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 #blogging platform is just the start.
Now you can #follow along with each of them right here in the fediverse:
We now support MathJax! Just go to your blog settings page under the Text Rendering section, and enable MathJax.
Forum discussion here: https://discuss.write.as/t/new-formatting-syntaxes/43/5
Hey 👋 it's easier to follow an account than a hashtag, so I created this one for https://Read.as.
Read.as is a long-form reader, similar to Feedly, built to be a peaceful place to read things from the 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...
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.
A very minor update to the CLI, v1.1, is out now: https://github.com/writeas/writeas-cli/releases/tag/v1.1
* 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 by URL, instead of handle — including those on Write.as, our subdomain, or a custom domain.
This is especially useful for custom domains when the username isn't clear — e.g. try searching for: https://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:
Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far!
Updated list of #ActivityPub projects in development and/or ready to use:
DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud
GrooveShark -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Feedly -> #ReadAs ( @write_as )
500px -> @peerpx
#ReadAs 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.
I've also created a test instance here: https://readas.labs.abunchtell.com -- please test it out and let me know what you think!
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.
Write.as - Federation Demo https://peertube.mastodon.host/videos/watch/0a4f12a7-6a98-4f6f-9f1d-cc463a7bcf9e
It's official: our first desktop app will be for Linux / FreeDesktop.org-compliant desktops.
And it's coming out this week 😀
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It bears repeating that it's the subtle design decisions that make Mastodon a kinder, gentler social network. For instance, there's no technical reason for toots *not* to have the boost/favorite counts in the timeline, but by not having them there, you're encouraged to interact with the post on its own merits rather than what the crowd thinks of it.
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 🎉