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We're working to build a suite of tiny, focused tools that all work together, and share the same simplicity and privacy-awareness of Write.as. This little platform is just the start.

Now you can along with each of them right here in the fediverse:

@readwriteas - stories from Write.as
@snap_as - photo and album hosting
@htmlhouse - HTML hosting

Future:
@draft_as - collaboration on text
@jot_as - private, encrypted notes

Blogs are now localized in Turkish πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡·, bringing us to 20 languages we support!

Thanks to Evrim Altay, our latest translator!

write.as/thanks

We now support MathJax! Just go to your blog settings page under the Text Rendering section, and enable MathJax.

Forum discussion here: discuss.write.as/t/new-formatt

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Hey πŸ‘‹ it's easier to follow an account than a hashtag, so I created this one for Read.as.

Read.as is a long-form reader, similar to Feedly, built to be a peaceful place to read things from the fediverse :fediverse: -- particularly from long-form platforms like #Plume, @write_as, #Microblogpub, etc. In the future it'll also support RSS and curating what you read on your own profile.

It's built from scratch to be #FOSS, and is still very early in its development. But...

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The self-hosted version of Write.as is going to have image hosting built-in.

While it makes sense to have this functionality separated in @snap_as today for the hosted platform, it would be a pain for you to have to install and maintain two separate applications just for this.

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New blog and new quick cheap keyboard review jacs.xyz/jelly-comb-wireless-k

Using @write_as for the blog and loving it so far. I know, it's not open source but everything else about it is great, especially the ease of use. And it beats that medium place hands down.

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A very minor update to the CLI, v1.1, is out now: github.com/writeas/writeas-cli

* Adds --user-agent flag
* Fixes `go get`
* Refactors some things

Code is finished on the Linux app -- last thing holding it up is figuring out packaging. Hoping to have that done this week!

Fixed it so you can search for blogs in the fediverse :fediverse: by URL, instead of handle β€” including those on Write.as, our subdomain, or a custom domain.

This is especially useful for custom domains when the username isn't clear β€” e.g. try searching for: we.snap.as

In the pipeline still: a remote follow button on blogs with federation enabled.

We've had full support for right-to-left scripts for while, but thanks to our latest translator, blogs are now also localized in Arabic and Persian. We've also added Esperanto and Tajiki -- together, bringing us to 19 languages supported.

Want to help translate the app? Join here:
poeditor.com/join/project/TIZ6

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far!
write.as/thanks

Would love to see a "disable replies" feature on -- and a way for other platforms to have their choices around replies reflected in the Mastodon UI.

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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Updated list of #ActivityPub projects in development and/or ready to use:

Twitter -> #Mastodon and #Pleroma

DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

GrooveShark -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez ) and @write_as

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Feedly -> #ReadAs ( @write_as )

500px -> @peerpx

#Fediverse #federation

Just started a instance for Write.as demos, tutorials, etc. πŸŽ₯ (It was actually easier than I thought it'd be.)

If you'd like to follow: @writeas

v0.2 is now available!

This version is basically good enough to host yourself, i.e. I don't think there will be any major changes in the near future that you'll have to work around. And if you do try self-hosting, I'd love to hear what the experience was like.

github.com/writeas/Read.as/rel

I've also created a test instance here: readas.labs.abunchtell.com -- please test it out and let me know what you think!

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Text files are the cockroaches of the modern information ecosystem.

They might not look pretty and they scare kids, but they are SUPER well adapted and functional and they'll survive almost anything short of total hard disk failure.

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It's official: our first desktop app will be for Linux / FreeDesktop.org-compliant desktops.

And it's coming out this week πŸ˜€

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I've fixed the editor so that Grammarly doesn't mess it up anymore. So if you had previously disabled their extension on Write.as, feel free to enable it again πŸŽ‰

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Any feedback on using @write_as as a blogging plateform instead of Wordpress? Any success stories to share?

A few things planned for the rest of the month:

- Launch hosted version of Read.as
- MathJax support on :writeas:
- Auto-linking fediverse handles in blog descriptions / bios
- Download pages / delivery for upcoming desktop apps

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