known about Writely, I’m going to check it out some more.

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